|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||17:1|
|Dormitory capacity||6,012 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Grand Valley State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 17,107 applications and 13,973 students were granted admission. Grand Valley State University is at the #80 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 99% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||940 to 1165|
|ACT||21 to 26|
Grand Valley State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,392 and in-state students paid $11,520.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of Grand Valley State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 30% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,201 (which is 5.2% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Grand Valley State University in 2016-2017, was 2,520, which is 62% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,733 (which is 8.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Grand Valley State University has enrolled a total of 25,460 students (21,095 students full-time and 4,365 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 25,460 students, 1,645 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 22,209 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,251 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 290 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Grand Valley State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||32%||748|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||4%||84||66|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||2%||36|
|Visual And Performing Arts||1%||34|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||1%||30|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||1%||24|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Grand Valley State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Grand Valley State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,500. Last year, out of the total 5,908 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,613 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,459 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,878 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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