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 70 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Grand Valley State University is one of the greatest schools in the mid-west. Grand Valley values affordable living for students, sustainability, as well as academic and career support. The graduate programs are both challenging and rewarding.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that the school provides good education for the value. Some of the professors are adjunct, so they are not as invested in your education as those that are full time tenure professors.I enrolled because I was not ready to choose a specialty and GVSU offers an advanced generalist degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2019

I am only three courses in to my program, but the professors have been excellent, the work has been challenging and worthwhile, and I'm very pleased with my choice.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the program is very detailed and student friendly. Advisers set a plan to work around students life and actually care about seeing the student succeed. Strong faculty with years of experience.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Grand Valley is a great school to attend with many helpful professors and a great network in the West Michigan area.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a new graduate program so the availability of classes is extremely restricted. The program is not designed for working students, especially those who are working full time.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020

Grand Valley's graduate education program is one of the best. They offer the classes that are needed to succeed in the field of education. Professors are always willing to help and the work load in manageable. I feel that Grand Valley State University is going to further prepare me for my career in teaching.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

My experience here in the US doing my masters has been a much more of fun than regret, due to the fact that I already prepared for the unforeseen challenges before I left home. Though my University is not a big spender when it comes to financial aid but in terms of student services I believe it is ranked high by many students here. In addition, the tuition here is relatively cheap and it is one of the cheapest in the country. LAKERS FOR A LIFETIME!
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a fast growing University that has the potential of catching up with the top Universities in the world. Am enjoying my stay here. Though the high cost of college education couple with being an international student is posing a big problem financially as the University is not a big spender when it comes to awarding financial aids.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program consist of more opportunities for an educational career overseas, a more thorough knowledge of educational practices in my field, and more chances to build a firm network of colleagues and international friends. The cons of my graduate program is the perpetual requirement of schooling that matches the ever changing world of curriculum and instruction, the significant lack of job options in the USA for a person with this degree, and the absence of formal classroom experience beyond the 90 hour practicum requirement.
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