Grand Valley State University is located just 12 miles west of Grand Rapids, MI in Allendale, along the Grand River. Founded in 1960, the main campus contains over 1300 acres; there are also satellite campuses in downtown Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland, MI and centers in Muskegon, Traverse City and Detroit, MI. Both the Allendale and Pew campus in Grand Rapids feature bell towers: Cook Carillon Tower in Allendale and Beckering Family Carillon Tower Grand Rapids. The main campus features modern architecture and a sprawling layout without traditional quads; although each area of campus is purposefully laid out. While not necessarily noted as an football powerhouse, notable alumni of GVSU include many former and current NFL players.