Grand Valley has established a reputation for academic excellence. In fact, US News Magazine named Grand Valley State University as one of the top ‘up and coming’ university in the Midwest for the second consecutive year and Grand Valley was named as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine. Grand Valley has also been recognized for 15 straight years as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” the only Michigan school to earn this uninterrupted designation. In 2010, the Seidman College of Business was named as one of the top 300 Business programs in America for the second consecutive year.
At Grand Valley, you can find a place where you can get involved, make friends, grow, and learn more about yourself. With more than 300 student organizations, including academic organizations, service and advocacy organizations and faith-based groups, you are sure to find a place where you belong. You can also find numerous art exhibitions, film festivals and guest speakers on campus for your enjoyment.
Here are more things that make Grand Rapids and Grand Valley an ideal place to study, learn, and live:
- More than 200 areas of study, including 78 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate programs
- Graduate-level research opportunities for undergraduate students
- Liberal education focus that emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving
- High quality, personalized learning in classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants.
- A modern campus, with over US$ 500 million dollars spent on campus construction since 1996.
- An active campus, with nearly 300 student organizations to join and award winning art, music and athletic programs.
- Grand Valley students have free access to public transportation in the Grand Rapids area, allowing students to easily travel around the local area.
- Grand Rapids is home to the Art Prize competition, which is the world’s largest public art competition.
These are a just few examples why Grand Valley can offer you an education that will prepare you well for your future. I invite you to start your GRAND adventure today.
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