Grand Valley State University
, or GVSU
, is a university in the
U.S. state of Michigan with two
main locations: one in Allendale, and one in Grand Rapids. It also has facilities in Muskegon, Holland, and Traverse
City.Grand Valley State University was founded as Grand Valley State College in 1960 and is
primarily a four-year teaching institution. However, it does have graduate programs and performs some original research work.
22,063 students were enrolled in GVSU as of 2004.It has a large health professions program that includes professions like nursing, physician's assistant, physical therapy and
pre-med, which attracts many students. It recently added a new health professions building to its Grand Rapids campus.The GVSU American football team was Division II champions two
years in a row (2002 and 2003).Mark Murray is currently the president of GVSU.