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Colleges / Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%

About Grand Valley

Grand Valley State University is a public, state university in the town of Allendale, Michigan. Grand Valley was founded in 1960. The college currently enrolls around 21,648 students per year, including 18,665 undergrad students.

Grand Valley Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Grand Valley. Around 77% of applicants get into Grand Valley each year. Out of 20,097 applications received in 2022, 15,463 students were offered admission.

Grand Valley State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 62%

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Grand Valley State University is located in Allendale, Michigan, near Grand Rapids.

If you want to see Grand Valley for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate I-96 to Allendale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kent County International.

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College Info

1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI 49525

Campus Setting: Small Town

Grand Valley Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Grand Valley is May 1.

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Grand Valley SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1210


Math SAT Range

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Grand Valley is like? There are approximately 21,648 students enrolled at Grand Valley, including 18,665 undergraduate students and 2,983 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from MI and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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