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.