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High School Students

What Do You Want from YOUR College Experience?

Each year, thousands of students enjoy their Davenport University experience—and recommend it to others. Going to college at Davenport is more than just earning a degree; it’s about connecting with clubs, participating in on-campus activities, joining in athletics, and making friends inside classes and out. Whether you attend classes on campus or online, you’re becoming part of the Davenport tradition that has lasted more than a century and a half.

But don’t take our word for it—see the Davenport difference for yourself.

95%
grads who would recommend DU to their friends
12:1
ratio of students to instructors
95%
students who receive some type of financial aid
150+
years since Davenport was founded
80+
in-demand, accredited programs
91%
employment rate of Davenport grads

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Campus Life at Davenport University

At Davenport, you can make your own experience. Want to stay close to home as a commuter student? Eager to get out on your own and live on campus? Do college exactly how you want. Be involved in one of 40+ student organizations. Play or cheer for our 36+ athletic teams (go Panthers!). Have the time of your life.

Student Life and Clubs

Davenport encourages you to engage in meaningful (and fun!) activities with other students. Our clubs and groups typically fall into in three categories:

  • Social and recreational
  • Service and advocacy
  • Academic and professional

“It’s easy to be involved because there are so many events and organizations. I was looking for a lot of activity when I was looking at colleges and I really found that at DU.” — Justice Postman
Homeschool, Lake Odessa, MI
Major: Marketing

Housing and Dining

Davenport’s residence halls and dining facilities allow you to to enjoy the traditional residential experience in comfort.

Students who live on campus enjoy spacious suites with in-suite bathrooms, full cable and internet hook-up, and air conditioning. You’ll also have a meal plan that includes unlimited access to our dining hall, including all-you-can-eat ice cream and fresh waffles.

Students interacting in the dorm

“Living in South Hall has been awesome because I had a lot of freedom and also got involved with great groups like Intervarsity.” — Hannah Reames
Central Montcalm High School
Major: Medical Assisting

Athletics

Whether you want to take the field or cheer on your peers, DU’s varsity, non-varsity, and intramural athletics teams provide meaningful ways to strengthen your Panther pride.

  • DU is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and a provisional member of NCAA Division II
  • Students get free tickets to sporting events
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Accredited, Career-Focused Degrees

With 5 colleges, 13 campuses, and 80+ degrees, you’ll find your right fit. Our accredited degrees focus on the top career fields in the nation, and teach you the interpersonal skills to help you land the career you want with the education you need. Explore our colleges and programs using the links below, or complete the form to speak with an admissions representative.

Small Class Sizes Mean You’ll Make Connections that Last

 

“Part of being at Davenport means that you are only one of 15 or so students in the classroom at once, which allows for a more personal relationship between you and the faculty. It takes away some of the stress because you know that you have the resources to help you.” — Brianna Young
Rockford High School
Major: Health Service Administration

History of Achievement

Davenport has helped students get where the world is going since we first opened our doors in 1866. Since then, 61,000+ alumni have used DU as a springboard to personal and professional success.

Companies where our alumni currently work include:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • AT&T
  • Farmers Insurance
  • MRM//McCann
  • Dow Chemical
  • GE

Career Services

We’re proud of our graduates, but equally interested in how we can help future students like you achieve meaningful goals. From day 1 at Davenport, you’ll receive guidance from our Career Services as you research your ideal career field, build your network, take on internships, and polish your résumé and interview skills. Plus, all career services are free to all DU students for life.

“Helping students grow during their time at DU so they can achieve the success and career they want after graduation is what inspires me.” — Eric Cross
DU Career Services Coordinator

▲56%

On average, college grads make 56% more than high school grads (USA Today)

Affordable Higher Education

College is the best investment you can make for your future. That’s why Davenport is committed to making it an affordable one. In fact, more than 95% of our students receive financial aid, commonly qualifying for discounts, grants and loans, and scholarships. We’ll even assign you a financial aid advisor to make sure you get all the financial aid you qualify for.

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Early Credit

Davenport offers you ways to start your college degree before you finish high school. Get on the fast track to where the world is going.

Dual Enrollment

Take college courses while you’re still in high school to earn your degree faster.

Articulation

Through our partnerships with high schools and career and tech centers across the state, you can earn early credit when you earn a “B” or better.

AP, IB, and Testing

Excelling in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other assessment tests (CLEP, DSST, Accuplacer) can help you earn credit.

Visit our W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The best way to learn if Davenport is right for you is to come see it for yourself! Schedule your campus visit today: Call 800-686-1600 or enroll below.

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“DU is the kind of place where it’s good to be independent and do your own thing but also has a great sense of connection and support.” — Vincente Relf
Grandsville High School
Major: Sport Management

Easy Admissions

When you’ve decided Davenport is right for you, Apply online using the undergrad application for first-year students.

Our admissions staff is happy to help with any questions you may have. Email or call them directly at 800-686-1600 for help.

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