About GVSU

Grand Valley State University was founded as a liberal arts college in 1960. Today, our high quality programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and dedication to individual student achievement attract more than 25,000 students from across the country and around the world. We are the comprehensive university for Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area and have campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland and centers in Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City.

With 91 undergraduate and 39 graduate degree programs, Grand Valley offers an academic experience one would expect from a small private college and the programs and resources only available from a major university.

Campus News

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

September 10, 2018

GVSU has once again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. 

GVSU enrollment shows increase in first-year students, diversity

September 10, 2018

Grand Valley welcomed one of its largest first-year classes in its history.

Laker Light to shine in honor of Rich DeVos

September 06, 2018

A blue Laker Light will shine on both carillon towers as a special tribute to Rich DeVos.

Grand Valley mourns generous supporter Rich DeVos

September 06, 2018

GVSU joins people around the world in mourning Rich DeVos, one of the university's greatest leaders.

President Haas welcomes campus community to new academic year

August 28, 2018

Watch President Haas' short welcome video.

Live Faculty/Staff Address

August 24, 2018

President Haas will welcome faculty and staff back to campus with an address Friday morning at 10 am

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