Visiting campus is the best way for prospective students to experience the Laker Effect.

Find Your Major

Use our searchable database to find your acadmic program.

Cost of Attendance

Use our cost calculator to estimate how much your GVSU education will cost.

Merit Scholarships

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student merit scholarships, based on academic performance, awarded upon admission to GVSU.

Housing and Residence Life

Explore all 5 housing style options and view housing rates.


Applying to Grand Valley is the first step in becoming a Laker!

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Why choose GVSU?

More than 22,000 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.

The heart of Grand Valley's Allendale campus, including the Cook Carillon Tower.

Tuition & Aid

GVSU is one of the most affordable colleges in Michigan. Visit our tuition page to better understand our tuition and costs and explore the financial aid and scholarships site to find out how we can meet your needs.

Live On Campus

Lakers live on campus! Learn more about our modern housing styles in Allendale and Grand Rapids, life on campus, and our living/learning communities, including the Frederik Meijer Honors College.

Learn More

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

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What's your Laker Effect?

"The professors I've had have really been a huge blessing. I've had professors who are super knowledgable and very passionate about their fields. And when they're passionate about it, they want to impart that passion to you."

Christa Fernando
Biomedical Sciences, B.S.

Page last modified December 1, 2023