• Grand Valley was listed as one of America’s top colleges.
— Forbes magazine, 2015
• Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business’ part-time M.B.A. program is the highest ranked M.B.A. program in West Michigan. In the state, it is only outranked by University of Michigan.
— U.S. News & World Report, 2015
• Grand Valley was ranked second nationally for the number of faculty members who are Fulbright Scholars and within the top 15 for the number of U.S. Fulbright students.
— The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley ranked 21st in the nation in the Best Master's University category. In the Community Service Participation subcategory, GVSU ranked first in the nation for the third year in a row.
— Washington Monthly, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley ranked 11th in the nation among U.S. master’s degree-granting institutions for total number of study abroad students.
— Institute of International Education, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley's master’s program in medical and bioinformatics received 19th out of the top 25 universities in the nation that offer health care informatics degrees.
— MBA Healthcare Management, 2014, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley was ranked 25th in the country for its Master of Public Administration, recognized for nonprofit management and public affairs.
— U.S. News & World Report, 2012, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley received the Public University System of the Year Award for its commitment to providing students with quality internship experiences in the nation's capital.
— Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, 2011, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley was ranked one of the most affordable large public colleges in the U.S.
— Affordable Colleges Online, 2015
• Grand Valley was ranked one of the most affordable online colleges in Michigan.
— Affordable Colleges Online, 2015
• Grand Valley was ranked 2nd in the nation for affordable out-of-state tuition.
— College Atlas, 2014
• Grand Valley was named “College of the Year” for delivering an exceptional value to students, having a low student loan default rate, and having graduates who secure jobs in their field of study.
— Educate to Career, Inc., 2014, Grand Valley Press Release
• Grand Valley was named one of the country’s greenest universities for the fourth year in a row. It was the highest-ranking Michigan institution on the list.
— Sierra Club, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley ranked gold in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), along with only 50 other colleges and universities in the nation.
— Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley ranked first in the state and in the top 25 nationwide (for universities with more than 20,000 students) in the composting and Grand Champion categories of the nationwide recycling contest Recyclemania.
— Recyclemania, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Named a top-five finalist in the fifth annual Presidential Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge among more than 500 campuses from 24 countries and six continents.
— Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, The White House, 2015, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley was recognized as one of 100 colleges doing "green" right.
— Best College Rankings, 2014
• Grand Valley was recognized as having the "greenest" campus in Michigan.
— College Prowler, 2014
• Grand Valley was recognized at the United Nations University 2014 Global RCE Conference for preparing students for the workforce by teaching sustainability skill sets.
— United Nations University, 2014, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley was recognized as a fit-friendly worksite.
— American Heart Association, 2014
• Grand Valley took second place out of nearly 90 universities and colleges in the waste minimization category of the national Game Day Challenge. The competition aims to promote waste reduction at football games throughout the country.
— Game Day Challenge, 2013, Grand Valley News Release
• Grand Valley earned the Director’s Cup for being the best NCAA Division II athletic program in the nation for 10 of the last 12 years, and has finished first or second in the Director's Cup standings for 14 consecutive years.
— National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, 2015
• Since 2002, Grand Valley athletic teams have won 18 NCAA Division II national championships in 7 sports, 14 of which have been in women's sports.
— National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, 2014
• Grand Valley placed 7th in a ranking based upon the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA Division II athletic programs across the nation.
— National Collegiate Scouting Association, 2014
To read more about the many athletic awards and recognitions, visit Grand Valley Athletics' Tradition of Excellence page.