What are the top 3 reasons someone should attend Grand Valley State University?

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Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

I love going to Grand Valley because of the professors and how friendly and informative they are. Also, the student life is great and the location convienence for Grand Rapids residents is great.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand Valley is a top-notched school with excellent advisors and staff. Classroom size is relatively small compared to bigger universities at Grand Valley. Grand Valley has one of the friendliest atmospheres on campus.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

There are so many selling points for Grand Valley that make it hard to narrow the choice down to only three. First of all, Grand Valley is a gateway of opportunity. From day one at this school, students are able to join clubs and receive emails from potential employers on and off campus. There are scholarships and graduate assistant positions available to help students pay for their education here. Secondly, although it may seem like a small issue, the dorms and the campus itself are beautiful. Students don't want to go to a college where the grass is brown and the room are cramped, cold, and made of cinder block. Here, the grass is always green and trimmed and the dorms are well furnished with an open apartment-like feeling. Things brings up my third reason for students to attend Grand Valley. This university is described as a "large college with a small town feeling". Grand Valley is ten short minutes away from Grand Rapids and even has a part of its campus within the city. This gives it the up and coming industrial feeling for those seeking out life in the city and an uptown lifestyle. However, Grand Valley is technically located in Allendale, a small community surrounded by fields and farms. Although the buildings are all new and shiny, there is a certain rural and hometown feeling of security from not being directly in the city.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

Grand Valley has great faculty who are very knowledgeable and making advancements in their fields. It is a smaller school but not too small, and the campus is beautiful. The price is also affordable, which is important.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

Excellent academic programs offered; beautiful campus that has been growing and continues to grow; diverse group of students.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

Three reasons somebody should attend Grand Valley State University is because the campus is absolutely gorgeous, the classes are small, and the student body is very welcoming.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

Grand Valley has a plethora of different fields and programs one can enter. They have a beautiful campus and amazing staff to put the cherry on top.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

  1. Campus is absolutely stunning. Whether it's the burnt orange and yellow leaves in the fall or the powdered snow coating the ground ever so lightly in the winter GVSU's campus is breathaking. 2. Students who attend GVSU tend to be very friendly and willing to become friends. 3. There are so many opportunities to reach out and grow at GVSU, and I'm not sure many other campuses can offer the same experiences.....GO LAKERS!!
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

You should attend Grand Valley if you are looking for a good experience away from home, learning in small class sizes and serious about attaining a degree.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

Choice of Majors and Programs, low cost for a higher than standard education, and great academic community.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top 3 reasons someone should attend GVSU are: 1. Of the students that graduate from GVSU, 90% seek employment or are pursuing more advanced degrees. 2. If you are looking for a college with great education but is also affordable, GVSU offers financial aid to 94% of their students 3. GVSU is acknowledged being one of the best University's in the Mid-West by The Princeton Review

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

I believe everyone should attend Grand Valley or a school they feel is as creatable as Grand Valley. Grand Valley is one of the younger school in Michigan and yet one of the largest. (1) Grand Valley grounds are amazing very green and modern. Grand Valley find ways to appeal to its audience. (2) Campus safety is mind blowing when a student does not feel safe at night walking around campus the student can call public safety and they will walk the student where they need to go. (3) Grand Valley is also surrounded with many resources to succeed rather that is faculty/staff or the different departments that are there.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

A person should attend Grand Valley because it is one of the top universities in the nation. It has a high employment rate after graduation. It is a beautiful, clean and safe campus.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

People should attend Grand Valley because it has a beautiful and clean campus, the advisers are great and there is a huge selection of classes to choose from.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

The amazing community that can't typically be seen at schools of similar size, the wonderful and helpful staff, and the amazing opportunities offered at this school.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

The top three reasons someone should attend Grand Valley is if the students wants to feel the deep sense of pride and community in the school where teachers, classmates, and advisers alike are willing to go out of their way to make each new student, transfer, or returning students feel very welcome and comfortable to ask help when needed. Helping getting around is just a question away from any passing individual. Another reason is that the small class sizes really help the teacher get to know each student on an individual level and help them succeed that way. The professor can take time to address student questions or delve into thought provoking discussions with the entire class. The third reason is that Grand Valley teachers students how to be critical thinkers, teach lifelong lessons not only in classes but also through extra-curricular activities, and skills that will be used in that persons career everyday.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

Grand Valley is a reputable institution with friendly and helpful staff, as well as numerous student services to assist with adjusting to college life. Grand Valley offers a wide variety of classes and degrees for any number of career choices. Its location allows for a relaxed countryside feel with the convenience of only being minutes away from a large city.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

1) Fantastic Education at a reasonable price 2) Great facilities on a quiet campus 3) Close to activities in Grand Rapids and on the lake shore

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

It's a great school and it is one of the best. It is in a great area of Michigan. It has a good reputation.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

People should attend Grand Valley because they're going to get a great education from a very respected institution. Students and faculty are so friendly and everyone is willing to help you if you need it!

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

the top three reasons someone should attend grand valley university because you get the quiet country feeling being 10 minutes outside of a decent sized city, the campus is beautiful and also because there are great professors

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand Valley State University is affordable, they take most scholarships, has almost every major you can think of and it's an amazing place to be

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2015

The top three reasons to attend GVSU include incredible professors, reasonable tuition rates, and an abundance of extracurricular activities that allow students to meet a range of other people.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

1.) Grand Valley State University has so many diverse majors and minors to fulfill anyone's satisfaction. 2.) The staff is incredible with making sure every student's needs are met. 3.) GVSU is very well known with many companies which gives us as students a good reputation!

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand Valley has some of the best programs to be a part of during your education. Also, we take school spirit serious and it is so fun. Lastly, being a Laker means that you will always have the ability to ask for help or guidance throughout your schooling or career at any time. That is very comforting.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

1) Saving on tuition- it is one of the most affordable colleges for the level of education and services you receive 2) Location and dual campus- the campus in Allendale is much more of college type area with concentration of buildings and services to full time students but you also have the option to attend some classes at the downtown campus that is more of the city life and located near activities and events downtown 3) The class size- the classes rarely have more than 25 people in them and for my graduate classes rarely more than 15 which is awesome because you really connect with the professor and other students more personally

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

If someone is unsure as to whether or not Grand Valley is the place for them, they should keep these things in mind: Grand Valley is a large enough to be able to foster a wide variety of classes and majors, so you can get the best education possible, but GVSU is also small enough to where it won't be overwhelming. Grand Valley is in a prime location. 15 minutes to the east is Grand Rapids, where you can enjoy a vibrant night on the town, as well as many possible job opportunities while you're in school and after you graduate. And 20 minutes to the west is Grand Haven, providing a place to enjoy a sizzling hot day at the beach where you can relax and let the waves wash away your worries during the summer months. You're close to everything you need at Grand Valley. Also, Grand Valley is a diverse and exciting place. There is a club, a sports team, or a class for absolutely every type of person. The Grand Valley community is one that is very accepting, and everyone who attends can easily find a place to fit in.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. At Grand Valley State University there is a great sense of community making it easy to obtain a sense of safety from everyone
  2. All of the professors enjoy being there and teaching their own subject; this makes it less stressful in having a "bad professor". They are more then willing to help out and help you a successful semester
  3. There are so many opportunities is finding who you are within. We have several majors and minor programs for everyone and it is easy to find a sense of belonging at GVSU.
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

1) the community - we're Lakers for a Lifetime! 2) the safety and friendliness 3) the beautiful campus

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. Grand Valley is very academic oriented.
  2. Therefore, class sizes aren't overwhelming so professors can (and will) be personable.
  3. Academics is number 1 but students still know how to have fun!
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. When you think of an amazing college campus, you are think of Grand Valley! It is beautiful here!
  2. The library is brand new and comes with many amazing resources for students
  3. The student organizations allow for amazing friendships and opportunities
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand Valley State University is constantly expanding. It may seem small now, yet with beautiful new buildings and astonishing technology, people will always be attracted to the place. Also, the classes are just the right size. They’re small enough to get a professor-student interaction, yet big enough to connect with different students. Professors are always available during office hours to help students with any questions, and are there to help us succeed. Lastly, someone should attend Grand Valley State University because of the wonderful community. People are respectful and inclusive, leaving out no Laker. Everyone is willing to help you and make your college experience unforgettable. We are like a family. We are Grand Valley.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

The top three reasons to attend Grand Valley would have to be: 1. Friendly students and faculty who are excited about education 2. Easy access to beautiful Lake Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan (the second largest city in Michigan) without the price of large city living 3. One of the lowest public university tuition costs per student.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

Grand Valley is one of the best universities in the country for the price that you pay. Low tuition costs plus a top notch education is a combination that cant be beat.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

The first reason someone should attend GVSU is for the small class sizes. Since the classes are very small, the professors really get to know each student and are always eager to help. Second, the campus is smaller than many other universities. The smaller campus size allows someone to meet more people than he or she would normally meet at a larger university. This allows a person to make many lasting friendships. Lastly, there are many great attractions around the campus that students can go and see. GVSU is only a half hour away from Lake Michigan and is very close to Grand Rapids. At these places, someone can make many amazing memories.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

The campus is extremely nice, the teachers are fantastic, the students are some of the best in the nation

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

It's an amazing experience, there are many resources at your disposal and the atmosphere here is amazing.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The class size is small the the professors are really helpful. The campus is beautiful The varsity sports are fun to watch and to cheer for.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

The top three reasons someone should attend grand valley state university are: The campus itself is beautfiul year round and cozy and very walk accesible, The Professers are Kind and Provide individual help when asked, and the Extra ciricular activites here are above par.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

Grand Valley State University is not only beautiful, but the campus is clean, the professors are so willing to work with you and mentor you, and it has been named one of the top colleges in the nation based on the cost of attendance and graduation rates.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2020

The academics are fun and challenging, the campus is like a mini city, and the food is really good at all of the cafeterias

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

There are many different areas of studies that can accompany any ones interest. The campus is absolutely beautiful and very safe. The educators are there to help you succeed and give you many options that will better forth your degree

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2015

Top three reasons; 1. Great location: not only are you close to Lake Michigan and downtown Grand Rapids but you are also a short bus ride to Chicago. If you like to explore its a greta place since there are so many cool and fun places nearby to explore. 2. Need a school that will help you get a lot of experience and hands on work in your field. GVSU strives for internships and study abroad programs. The also have a ton of faculty members who have students help with their research all year round. 3. Love Winter. If you love winter and winter activities like sledding, ice skating, and lots more, GVSU is a great place. We are one of the top colleges for the amount of snowfall we get per year and there are a lot of funs things to do in the winter.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. It has a proven track record of preparing students for the job market. One of our mottos is that each student will be challenged while being there
  2. Grand Valley does a great job in making sure that students feel a sense of belonging
  3. At Grand Valley, one really learns independence, it is up to you to put in the effort and we also have to learn how to survive in the extremely cold and harsh conditions in the winter.
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand Valley Sate University is financially reasonable. It is also a beautiful campus that strives to be eco-friendly. Grand Valley also has very nice professors and many people willing to help you get to where you need to be in life.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top three reasons to attend GVSU are fairly simple: the campus is smaller so there isn't as far of a walk to class, every teacher here is a certified professor (as opposed to a TA), and there is a strong sense of community on our small campus. We're all family here.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

The first reason someone should attend is because Grand Valley has a spot for absolutely everyone. No matter what your interests, hobbies, career goals, etc. there is a place you will fit in and find people you get along with and can share opinions with. The second reason to attend Grand Valley is because it has an amazing location. Grand Rapids has been in the top 3 best cities to raise a family in for the past few years and the GVSU Allendale campus is less than 30 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Not to mention the Pew campus which is actually located downtown. Grand Rapids has world famous yearly events such as Art Prize, Festival of the Arts and Laugh Fest. There is something for everyone. Grand Valley is also about 30 minutes from some of the best beaches in Michigan. Grand Haven and Holland State Parks are always full form the start of summer to the end. The third reason to become a Laker is because Grand Valley gives back to the community. From food pantries to community outreach programs, Grand Valley really makes an impact. It is one of the best feelings when you're able to take the resources you have been provided to be able to give back to other people in the community. Although Grand Valley is located in Allendale, the impact from its giving back is felt all around West Michigan, if not the entire state.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. It is a big little school, meaning there are over 20,000 students and that number grows every year, but the campus is not painfully huge. Grand valley has cold winters and the fact that you don't have to walk far to classes is very nice.
  2. Grand Valley has a ton of Good programs. Many students come in undecided on what their major is but it's not really a big deal because GV has so many good programs that really no matter what you choose you will be getting a great education.
  3. Grand Valley wants you to become the best "you" you possibly can be, the have so many thing to help you get through college and finish your degree and make yourself a better person as you go. They have many programs to help yo academically, physically, and mentally.
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2019

The first reason someone should attend Grand Valley State University is the superb education that is attained. Your experience at GVSU is tailored to fit the field that you are going into so you will thrive. The second reason is the great return on investment. 89.9% of graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree. The third reason is the amazing experience. While attending this university you will grow as a person, create friendships which can also serve as great networking opportunities, see the city of Grand Rapids, learn about yourself and the world, all while preparing for your career.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2017

To pursue a lifetime achievement of attending an upscale university, to get an education, and to make friend for a lifetime

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

Grand valley is a great school and has lots of amazing and fun opportunities to explore. Grand Valley has a wonderful library, Diverse places to eat, and a wonderful educational program.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

I think it's a good size; not too big and not too small. It has a nice campus with newer buildings. It is by Grand Rapids which is a fun place with many internship and job opportunities.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top three reasons someone should attend Grand Valley is because it is an amazing college all around with academics, sports, and beauty, everyone ends up being one big laker family, and there is a ton of school spirit.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

  1. The professors are fun/funny, but also really know their stuff.
  2. The campus is amazingly beautiful (and the clock-tower plays music!).
  3. T. Hass. 'Nough said.
Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top 3 reasons someone should attend Grand Valley are 1) it is a great school with awesome professors, faculty and class offerings. 2) the campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in not only that state but also the country. 3) the campus is close to Grand Rapids, a city full of movement and excitement, events are always happening there and no one will ever be bored.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The type three reasons a person should attend Grand Valley State University is because they have a great student body who is willing to do what it takes to make Grand Valley feel like home. The class room classes are very small and its easy for you to get to know your professor and classmates. The last reason you should attend Grand Valley is because the people in your dorms are your family and they are willing to help you.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top three reasons someone should attend Grand Valley State University are to get involved, to meet new people, and to achieve a degree that will last them a lifetime of success.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

Grand Valley has small class sizes, so that every student gets attention from the professors here. This is especially beneficial for those who want to attend graduate school and needs strong recommendation letters. Second, Grand Valley has a beautiful campus. Walking around in Spring makes coming here and studying hard worthwhile. Lastly, Grand Valley is centrally located between the lively city of Grand Rapids, where there is art, music, and great beer, and the best sandy beaches you can find along west Michigan.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

The top 3 reasons to attend GVSU would be how beautiful the campus is during the warmer months, campus is less than an hour away from Lake Michigan, and there are so many diverse people here.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2018

The top three reasons someone should attend Grand Valley State University are for one the amazing campus. This campus is gorgeous and always has a nice view. The classes here are decently small so you don't feel like you are drowning in a sea of students. Third of all there is always something to do or join here and the people are great.

Anonymous, Student, Grand Valley State University, Class of 2016

The professors all seem to care very much about their students, there are lots of things to do both on campus and outside of campus, and there are many different fields of study for all different types of people.

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