Grand Valley State University

Men's MCLA Contact: Tim Murray
9 / 10
21,680 Undergrads / 24,677 Students
4 / 10
$16,860 Net Price
1 / 10
83% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
38% / 67%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The Lakers travel for away games around the Midwest region to schools like University of St. Thomas, Missouri Valley College, Siena Heights University, and Indiana Tech University.

Recruit Commits
Ellie Bernard York High School Elmhurst, IL Mid
Jacob Parry Troy Troy, MI Att
Ben Barrick Orchard Lake St. Mary's Orchard Lake, MI Goal
, Clayne Frazer Jr South Lyon South Lyon, MI Def, LSM
Dylan Salyer Howell Howell, MI Att
Austin Hill Grandville Grandville, MI Def, LSM
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Grand Rapids Michigan Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Lansing Michigan Area
  • Saginaw Michigan Area
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Benton Harbor Michigan Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • Spectrum Health
  • Meijer
  • Amway
  • State of Michigan
  • Steelcase
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Herman Miller
  • Michigan State University
  • Johnson Controls
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
  • Perrigo Company plc
  • Davenport University
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Community and Social Services
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Arts and Design
  • Human Resources
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
460 - 585
520 - 620
1060 - 1300
21 - 27
20 - 26
21 - 27

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 460 - 590 for SAT; 7 - 8 for ACT


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 16,511 6,096 10,328
% Admitted 83% 81% 85%
% Admits That Enroll 31% 33% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.5
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (23%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (18%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (6%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (5%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (5%)
    Psychology, General (5%)
    Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (5%)
    Psychology (5%)
    Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies (4%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (4%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Finance, General (4%)
    Human Services, General (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$12,860 $16,392
    Books & Supplies$740 $740
    Cost of Living$9,400 $9,400
    Personal Expenses$2,040 $2,040
    Sticker Price$25,040 $27,938

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    87% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship72%$7,930
    Federal Grants27%$4,863
    Pell Grants27%$4,439
    Other Federal10%$1,146
    State & Local Grants10%$1,015
    Institutional Grants71%$6,027
    Student Loans56%$6,729
    Federal Loans55%$5,391
    Other Loans7%$11,705

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $128 Million $5,179

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $24,843.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,000 $264

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 10,961 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $42,800

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.55 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 38% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 6 6
    Fondling 6 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 2 1
    Burglary 8 7
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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