Grand Valley State University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.1 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 69 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 25,325 (21,972 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,612 in-state; $19,331 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Valley State welcomes you the minute you are accepted. Professors and advisers make sure you feel connected as well as supported throughout your time in the program. There are so many centers to help you through the program and prepare for the professional world, like the writing center and career center. Professors are accessible and turn into great mentors. The program is small to be able to have a lot of one on one attention but you are still getting that big university feel.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors in the program are excellent, and the classes contain both academic rigor and practical experiences.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The program has been fantastically designed to follow a developmental sequence. The faculty are encouraging and supportive, and overwhelmingly knowledgeable.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Grand Valley State University offers premier education for future physical therapists. Pros: excellent location in the heart of beautiful downtown Grand Rapids with Mary Freebed Rehabilitation Hospital just blocks away, friendly faculty that do everything to help you succeed, excellent clinical opportunities. Cons: cost of living is higher than in other areas.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I consider this to be a very great program. The biggest note, however, is that there is almost no diversity at all. All but three people are from Michigan, only one person is not white, there isn't a huge range of ages, and there are only a couple people of diverse sexual orientation (none of whom are totally out). Also, if you're not married or about to be, you might feel out of place. If you're looking for white Catholics, though, you'll fit in here.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I love GVSU! My program, Physical Therapy, has the best professors in the state. It is by far the one most affordable colleges in the state and is located near the second largest cities in Michigan. This city has great food and entertainment ranging from sports to comedy clubs to art prize. It is highly recommended to anyone considering college.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Great certification pass rates, faculty who cares, variety of learning opportunities, overall the best program in Michigan Cons: Expensive or limited parking due to downtown city campus
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

MSW program at Grand Valley is very well rounded and allows for a very diverse education. Advisors are difficult to communicate with, but courses are very interesting
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

GVSU offers a lot of opportunity for grad students to expand their horizons and get involved. The faculty and staff is always available and eager to help.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The occupational therapy program at GVSU is a competitive program and has the highest pass rate of the NBCOT in Michigan. This program prepares you for post-graduate success by having students work in the community and offers a wide variety of field work experiences.
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