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Chances of getting into Grand Valley State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
88%
Admission Difficulty for Grand Valley State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into GVSU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at GVSU is 88%.  It ranks #40 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Grand Valley State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,535 out of 15,465 applicants were admitted.

Grand Valley State University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The GVSU application fee is $30 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Grand Valley State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

GVSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Grand Valley State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Grand Valley State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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GVSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
38%
ACT Scores for Grand Valley State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Grand Valley State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

GVSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.7
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Grand Valley State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into GVSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Grand Valley State University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GVSU accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Grand Valley State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.98% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.45% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.54% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.64% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.53% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.56% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.27% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.03% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

82% of Grand Valley State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Grand Valley State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Grand Valley State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,874 5,570 15,465
Accepted 8,748 4,771 13,535
Acceptance Rate 89% 86% 88%
Enrolled 2,383 1,400 3,786
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Grand Valley State University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Grand Valley State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Grand Valley State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Grand Valley State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Grand Valley State University prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to GVSU. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Grand Valley State University?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to GVSU. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.