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

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Biology

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Biomedical Science

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    Business Administration

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Communication

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Construction Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and management principles to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures. Includes instruction in civil engineering, structural principles, site analysis, computer-assisted design, geology, evaluation and testing, materials, contracting, project management, graphic communications, and applicable laws and regulations.

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    Criminal Justice

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

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    Education

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Educational Technology

    A program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.

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    Engineering

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

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    English

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    Health Administration

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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    Information Systems

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Molecular Biology

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

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    Nursing

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Occupational Therapy

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Physical Therapy

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Psychology

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Public Health

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Social Work

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Taxation

    A program that prepares individuals to provide tax advice and management services to individuals and corporations. Includes instruction in 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, transfers, liquidity, valuation, and applications to specific tax problems.

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    Forbes (USA) 514

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.