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Grand Valley State University

School Profile

  • Grand Valley State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Allendale, MI
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  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Regionally Accredited: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 20,416
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,890
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 20,285
Graduate Students: 3,476

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Cellular/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese Studies
  • Bachelor of City/Community/Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Programming - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geochemistry
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Occupational Safety
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Security/Loss Prevention
  • Bachelor of Social Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Technical/Business Writing
  • Bachelor of Tourism/Travel Services
  • Bachelor of Travel/Tourism Management
  • Certificate of American humanics

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,630
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,944

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 598
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213


Member: NCAA
Team name: Lakers


  • Ranked #37 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #78 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #8 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #2 Up-and-Coming Schools
  • Ranked #193 Nursing
  • Ranked #102 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #95 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #70 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #100 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #23 Nonprofit Management
  • Ranked #149 Social Work

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Admissions Address

1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2025
(800) 748-0246
Fax: (616) 331-2000
Contact: Jodi Chycinski
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 81%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 81%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 12,351
Female applicants 7,517
Male applicants 4,834
Applicants accepted 9,974
Female applicants accepted 6,221
Male applicants accepted 3,753
Freshman enrollment 3,434
Female freshman enrollment 2,091
Male freshman enrollment 1,343
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 84%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 3%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-605
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 500-630
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 99%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 22-26
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-27

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