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Saginaw Valley State University
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  • 4 Year
  • UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

7400 BAY RD
UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI 48710
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Saginaw Valley State University

With our nationally ranked programs and our welcoming and friendly campus ranked #1 in Michigan, anything is possible.

We offer innovative programs, where students are inspired by real-world experiences. Engage in undergraduate research, fieldwork, hands-on internships, study abroad, leadership development, and more. Our small class sizes and dedicated professors will guide and support you, so your goals become a reality.

We believe in fostering a community-minded environment that allows you to reach extraordinary heights. Not only are our dorms ranked #1 in the nation, but our student body is recognized for logging over 18,000 community service hours a year.

We're proud to provide the most affordable state tuition in Michigan. 90% of SVSU students receive financial aid and scholarships other than loans. With 97% of graduates find employment or attend graduate school and nearly one-third of students graduate without any debt, you are prepared to soar.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
970-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,032 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,561 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 94 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 120 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 120 responses

Majors

Nursing at Saginaw Valley State University

Our students learn how to provide attentive care and encouragement to their patients, families, and community from knowledgeable professors in small class settings. SVSU nursing students engage in hands-on curriculum through simulation labs, extensive clinical experience, internships, and course work to achieve a nearly 100% job placement rate.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    64%
  • On Campus
    29%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,016 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,187
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Typical
    13%
  • Very motivated to learn
    8%
  • Lazy
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 122 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Evolving as it grows.
    33%
  • Welcoming
    30%
  • Innovative
    16%
  • New
    5%
  • Guiding
    4%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Perfect
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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