Grand Valley State University offers its nearly 25,000 students the adventure of a lifetime, preparing them for both a fulfilling career and a life of impact. Lakers learn how to become a positive force for change -- giving, creating, and making a difference. That’s the Laker Effect.
State-of-the-art facilities promote academic achievement and a fulfilling living experience. Grand Valley’s main campus in Allendale is home to modern classrooms and labs, some of the newest and most inviting living centers in Michigan, outstanding fitness and sports facilities, a comprehensive library, and much more. Just 15 miles east, in the heart of Michigan’s second largest city, the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the growing Health Campus put students in the heart of unique learning experiences in Grand Rapids’ central business district as well as along the Medical Mile.
It starts with the opportunities offered through more than 300 areas of study in 94 undergraduate and 42 graduate programs. Outstanding faculty members inspire learning and self-discovery while guiding students every step of the way. Unique learning opportunities abound, from student-directed research projects to in-the-field training to a robust study The combination of cutting-edge faciliabroad program that is one of the tops in ties and rigorous, supported academic the nation for participation. pursuits leads to success on Grand Valley’s campuses, where the graduation Grand Valley also helps shape students’ rate is consistently one of the highest in futures through a liberal education foun- the state. dation that emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and cultural understanding — preparing students for life in a fast-changing world.
Passion. It starts with an education focused entirely on your growth—as a thinker, a problem-solver, and as a person. By the time you graduate, you will have knowledge, confidence, and a clear path moving forward. More importantly, you’ll be part of a community that’s prepared to give, to create, to make a difference. That’s the Laker Effect. And we can’t wait for you to become part of it.
When you become a Laker, you look outward, focusing on others instead of yourself. With professors’ caring guidance, you learn how to make a meaningful, lasting difference. Then, as you go forward into the world, you’re ready to tackle challenges and make meaningful contributions. Like Michigan itself, your positive impact will be far reaching. That’s the Laker Effect.
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