Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403
Grand Valley State University (locally referred to as Grand Valley, GVSU or Grand Valley State ) is a public education institution that resides in Allendale, Michigan.

GVSU awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in over 37 areas of study and 97 specialties. The school has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs are offered at Grand Valley State University. The school allows high school AP classes to be used as credit students have access to on-campus day care.

Grand Valley University has been ranked 7th in the Midwest Region of the nation by U.S. News. The school has an active research program and conducts research in fields such as ecosystem function and hydrology.

With roughly 24,670 students enrolled full time on its central campus it is the 7th largest institution of higher education in Michigan.


General Information

Main Phone: (616) 331 -2020 Website: www.gvsu.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 1,452
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Very Large (more than 20,000 students) Undergraduates: 21,248
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 3,434
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 83%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 30


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 470 600
SAT Math 510 620
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 26
ACT Math 20 26

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 16,701
Accepted 13,878
Acceptance Rate 83%
Enrolled 3,877

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 87% Full-time 13% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 32% Full-time 68% Part-time
Student Gender 41% Men 59% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

85% White 0% American Indian/Alaska Native
5% Black or African American 2% Multiracial
4% Hispanic/Latino 2% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 2% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 65% $ 7,671
Local Grant 35% $4,089
Institutional Grant 63% $ 3,344
Student Loans 66% $ 6,288

Majors & Degrees


Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Women's Studies - - 9 - -

Area Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Russian Studies - - 5 - -
Chinese Studies - - 1 - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Natural Resources Conservation - - 26 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 37 10 -

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 28 - -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Communication and Journalism - - 49 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 49 16 -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 19 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 49 16 -

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Advertising - - 154 - -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Radio and Television - - 30 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 37 10 -

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 28 - -

Education

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 260 -

Educational Instructional Media Design

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Instructional Technology - - - 1 -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 10 -
Higher Education Higher Education Administration - - - 34 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Reading Teacher Education - - - 45 -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 151 45 -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 15 -

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - - 77 -

Student Counseling

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
School Counseling and Guidance Services - - - 34 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Reading Teacher Education - - - 45 -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 151 45 -

Engineering

Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Engineering - - 51 12 -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Quality Control and Safety Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Technology Technician - - 16 - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 7 - -

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - 4 - -

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language and Literature - - 51 - -
French Language and Literature - - 8 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - 67 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 162 8 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Writing - - 50 - -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 162 8 -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Assistant Paralegal - - 15 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 162 8 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Writing - - 50 - -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 162 8 -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 86 5 -
Biomedical Sciences - - 5 5 -

Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences - - - 11 -
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology - - 11 11 -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 86 5 -
Biomedical Sciences - - 5 5 -

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bioinformatics - - - 3 -
Biostatistics - - - 12 -

Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences - - - 11 -
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology - - 11 11 -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences - - - 6 -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 64 - -

Statistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Statistics - - 29 - -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 20 - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biopsychology - - 5 - -

Biological and Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biological and Physical Sciences - - 43 - -

Physical Sciences

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 8 - -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geochemistry - - 1 - -
Geology Earth Science - - 19 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 16 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 66 62 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 91 134 -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 66 62 -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration - - 158 4 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 66 62 -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 91 134 -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 66 62 -

Psychology

Research and Experimental Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Psychology - - 31 - -

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 335 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration - - 158 4 -

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 90 - -

International Relations and National Security Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Relations and Affairs - - 49 - -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 39 - -

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 29 - -

Geography and Cartography

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geography - - 10 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 11 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 47 - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -
Physician Assistant - - 36 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Health Care Administration Management - - - 12 -

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Therapy Therapist - - - - 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - - 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40
Physical Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -
Physician Assistant - - 36 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Therapy Therapist - - - - 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - - 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40
Physical Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40

Clinical Medical Laboratory Science Research and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist - - 15 - -

Health Medical Preparatory Programs

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pre-medicine Pre-medical Studies - - 217 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -
Physician Assistant - - 36 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Health Care Administration Management - - - 12 -

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Therapy Therapist - - - - 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - - 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40
Physical Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -
Physician Assistant - - 36 24 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 16 24 -
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician - - 36 24 -

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Therapy Therapist - - - - 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - - 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40
Physical Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Occupational Therapy Therapist - - 18 21 40
Therapeutic Recreation Recreational Therapy - - 18 21 40

Clinical Medical Laboratory Science Research and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist - - 15 - -

Health Medical Preparatory Programs

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pre-medicine Pre-medical Studies - - 217 - -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 53 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Taxation

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Taxation - - - 14 -

Business Managerial Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Managerial Economics - - 24 - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 152 62 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - - 28 83 -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 166 - -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - - 28 83 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 152 62 -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 34 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 133 - -

Hospitality Administration Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Hotel Motel Administration Management - - 124 - -

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Science - - 147 - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management - - 5 - -

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