Grand Valley State University has established a reputation for creating unique learning opportunities that attract top students.
The university’s liberal education focus emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding. Through personalized learning enhanced by active scholarship, Grand Valley accomplishes its mission of educating students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies.
With 81 undergraduate and 29 graduate degree programs in more than 200 areas of study, Grand Valley offers an academic experience one would expect from a small private college and the programs and resources only available from a major university. Virtually all of the university’s areas of academic study incorporate its liberal education focus into the learning process. The result is that graduates are better prepared to meet new challenges with confidence and professional expertise.
Grand Valley faculty members come from some of the country’s leading institutions because the university encourages them to do what they do best – teach. Classes are taught by faculty not graduate assistants, providing opportunities for collaboration between professors and students and creating undergraduate learning experiences typically only available to graduate students at other schools.
Grand Valley offers contemporary campuses in Grand Rapids and Allendale, including state-of-the-art learning, living, and research centers. In addition, Grand Valley provides undergraduate and graduate classes at its Meijer Campus in Holland, and has regional centers in Muskegon and Traverse City.