We look forward to welcoming you into the Laker community. As a Laker, you'll be a part of the smallest big university in the country. You'll understand how we're large enough to have the impact of a major university and small enough to give you the support you need to be successful.
With 200+ areas of study and a vibrant campus culture, you'll have a college experience that is as unique as you are. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to give, to create, and to make a difference. That's the Laker Effect.
No matter what subject they teach, every Grand Valley faculty member has one thing in common: They love to teach.
With an average class size of 26 students, that means an even more personal, interactive, and rewarding classroom experience for you.
And because a faculty member teaches every class, unlike other schools where you might be taught by a graduate assistant, you'll get even more opportunities for one-on-one interaction and instruction.
At Grand Valley, you can be anything you want — except bored.
With student life programming, a variety of student organizations, annual traditions, diversity and inclusion resources, sustainability initiatives, and on-campus space to relax and socialize, you'll always have plenty of opportunities to enjoy college life outside of the classroom.
Students at Grand Valley truly enjoy a vibrant campus life.
A Grand Valley education is a great investment. The return on that investment is that you gain the knowledge and skills that employers seek and communities need.
Another key to ensuring a successful investment for you: GVSU's strong commitment to support students from all backgrounds, including first-generation, adult, and veteran students, and to provide personalized academic advising.
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