Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 782-acre campus is located in University Center, MI, 35 miles north of Flint.

School Profiles: 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

1

teacher

17

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Social Work
  3. Health Science
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Codes

SAT 1766
ACT 2057

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School Facts

Saginaw Valley State University, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 782-acre campus is located in University Center, MI, 35 miles north of Flint.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,265
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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University Center, MI

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.

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
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 3% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

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%
500-599
25%
400-499
75%
30-36
7%
24-29
25%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
21%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
55%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($90 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Pahl
Director of Admissions
P: 800 968-9500
F: 989 790-0180
admissions@svsu.edu

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,187

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,376
Room & board $10,440
Additional fees $438
Books & supplies $1,059
Total $22,313
Average Financial Aid - $10,187
Total with Avg. Aid $12,126
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 989 964-4900
F: 989 964-2492
cfsc@svsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Robert Lemuel
Director of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid
lemuel@svsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

basketball, floor hockey, golf, inner-tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, walleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

John Decker (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Angela Pohl (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Studies
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Chemistry
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Communication
Communication/Digital Media
Communication/Theatre
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Classroom Teaching
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy/Materials
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise Science
Family Business Management
Finance
Fine Arts
French
General Business
Geography
Graphic Design
Health Administration/Leadership
Health Science
History
Industrial Management
Instructional Technology
International Business
International Studies
K-12 Literacy Specialist
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Lab Science
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Optical Physics
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Political Science/Public Administration
Principalship
Professional Accountancy
Professional/Technical Writing
Psychology
R.N. to B.S.N.
R.N. to M.S.N.
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Supply Chain Management
Theatre
Visual Arts Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Social Work
  3. Health Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

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 Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
Canada
China
India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of International Programs
989 964-4473
intadmit@svsu.edu

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