Phone: 616-331-2025
800-748-0246
Tracey James-Heer
james-ht@gvsu.edu

300 Student Services
Allendale, MI 49401

GVSU FAQ's

Location:
Allendale, Michigan is home to Grand Valley's main campus, established in 1960, situated on 1,237 acres 12 miles west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university's Pew Campus in Grand Rapids, Meijer Campus in Holland, and through centers at Muskegon and Traverse City established in cooperation with local community colleges.

Established:
Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan legislature in 1960 in response to the need for a public; four-year college in the state's second largest metropolitan region.

Mission:
Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.

2010-2011 Enrollment:
Total students:
24,541
Undergraduate students:
20,986
Graduate students:
3,555
Faculty (regular): 837
Support staff:
1,148

Academics:
Areas of Study:
200+
Undergraduate Degrees: 78
Graduate Degrees: 29
Average Class Size:
28
Study Abroad Programs Available to GVSU Students:
4,000
Student Organizations:
Over 300
 
Athletics
NCAA Division II
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
19 intercollegiate sports - nine for women and ten for men
Best Division II Athletic Program in the Nation- 2005-2006 National Championships in Football, and Women's Basketball and Volleyball
Winner of Director's Cup (Best NCAA division II Athletic Program in the Nation)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Fun Facts:
Colors:
Blue, Black, and White
Nickname:
The Lakers
Mascot:
Louie the Laker
Number of Beds:
5,824
Parking Spaces:
11,399
Alumni: 71,700
Endowment:
$53.8 million
Private Funding:
$23.7 million
  Last Modified Date: August 30, 2012
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