1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI 49401 616-331-2025
About Grand Valley State University
  • Year of Foundation 1960
  • Size of Campus 1,275 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 18,903
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 4%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $8,630 in-state, $12,944 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,478
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 20,730
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1960, and its main campus is situated on 1,270 acres (5.1 km2) approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university's growing Pew Campus in Downtown Grand Rapids, Meijer Campus in Holland, and through centers at Muskegon and Traverse City established in cooperation with local community colleges. GVSU is a comprehensive coeducational university serving more than 24,662 students as of fall 2011, from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. It is one of America's 100 largest universities in terms of enrollment and employs more than 1,985 people with about 837 regular full-time faculty and 1,148 support staff.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 3
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Volunteer GVSU!; Campus Life Nite; Alternative Spring Break; Ethnic Festival; Pow Wow; Soulfest; Asian Festival; Hispanic Heritage Month; Family Day; Peace Week; Siblings' Weekend; Big Ol' Bash; Black History Month; Make a Difference Day; President's Ball
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Dobro Slovo, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Sigma Xi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon;
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Bible Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Ministry, Christianity on Campus, Glory Phi God Campus Ministry, His House Christian Fellowship, Impace Campus Ministry, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, The Nav
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Arab Cultural, Asian Student Union, Association of Students from Indian Sub-continents, Black Student Union, D-Club, Ethnic Festival Committee, International Student Association, LaTertulia, Latino Student Union, LeCercle F
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 9
  • Distance to nearest train Grand Rapids, MI (13)
  • Distance to nearest bus Grand Rapids, MI (13)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Grand Rapids, MI (24), Muskegon, MI (36)
Student Housing
  • 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
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • 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
  • Number of students using college housing 29%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Museums Cook Carillon Tower, bells cast by Royal Eijsbouts, Netherlands; The Cook-DeWitt Center 230 seat aud with a 26-rank Reuter pipe organ; Meijer Public Broadcasting Center; 18 hole championship public golf course; Seidman House rare book and special collectio
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 65%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs 5/3 Bank, Alticor Corp, Auto Owners Corp, Gentex, Gordon Food Service, Johnson Controls, Meijer Inc, Mercy General Partners, Northwestern Mutual Financial, Seimens Dematic, Spectrum Health, Target Corp, Michigan Intermediate School Districts
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,900
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 16%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
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