Tuition & Fees

$9,819

$23,063

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
75%
400-499
25%
600-699
25%
500-599
25%
300-399
50%
500-599
25%
400-499
75%
30-36
9%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
15%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
56%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,083
Declined + 1,616
Total Received 6,699
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Public

8,397

undergraduate students

768

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Social Work
  3. Criminal Justice
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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 9,165
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)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

University Center, MI

782-acre campus in University Center, 10 miles from Saginaw (population: 48,984). 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
75%
400-499
25%
600-699
25%
500-599
25%
300-399
50%
500-599
25%
400-499
75%
30-36
9%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
15%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
56%
12-17
7%

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

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,083
Declined + 1,616
Total Received 6,699

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,706,008
State $1,124,162
Institutional $7,406,700
Other external $2,363,992
Total $23,600,862

Non-need-based

Federal $23,198
State $187,419
Institutional $5,850,435
Other external $5,577,259
Total $11,638,311

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red and blue
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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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Undergraduate

92%

8,397
students

Female
58%
4,861

Male
42%
3,536

Graduate

8%

768
students

Female
73%
561

Male
27%
207

undergraduateFull-time

83%

6,988
students

Female
59%
4,104

Male
41%
2,884

undergraduatePart-time

17%

1,409
students

Female
54%
757

Male
46%
652

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended 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 Recommended 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

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
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
989 964-6096
intadmit@svsu.edu

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