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Grand Valley ranks tops in Midwest

Posted on September 13, 2011

Grand Valley State University has been ranked second as an “up-and-coming” institution in the Midwest in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 edition of Best Colleges.
For its prestigious annual publication, U.S. News & World Report asked the experts who respond to its annual peer assessment survey to identify schools that fit the profile of up-and-coming institutions. College administrators surveyed for the rankings were asked to nominate institutions they believe have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities. Grand Valley has made the up-and-coming list each year since 2008.
Also, Grand Valley has been ranked 37th among Midwest Universities and 8th among Midwest Public Universities.
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.
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