Saginaw Valley State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Saginaw Valley State University
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SVSU Admissions Overview:

Saginaw Valley State, admitting around three-quarters of applicants each year, is a largely accessible school. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. In addition to an application, those applying will need to submit high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or the ACT. If you need help with your application, feel free to contact a member of the admissions office at SVSU.

Admissions Data (2016):

SVSU Description:

Saginaw Valley State University is a public, four-year institution located in University Center, Michigan, about a hundred miles northwest of Detroit. SVSU's 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 20 to 1 and an average class size of 21. The university offers a long list of undergraduate, graduate, and international programs between its Colleges of Arts and Behavioral Sciences; Business and Management; Education; Health and Human Services; and Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Over 2,700 students live in the SVSU residence halls, which were voted by the Michigan Organization of Residence Halls Association to be “Michigan’s Best Residential Life.” SVSU is home to many student organizations, including the Saginaw Valley Paranormal Group and the Zombie Defense Council, several intramural sports, as well as 19 club sports including equestrian, paintball, and waterskiing.

The university fields 16 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,105 (8,335 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,345 (in-state); $21,947 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,185
  • Other Expenses: $1,120
  • Total Cost: $21,000 (in-state); $33,602 (out-of-state)

SVSU Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,182
    • Loans: $6,007

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art & Graphic Design, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Health Science, History, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Swimming, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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