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
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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
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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

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,281Undergrads
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 58 responses
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  • Friendly
    81%
  • Typical
    12%
  • Very motivated to learn
    5%
  • Lazy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.104 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Evolving as it grows.
    40%
  • Welcoming
    25%
  • Innovative
    21%
  • 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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SVSU is great for those who want a family-like experience in school. The small campus and class sizes give you more opportunity to communicate with the professors one-on-one. The school is close to the mall, restaurants and local areas. STARS bus lines run through the campus as well so it is easy to go shopping. If I would change anything it would be to add more Asian language classes and cultural classes. There aren't many courses about Asian culture which would bring in more students. There are a variety of clubs and activities for the students, such as the East Asian Culture Club created by myself! SVSU gives you the opportunity to lead and participate.
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I am a freshman at Saginaw Valley State Univerity, and I love it! At first, I was scared to move far away from home, but I got fully acquainted with the school quickly. All of the activities, clubs, and programs helped me to meet lots of new people. Th dorms there are really nice compared to a lot of other colleges. They have a game room for students to blow off some steam and hang out with friends and not to mention the food on campus is great! The only downside about Saginaw is that it gets really cold in the winter, but no problem there are lots of clothing stores and malls nearby that you can purchase nice winter apparel.
Saginaw Valley State University has been a great choice for me! It's close to home, so I can commute back and forth. The classes are smaller, so you get to know the professors teaching your classes. SVSU has a very safe environment, with a lot of safety measures put in place in case of an emergency. Because the campus is smaller than some, it is not uncommon to have the same students in some of your classes. This lets you get to know more people, which makes the university feel more like home. I've had a great experience at SVSU so far!