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Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Saginaw Valley State University is a public institution based in University Center, Michigan. SVSU has a “selective” admissions process. Many students choose to study elementary education, nursing, or kinesiology and exercise science. The school also has a sister college in Shikoku, Japan, where students can spend a year in an exchange program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is not checked
No
ACT
ACT is not checked
No
Transcript
Transcript is checked
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
15%
Submitting ACT
95%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1089
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,028
Total Number of Undergrads
7,203
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
62%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,248
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,130
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$26,144
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,106
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,561
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,930
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,425

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,262
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,890
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
170
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

0
100
31%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cardinals
School Colors
red and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saginaw
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Chicago
Lansing
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
88%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,700

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
This is a beautiful campus. Very small community setting with great dorms. Most professors are nice and willing to help you.
M
Saginaw Valley is a beautiful, small campus that has everything to offer that a large university does without the large crowds. Class sizes are small and professors take the time to get to know their students making you more than just a number. There is something for everyone on campus and it once you are there it is the greatest home away from home.
Lauren from Byron, MI

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