Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)

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Grand Valley State University can be found in Allendale, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Grand Valley State University has around 25,000 students enrolled yearly.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 1425 to 1795 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Grand Valley average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. Grand Valley has an acceptance rate of 83% with 27% of applicants deciding to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Grand Valley acceptance rate 2015 will be around 82%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Grand Valley Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Grand Valley State University was reported as 82.6% in Fall 2013 with over 18,100 applications submitted to Grand Valley State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Grand Valley SAT Scores: 1425 - 1795
  • Grand Valley ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Grand Valley Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Grand Valley State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Grand Valley is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Grand Valley State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.6%
  • 2010-2011: 80.8%
  • 2011-2012: 83.1%
  • 2012-2013: 81.6%
  • 2013-2014: 82.6%
  • Projected Grand Valley Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 82.1%

How Does Grand Valley Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Grand Valley is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Western Michigan University82.9%
Ferris State University75.9%
Central Michigan University63.1%
Michigan State University68.7%
University of Notre Dame22.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Grand Valley (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 590
Math490 - 620
Writing465 - 585
Total Score1425 - 1795
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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