Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University
Motto Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.[1]
Established 1960[1]
Type Public university
Endowment $75 million[1][2]
President Thomas J. Haas[3]
Academic staff 837 full-time[1]
Students 24,662[1]
Undergraduates 21,236[1]
Postgraduates 3,426[1]
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) [1][4][5]
Former names

Grand Valley State College (1960–1973) (1983–1987)[6]

Grand Valley State Colleges (1973–1983)[7]
Sports Lakers. 9 men's varsity teams, 10 women's.[1]
Colors Blue, Black, White                 [1]
Mascot Louie the Laker[1]
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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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Quick Facts About Grand Valley". Grand Valley State University web site. Grand Valley State University. http://www.gvsu.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.aboutgvsu. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2010 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2009 to FY 2010" (PDF). 2010 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2010NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values_Final.pdf. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. "President Thomas J. Haas". Allendale, MI: Grand Valley State University. October 28, 2009. http://www.gvsu.edu/administration/index.cfm?id=C0ACB96A-AD6C-69F1-FB0D29132EA24763. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  4. "Grand Valley State University College Profile". Peterson's College Search. http://www.petersons.com/college-search/grand-valley-state-university-000_10000425.aspx. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  5. "About Grand Valley - The Campuses - acalog ACMS". Grand Valley State University. http://catalog.gvsu.edu/content.php?catoid=19&navoid=1173. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  6. "GVSU Milestones". Grand Valley State University. http://www.gvsu.edu/campaign/index.cfm?id=E48D548C-B804-40A4-3BE57132D709E789. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
  7. "GVSU Historical Timeline". Grand Valley State University. http://www.gvsu.edu/anniversary/history-timeline-11.htm. Retrieved October 19, 2010.

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