Grand Valley State University


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Grand Valley State University

In-state Tuition

$6,916 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$12,932 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.

Museums & Art

Cook Carillon Tower, bells cast by Royal Eijsbouts, Netherlands; The Cook-DeWitt Center 230 seat aud with a 26-rank Reuter pipe organ; Meijer Public Broadcasting Center; 18 hole championship public golf course; Seidman House rare book and special collections center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 2,100 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 29% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Volunteer GVSU!; Campus Life Nite; Alternative Spring Break; Ethnic Festival; Pow Wow; Soulfest; Asian Festival; Hispanic Heritage Month; Family Day; Peace Week; Siblings’ Weekend; Big Ol’ Bash; Black History Month; Make a Difference Day; President’s Ball
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
    • In total, there are about 163 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Dobro Slovo, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Sigma Xi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon;
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Bible Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Ministry, Christianity on Campus, Glory Phi God Campus Ministry, His House Christian Fellowship, Impace Campus Ministry, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, The Navigators, United Methodist Student Fellowship
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arab Cultural, Asian Student Union, Association of Students from Indian Sub-continents, Black Student Union, D-Club, Ethnic Festival Committee, International Student Association, LaTertulia, Latino Student Union, LeCercle Francois, Native American Student Association, Russian Circle, Students for a Free Tibet
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 12 performing and fine arts groups; 31 Special interest groups; 23 Sports clubs; 45 Professional associations; 6 Greek governing councils; 12 Student government organizations
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Lanthorn (weekly)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Grand Rapids, MI (24), Muskegon, MI (36)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Grand Rapids, MI (13)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Grand Rapids, MI (13)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
    • 70% of students have a car on campus


    • School employment is available.
    • 16% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,900
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 9 fraternities
    • 3 fraternity houses
    • 4% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 8 sororities
    • 4 sorority houses
    • 3% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Not offered
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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