Top Rankings

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

GVSU named a top college by Forbes

Grand Valley has been named one of America's Top Colleges for 2018 by Forbes. Rankings focused on the direct benefits schools provide their graduates. Forbes considered debt after graduation, retention and graduation rates, alumni salaries, and signs of individual success including academic and career accolades.

Aug 23, 2018

Grand Valley a "Best in Midwest"; Seidman College of Business a "Best Business School"

Grand Valley State University has been named one of "2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region" by The Princeton Review in the Midwestern category, and the Seidman College of Business was named a "Best Business School."

Aug 15, 2018

Grand Valley ranked a "Best College in America" by Money

Grand Valley was included on a new list of the "Best Colleges in America" by Money Magazine.

Aug 14, 2018

Grand Valley ranked as a Best College by Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly ranked Grand Valley 21st in the nation in the "Best Master's Universities" category in its annual College Guide Magazine.

Aug 24, 2015