Closer Than You Think
Grand Valley State University, and its relevant and practical undergraduate and graduate programs, is closer to Chicago than you may realize. Just 30 minutes from Lake Michigan resort towns Holland and Grand Haven, Grand Valley’s main campus is in Allendale, MI, 13 miles from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second biggest city.
Click "Directions" on the map to the right and find out how far Grand Valley State University is from you.
Our beautiful Allendale campus is one of the most beautiful in the Midwest.
Our Robert C. Pew campus in the heart of Grand Rapids and only 13 miles from the Allendale campus.
Lake Michigan is only 30 minutes from our Allendale campus and a popular spot for GVSU students.