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

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

SVSU plans to safely welcome our Cardinal community to campus for the fall 2021 semester, with 80% of classes expected to operate in-person at full capacity. We are open for in-person campus tours, and masks are not required for fully vaccinated visitors in most of our indoor spaces. 75% of our faculty and staff, and thousands of our students, are already vaccinated. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  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 minus
  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

At SVSU, you get unique opportunities that other undergraduates don’t. We offer innovative programs, where our passionate students are inspired by real-world experiences through undergraduate research, fieldwork, hands-on internships, study abroad, leadership development and more. Our small class sizes and dedicated professors guide and support you with individualized mentorship, so your goals become a reality.

Our students don’t just succeed, they excel. With countless national and international achievements, our students are empowered to defy limits and unleash their potential. We're proud to provide the most affordable state tuition in Michigan and the #1 ranked dorms in the nation. We believe in fostering a community-minded environment that allows you to reach extraordinary heights. With a 97% job placement rate and nearly one-third of students graduating without any debt, you are prepared to soar. At SVSU, we are invested together—and we believe in you. Your future starts here.

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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
73%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,271 / 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
$7,022 / 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
17:1
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. 118 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 118 responses

Majors

Nursing at Saginaw Valley State University

SVSU's Nursing program is where compassion meets excellence as students learn how to provide diligent care and encouragement to their patients, families and community. Students in this major grow together as an academic cohort in a hands-on nursing curriculum through simulation labs, extensive clinical experience, internships and course work to achieve a nearly 100% job placement rate.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,348 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,128
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Friendly
    74%
  • Typical
    11%
  • Very motivated to learn
    9%
  • Lazy
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • rude
    1%
  • Stressed
    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. 120 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Evolving as it grows.
    34%
  • Welcoming
    29%
  • Innovative
    16%
  • New
    5%
  • Guiding
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Perfect
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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