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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Saginaw Valley State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
7400 Bay Rd
University Center, MI 48710
Website
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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

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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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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.104 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
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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 60 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    78%
  • Typical
    12%
  • Very motivated to learn
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Lazy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Evolving as it grows.
    38%
  • Welcoming
    28%
  • 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 Reviews

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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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Great school, professors, community involvement/ outreach, activities, and scenery. However, the financial aid office was a complete and utter NIGHTMARE! I constantly had issues with the office and had to call and wait on the line for 15 minutes plus. The way things were set up in the office and online was confusing for students and a pain to deal with. Hopefully they figure it out because it is a great school, just wish that office was easier to deal with.
Saginaw Valley has allowed me so many new opportunities. Being a smaller university, students are granted with more one on one time with professors and advisors. The atmosphere is always high energy and full of comfort and safety. The athletics, Greek life, and many student organizations give students plenty of time to get involved which in turn opens more doors for them!