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Grand Valley State University

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Rating

Public

Type

27,752

Students

$18,296

Tuition

83%

Acceptance

#869

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Allendale, MI

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403

Grand Valley State University is a very large public college located in Allendale, MI ranked 18th in Michigan. It has a total of 23,713 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting practically five sixths of applicants. Grand Valley State University offers 133 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Quality Control and Safety Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 12th, 16th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,860 for in-state students and $18,296 for those from out-of-state, Grand Valley State University is reasonably priced. 59.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% over the national median.
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Cost

$18,296
Above Average

Grand Valley State University

$18,296

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$30,476

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$24,022

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

83%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Grand Valley State University

83%

National

69%
Sat

1050 - 1250

88% of students submit

Admissions Yield

31%

ACT

20 - 26

34% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$30

Students

23,713Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

99%

Part-Time

1%
Male

41%

In-state

83%

Female

59%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

7%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Marketing/Marketing Management, General4% Finance, General4% Kinesiology and Exercise Science86% Others

5% Marketing/Marketing Management, General

4% Finance, General

4% Kinesiology and Exercise Science

86% Others

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

5%

341 Graduates

Finance, General

4%

281 Graduates

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

4%

271 Graduates

Education, General

4%

270 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

269 Graduates

Social Work

4%

265 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

4%

258 Graduates

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

4%

237 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors16:116:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

16

Number of Library Books

319,756

Academic Spend per Student

$9,449

Full-time Retention Rate

84%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$35,300/Year

Grand Valley State University

$35,300

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$35,300

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$42,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

59%