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Grand Valley named a top Midwest university

Posted on September 10, 2013

Grand Valley State University has been ranked 5th in the “Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest” category by U.S. News & World Report.

Grand Valley was also named as one of the four “Up and Comers” for Midwest universities for having recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

For its prestigious annual Best Colleges 2014 publication, Grand Valley also ranked 41st for “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” programs and 30th for “Best Regional University” in the Midwest.

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 several 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 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 31 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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