Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

September 12, 2016

Grand Valley State University has been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Grand Valley ranked 3rd for “Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest.” Grand Valley also ranked 27th for “Best Regional University” in the Midwest and 55th for “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” programs.

The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Data was collected from each institution that included several indicators of academic excellence.

For more information on how Grand Valley continues to excel in the areas of graduation and retention rates, alumni working in Michigan, and keeping down the cost of a college degree, view Grand Valley's accountability report at

Grand Valley State University, one of the 100 largest universities in the nation, attracts more than 25,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 87 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and from centers in Muskegon, Traverse City and Detroit. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.

For More Information Contact: Dottie Barnes in University Communications - 616-331-2221

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