Grand Valley State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Allendale, MI

$13,576

Avg in-state tuition

$19,168

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Grand Valley State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Grand Valley State University is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Allendale, Michigan. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,350, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 100 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 69%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $13,576, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,168.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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23k

Students Enrolled

92%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

82%

Hispanic

6%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

21,395

Student Location Breakout

92% 8%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 5% online

Doctorate Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $13,576 $19,168
Graduate $17,448 $17,448

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $740
On-campus room and board $9,732
On-campus other expenses $2,040
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,200
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,040
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,040

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $26,088 $31,680
Off-campus without family $23,556 $29,148
Off-campus with family $16,356 $21,948

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

43%

State Grant Aid

9%

Institution Grant Aid

74%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,581
State Grant Aid $1,060
Institution Grant Aid $6,304
Pell Grant Aid $4,401

Financial Outlook

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.