Davenport University, or DU for short, is a private higher education institution located in Caledonia Township, Michigan, a suburb of the larger Grand Rapids. The University, however, has campus locations throughout the state. In addition to its main campus, the university has 11 other campuses located throughout the state of Michigan as well as an online campus. Davenport was founded by Conrad Swensburge in 1866 and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The school also offers post-graduate certifications and diplomas in several areas of study including technology, business, and health care studies.
Physical Campus, Facilities, and On-Campus Housing
The campus is composed of two main buildings: the Devos and Van Andel Academic Center and the Sneden Center. The former houses a modern classroom that is replete with technological resources available to students. The latter, the Sneden Center, was completed in 2010 and is designed to support academics and arts, which translates to additional classroom space, faculty offices, and an auditorium.
In recent years, DU has begun transitioning into more of a traditional campus, which is a move away from its recent commuter-school past. As such, the campus has added student housing in order to accommodate students' desire to live on campus. Currently, the campus is home to three residence halls.
With a student population of over 13,000, the physical campus is relatively small compared to other institutions of similar size. DU's main campus (W.A. Lettinga) in Grand Rapids offers a large selection of student organizations and activites, residence halls and dormitories, and a well developed athletics program.
The University is subdivided into approximately four academic colleges – The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Health Professions, The College of Technology and The Donald W. Maine College of Business – through which over 50 of its degree programs are administered. Davenport specialized in business education and some of its most popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Business/Commerce, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Marketing. Given its size, the University is able to provided a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 while still maintaining one of the highest acceptance rates in the nation. The University and its programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
6191 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-5926
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Executive Director of Admissions
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512-9366
Total undergrads: 9,806
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 925
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,673
Graduate enrollment: 967
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25
Percent applicants admitted: Not reported
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Animation/Special Effects B
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,B
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Health System Administration B
Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Sport/Fitness Administration B
Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies C
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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