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Grand Valley named a top Midwest University

Posted on September 09, 2015

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

For its prestigious annual Best Colleges 2016 publication, Grand Valley ranked 3rd for “Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest” and 14th for "Best Value in the Midwest."  

Grand Valley also ranked 26th for “Best Regional University” in the Midwest and 46th for “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” programs.

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

For more information on how Grand Valley continues to excel in the areas of graduation and retention rates, alumni working in Michigan and keeping down the cost of a college degree, view the university’s accountability report at

Grand Valley State University, one of the 100 largest universities in the nation, attracts more than 25,000 students with high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 86 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs from campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and from regional centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships.