21,636 undergraduate students
3,458 graduate students
78 different countries represented
86 undergraduate degrees
36 graduate degrees
Avg. Class Size: 27
1,678 faculty members
1,628 support staff members
92% of regular faculty members have earned their doctorate or other terminal degree
90% of recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees.
blue, black, white
nickname: the lakers
mascot: Louie the Laker
pioneer class: 226 students (1963)
president's ball: attendance 4,000
president's nickname: T-Haas
94% of full-time, dependent students received aid with an average award of $13,276.
736 students studied abroad in the 2013-2014 academic year
10th in a national ranking of study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education
52 service and advocacy organizations
33 fraternities and sororities
20 intramural sports
50 states called home by alumni
21 cities host alumni clubs
1,047 people volunteered at the Alumni Association's Community Outreach Week
83% of first-year students live on campus
9 dining locations
4 styles of living centers to choose from
1,035,536 e-books held
567,197 volumes held
|Undergraduate Level||Michigan Resident||Non-Michigan Resident|
(0–54 credits earned)
(55+ credits earned)
Some Grand Valley State University colleges, schools, and departments carry an additional tuition charge per credit hour to offset the higher costs in those particular areas.
Two 15 week semesters
Fall 2014 semester: August 25, 2014–December 13, 2014
Winter 2015 semester: January 5, 2015–April 25, 2015
Two 6 week sessions/one 12 week session
Spring 2015 session: May 4, 2015–June 17, 2015
Summer 2015 session: June 22, 2015–August 4, 2015
Spring/Summer 2015 session: May 4, 2015–August 4, 2015
|Professional Liscensure Exam||GVSU Grad Pass Rate||National Benchmark|
|Military Police Basic Training Program||100%||N/A|
|Physician Assistant Studies||100%||93%|
|Speech and Language Pathology||100%||N/A|
|Medical Laboratory Science||94%||N/A|
Allendale, Michigan, is home to Grand Valley's main campus, established in 1960, situated on 1,322 acres 12 miles west of Grand Rapids.
The 69-acre Robert C. Pew Campus in the heart of Grand Rapids is comprised of three separate sites with a total of 12 buildings and two leased spaces.
The Meijer Campus was dedicated in August 1998 and offers evening, accelerated, hybrid, and online coursework to area students.
The Stevenson Center within Muskegon Community College was constructed in 1995 offering the university new opportunities in the shoreline community.
Grand Valley was established in 1995 as a charter member of the Northwestern Michigan College's University Center.
$45 million+ spent on sustainable procurement annually including construction, renovation, and minority vendor purchases.
25 million gallons of water saved between 2006–2011, even though student population has grown and building square footage has increased.
9 million sheets of paper saved during the first year computer labs transitioned to duplex printing
2,916,942 total bus ridership on designated campus routes for the 2014 fiscal year.
1.8 million+ gallons of gasoline saved in the 2010-2011 fiscal year by faculty, staff, and students who use the free Rapid bus service.
$1.1 million+ saved per year through energy saving projects and LEED facilities.
10,000 pounds of food waste per week saved through composting.
$730 million in total estimated impact of faculty, staff, and students in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties during 2013-2014
$175 million total estimated student expenditures in the area
10,772 total estimated employment attributed to GVSU in the area
$347.3 million general fund budget
$284.2 million in tuition
$63.1 million in state appropriations
$100+ million endowment
$11+ million in private funding (gifts and overall pledges)
$531,831 in faculty and staff giving (FY14)
Established: Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan legislature in 1960 in response to the need for a public, four-year college in the state's second largest metropolitan region.
Mission: Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.
President: Thomas J. Haas
Board of Trustees:
Accreditation: Grand Valley is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member - North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411; telephone: (312) 263-0456; Web: www.ncahlc.org
Download a raw set of GVSU statistics by visiting the Institutional Analysis website.
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