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Grand Valley named Best in the Midwest for 2014

Posted on August 06, 2013

Grand Valley State University has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Grand Valley was one of 155 colleges and universities that was chosen for the annual “Best in the Midwest” section of the website’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature. 

The Princeton Review said only about 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities are selected to one of the regional lists. Schools were selected primarily for their excellent academic programs. Student feedback from individual student surveys is also taken into account.

The student surveys ask students to rate their own schools on several issues, from accessibility of professors to the quality of food on campus, and answer questions about their experiences and campus life. Grand Valley students who took the survey said Grand Valley has “a small college feel with the opportunities of a large university” and described small class sizes and professors who are invested in the success of their students.


Grand Valley State University, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 24,500 students with its high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. 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. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 3,200 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

The Princeton Review ( is a New York-based company known for its test preparation courses, books, college admission and other education services.

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