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Grand Valley State University

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Rating

Public

Type

27,752

Students

$18,296

Tuition

83%

Acceptance

#264

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Allendale, MI

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403

Grand Valley State University is a very large public institution located in Allendale, MI ranked 18thin Michigan. It has a total of 23,713 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting slightly below 5 in every 6 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 a tuition cost of $12,860 for in-state students and $18,296 for those from out-of-state, Grand Valley State University is moderately priced. 59.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $42,800 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$18,296/Year
Above Average

Grand Valley State University

$18,296

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$30,476/year

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$24,022/year

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

4,287

Part-Time

24
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%