What's So Great About Allendale, Michigan?

Who’s heard of Allendale, Michigan? Well, you might be surprised. Allendale is the home of Grand Valley State University and its football team, the Lakers. This humble college started out with merely 226 students after first opening their doors in 1963, and today exceeds 24,000.

GVSU is a four-year university that offers 200+ areas of study, including finance, legal professions, technology, accounting, education, and much more. They have established a reputation for unique learning opportunities, critical thinking, cultural understanding as well as teachers who have high standards and the teaching skills to match. Grand Valley is a university that wants its students to excel in their chosen fields and does all it can to help its students achieve those goals. It is reported that 98% of Grand Valley graduates are successfully employed or pursuing advanced degrees.

For those who travel to Allendale, Michigan, to attend GVSU, where do they live? While Grand Valley offers substantial on-campus living, there is also a wide variety of off-campus living to choose from. One of the newest and most accommodating is our student townhomes, Meadows Crossing. The two-and four-bedroom townhomes come fully furnished with bedrooms designed for one person. All bedrooms feature generous closet space, a private bathroom, and each is keyed for privacy. All you need to bring is your books, linens/bedding, kitchen items, and your personal things --everything else is provided for you. Living at Meadows Crossing means getting to do your laundry in your own apartment (each unit has its own washer and dryer) and being close to campus and the bus stop! There are no long walks or waits for the bus at Meadows Crossing!

 

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