Allendale, MI
Grand Valley State University


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Mitch
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Grand Valley State University was my first choice out of High School and my first application for admittance. After touring ...

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Grand Valley State University was my first choice out of High School and my first application for admittance. After touring multiple Universities, Grand Valley is still my first choice. The benefits offered by GVSU have not been found elsewhere and I am thrilled to have been accepted for Fall 2020. To be completely honest, after being accepted into Purdue University, I thought GVSU would not compare. I am more than thrilled to say that Grand Valley State University offered me as much academically in my chosen field and met my personal ambitions far greater than PU. Grand Valley should be proud of the University it has become and I eagerly await becoming a Laker.

Caleigh
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Grand Valley is a very modern and rapidly growing university. The campus is split into two main locations in Allendale and se...

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Grand Valley is a very modern and rapidly growing university. The campus is split into two main locations in Allendale and several buildings throughout Grand Rapids. This expands the overall culture of the school and allows for many opportunities outside of school being so close to the city. Everyone is very friendly and it is a known characteristic that students from Grand Valley always hold the doors open for each other. The campus is very safe with campus PD everywhere and easily accessible to walk you home if you do not feel safe for whatever reason. There are also regular crossing guards every day to make sure everyone gets to and from class safely. The athletics for a D2 school are very important to the university and most teams are very well ranked as well. Class sizes are small enough for the professors to know you by name and for you to get to know your classmates as well. The campus is very modern with new buildings being added almost every semester. Overall, I love Grand Valley and would not have traded my college experience here so far for any other.

Ivan
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Hannah
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Grand Valley has been an amazing experience for me. It has gone above and beyond what I expected. I remember my first week, w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grand Valley has been an amazing experience for me. It has gone above and beyond what I expected. I remember my first week, when we had transitions. One of the speakers shared about “being ugly” and not just going along with everyone but working towards your future for your own reasons and standing by your reasons. Grand Vally State University has made an environment for students of all to feel confident in “being ugly”.

Brendan
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It's my top choice in colleges and I love it there. It is my perfect college experience. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's my top choice in colleges and I love it there. It is my perfect college experience.

Maria
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Grand Valley has a heavy focus on liberal education and has overall made me a happier and more educational woman.I am gratefu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grand Valley has a heavy focus on liberal education and has overall made me a happier and more educational woman.I am grateful for my time at Grand Valley State University and hope that I can be successful in my major. The campus is beautiful and I made the right choice in coming here.

Nyarup
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Grand valley state university is a very good school with knowledgeable professors and variety of resources. But expensive fo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grand valley state university is a very good school with knowledgeable professors and variety of resources. But expensive for students like me who can hardly get any scholarship or family's support. Hopefully school can also look out for low income students, maybe that could better their performance, considering the fact that, they don't have to worry about tuition fees when help. Generally speaking, Grand valley produced well equipped professionalists for the community.

Melissa
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The dream I always had of what life would be like in college, Grand Valley State University fulfilled. The entire time I was ...

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The dream I always had of what life would be like in college, Grand Valley State University fulfilled. The entire time I was there, I never had a single terrible professor. The staff was amazing, the food choices on campus were pretty decent, and the campus in general was just GORGEOUS. I can still smell the fresh air around that campus now. Grand Valley is small, but mighty, and I highly recommend it.

Tiana
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Grand Valley is the perfect medium sized university. Due to that fact, class sizes aren't typically super big so it's really ...

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Grand Valley is the perfect medium sized university. Due to that fact, class sizes aren't typically super big so it's really easy to get one on one time with professors and they make a point to actually learn your name and help the best they can. The buildings and campus overall is really clean and picturesque. Sporting events are also extremely fun to go to because of the size of the school, it's much easier to actually see and get really into the games. Transportation around campus is also super efficient and easy to understand, so getting from class to class quickly is not really an issue. Overall, GVSU is a great university for someone who doesn't want to go to a huge college with 50+ student classes, but also wants to avoid going to a really small college where athletics or extracurriculars aren't as present.

Victoria
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Let's just say, Laker for a Lifetime! I am going back for my Master's and feel very confident that I will be supported by sta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Let's just say, Laker for a Lifetime! I am going back for my Master's and feel very confident that I will be supported by staff and faculty. I began my college experience with wanting to go to Michigan State University. However, Grand Valley was closer and many of my friends from high school were already in there first year and were moderately successful. I felt more confident that I could succeed there after learning of the smaller class sizes and the opportunity for student research.

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  • 22,209
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $11,832
  • Acceptance rate
  • 82%

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