Grand Valley State University Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


The best aspects of my school are the resources and service opportunities available to me here. There are various programs available outside of the academics. There are counseling offices, offices for the Lesbian/Gay/Bi-sexual/Transgender/Questioning community, and other programs that extend to all gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Also, I am very passionate about community service and my school hosts multiple events and service projects to get the student body involved. My school has a wide variety of resources that are very accessible to all, which make the transition into college easy and enjoyable.


Being a student athlete, I reiceived more help from my teachers and my coaches to do better in my classes. I couldn't imagine being a regular student and not having all the people helping me pass and do well in my courses. We always had academic advisors helping us stay on track and tutors available whenever needed.


I absolutely love the atmosphere here at Grand Valley State University! Everyone is working toward his or her own goals and support each other in theirs. The professors have been amazing lending any additional help so each dream can become a reality. It is truly a blessing to go to Grand Valley State University.


One of the best things about Grand Valley is how much it seems that everyone wants to help you to succeed. First off, all of the professors seem to nice and understanding. They are always willing to meet and work with you in order to get you the academic help that you are in need of. There are also tons of programs all over campus designed just to help students succeed. There are numerous tutoring, financial aid, and advising offices and everyone in them seems to know just how to help you.


The best thing about Grand Valley is that it is a larger school but it sort of has that small school feel. I believe that we have about 25,000 students, but our campus is not very large, and in saying that I do not mean that it is small and cramped either. The buildings are spead out evenly and it takes about 20-25 minutes to walk from one end to the other. There are plenty of side walks for the on-campus students and plenty of parking lots for the commuters.


Grand Valley has a strong commitment to student learning. Professors are teachers first, researchers second. The school maintains a "small school" close knit feeling despite have 25,000 students. Additionally, Grand Valley is consistently ranked LGBT friendly and Veteran friendly. There are also a multitude of services for students including a Writing Center, Research assistance, Speech Lab, Counseling Center, Tutoring, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Veteran's Lounge, and a Women's Center.


The best thing about Grand Valley is its trustworthiness. I can always count on the faculty members and fellow students for the best advice and information. There is not a single thing that I do not like about this school, I feel at home and I always feel safe.


I think the best thing about my school is the community. Everyone here is very welcoming and willing to help, and this applies to both students and faculty. I live in the dorms, and my living center is like a mini-family. We all get along really well and we do a lot of community events in our living community. The professors are really wonderful and are usually willing to help you with any questions or problems that you approach them with. I love how close everyone is and the atmosphere feels like home.


I appreciate the diversity in the students and faculty at this school. The professors are eager to help the students learn as much as possible.


The best thing about grand Valley is the various events and clubs. There is always something to do on campus all year round. There is a club for almost everything from school related to interest related. If there isn't a club for it you can make it. Everyone is encouraged to be theirselves and to share it with others.