Grand Valley State University

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world rank  558

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University Overview

Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Allendale (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Michigan. This institution also has a branch campus in Grand Rapids. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Grand Valley State University (GVSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GVSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym GVSU
Founded 1960
Motto Educating students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies
Colours Blue, black and white

University Location

Address 1 Campus Drive
Allendale
49401-9403 Michigan
United States
Tel +1 (616) 331 5000
Fax +1 (616) 331 2000
Other locations Grand Rapids

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1 Campus Drive, STU 300
Allendale 49401-9403
(616) 331 2025
800 748 0246

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Grand Valley State University's Library
Grand Valley State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 318,565 physical volumes, 17,006 physical media, 26,415 digital/electronic medium and 236 licensed digital/electronic databases. Grand Valley State University's library has 5 branches.
Housing Yes
Grand Valley State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,012 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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