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Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
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Campus Life and Facilities

Grand Valley State Says...

Grand Valley's main campus in Allendale is located between downtown Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan. The 1,280-acre campus features wooded ravines penetrating a high bluff overlooking the Grand River.

The Pew Grand Rapids campus includes a number of learning and living facilities. The Cook-DeVos...
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Grand Valley State Students Say...

Students note that "life is so different when you live in Allendale compared to living downtown. It's also completely different living in the dorms compared to a townhouse or apartment." While Allendale is "essentially surrounded by cornfields," "there are lots of clubs and activities going on, and ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

United States

Phone: 616-331-2025

Fax: 616-331-2000

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
28%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for married students Apartments for single students Theme Housing

Other Housing Options:

Student Activities

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Glee Club Humor Magazine Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Speakers Forum Student Film Society Student Union Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
315
Number of Honor Societies
20
Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
16

Sports

Athletic Division :Division II Men's Sports Team Name :Lakers Women's Sports Team Name :Lakers Team Mascot :Louie the Laker
# of sports for women, varsity
12
# of sports for men, varsity
10

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Diving Football Golf Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

Other Services
DayCare
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://gvsu.edu/lgbtrc
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://gvsu.edu/oma

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 535 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 35.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: No Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 92% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Dell, Apple Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: two Great Lakes research vessels, audio-visual center, performance/recital hall, pipe organ, physical therapy/human performance lab.

Campus Safety

Quality of Life Rating
83
Fire Safety Rating
78

Campus Security Report:

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/

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    83
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    78
  • Green Rating:
    95
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    85%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    28%
  • # of Organizations:
    315
  • # of Honor Societies:
    20
  • # of Social Sororities:
    14
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    14
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    16