Top Rankings

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

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.

Sep 14, 2020


GVSU named a 2021 'Best in the Midwest' university by Princeton Review

Grand Valley State University has again been named a "Best in the Midwest" by Princeton Review, which recognizes colleges for academic excellence.

Sep 9, 2020


GVSU earns 'Best Bang for the Buck' honors from national college guide

Grand Valley was named "Best Bang for the Buck" among Midwest institutions by Washington Monthly in its 2020 college rankings guide.

Sep 3, 2020


GVSU named No. 1 place to work in Michigan in Forbes 2020 rankings

Grand Valley State University is ranked No. 1 in Michigan by Forbes in its list of America's best employers for 2020. In its second annual ranking of "America's Best Employers by State" Forbes released a list for each state, ranking the best 75 employers in Michigan.

Aug 31, 2020


GVSU named "Best in Michigan" for LGBTQ students

Grand Valley is included in the 2020 ranking of "The Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students in Each State.

Jun 19, 2020


GVSU receives national ranking for commuter benefits

Grand Valley State University has been named a "Best Workplace for Commuters" for 2020 by Best Workplaces for Commuters. The university first received the designation in 2009 and has made the list 10 times.

Feb 10, 2020


Grand Valley again named a green college by Princeton Review

The university is included in the 2018 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges."

Oct 16, 2018


GVSU named Best College Buy for 23 consecutive years

For the 23rd year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. (IR&E) in Georgia.

Oct 1, 2018


GVSU named Best in Region, Best Value, Most Innovative by U.S. News

Grand Valley State University has once again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.  In the "2019 Best Colleges rankings" Grand Valley ranked 1st among Michigan's public universities and 3rd overall in the category for "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest."  

Sep 10, 2018


GVSU enrollment shows increase in first-year students, diversity

Grand Valley State University welcomed one of its largest first-year classes in its history. The university has enrolled more than 4,000 first-year students for the seventh year in a row, and they are coming in with stellar academic records and taking more classes. This is one of the highest freshman enrollments in Michigan, which is seeing a decline in the number of high school graduates. 

Sep 10, 2018