Chances of getting into Grand Valley State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into GVSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,184 out of 17,533 applicants were admitted making Grand Valley State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Grand Valley State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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GVSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT76%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Grand Valley State University?
Grand Valley State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1300 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1215 to 1300||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1130 to 1215||Avg -||71%-81%|
|1045 to 1130||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 1045||Low||<60%|
GVSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into GVSU?
Admission data indicates that GVSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Grand Valley State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>89%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||81%-89%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||74%-81%|
|19 to 21||Reach||65%-74%|
|Less than 19||Low||<65%|
Avg. High School GPA3.52
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Grand Valley State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Grand Valley State University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ 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 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GVSU accepts 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||22%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||6%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
86% of Grand Valley State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||17%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||30%||29%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply227
Applicants have 227 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to GVSU before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Grand Valley State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.