If you are thinking about applying to Grand Valley, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Grand Valley State University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Grand Valley is amoderately difficult school to get into. Grand Valley evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Grand Valley **accepted 88% of students, around 13,535 of the 15,415 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Grand Valley, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Grand Valley must submit the following items. Double check with Grand Valley's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Grand Valley have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Grand Valley 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Grand Valley State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||26.45%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.54%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.64%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.53%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4.56%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.27%|
|Grand Valley does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Grand Valley has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 90% of Grand Valley's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Grand Valley applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Grand Valley 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Grand Valley students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Grand Valley students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Grand Valley, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Grand Valley's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Grand Valley students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Grand Valley.
Transfer students can enroll in Grand Valley during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Grand Valley?
Students who are admitted to Grand Valley must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Grand Valley accept transfer credits?
Grand Valley accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Grand Valley accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Grand Valley accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Grand Valley does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits
Do I have to submit test scores to Grand Valley?
No, Grand Valley is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Grand Valley? Grand Valley is a somewhat selective institution. The Grand Valley acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Grand Valley is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Grand Valley, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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