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Study at Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University, situated in Allendale, Michigan, is a public university founded in 1960. At present, GVSU has more than 20, 000 students and around 750 full-time faculty members. The university is located on 1, 237 acres of land and consists of 8 colleges:

  • College of Community and Public Services
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Kirkhof College of Nursing
  • Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
  • the College of University-wide Interdisciplinary Initiatives
  • The Seidman College of Business
GVSU's mascot is known by the name Louie the Laker. The sports teams of the university participate in men's and women's indoor and outdoor track events, tennis, diving, swimming, golf, football, cross country and basketball. Famous alumni of the university include screenwriter Patrick Sheane Duncan, former NFL Wide Receiver Jeff Chadwick and CEO of Global Forex Trading Gary Tilkin.

Profile of Grand Valley State University

The main campus of Grand Valley State is in Allendale, MI (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public school. Grand Valley State offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines.

Grand Valley State Selectivity

Grand Valley State does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 490 to 620. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 500 or more.


Grand Valley State offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 23, 464 enrolled students.

Student Life

Grand Valley State is generally not a school for part-time students. Student athletes at the school belong to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service. "

Grand Valley State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts780English, humanities, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English composition, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management690marketing, accounting, management sciences, finance, business, managerial economics, international business, taxation
Education and Teaching679education, special ed, physical education teaching, reading teaching, school Counselling
Science277biological and biomedical sciences, biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, call and molecular biology, physics, geochemistry
Media262advertising, communication studies, journalism, radio and television, communication and journalism
Family and Social Work258social work, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine238registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling217psychology, social psychology
Security and Law Enforcement151criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering101computer and info science, information science
Hospitality95hotel management
Photography and Commercial Art80film studies, photography
Mathematics66mathematics, statistics
Medical Support and Technology65physician assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, clinical lab tech, health service and sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy49recreational therapy, occupational therapy, athletic trainer
Fine Arts43fine arts studies
Conservation and Resource Management30conservation
Law22legal assistant
Engineering Technician19occupational safety tech
Drama and Performing Arts14drama, dance
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Medical administration8health care administration

Contact: Grand Valley State

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr

Allendale, MI 49401-9403

General Phone: (616) 331-2020


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