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 Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI

1 Campus Dr, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403

General information:(616)331-2020
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:24,662(21,236 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,630 $9,088 $9,716 -6%
Out-of-state $12,944 $13,402 $14,030 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,520 $7,950 $8,150 -2%
Other $2,330 $2,330 $2,330 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,520 $7,950 $8,150 -3%
Other $2,330 $2,330 $2,330 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,830 $4,830 $4,830 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,480 $20,368 $21,196 -5%
Off Campus $19,480 $20,368 $21,196 -5%
Off Campus with Family $14,460 $14,918 $15,546 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,794 $24,682 $25,510 -4%
Off Campus $23,794 $24,682 $25,510 -4%
Off Campus with Family $18,774 $19,232 $19,860 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,716
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $14,030
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,096
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $16,296
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,883 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,279 67% $13,768,048 $6,041
Federal grants 1,218 36% $6,067,376 $4,981
Pell grants 1,216 36% $4,986,035 $4,100
Other federal grants 1,211 35% $1,081,341 $893
State/local government grant or scholarships 860 25% $517,608 $602
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,148 63% $7,183,064 $3,344
Student loan aid 2,272 66% $14,285,673 $6,288
Federal student loans 2,213 65% $12,988,062 $5,869
Other student loans 147 4% $1,297,611 $8,827
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 12,207 58% $65,059,955 $5,330
Pell grants 7,403 35% $30,273,303 $4,089
Federal student loans 13,609 65% $104,397,194 $7,671

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,349 $13,660 $13,920
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,002 $7,590 $9,194
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,738 $10,148 $10,922
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,062 $15,215 $15,112
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,178 $17,791 $18,359
$110,001 and more $16,802 $18,325 $19,206

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 24,662
Undergraduate enrollment 21,236
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,846
Graduate enrollment 3,426
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,697 6,388 10,309
Percent admitted 83% 80% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 80% 23% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 142 4%
ACT 3791 98%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 600
SAT Math 510 620
SAT Writing 530 580
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 26
ACT Math 20 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 247188
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1617
Football 106-
Golf 139
Lacrosse -27
Soccer -32
Softball -20
Swimming and Diving 3230
Tennis 812
Volleyball -20

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1977 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/01/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1988 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/24/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/24/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/25/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/16/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/24/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/01/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1995 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/1998 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

04/25/2005 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/16/1986 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
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

09/01/1978 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1979 Accredited
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

01/01/1988 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations3456 63
Liquor law violations191157165
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 262838
Liquor law violations 14612299
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 116
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 115
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.1%
Number in default144
Number in repayment4,520

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00226800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Chinese Studies1----
Russian Studies5----
Women's Studies7----
Category total22----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Bioinformatics-3---
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-6---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General35---
Biomedical Sciences, General5----
Biostatistics-12---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-11---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology1----
Category total10637---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting562---
Business/Commerce, General2883---
Business/Managerial Economics28----
Finance, General67----
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management124----
International Business/Trade/Commerce7----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2----
Management Science53----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General54----
Taxation-14---
Category total1029159---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising6----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other49----
Journalism1----
Radio and Television1----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric416---
Category total31316---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General37108--
Information Science/Studies28-1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--2--
Category total651011--
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-34---
Curriculum and Instruction-15---
Education, General-260---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10-39-
Educational/Instructional Technology-1---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-34---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching151----
Reading Teacher Education-45---
Special Education and Teaching, General-77---
Category total151476-39-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General5112---
Category total5112---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician16----
Category total16----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General68---
Writing, General7----
Category total2258---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2----
French Language and Literature2----
German Language and Literature3----
Spanish Language and Literature5----
Category total82----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer16----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist15----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician36----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other1----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-12---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-21---
Physical Therapy/Therapist----40
Physician Assistant-24---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies217----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse22028-1-
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy18----
Category total71185-140
History Colleges
History, General2----
Category total55----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration94---
Category total1674---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal15----
Category total15----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2----
Category total69----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General64----
Statistics, General1----
Category total94----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences1----
Biopsychology5----
Category total49----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources/Conservation, General1----
Category total27----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy5----
Category total25----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1----
Geochemistry1----
Geology/Earth Science, General19----
Physics, General8----
Category total45----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General15----
Social Psychology1----
Category total382----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration4624--
Social Work91134---
Category total1611964--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology4----
Economics, General1----
Geography10----
International Relations and Affairs4----
Political Science and Government, General6----
Social Sciences, General2----
Sociology3----
Category total295----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4----
Dance, General4----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies75----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other66----
Music, General40----
Photography2----
Category total233----
Grand total3301003154040