Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public university that is located in Allendale, Michigan. GVSU 86 bachelor's degree majors and 36 graduate majors through 8 colleges that include the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, The Kirkhof College of Nursing, and the Seidman College of Business.

  • Average Tuition USD 24,984
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 25,094
  • International Students 1.7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 12,500
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Grand Valley State University was established in 1960, and opened its doors to students two years later. The university offers many services for students. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, for example, supports the recruitment of diverse students, to create a socially just campus environment. The office also offers many events and workshops.

Grand Valley State University has over 25,000 students that represent 82 countries. The university has its main campus in Allendale, Michigan, but it has two additional campuses in Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan. The university offers over 4000 study abroad programs for its students. To better accommodate the international students on campus, the university has a Facebook page dedicated for them, that provides them with important information.

Master Programs

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Accountancy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Biomedical Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Business Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Communication

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Construction Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Construction Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and management principles; civil engineering; structural principles; site analysis; computer-assisted design; geology; evaluation and testing; and applicable laws and regulations.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Criminal Justice

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Education

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Educational Technology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology into educational curricula; utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, and distance education; and designing and producing educational software and materials.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    English

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Health Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Information Systems

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Molecular Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Nursing

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Occupational Therapy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Physical Therapy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promotion, rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injury.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Public Health

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Social Work

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 1 Campus Drive, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401, United States

    Taxation

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Taxation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tax law and regulations; tax record systems; individual and corporate income taxation; tax planning; partnerships and fiduciary relationships; estates and trusts; property depreciation; capital gains and losses; dispositions; and transfers, liquidity, and valuation.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.30
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 21
  • Average SAT Score 1598

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    Established in 1960

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          • L
            1996-2001, BA

            Affordable, High Quality, Community Minded EducationGrand Valley State University is an excellent school - My "headline" says it all. I definitely steer any and all potential students I meet in the direction of this university. Our opportunities are what we make of them, and GVSU has much to offer to help you succeed, to "enlarge your capacity" and to equip you to face real world challenges while providing a small community feel. I cannot recommend highly enough! My only regret is that I didn't transfer in sooner in my own undergraduate career. Go Lakers!

          • A
            1981-1983, Bachelor of Applied Science

            Best education for your buck.Grand Valley State University is the best I attended.

          • J
            2009-2014, Bachelor of Applied Science

            Captivating Culture with Enriching EnvironmentBy far one of my most remember able experiences ever in my life.Despite having the opportunity to earn my degree through the GVSU center in Traverse City, I chose to temporarily relocate and take classes on the main campus in order to take in the wide variety of cultures GVSU had to offer. When needing a break from the books, downtown Grand Rapids was a short shuttle away for experiencing great dining and city night life.