Grand Valley State University: Review & Facts

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Grand Valley State University is a large four-year, public school with 24,655 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1960 and is the only school located in Allendale, Michigan.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
91
At Grand Valley State University you can get your several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Grand Valley State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 91 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Medical, Social Work, Accounting and Finance, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
82%
The rate of student retention at Grand Valley State University is high at 82% (well above Michigan average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Grand Valley State University is average - 61%. About 9% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Grand Valley State University is decent: 17:1. Learn more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,600
Average tuition costs are slightly high, $14,600 per year.

Read the details about Grand Valley State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
82%
According to recent data, 17,883 applications were submitted and 14,596 were accepted; so it is easy to get admitted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Grand Valley State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,400
Grand Valley State University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Grand Valley State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Grand Valley State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 5,700 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, around $5,400 annually.

Based on the college crime numbers, Grand Valley State University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Grand Valley State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403, USA
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