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College Deliberately: Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes character, culture and research located in a suburb of Allendale, MI.

Grand Valley State University

place 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403
phone Phone: (616) 331-2020
web Web: http://www.gvsu.edu
  • Grand Valley State University is also known as:
    Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley, GVSU, Grand Valley State

Accreditation

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AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Grand Valley State UniversityArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1978
Grand Valley State UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1979
Grand Valley State University at Petoskey CenterInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2000
Grand Valley State University at Berrien Springs Public SchoolsInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2002
Grand Valley State University at Kellogg Community CollegeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2004
Grand Valley State University at Van BurenInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2004
Grand Valley State University at Oakland SchoolsInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2005
Grand Valley State University at Boyne City High SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2005
Grand Valley State University at Manistee ISDInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2009
Grand Valley State University at AlpenaInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2009
Grand Valley State University at Schoolcraft CollegeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Grand Valley State University at Schoolcraft CollegeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Detroit WoodwardInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2011
Grand Valley State UniversitySpeech-Language Pathology (SLP) – Graduate degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramPreaccredited2013
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

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Rankings

Grand Valley State University does not appear in the top ten rankings at National or State level.

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Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship and public service.

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