Great Return on Investment
Real Research. Real Impact.
Watch GVSU students, alums, and faculty talk about their real-world experience opportunities at GVSU.
GVSU PROVIDES HANDS-ON LEARNING
Whether working on a faculty member’s research project or developing an independent project guided by a faculty member, Grand Valley students have opportunities to engage in original, hands-on research and scholarship in a variety of disciplines from art history to zoology. While faculty/student research opportunities are usually reserved for graduate students at other universities, Grand Valley puts an emphasis on undergraduate research, better positioning our students for admission to top graduate schools and successful careers.
Best in Class Performance from the State of Michigan in: High Retention Rates, High Graduation Rates, and Degrees Awarded in Critical Skills.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPENS DOORS.
GVSU WILL HELP YOU BUILD YOUR CAREER
When it comes to more career opportunities and long-term success, experience is a competitive advantage. At Grand Valley, that means plenty of chances for co-ops, internships, study abroad, collaborative student/faculty member research, and other experiential learning opportunities.
Watch engineer Sean Sarniak discusses how his real-world learning experiences at Grand Valley helped him land a job doing what he loves.
One of the best undergraduate engineering programs in the country.
- U.S. News & World Report
PUTTING LIBERAL EDUCATION TO WORK
Watch fine arts alumna and international artist Julie Upmeyer talk about global impact and living abroad.
GVSU PRODUCES WELL-ROUNDED EMPLOYEES
More and more employers are recognizing the value of well-rounded, broadly educated employees, and Grand Valley’s liberal education foundation meets that need by preparing students to be lifelong learners, active leaders, critical thinkers, and global citizens. Whatever your degree, you can count on being ready for a fulfilling life in a fast-changing world.
One of America’s top colleges.
- Forbes Magazine.
LEADING ON THE JOB AND IN THE COMMUNITY
GVSU WILL HELP YOU MAKE AN IMPACT
When you become a Laker, you look outward, focusing on others instead of yourself. You learn how to make a meaningful, lasting difference. Then, as you go forward into the world, you’re ready to tackle challenges and make meaningful contributions. Like Grand Valley itself, your positive impact will be far reaching.
WEST MICHIGAN LOCATIONS, FAR-REACHING NETWORKS
Watch a video about entrepreneur and GVSU alumni Jermale Eddie explain how GVSU helped him start his own business in West Michigan.
USE GRAND VALLEY'S CONNECTIONS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Because faculty members live, work, and network here, they are able to help students take advantage of West Michigan’s thriving economy through partnerships and relationships with local, national, and international companies. Grand Valley is West Michigan’s university, but its reach is limitless. That means more opportunities, more connections, and more prospects for Grand Valley students and alumni.
A best regional university in the Midwest.
- U.S. News & World Report