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Grand Valley State UniversityAllendale, MI
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Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MI
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#65 in Federal Region V Universities
Rankings*
Public, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$13,560 Michigan Residents
$19,296 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$14,043 Michigan Residents
$30,013 Out-of-State
cheaper$17,448 Michigan Residents
$17,904 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$18,937 Michigan Residents
$38,667 Out-of-State
Less$6,717Average Financial Aid AmountMore$8,435
Admission
-Test Scores1,145 SAT
25 ACT
Easier91.65%Acceptance RateTighter63.26%
Lower24.20%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable28.45%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller23,350Total EnrollmentLarger26,241
Larger20,405Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller17,503
Smaller2,945Graduate Student PopulationLarger8,738
Smaller3,726Online Student PopulationLarger18,883
Completion & Outcomes
Higher67%Graduate RateLower56%
15%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher83%Retention RateLower82%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,012)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,835)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,150)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,930)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty16 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty15 to 1
1,528Number of faculties2,310
Lower$84,287Average Faculty SalaryHigher$100,839
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.