About Grand Valley State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Grand Valley State University cost?

Grand Valley State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $11,520
Out-of-state $16,392
On-Campus Room and Board $9,000
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,400
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $11,247
$30,000-$48,000 $11,247
$48,000-$75,000 $15,506
$75,000-$110,000 $18,862
Over $110,000 $20,293

Grand Valley State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 86% $5,280
Federal Grants 30% $4,555
Pell grants 30% $3,913
Other federal grants 11% $940
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 14% $620
Institutional grants or scholarships 68% $3,981
Student loan aid 63% $6,508
Federal student loans 62% $6,816
Other student loans 5% $10,792

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Play a sport 132 Up to $600
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Grand Valley State University Admissions

What is Grand Valley State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 82%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 3% of applicants
SAT Reading 460-585
SAT Math 480-580
SAT Writing 465-585
ACT Submissions 99% of applicants
Composite Score 21-26

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Grand Valley State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 23943
Living on campus 10%
Transfer Students 29%
Under Age 25 58%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Grand Valley State University Graduation Success


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About Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.


1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify