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Grand Valley State University
Motto Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
Established 1960
Type Public university
Endowment $75 million
President Thomas J. Haas
Academic staff 837 full-time
Students 24,662
Undergraduates 21,236
Postgraduates 3,426
Location Allendale, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Campus Allendale campus: suburban 1,280 acres (5.2 km2)
Pew Grand Rapids campus: urban 33 acres (0.13 km2)
Former names

Grand Valley State College (1960–1973) (1983–1987)

Grand Valley State Colleges (1973–1983)
Sports Lakers. 9 men's varsity teams, 10 women's.
Colors Blue, Black, White                
Mascot Louie the Laker

Grand Valley State University is a public university in Allendale, Michigan. It is close to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university was established in 1960. It has other campuses in Downtown Grand Rapids and in Holland. It also teaches classes at local community colleges at Muskegon and Traverse City.

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