Davenport University will continue to waive the standardized test (ACT/SAT) requirement for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please continue to send in your student's official high school transcript for review.

Find your best fit at Davenport University

At Davenport University, we know choosing a college for your undergraduate degree isn’t easy.

But if you choose Davenport University, you’ll be picking a college that puts you front and center at every stage — from applying for college and choosing a college major to ensuring you have the resources and support you need to succeed. 

When it comes to choosing a college, we don’t want you to stress. That’s why we’ve done our best to anticipate your biggest questions and concerns below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for after exploring this page, we encourage you to reach out to our high school admissions team at hsadmissions@sustainabilitythatpays.com or 616.698.7111

Find your home at Davenport University

One way to know how to choose a college is by picking a college that feels like home. With Davenport, you’ll be choosing a college that offers you a diverse, energetic learning community filled with opportunities to get involved and make lifelong connections.   

Take a 52-second campus tour 

Are you wondering how to prepare for college? One way is to get a glimpse of where you’re going before you get there. Take a tour of our stunning W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids and see our state-of-the-art residence halls, rec center and other great facilities. 

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Visit Davenport

If you’re still wondering how to choose a college, visiting is one of the best ways to decide. At Davenport, you can take an hour-long student-led campus tour and then meet with an admission representative. Or attend one of our events throughout the year, from junior and senior days to overnight visits on campus. 

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Applying for college

If you’re past how to choose a college and know that Davenport is right for you, get started now on your free application. Review our admissions process and deadlines and then dive into applying for college. You can save your progress at any point and return to your application when it’s best for you. Questions? Email our high school admissions team at hsadmissions@sustainabilitythatpays.com or call 616.698.7111. You can also schedule a virtual meeting

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Choosing a college major

Choosing a college starts with choosing a college major. After all, if a school doesn’t have an academic program in your area of interest, it’s time to keep looking. At Davenport, you have dozens of undergraduate degree options — from two-year associate degrees to four-year bachelor’s degrees. Planning to go on to graduate school? You won’t have to worry about choosing a college again. Davenport has 23 graduate programs in business, technology, health and urban education. 

95% of Davenport University students receive financial aid
Davenport offers 250+ scholarships through our generous donors
91% of our students are employed within 6 months of graduating

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Financial help for you

When choosing a college, choose one that strives to make your education affordable. Davenport keeps tuition and fees low and has counselors available to help you with financial aid and scholarships.

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An admissions team that cares

From walking you through our dual enrollment and Early College High School options to choosing a college major, Davenport’s admissions representatives are ready and willing to help you. 

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A campus that feels like home

Picking a college that feels like home is crucial. Choosing a college with opportunities that lead to success is vital. From applying to college to engaging on campus, you’ll find your home at Davenport. 

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Leading-edge online learning 

Davenport’s Global Campus was the first online learning community in Michigan. Now, we offer 50+ degrees through Online+, including many of our undergraduate degree programs. 

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Engaging student life

With 40+ student organizations, 35+ athletic teams and weekly activities, like movie nights, zombie runs and Pantherpalooza, student life at Davenport offers something for everyone. 

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Picking a college early

One approach to choosing a college is to take college classes while you’re still in high school. Through our dual enrollment courses you can earn your high school diploma while you earn college credit.

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A history of success

For 150+ years, Davenport has been helping students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in their future career. That’s just one reason why 95% of our alumni recommend us!

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Study abroad opportunities

When it comes to picking a college, pick one that offers a study abroad program so you’re ready for the global marketplace. Study in places like the Netherlands, Rome and even Spain. 

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