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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
24,677
Grand Valley State University overview
Location Allendale, Michigan
Online gvsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Grand Valley State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Allendale, Michigan, Grand Valley State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 16,511 prospective students applied, and 13,707 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,236 enrolled in the school.  20,653 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,024 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,860 plus fees of $0. GVSU is ranked 533 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

GVSU is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Grand Valley State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Grand Valley State University overview
SAT 1050/1250
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.52
Applications Accepted
83% 
Grand Valley State University overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$12,860
In State Costs for Grand Valley State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$740
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,040
Total One Year Cost$25,040
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,296
Out of State Costs for Grand Valley State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$740
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,040
Total One Year Cost$30,476

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Grand Valley State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Health Professions 16%
Psychology 9%
Communication 7%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170082 IPEDS survey data for Grand Valley State University.

Current students may use the Grand Valley State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.