Grand Valley is a liberal arts university that pushes diversity and acceptance of all people, and all GVSU students share this point of view by the time they graduate, if they do not already have it when they arrive to school. There are many different backgrounds, personal styles, beliefs, interests, and personalities present at Grand Valley. Meeting others who are very different than you can be a fabulous growth experience—getting along with many different types of people is very important to the world at large. Grand Valley is a good transition into the real world in this respect.
Overall, there is a wide variety of students on campus. Most students at GV are very nice and helpful, but on occasion, you will find someone who is stuck-up, obnoxious, or a jerk, just like on any other campus. There is roughly a 4-to-1 ratio of girls to guys at GV, so guys—eat your heart out! Most students who get involved stay in their committed relationship for the whole time they're at Grand Valley (and even beyond), but there are also students who frequent parties just to "hook up."