Founded in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a public institution devoted to providing students with the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education. The main campus in Allendale, Michigan is located approximately 15 miles east of Lake Michigan and 12 miles west of Grand Rapids, the location of Grand Valley's Robert C. Pew Campus.
We offer more than 200 areas of study, including 78 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate programs. Grand Valley is dedicated to building a liberal education for each student emphasizing critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding. Students benefit from small class sizes (average 27 students), and personalized instruction from first-rate faculty who are dedicated to teaching. Students collaborate with professors on advanced research projects, gaining knowledge and skills more commonly associated with graduate-level study.
Grand Valley has been named one of the "100 Best College Buys in the United States" for 14 consecutive years. With enrollment of more than 24,000 students, Grand Valley has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and centers in Muskegon and Traverse City.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security