B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Saginaw Valley State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,269/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,580/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,332/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,531/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,889/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,611/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.101 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,434Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    81%
  • Typical
    12%
  • Very motivated to learn
    5%
  • 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.103 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Evolving as it grows.
    39%
  • Welcoming
    26%
  • Innovative
    21%
  • New
    6%
  • Guiding
    5%
  • Perfect
    3%

After Saginaw Valley State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
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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Campus housing is great ! The RA's are friendly and always helpful, I remember once our sink broke and the RA on duty came right over to see what happened and he called a repair man right away and even helped us clean it up a bit! First year suites are known as the worst housing but it was still great! There is a friendly atmosphere and you feel comfortable meeting people and there are kitchens and private bathrooms! Most roommates are matched well and there aren't many cases of roommates all out fighting, and if you start fighting your RA will happily help work it out. Overall Housing is great!
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Svsu is a small campus which makes it feel very homey and friendly. The classes are around 20-30 kids which I am a huge fan of because it's so intimate and the teachers have a personal relationship with students. Lots of diversity with the students, my first year was an awesome experience!
What I like most about SVSU are the people you meet there. It's a relatively small place for being a university and all kinds of different people go there. You make a lot of friends while you're there, and most people are really friendly there. The staff care about the people there, their jobs, and are always there if you need help.

Some of the issues I've run into relate to some professors making classes too easy to learn anything or simply not doing their jobs at as high a quality as expected. It's almost universally understood on campus that most of the science department is less than great at their jobs and the same goes for the math department. Of course, these are difficult subjects for most people so it's understandable that they'd have difficulty, but the issue really does lie in these professors ability to teach their students.