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Grand Valley State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1960
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 19,578
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $51,917,032
Admissions Address

1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Website

http://www.gvsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

go2gvsu@gvsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jodi Chycinski
Admissions office telephone: (800) 748-0246
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 12,726
Total acceptances: 8,906
Total freshman enrollment: 3,562
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,897
Male acceptances: 2,981
Male freshman enrollment: 1,281
 
Female applicants: 7,829
Female acceptances: 5,925
Female freshman enrollment: 2,281
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 548
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 11

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 88%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 10%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 26
Math: 21 – 26
Composite: 22 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.8% 7.6% 5.8%
24-29 36.1% 39.5% 48.4%
18-23 58.9% 48.2% 40.7%
12-17 2.1% 4.7% 5.2%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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