Grand Valley State University

Key majors offered
Cell And Molecular Biology
Computer Science
Health Informatics/Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Hospitality And Tourism Management
International Relations
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 25325 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor, Master Public Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational 430 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$ $ 112
Master $$ $ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Grand Valley State University is located in Allendale, on Michigan's West Coast, midway between Michigan's second largest city, Grand Rapids, and the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. The University is located on 500 hectares, about 2 hours from Chicago and Detroit. Grand Valley State University is a four-year public university enrolling more than 25,000 students, including over 430 international students from more than 80 countries. The focus on academic excellence is evident at Grand Valley. Due to small class sizes and unique faculty-undergraduate student research opportunities, professors get to know students on an individual basis. Professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants, teach at all levels. We also help students get experience outside of Grand Valley. Over 7,500 students have an internship or co-op every year. With over 400 student groups, clubs and organizations, the outstanding student life program at Grand Valley State University offers many ways to get involved and meet new people. Just 15 minutes from Grand Rapids, where students are able to enjoy shopping, dining, museums and sporting events, GVSU is ideally placed to welcome students from all over the world.


Undergraduate students are placed in on-campus residence halls (living centers) or apartments. Graduate students are placed in on-campus apartments. The deadline to reserve housing is June 1 and there is a $150 deposit. The University does not assist in finding off-campus housing, but does provide information that students can use.

Student life

The Padnos International Center and the International Club plan many social events including cultural events and trips. The university offers a full program of intercollegiate and intramural sports. There are also over 400 clubs and organizations avaible for students.

The newly expanded recreation center has multi-purpose gymnasiums, a climbing wall, tennis courts, football field, baseball diamond, softball diamonds, soccer field, racquetball and handball courts, an Olympic-sized 50-meter pool, and an award-winning golf course. The campus is just 15 minutes from the city of Grand Rapids and 20 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan.