Grand Valley State University

Public University

Allendale Charter Township, United States

Grand Valley State University, a public university, was established in 1963 in Allendale, Michigan USA. In 1958 the state legislature Assembly of Michigan commissioned a study in order to demonstrate the scope of a four-year college in the Grand Rapids area, Michigan's second largest metropolitan re Read more



Highlights of Grand Valley State University

  • Grand Valley State University has received accreditations from American Physical Therapy Association, Council on Social Work Education, National Association of School of Music, National League for Nursing, AACSSB, ABET, NCATE and NASAD.
  • The honors college of Grand Valley State University s in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center in the Allendale campus.
  • The Padnos International Center of Grand Valley State University collaborates with students who wish to study abroad and offers more than 4,000 study abroad programs in more than 250 international universities. 
  • Grand Valley State University has a Student government at which is formally known as Student Senate which has over  50 student senators that serve on one of seven different committees.
  • James L. Stevenson Center for Higher Education at Muskegon Community College was established in 1995 as a joint venture partnership between Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, and Western Michigan University.
  • According to the Princeton Review, GU and its Seidman College of Business is named one of "The Best 301 Business Schools"
  • Grand Valley State University has many libraries including Mary Idema Pew Library (Allendale), Seidman House (Allendale), Steelcase Library (Grand Rapids), Frey Foundation Learning Center (Grand Rapids), Curriculum Materials Library (Grand Rapids). The libraries has a collection of 60,000 print and electronic journals, 1,482,633 books including more than 829,463 electronic books
  • Grand Valley State University has over 486 student-run organizations which are not just limited to, Academic and Professional and include Student Life Sports, Cultural, Honorary, Interfaith and Religious, Media, Performing Arts, Service and Advocacy, and Special Interests.

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