GVSU named a Top Midwest University, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News & World Report

Cook Carillon Tower on the Allendale Campus.
Image credit - Valerie Wojciechowski

Grand Valley State University has again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. 

In the "2021 Best Colleges" rankings, Grand Valley is ranked third overall for Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest and eighth for Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest.

Grand Valley is also listed among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, Best Undergraduate Business Programs and Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs in the Midwest.

In addition, Grand Valley is also listed among Midwest universities for Best Value (21st), Best Regional Midwest University (28th), Best For Veterans (20th), and a Top Performer on Social Mobility (58th).

The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial aid and alumni giving. Data was collected from each institution that included 17 measures of academic quality.

The full list of rankings are available online.

Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive university offering high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley serves students from all across Michigan and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 95 undergraduate and 43 graduate degree programs and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland. The university offers programming and classes from outreach centers in Battle Creek, Detroit and Traverse City; the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute and the Muskegon Innovation Hub are located in Muskegon. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.


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