Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
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Grand Valley State University Review

Allendale, MI, 1 Campus Dr
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Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
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Grand Valley State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 25,325 students and offering 125 degrees in Allendale, MI.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Grand Valley State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,568 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
2
Art Teacher Education
10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
35
Computer Teacher Education
52
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
13
Curriculum and Instruction
70
Education
237
92
Educational/instructional Technology
10
Educational Leadership and Administration
69
10
English Language and Literature
139
4
Fine Arts and Art Studies
62
French Language and Literature
8
German Language and Literature
5
Health and Physical Education/fitness
2
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
46
Liberal Arts
116
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
264
Reading Teacher Education
8
Spanish Language and Literature
46
Special Education and Teaching
50
51
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
95
16
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
56
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,179 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
152
49
Advertising
130
Commerce
26
57
Business/managerial Economics
48
Economics
23
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
1
Finance
196
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
1
International Business
25
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
51
Management Science
189
Marketing/marketing Management
217
Taxation
14
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,085 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
33
Chinese Studies
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
11
History
59
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
11
International Relations and Affairs
34
Philosophy
24
Political Science
47
Psychology
306
Public Administration
71
76
1
Religion/religious Studies
4
Russian Studies
2
Social Psychology
0
Social Sciences
76
Social Work
118
152
Sociology
40
Women's Studies
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
984 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
24
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
20
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
52
Health/health Care Administration/management
20
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
217
Occupational Therapy/therapist
44
Physical Therapy/therapist
46
Physician Assistant
45
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
236
3
Public Health
15
Registered Nurse
211
4
18
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
418 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioinformatics
4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
4
Biological and Physical Sciences
31
Biology
115
17
Biopsychology
10
Biostatistics
14
Cellular and Molecular Biology
16
Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
10
Chemistry
34
Environmental Chemistry
1
Geochemistry
0
Geography
11
6
Geology/earth Science
16
Mathematics
89
Physics
7
Statistics
33
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
203 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
11
Film/cinema/video Studies
71
Music
45
Music Pedagogy
1
Photography
16
Writing
46
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
190 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
154
5
Legal Assistant/paralegal
31
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Engineering
174 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Engineering
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
10
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
1
Engineering
18
12
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
12
Manufacturing Engineering
6
Mechanical Engineering
20
Natural Resources/conservation
64
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/technician
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Hospitality
133 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/motel Administration/management
133
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
132 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
58
28
4
Information Science/studies
39
3
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
52 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
14
Radio and Television
38
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Grand Valley State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Educational/instructional Technology
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Biomedical Science, Class of 2005

I selected an undergraduate degree that prepared me well for my grad school program, which, in turn, had clinical rotations in good locations that prepared me well

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BBA, Class of 2002

I only remember a counselor that helped with class scheduling. Not aware of what is done currently.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Advertising, Class of 1999

At the time, it would have included internships and "aptitude" tests.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

I'm not sure as it's been so long. GVSU has grown a lot since I've been there

Rated January 2016
Alumni
psyc, Class of 1986

it was a long time ago

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2003

It was not traditional. Most students committed to the school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 1979

It has been many years.. back then it was more of a commuter school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biomedical Science, Class of 2005

Reasonably mixed, conservative and liberal; overall kind; not as much racial diversity as I would like

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BBA, Class of 2002

I graduated in 2002. Have no idea what the current culture is like.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Advertising, Class of 1999

15 years ago...it was a fairly conservative school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

Small, but big on growth

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 2013

Most students I met were from Michigan

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2003

They were good and convient

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 1979

not been back in over 35 years

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biomedical Science, Class of 2005

excellent; dorms are large, spacious, innovative; generally enough space in labs (rarely (but occasionally) have to wait (briefly) for a computer in the lab); dining halls offer many, many options; good "nooks" for studying, comfy places to hide out and study

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BBA, Class of 2002

From what I remember, the computer labs were small and scattered. Classrooms were fine. I didn't stay in the dorms. The dining areas were tiny.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Advertising, Class of 1999

Older living quarters, advanced labs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

When I was there they were old. Now they are state of the art and new.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 2013

Modern facilities, could have been more computer labs, dorms were pretty spacious

Rated January 2016
Alumni
psyc, Class of 1986

much different than when i went

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Biomedical Science, Class of 2005

Rock climbing, His House, theater, good football team,

Rated January 2016
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