About Grand Rapids Community College

Founded in 1914, Grand Rapids Community College. is a college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 14,464 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Grand Rapids Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 222 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Grand Rapids Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at GRCC are considered , with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Grand Rapids Community College.

11%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
19%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
32%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
58%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
34%
“They”re always available”
70%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
24%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
51%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
11%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
51%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
19%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
32%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
58%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
34%
“They”re always available”
70%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
24%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
51%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
19%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
8%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Grand Rapids Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    39 Students rated on-campus housing 2.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    30 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    49 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    51 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    51 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    51 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    50 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    51 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Grand Rapids Community College?

46 Students rated Grand Rapids Community College

Amy - 02/05/2022

My experience with the professors of Grand Rapids Community college has been very fulfilling. Here, your money isn't just going to education, it's going to the people you meet including staff and other students. There are always conversations to be made and GRCC is very involved in current issues. Even if there is no agreement between everyone every single second of the day, in the end, GRCC is a place of respect and growth.

corey - 06/27/2021

Before attending Grand Rapids Community college I attended Arizona State University. While attending ASU I had a hard time focusing and staying to my academics with me being so far from home. I had finished my first year at ASU with a 1.7 and was on an academic probation. I knew that I was not going to be able to be able to return to the school so it put me in a depressive state because I really enjoyed the school even though I didn't do well in school. After the summer I had decided to take a year break from school and decided to attend Grand Rapids Community College after my break, this was the best decision I have ever made in my academic career so far. The staff and people here are all encouraging that it is ok to fail and that you should not be afraid to receive mental help if needed. I felt that GRCC was where I was supposed to be and now I am attending my second year here this fall and have a 2.7 GPA right now. I plan on raising my GPA this second year to something over a 3.0 before I transfer to Grand Valley State university hopefully by next fall. This is going to be a tough journey but no one said it was going to be easy and it makes it all worth it when I finally receive my degree and walk across the stage.

madelyn - 01/08/2021

They provide their students with a unique learning environment with a personal, one on one feel, tucked inside the busy city of Grand Rapids. The college itself provides out of class opportunities from students and non-students alike and is incredibly inclusive. The school is close to many dining and living opportunities and is comparatively quite affordable.

karianne - 07/19/2020

I love this school because it allows me to work full time while going to school through there flexible schedule. Despite having to take a lot of online classes, I always felt connected within my classes and reassurance that I could always reach my professors.

Grand Rapids Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Grand Rapids Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Grand Rapids Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back, I would probably have gotten into some AP course, because I was not prepared for college courses as I thought I would be. I should have looked into more careers than thinking I would not change my mind. I would also tell myself that, just because I am given more freedom in college, I shouldn't think that I can settle for just okay. I needed to still work as hard as I did in high school. I thought I was prepared for my first year in college, but I wasn't its completely a different atmosphere than high school. I would just make sure to tell myself not to pretend I know certain material to cut my study time short. I should form a schedule to make sure I don't fall behind.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My fellow classmates here at Grand Rapids Community College are nice and considerate, they help you if you missed something in a lecture or if you need someone to study with for the upcoming test.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My friends are always jealous because I know so many people from my school. Since our class sizes are so small, I've had classes with almost all of the sophomores in my school and I know everyone. I love it because not only does that make great connections, but it makes school more fun and enjoyable. I also brag about how we don't have to take a ton of general education classes. The classes we take are really only related to our major, which saves lots of money!

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the best thing about my school to be the staff, students, and classes. The staff because they are very willing to help you in succeding in the goals you have set in place for yourself. The students because they are very friendly and it is a very diverse campus, which I love. Finally, the classes because they talk about things I am interested in and work around my schedule. My school is the best choice for me and many others.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had not tried so quickly to grow up and escape my home town. I had applied to Western Michigan University's college, and I was accepted into their Art School. It is difficult to get into, so I was very excited, but once I began taking classes, I hated it. I spent the next few years wasting money and time in college, when I should have trusted my elders and gone to community college in the first place. I laugh now, but now I am incredibly in debt, and working full time while in college.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is that there is no sense of community. The student body is hugely divided, and I do not have a single friend on campus. I would really enjoy being able to live at school.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The school I actually attend is Kendall College of Art and Design, but it wasn't on the list. So, I think the type of person who should attend this school is an artistic student. Someone who loves having the freedom to create what they want. Someone who loves small class sizes and fun teachers. I love everything about Kendall and I know that anyone who wanted a degree in art would love going here!

    Read all  9 answers
  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It is not challenging enough. I currently have a 4.0. I would really like to be challenged more, I work a full-time job, and I am a full-time student, and I am still able to maintain plenty of free-time.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    GRCC has a lot to offer, valuable professors and equipment, but the work ethic of a lot of the student body is lacking, and so there is a divided air about the place.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    In the 2009 year I attended CMU and in this year I am attending GRCC. I am going here to get my general education requirements completed. I think a community college is the best way to save money and get the gen. eds out of the way. On the other hand, I also believe it is very important for a student to receive that first year experience of college life because it allows young adults to find out who they really are when they are out of the nest so to speak.

    Read all  8 answers
  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    kendall college of art and design offers many degrees in the arts including funiture design, digital media, and many other great programs. The teachers are dedicated to work with you and make you successful and prepare you for the work force. One way that they do that is every semester have previous students come in the college and present there work. They even give advice on how we can make out portfolios better and give us a better standing of the work force.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its best known for its education and diversity.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Professors and counselors are very reliable for guidance

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I do not know any stereotypes at my school.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

14,464

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
68%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

67% of students attending Grand Rapids Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 30% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,049

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,016

Books and Supplies

$6,804

Room and Board

18,869

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$3,231
$30 - $48K
$4,183
$48 - $75K
$6,680
$75 - $110K
$8,623
$110K & UP
$9,231

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