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Reviews 2975 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: The night lifes pretty good. I always have a good time when I go out and the transportation changes are helpful too.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Since I met the really good friends I have now at a party I think parties are great. I think I just got lucky but the party life is good. People are majorly friendly.

3 College Senior

Academics: Academics are ok. It's always different at every university so it's alright I guess.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The diversity is ok on campus. I feel everyones pretty accepted.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Every college has drugs and alcohol. I don't have a comment on this because if people want to do that I'm not going to tell them how to live their life. It's their choice.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life so I don't know much about it. I have friends in it and they said it was the best choice they ever made to join. I would but I'm just not into that kind of thing. I think Greek life is a great way to meet people and I think its ok.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've been broken into twice and my friends had a break in over Christmas break and they only knew because one of them came back and saw their house destroyed. That's not safe at all to me. They need to fix the safety.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've had good teachers and bad teachers here so the quality of classes is ok. You get a mix and sometimes you really cant do anything about it but you'll get through it.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've had help getting an internship from GVSU. So its good.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It was better when I came in 2012. Theres less housing and they need to build more dorms but are building apartments instead. It's becoming too cramped, we need more dorms.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Grand Valley puts a lot of emphasis on school spirit and that's what makes our school close. I do think that they like to push extracurricular activities to be more important than their sports though. They know that a lot of students are in sports because of scholarships with them, but they know that it can take away time from studying so they push for the students to do whatever they can to keep up with school work.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my college and I am very proud to be a Laker. They do everything that can to make sure I know all the opportunities that are available to me. There is plenty to do around campus and it is very diverse. They like to influence diversity and knowing that everyone is accepted there no matter your beliefs and personal preferences.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The have an app that you can use when you don't feel safe walking alone.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are decent.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A handful of my teachers from high school have degrees from GVSU.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Traditional rooms are tiny and they do not clean the bathrooms very well.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Grand Valley State University is a great place to learn, study, and grow as a person. The students are friendly, and the professors want you to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking at night alone! It's really safe and very comfortable!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's really way to get a job here if you work hard and there are so many opportunities around campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had some really awesome teachers and teachers that were okay. I loved my math professor, she made it so easy to learn!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't mind staying in the dorms at all!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a big Greek life student so I can not speak too highly of this one!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Fun to be apart of such a loving sports community! We have a lot of school spirit!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the school, it is beautiful and I actually want to go to classes!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is great and I love being here. I would recommend this school to anybody.

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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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