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Grand Valley State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Apr 24 2002
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
GVSU is simply a small town liberal college, that is slowly expanding. Unfortunately it is located in Allendale Michigan, a small (2 stoplight's long) town, surrounded by cornfields. Most facilities are fairly outdated, which makes you feel like your not really getting your $'s worth. The classes are crowded, as well as the PC lab's, not to mention the parking problem too.

Most of the students are very narrow minded Christian conservatives from tiny towns in MI. As you walk around campus, you'll notice christian "chalk" messages scribbled everywhere that praise jesus that are completely tolerated by the faculity. If your not a christian, it can be very offensive. Speak out and you'll be the outcast.

Also there's not much originality at GVSU. The majority of student's all look and act like sheep; unable to have an original thought. Additionally, be prepared to be rudely distracted by cell phones. Everywhere on campus you will hear annoying beep's, ringing, loudly talking self-centered arrogant individuals, who could care less about you or being rude. There is an extreme lack of concern from the professors in regards to cell phones being on during class, lectures, exams, and even in the library.

In one too many ways, GVSU is a "wanna-be" university. I would comfortably call GVSU a dressed up christian community college.

However, despite the lame student's, and low quality facilities, you can learn but you will have to try very hard, but it can be done.

If your considering going to GVSU, come and observe for your self. Sit in on a class. See what you think. If your christian, and from a small town, you'll love GVSU.

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