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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most to all upper age GV students are off campus. This makes it fun to meet new people and party on the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is alot of options for students off campus for food. Allendale holds many restaurants and fast food places.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The GV police are awesome at keeping everyone safe and making sure the drug abuse stays down.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is usually always a party going on Thursday and Friday nights. Greek life also has great parties but typically only allow "the greeks" to be invited which can be drama.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Everyone was so awesome helping me file for financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Most of the food at GVSU is great. However, I feel like it is the same options everywhere I go. Every place is either subs, salads or pizza.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Grand Valley State University has done an amazing job up-keeping the dorms and facilities on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live off campus, but heard they are excellent

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of housing options right off campus (walking distance) so it isn't very hard to find something.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options off campus especially if you take the bus to downtown GR then your options are pretty much endless .

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think it's fine . As long as you aren't being disruptive or harmful there aren't many problems. Just DO NOT underage drink , MIPs are handed out like crazy.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to party just go right off campus to 48th Ave and pick a building, you're likely to find one.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had absolutely no problem with financial aid! I got everything that I needed in order to pay for my tuition and housing .

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is alright, having a meal plan as a freshman is pretty convienent but after a while the food gets old and you get sick of having the same stuff all the time plus there are not as many healthy options as one would hope. After my freshman year, I decided not to get a meal plan again and just do my own grocery shopping and cooking.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: This is my second year using campus housing and I have loved it both years! My freshman year I lived in traditional style dorms and highly recommend it to incoming freshmen because it is a great way to meet new people and get involved in the campus community. This year I am living in an apartment on campus and it's great because I get my own space while still being so close to everything. Applying for housing was really easy and only took a couple of minutes to do .

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Most all of the off-campus housing options are very convenient to the bus stops. It really sucks to wait in the cold for them though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Places to eat in Allendale are very few and far between but you will be able to get your pizza, burger, or ice cream fix very easily.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: There is no nightly curfew and the RA will come a knock on your door if you are bring too loud. Overall it is a pretty laid back place.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Most of the parties are off campus but GVSU is a dry campus. For the most part they are pretty safe and you can always call for a ride home through services the school offers.

Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid or scholarships.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety and you definitely wont go hungry. You can use your debit dollars for things at the convenience stores at Kleiner and the Connection. Fresh has some really good pizza too.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some of the freshman dorms are pretty old but they all provide access to a community kitchen. The bathrooms that the students on each floor share have lockable shower rooms with a toilet sink and mirror included. The RAs really do a great job of creating community events/posters about important topics. They are building newer housing all the time and it's very affordable in comparison to housing at other colleges. The maintenance men are also pretty fast with your requests, in Laker Village at least. And you get a very prompt email whenever you have a package waiting for you.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of good foods and bars to have a good time at.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: It's very family friendly and everyone seems to be nice

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nothing gets too crazy because of security and police. MIP's are at a high during welcome week. The bar scenes are the best!

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There are very few students who do not adore Grand Valley. Many appreciate the setting and close proximity to a big city. The diversity and range of activities and organizations on campus ensures that everyone finds their niche, although for some students it takes a year, while others put in little effort and find their place right away. This is similar to the academic experience of many students: some find passing classes to be no problem, while others have to study often. The professors and staff are excellent at helping students who need additional academic assistance and seek it out. Everyone is different at Grand Valley, a fact that is embraced and understood by all students and faculty.

In general, students agree that Grand Valley is an experience they would never trade. Organizations offer a social life, networking opportunities, and depending on the organization, academic help. It is important that students take an occasional break from the stress that inevitably comes with homework and deadlines. Club meetings, eating out, and seeing a movie with friends are great ways to take a short break from school. It is also important to have a regular sleep schedule and diet. Spending time outside, especially in Grand Valley's rural setting, can help calm the mind and give a student some breathing room.

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