Grand Valley State University

country rank  184
world rank  441

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University Overview

Established in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Allendale (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Michigan. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Grand Rapids. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational 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 58 years old 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.

University Identity

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 (population range: 10,000-49,999)
49401-9403 Michigan
United States
T +1 (616) 331 5000
F +1 (616) 331 2000
Other locations Grand Rapids

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1 Campus Drive, STU 300
Allendale 49401-9403
+1 (616) 331 2025
800 748 0246

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Grand Valley State University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018