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Located in Allendale, Michigan, Grand Valley State University is a public institution. GVSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

$25,813 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Grand Valley State University?


Contact details for GVSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403
Phone: 616-331-2020

How Do I Get Into GVSU?

You can apply to GVSU online at:

Admission Requirements for GVSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GVSU?

92% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
Since GVSU has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Can I Afford Grand Valley State University?

$25,813 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GVSU is $25,813. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GVSU, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,613 a year. That adds up to $26,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GVSU is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Grand Valley State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,379 undergraduate students at GVSU, with 16,993 being full-time and 2,386 being part-time.


There are also 3,027 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,993 full-time undergraduates at GVSU, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grand Valley State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 428
Black or African American 697
Hispanic or Latino 1,034
White 13,889
International Students 189
Other Races/Ethnicities 756

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Grand Valley State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 86 countries are represented at GVSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Grand Valley State University

1,187 Took All Classes Online
10,213 Took At Least One Class Online
260.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 10,213 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GVSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of GVSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grand Valley State University was 260.7%. This is the #117 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GVSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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