An Education

We're the first choice of students from throughout Michigan and across the country. Our academic excellence, engaged faculty, and great return on investment create an unmatched educational experience. That's the Laker Effect and we want you to be part of it.


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Visit Campus

Visiting campus is the best way for prospective students and their families to experience the Laker Effect in person. Take a tour, meet with an admissions counselor, and find answers to your questions about Grand Valley.


Applying to Grand Valley is the first step in becoming a Laker! We accept applications year around, and begin admitting new students on a first-come, first-served basis for the following fall semester in August.

300+ Areas of Study

Explore Grand Valley's selection of majors, minors, and certificates in more than 300 areas of study, then select the one that's right for you!

Choose GVSU?

More than 25,000 students have chosen to study at Grand Valley, making us one of the largest universities in Michigan. We're big enough to have the impact of a major university and small enough to give you the support and resources you need to move forward and succeed.


Our campuses are in the heart of a thriving West Michigan economy, where grads can fill the needs of local, regional, national, and international businesses.


Our beautiful and state-of-the-art buildings and welcoming campuses set the standard for excellence in promoting your academic success.


Professors are teachers and mentors in the classroom, paying attention to individual needs, helping students build confidence, and fulfill their potential.

GVSU Library

What's Your Laker Effect?

Watch video of Savannah Bressman

Savannah Bressman

Multimedia Journalism / Psychology

Savannah works with Laker News, Grand Valley's student run news program.

Watch video of Gloire Rubambiza

Gloire Rubambiza

Computer Science

Gloire used his computer science skills to design algorithms that make African internet traffic faster.

Information for Guidance Counselors and Advisors

High School Guidance Counselors Community College Counselors

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