Grand Valley State University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 71 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 25,460 (22,209 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 56% part-time, 44% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,053
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Juggling a full time teaching job while seeking my Master's in administration has been stressful at times. The professors are very understanding and supportive. I have learned a ton from my professors who have shared their experiences of being in the same position I currently am in now. I'm have way through my degree and plan to have my special education administration certificate soon!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

All of the professors at GVSU seem very helpful and care about the students. They are always willing to help and talk with you. The cost is one of the cons as it is is quite expensive each semester. But overall, I thin GVSU is a great choice for graduate school.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: variety of grad programs, tons of support, location in great area, surrounding areas awesome. Cons: Not many doctoral programs
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2009

The English Masters program at Grand Valley State University will provide you with a solid foundation in literary theory and analysis.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: faculty who are very interested in teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities for research and graduate assistantships. Cons: Parking is not ideal, workload is very strenuous.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a very good program and you learn a lot, but the work load is heavy. Be prepared not to have a life outside of school work for the next few years. But the reward will be worth it in the end.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that is helps prepare for specific careers and provides excellent resources. The cons are that the department is small, therefore, professors have limited amounts of time to spend with students outside of class.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The only aspect of the Master's of Social Work program are that all the classes are at night. My job is also at night, so there were conflicts in scheduling as I acclimated to the program. The pros are that you have a good variety of classes to choose from as you narrow your focus. I have also had great experiences with the faculty at Grand Valley.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Staff and faculty are great and helpful. I just wish there were more financial aid available to graduate students when it is so expensive to attend.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

The Grand Valley State University Physician Assistant Graduate program is a fantastic program with so much to offer. It's located in the heart of Grand Rapids, directly on medical mile. We have access to many different health care offices and hospitals; this will allow us to maximize our education in diverse settings. This program also requires students to partipate in a research study. We will choose a topic of our choice and spend the length of Physician Assistant program studying our specific topic. This will allow us to gain further knowledge in the medical world and possibly discover something new. The only downfall to the program is the lack of financial help or scholarship opportunities. For such a demanding program with high expenses, I wish there were more medical scholarships available.
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