Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403

About Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate20,850
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.8%
 % Black5.1%
 % Asian2.8%
 % Latino3.1%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown1.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted81%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled34%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT3%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800605 / 800
 SAT Writing450 / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3626 / 36
 ACT English21 / 3626
 ACT Writing7 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math21 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,088
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,402
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans60%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,950
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,950
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,330
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,330
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,830

Neighborhood Data for the Allendale Area

Median Age21.7
Median Household Income$53,750
Total Population17,166
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total45.5% 54.5%
 Age 0-952.9%47.1%
 Age 10-1751.3%48.7%
 Age 18-2435.6%64.4%
 Age 25-2952.6%47.4%
 Age 30-3953.5%46.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White92.8%
 % Black2.7%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino4.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,950
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,950
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$644
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