Allendale Campus

Allendale Campus

Set on 1,304 acres along the Grand River Valley, the main campus in Allendale provides picturesque scenery during all four distinct Michigan seasons.

Grand Valley Admissions

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Welcome to Grand Valley State University!

Opportunity. Excellence. Confidence. Connections. Experience. Your passion. Grand Valley State University has what you’re looking for from your college experience. And because those are the same things the world will look for from you in the future, they’re what separate Grand Valley graduates from the pack.

At Grand Valley we pride ourselves on offering the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small college. Our focus on individual student achievement is at the heart of everything we do, creating unique learning opportunities that attract the top undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and around the world. In fact, Grand Valley has students from 38 states and 82 countries.

Grand Valley State University is ideally located, with a vibrant residential main campus spread throughout 1,304 beautiful acres in Allendale and features modern, high-tech classrooms and residential buildings. Our dynamic and urban downtown Grand Rapids campus feeds on the energy and opportunities of Michigan's second largest city.

Grand Valley offers more than 200 areas of study, providing a wide selection of undergraduate programs. And with an average class size of 27 and with faculty members, not graduate assistants, teaching all classes, you will find a personal and meaningful learning environment. The experience extends beyond classroom walls as well - more than 7,000 students gain real-world experience every year through internships. Undergraduate students even have the opportunity to join faculty members in advanced research.

Here are other unique aspects of Grand Valley:

  • Classes taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants
  • More than 200 areas of study
  • Over 300 student groups, clubs, and organizations
  • Modern learning, living, and research centers
  • Championship NCAA Division II athletic teams
  • Graduate level research opportunities for undergraduate students

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what Grand Valley can offer you.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu