Davenport University

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6191 Kraft Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Phone: (616) 698-7111
2012-2013 Tuition
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Davenport University is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,882, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 77 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Davenport University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,192 (2012-13).

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.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Davenport University - the only Michigan-based private university specializing in business, technology and health professions - serves approximately 11,300 students through its 12 locations in Michigan, and online. Focusing on innovative, practical and affordable education, Davenport offers graduate and undergraduate degrees. More information is available at http://www.davenport.edu.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Davenport University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Davenport University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 94.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 94.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Davenport University is 14:1, and the school has 75.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Davenport University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Accounting; Business/Commerce, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Accounting 13%
Business/Commerce, General 10%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 10%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 7%

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Student Life

Davenport University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,882, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. Davenport University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,304
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Davenport University, 49 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Davenport University.

Students who have cars on campus 49%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $13,192 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,434 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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