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If you're the type of person who cameQuite BrightNursing
If you're the type of person who came from a small town in Michigan that didn't have a lot of activity, Grand Valley might be the place for you. Coming from a suburb of Chicago and usually having a lot of things to do, I'm bored to death on Grand Valley's campus. There is nothing there besides the dorms, the library, and the rec center. The campus is beautiful, the classes and teachers are great, and the dorms are not too bad, but there is no activity going on. The majority of people go home or to other colleges on the weekends. This is not the school for you if you don't know a lot of people here and are not interested in Greek Life. If you're looking for any type of party, they're all off campus. Nothing is within walking distance, so you either have to drive or wait 40 minutes for a bus and the so-called "good" parties get shut down by 12 or 12:30. There are some positive aspects of Grand Valley, but this is definitely not the school for me.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
University Resource Use: A, Social Life: F
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Before considering this school, please take into accountBrightNursing
Before considering this school, please take into account the crazy GVPD. All of the on-campus cops are way too crazy. As a student I felt more threatened by the police than by other students. They are more concerned with getting you in trouble than actually keeping you safe. This campus does not have a college town atmosphere. There is absolutely nothing to do on weekends and everyone leaves to go home or party at other schools. If you plan on having fun in college, do not come here because that will not happen. If you want to have a social life, you need to join a sorority/frat. So if you have no interest in doing that, you will not party. If you do receive an MIP, good luck. The judge is crazy and has 0 tolerance even if it is your first offense. You will receive an over the top punishment.

Everyone stays friends with their high school friends and does not care to branch out or broaden their horizons. Most students are not friendly and are quite stuck up. Do not let this beautiful campus trick you into attending.

The food is good if you don't mind eating greasy, unhealthy food all the time. All of the healthy food options are rarely open, and the options are limited. Point of the story: do not attend this university, if you are looking to have an enjoyable time and have a good college experience.

1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Collaboration/Competitive: A-, Individual Value: F
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Everyone goes home onComputer Science
Everyone goes home on the weekend. So if you live far a way your stuck. A lot of kids where money is not a problem. Mom and Dad pay their way. Very clicky
Male -- Class 2000
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