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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Saginaw Valley State is an above-average public university located in Frankenlust Township, Michigan in the Saginaw Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,932 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saginaw Valley State acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Social Work and Youth Services, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 38% of students, Saginaw Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About Saginaw Valley State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710
Website

Saginaw Valley State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
901-1100
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,475/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,940/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,333/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,453/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,085/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,932Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    77%
  • Typical
    11%
  • Very motivated to learn
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Lazy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Evolving as it grows.
    38%
  • Welcoming
    29%
  • Innovative
    20%
  • New
    6%
  • Guiding
    5%
  • Perfect
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.67 responses
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Saginaw Valley State University is a great University to attend while obtaining a degree or certificate. The professors that I have had are all very qualified to teach ,and they have been extremely helpful as I continue my studies.
The diversity of the school is pretty good, the majority of the students are European American then it seems to be African American. Other ethnic groups are minorities as well , but there is a huge International community at Saginaw Valley State University. If you are looking to major in International Studies or Business then this would be a great school to attend. There are many International people and resources to help jump start your career. Saginaw Valley State University even offers Japanese as a minor.
Also, the food on campus is amazing! You may put on weight because the food is that delicious.
The campus is located in a safe area,and also has on campus police who will make sure you feel safe while attending Saginaw Valley State University.
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When Saginaw Valley State University comes to mind you can't help but think of what an incredible institution it is. SVSU is a small university in Michigan that has about 10,000 students enrolled. Less students means more 1-on-1 time with professors and more engaged learning. Walks to class will take less than 15 minutes which is a huge asset during the winter months. The on campus housing at SVSU is incredible along with great dining services to compliment on-campus life. Unlimited educational resources to help get the most out of students is provided as well. Saginaw Valley State University has got to be the school you choose!
Beautiful campus and most professors are great to work with! Would like to see all professors be proficient in English even if they are from other countries. Also, having the registrars office more conveniently located and accessible would be wonderful. I’ve been attending SVSU for 4 years now and still don’t know where this office is.