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Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

Posted on September 11, 2012

Grand Valley State University has been ranked 7th in the “Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest” by U.S. News & World Report.
For its prestigious annual Best Colleges 2013 publication, Grand Valley also ranked 35th among Midwest Universities.

The U.S. News 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 up to 16 indicators of academic excellence.

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

Grand Valley State University attracts more than 24,500 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 82 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and from regional centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.

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