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Grand Valley State University

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 Center for Health Sciences has made Grand Va...
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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 [it's] easy to get involved if you try!" "During t... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

United States

Phone: 616-331-2025

Fax: 616-331-2000


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 83
Fire Safety Rating: 78
Green Rating: 95
Environment:City (population 75,000 - 299,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 1,275.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.gvsu.edu/publicsafety/

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/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 28.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:315
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
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
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:20
Number of Social Sororities:14
Number of Social Fraternities:14
Number of Religious Organizations:16
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Minority Support Groups: Yes
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Athletic Division:2
Men's Sports Team Name:Lakers
Women's Sports Team Name:Lakers
Team Mascot:Louie the Laker
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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: 92.00
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.
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