415 E. Fulton Street Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-698-7111
http://www.davenport.edu Davenport.Admissions@davenport.edu
About Davenport University
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus 43 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 12,066
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 76%, 24%, 2%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $8,760
  • Room and Board $4,200
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 11,736
Davenport University debuted in Grand Rapids in 1866, just 16 years after the city was incorporated. Following many decades of growth and transformation, Davenport has become a leading institution of higher education with campuses across the state of Michigan helping students achieve their career goals in business, technology and health professions. Founded as Grand Rapids Business College by Conrad G. Swensburg, a Union Army veteran fresh out of service following the Civil War, the college held its first classes on Jan. 25, 1866, with 16 students registered for courses in bookkeeping, penmanship, business law and arithmetic-the standard office skills of the day. After operating under various names and in several locations in downtown Grand Rapids, the institution was on the brink of closing its doors in 1910 when a new teacher, Michael E. Davenport, saved the day. Rallying the remaining staff, he kept the doors open and assumed control of the school that would soon bear his name. Under Davenport's leadership, the school expanded statewide over the next several decades and became a non-profit institution in 1954. The reputation of the school grew within the community as its graduates assumed positions of leadership in business. M.E. Davenport faithfully served the institution as president until his passing in 1959, leaving a solid legacy on which his successor could build.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Urban
  • Other general policies smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train depends upon campus
  • Distance to nearest bus depends upon campus
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport depends upon campus (6), depends upon campus (6)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 1%
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available N/A
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Internet Access No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, older student
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page N/A
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Student Employment
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A