Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Health & Medicine Business Education

Tuition & Fees

$10,814

$25,401

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,227
Declined 1,922
Total Received 7,149
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Public

7,490

undergraduate students

775

graduate students

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782-acre campus in University Center, 10 miles from Saginaw (population: 48,677). Air serves Freeland (five miles); bus serves Saginaw; train serves Flint (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Detroit
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: MBS International

Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI
48710

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • His House Christian Fellowship
  • Criminal Justice Society
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • International Students Club

Top Events

  • Card's Party
  • Homecoming Week
  • Battle of the Valleys
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Program

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
47%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
55%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.46

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,227
Declined 1,922
Total Received 7,149

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 36
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, bowling, dodgeball, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, water skiing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Physics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Operations Management and Supervision
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

8,265

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

7,490
students

Female
62%
4,607

Male
38%
2,883

9%

775
students

Female
78%
603

Male
22%
172

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

6,359
students

Female
62%
3,940

Male
38%
2,419

16%

1,131
students

Female
59%
667

Male
41%
464

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

441

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Tutors
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