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 1050 to 1250 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 27 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 31% of applicants deciding to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Grand Valley acceptance rate 2021 will be around 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Grand Valley Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Grand Valley State University was reported as 83.4% in Fall 2020 with over 16,400 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 ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 81.7%
  • 2017-2018: 80.9%
  • 2018-2019: 82.8%
  • 2019-2020: 83.4%
  • Projected Grand Valley Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.8%

How Does Grand Valley Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Grand Valley is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Western Michigan University79.9%
Ferris State University86.6%
Central Michigan University69.5%
Michigan State University71.1%
University of Notre Dame15.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Grand Valley (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math520 - 620
Total Score1050 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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