At Grand Valley State University, you’ll be part of a university that is large enough to open a world of new possibilities but small enough that you can create your own journey getting there.

Grand Valley is a university known for faculty interaction with students, strong programs and internships opportunities. With over 23,000 students, you’ll enjoy the resources of a major university along with the personal support and attention you need to move forward in the world with confidence — no matter what’s next. Grand Valley graduates are uniquely prepared with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that employers seek, value, and reward.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 65%
  • Average ACT score: 21-27
  • Average SAT score: 1050- 1230
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Planning
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $29,250


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball