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Grand Valley State University - Allendale Campus

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School ID: SU10019
Rank: 1,026
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Applied number: 100

#5 by Institute of International Education about studying abroad in American

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General description

Grand Valley State University (commonly referred to as GVSU, GV, or Grand Valley) is a public liberal arts university in Allendale, Michigan. The university was established in 1960 and its main campus is situated on 1,322 acres (5.35 km2) approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university's campus in Downtown Grand Rapids, and its international campus in Holland, and through Traverse City established in cooperation with local community colleges.

GVSU is a comprehensive coeducational university serving nearly 25,000 students as of fall 2018, from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. It is one of America's 100 largest universities, and employs more than 3,000 people with about 1,780 academic faculty and 1,991 support staff. The university has alumni in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and 25 countries around the world.

Why Grand Valley State University?

  • Tuition is below the state average for public universities
  • Advising programs encourage students to graduate in a timely fashion saving more time and money
  • Grand Valley's graduation rate is fourth in the state and above the state average for public universities
  • Grand Valley has been named one of Americas 100 Best College Buys 18 years in a row
  • More than 90 percent of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year US$ 15,110
Cost of Living/Year US$ 14,200
Application Fee US$ 30
Estimated Total/Year US$ 29,340

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  • Accounting
  • Business Economic
  • Communication
  • Theater


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