Grand Valley State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
I am a Laker for a Lifetime. I could not be more proud to display my Laker Blue, and am extremely satisfied with the quality of education I received from Grand Valley State University. It is a University that prepares you for both career and life, all while surrounded by picturesque views of beautiful West Michigan.
I loved my time at Grand Valley State University. Not only did the undergraduate program that I completed (Elementary Education) fully prepare me for a career, I also participated in student organizations and created friendships that will last a lifetime. Some of my most valued time at Grand Valley was the two years that I was a Resident Assistant and lived on campus. This role was invaluable to my development as an individual; I learned how to cooperate and work together with people who were very different from me effectively. This time also taught me how to deal with conflict and confrontation in a way that all parties were respected and valued. The new library was built during my time at Grand Valley; it was so fun to watch it grow daily during construction but even more enjoyable to be able to use the new state of the art technology once it was built. The fourth floor of the library is my favorite spot on campus: not only is it perfect for studying, but the view (especially during sunrise or sunset) is stunning as well. I continue to live close to Grand Valley and still love to visit, reminisce, and enjoy the beautiful campus.
As a transfer student, my experience at Grand Valley State University has been incredible. Their advisers really helped me during my transition, making sure every credit transferred over and applied to my specific degree. The atmosphere of the college was also amazing! Grand Valley has an excellent student body that is supported with state of the art facilities, small class sizes, and endless resources in helping you succeed in your future. Tuition is also very affordable, allowing students to graduate with less debt while still getting degree from one of the best colleges in the mid-west! If you are deciding where to go for your undergraduate or graduate degree, you will not regret choosing Grand Valley State University!
My time at Grand Valley State University was among the best of my life. GVSU was a place I felt safe and included, while still bein adequately challenged and prepared for my future. The faculty are top-notch and are there primarily because they want to teach; research and community outreach come second. GV offers so many resources to students like free tutoring, writing assistance, counseling, and so much more. It has all the great characteristics of a division one school, like research and outstanding faculty, while still small enough that you feel supported and cared about. GV offered me a great financial aid package, and classes were offered often enough that I had no problem graduating in four years. The campus atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and there is no shortage of clubs and other groups to join.
This institution is a perfect fit for commuter students, adult learners, international students, and Michigan residents to receive an affordable, liberal education. The connections I made at Grand Valley have helped me tremendously in graduate school and the workforce.
My degree program was excellent, however there were plenty of students within my degree problem who did not have the same positive experience. As with many programs, it really depends on the classes you choose to take. I consistently took classes with a professor that had a reputation for being tough, and that made me learn so much more than many of my peers. Her instruction made me more prepared for my current graduate studies. So to sum it up, it is what you make of it.
Grand Valley State University is an up and coming university. It had the feel of a big time university but was very intimate and class room sizes weren't to much so you weren't able to speak with the professor. Every year I was there, GVSU was always under construction. It was a growing university with endless potential and has the ability to tailor to student's major.
Overall I think the university is great! The president is very involved with the campus and pushes his faculty to be involved and provide the best for their students. There are plenty of free resources for student to succeed, from the writing center, to tutoring, and academic advising. My degree is a degree that you should definitely go into knowing you should use it for grad school. I currently am back in school for Public Health and GVSU did a great job preparing me for this program. I highly recommend this school.
This school was the perfect place for me. It had a wonderful staff and a beautiful campus. There rec center was incredible. I didn't realize how good we had it until going to other schools. It was a great place to attend undergrad. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
It is a small town college that has grown quite significantly. Most people in my area end up going to that school. Overall it is a good quality college