Welcome to Grand Valley State University

It Begins Here

Now that you're narrowing your college search down, it's time to understand the effect this decision will have on your life. Welcome to the Laker Effect. Welcome to Grand Valley State University.

We're confident that Grand Valley can provide you with a life-changing college experience. We're large enough to have the impact of a major university and small enough to give you the support and resources you need to move forward with confidence. That's the Laker Effect.

Take a couple minutes to watch the Laker Effect video for a big picture look at what GVSU has to offer.

Laker Effect Video

Return On Your Investment

What we have to offer

Doing the kind of research that most universities reserve for graduate students, Gloire Rubambiza (right) developed algorithms that showed promise for improving the internet traffic, motivating him to continue his project as he continues his academic work. Watch Gloire's interview here.

Gloire Rubambiza

Areas of Study
Student to Faculty Ratio
Grads Employed or Pursuing Advanced Degrees

The Liberal Education Advantage

A forward-thinking education

Grand Valley's liberal education foundation is a competitive advantage. Our smaller class sizes allow for meaningful interaction with faculty members who are dedicated to understanding the whole student.

This forward-thinking education fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and cultural understanding, and prepares Grand Valley graduates for life in a fast-changing world.

Writing faculty member Chris Toth (right) believes that problem solving and critical thinking are at the core of a liberal education and makes sure his students are not just focusing on one single thing – especially with writing. He exposes them to different areas and disciplines they might not specialize in order to develop an awareness they can bring to the workplace. Watch his video interview here.

Writing faculty member Chris Toth.

Start Your Journey

Schedule A Visit

Schedule a visit to see all that Grand Valley has to offer for yourself and make sure to take a virtual tour of Grand Valley's campuses.

You can also apply onlinerequest information, or call (800) 748-0246 to speak with an Admissions counselor.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Students at a GVSU Laker football game.

Page last modified September 7, 2018