GVSU named a Top Midwest University, recognized for business and engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report

Aerial view of the Cook Carillon Tower.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts

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

In the "2022 Best Colleges" rankings, Grand Valley is ranked third overall for Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest. Among regional universities in Michigan, GVSU is No. 1.

Grand Valley is also ranked among the Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest for making improvements in curriculum, campus life, technologies or facilities.

Grand Valley is listed among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, Best Undergraduate Business Programs and Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs. 

In addition, Grand Valley was named a Best Regional University (28th) in the Midwest and a Top Performer on Social Mobility for enrolling and graduating large proportions of students awarded with Pell Grants.

The rankings are based on 17 measures of academic quality, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student-faculty ratio, student loan debt, tuition and financial aid. 

The full list of rankings is available online.

Engineering students working on a project.
Image credit - Valerie Hendrickson
A group of students showing the L sign with their hands for Lakers.
Image credit - Valerie Hendrickson
Students studying in the L. William Seidman Center.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts


Sign up and receive the latest Grand Valley headlines delivered to your email inbox each morning.