Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 5
    Available Programs
  • 23350
  • 17100
    Average Cost
  • 94
    Employment Rate


Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan legislature in 1960 in response to the need for a public, four-year college in the state's second largest metropolitan region. An integral part of GVSU's commitment to creating and sustaining a quality educational environment involves integration of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation efforts. All three components work together to make certain the University is not only maintaining the educational integrity the public has come to expect of our program offerings, but consistently improving as well. The university has a total of 142 specialties. 25% of students participate in research activities with faculty.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission, ALL International Students must submit each of the following items:


  • International Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Verification of Financial Support

For admission, all international students must take one of the approved English proficiency exams, complete level 112 at ELS Language Center or take the ACT or SAT.

Scholarship & funding

There is a wide variety of merit-based awards for incoming freshman and first time Grand Valley students. Most require high academic achievement and are automatically awarded to applicants based on information provided in the student's admission application. More information here.

Student life

What makes Student Life so special at GVSU? Take a look!