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Welcome to Grand Valley State University's admissions website! We look forward to welcoming you into the Grand Valley community. 

With 200+ areas of study, we know you'll find an educational experience that's as unique as you are.

So take a good look within — this website, Grand Valley, and yourself — and consider how choosing Grand Valley will help you find yourself and what you want from life.

First-rate Faculty

No matter what subject they teach, every Grand Valley faculty member has one thing in common: they love to teach.

With an average class size of 27 students, that means an even more personal, interactive, and rewarding classroom experience for you.

And because a faculty member teaches every class, unlike other schools where you might be taught by a graduate assistant, you'll get even more opportunities for one-on-one interaction and instruction.

Dwayne Tunstall

Meet Dwayne Tunstall, Ph.D., of the Philosophy department.

Honors College

Students of the Frederik Meijer Honors College during a team building exercise.

Vibrant Campus Life

At Grand Valley, you can be anything you want — except bored.

With student life programming, a variety of student organizations, annual traditions, diversity and inclusion resources, sustainability initiatives, and on-campus space to relax and socialize, you'll always have plenty of opportunities to enjoy college life outside of the classroom.

Students at Grand Valley truly enjoy a vibrant campus life.

Return On Investment

A Grand Valley education is a great investment. The return on that investment is that graduates are uniquely prepared with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that employers seek and reward. 

At Grand Valley undergraduates do graduate level researchcareer goals are designed and met, and nearly 90% of recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees.

Alana Holland

Meet Alana Holland (Class of 2013), reporter and multimedia journalist.


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