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GVSU named a 'Best In The Midwest' college

Posted on August 02, 2011

Grand Valley State University has once again been named one of the best universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Grand Valley was selected as one of 153 institutions in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

The Princeton Review said colleges and universities are selected primarily for their excellent academic programs. The list is based on data collected from each school and visits to each school. Students are also given an 80-question survey asking about their campus experiences.

The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors, to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  

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 81 undergraduate and 29 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.

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

For more information, contact Grand Valley News and Information Services at (616) 331-2221. Media contact for The Princeton Review is Joseph Iovino, (888) 865-7737.

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