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

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Saginaw Valley State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,812/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,508/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,856/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,617/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,317/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,798/ 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
7,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
39%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
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

1,371 reviews
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Overall, I have had a good experience at SVSU. There is something for everyone here - a club, a sport, an opportunity, you name it! The administration cares about student input. You can be hit or miss with professors depending on the department, but that is true of any University. It's a great day to be a Cardinal!
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A very close-knit community, but at the same time you are always meeting new people. I have had wonderful opportunities, connections, and experiences within even my first year and a half! The campus is very well kept and is almost like a park in my opinion. The food is pretty good and the dorms are amazing.
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!