Saginaw Valley State University

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Saginaw Valley State University (locally referred to as SVSU) is a state university located in the center of Michigan’s lower peninsula in the township of Kochville, in the county of Saginaw. SVSU shares a campus with Delta College and is the most recent addition to Michigan’s 15 pubic higher education institutions. SVSU was founded in 1963 as Saginaw Valley College. It’s name was later changed to Saginaw Valley State University to reflect its enhanced educational offerings and status as a four-year higher education institution.

General Information

Admission Office

7400 Bay Road

University Center, MI 48710

(989) 964-4200

(800) 968-9500

Fax: (989) 790-0180

Contact: Jennifer Pahl

Director of Admissions
Main Address

7400 Bay Road

University Center, MI 48710

(989) 964-4000

Total undergrads: 8,190

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,661

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,018

Graduate enrollment: 1,647


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B


Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied studies B
Global Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Business chemistry B
Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Optics B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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