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Davenport University

6191 Kraft Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | (616) 698-7111

Grand Rapids, MI | (616) 698-7111

#91 in Regional Universities Midwest (tie)

Overview of Davenport University

Davenport University is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,112, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 77 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Davenport University's ranking in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities Midwest, #91. Its tuition and fees are $19,338.

At Davenport University, students can complete majors in the business, technology, and health fields. Undergraduate major options range from marketing and sports management to computer gaming and simulation, health services administration, and nursing. For older students, Davenport University awards “credit for life experience,” be it military training, work experience, or placement testing.

Freshmen are required to live on campus in Great Falls, Mich., unless they live within 45 miles of school and commute. On campus, there are about 20 student organizations to consider joining, including pre-professional groups such as the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization, the Legal Assistants@Davenport club, and the Cyber Defense Organization. As a dry campus, Davenport prohibits alcohol use by students of any age.


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Davenport University's 2021 Rankings

Davenport University is ranked #91 in Regional Universities Midwest. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Davenport University Admissions

Davenport University admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 82%. Half the applicants admitted to Davenport University have an SAT score between 970 and 1160 or an ACT score of 19 and 25. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is rolling and the application fee at Davenport University is $25.

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Academic Life at Davenport University

The student-faculty ratio at Davenport University is 15:1, and the school has 67.1% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Davenport University include: Information not available. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72%.

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Classes with fewer than 20 students67.1%
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Student Life at Davenport University

Davenport University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,112, with a gender distribution of 45% male students and 55% female students. In sports, Davenport University is part of the NCAA II.

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Davenport University Tuition & Financial Aid

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Davenport University Campus

Davenport University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring. Davenport University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Davenport University.

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