If you are applying to Grand Valley, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee costs $30.
Here is an overiew of some of Grand Valley's admissions stats.
|Grand Valley 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||62%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||10%|
These are the application deadlines for Grand Valley State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Grand Valley State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Grand Valley directly for more information about early applications.
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Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Grand Valley has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Grand Valley during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Grand Valley for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Grand Valley, all applicants 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||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Grand Valley have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Grand Valley 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
At Grand Valley State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||23.33%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.44%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.38%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.59%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.37%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Grand Valley directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Grand Valley considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Grand Valley is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 62% of Grand Valley's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Grand Valley applicants, you should aim to score between 1010 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Grand Valley 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, 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 510 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 510 or higher.
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
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 should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Grand Valley's acceptance rate?
✅ Grand Valley's acceptance rate is 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Grand Valley?
🟨 Grand Valley may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Grand Valley? Grand Valley is a somewhat selective institution. The Grand Valley acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
27 and Above
21 to 27
21 and Less
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 3.65. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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