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Grand Valley State University
Former names
Grand Valley State College (1960–1973) (1983–1987) Grand Valley State Colleges (1973–1983)
Motto Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.
Type Public university
Established 1960
Endowment $75 million
President Thomas J. Haas
Academic staff
837 full-time
Students 24,662
Undergraduates 21,236
Postgraduates 3,426
Location , ,
Campus Allendale campus: suburban 1,280 acres (5.2 km2)
Pew Grand Rapids campus: urban 33 acres (0.13 km2)
Sports Lakers. 9 men's varsity teams, 10 women's.
Colors Blue, Black, White             
Mascot Louie the Laker
Website www.gvsu.edu

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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