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University Facts

GVSU History: Established in 1960, First class graduated in 1963
 
Medium-sized University: 1,304 acres in Allendale; 37 acres in GR
 
Population
2013-2014 Student Population:
  • 24,477 total students
  • 21,235 Full-time undergrads
  • 3,242 Grad students
  • 378 International students enrolled
  • 82 countries represented
  • Male: 40.9%               Female: 59.1%
Average class size = 27 students
Student-to-Faculty ratio = 18:1
 
Geographic:
  • 45.7% from Ottawa, Kent & Muskegon counties (West Michigan)
  • 50.1% from other Michigan counties
  • 4.2% from Non-Michigan residents

Ethnicity:

  • 6.3% African American
  • 3.8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 3.2% Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 1.2% Native American or Alaskan Native
  • 91% Caucasian
  • 14.5% Minority population
  • These numbers are self-reported and will include multi-ethnic

Retention Rate:

  • 84% of our freshman return for their sophomore year!
 
Faculty Excellence:
  • over 91% of faculty have earned doctoral degrees or other appropriate terminal degree
  • Professors teach courses, not teaching assistants or graduate assistants

Technology:

  • Wireless academic buildings
  • Allendale Campus
    • 19 Computer Labs; 714 computers (including Vista and Mac Operating Systems)
  • Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
    • 2 Computer Labs; 68 computers (including Vista Operating Systems)
  • DeVos Center--Pew Campus
    • 6 Computer Labs; 229 computers (including Vista and Mac Operating Systems)

Page last modified March 4, 2014