An Education

We're the first choice of students from throughout Michigan and across the country. Our academic excellence, engaged faculty, and great return on investment create an unmatched educational experience. That's the Laker Effect and we want you to be part of it.


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Visit Campus

Visiting campus is the best way for prospective students and their families to experience the Laker Effect in person. Take a tour, meet with an admissions counselor, and find answers to your questions about Grand Valley.


Applying to Grand Valley is the first step in becoming a Laker! We accept applications year around, and begin admitting new students on a first-come, first-served basis for the following fall semester in August.

300+ Areas of Study

Explore Grand Valley's selection of majors, minors, and certificates in more than 300 areas of study, then select the one that's right for you!

Choose GVSU?

More than 25,000 students have chosen to study at Grand Valley, making us one of the largest universities in Michigan. We're big enough to have the impact of a major university and small enough to give you the support and resources you need to move forward and succeed.


It's not just that 94 percent of recent Grand Valley graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees, they're making a powerful difference in our communities all their lives.


An education that teaches you to ask why as well as how separates Grand Valley from schools that focus on just getting your first job. Your Grand Valley education will serve you for a lifetime.


Some of the newest living centers in the state are just one important part of a vibrant and diverse campus life experience. Whatever your interests, it's easy to get involved.

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