Saginaw Valley State University

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School Overview

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

www.svsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,190

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,661

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,018

Graduate enrollment: 1,647

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education

Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

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

History – General B

Mathematics

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

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.

Saginaw Valley State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(989) 964-4000
Website:www.svsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.svsu.edu/apply/undergraduate/
Address:7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI 48710
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,105
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,911 (87% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,345
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,947
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,182

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saginaw Valley State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saginaw Valley State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services81
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education11012
Engineering2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs148
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts5
Grand total25725

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Saginaw Valley State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saginaw Valley State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,345
Out-of-state$21,947
Books and supplies$1,350

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,219
Out-of-state$24,867

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,50897%
Grant or scholarship aid1,39590%$5,182
Student loan aid90858%$6,007

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,16870%$6,252
Federal student loans5,33661%$6,710

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saginaw Valley State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saginaw Valley State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,7002,6634,037
Percent admitted100%74%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%20%20%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saginaw Valley State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,105
Undergraduate enrollment8,335
Graduate enrollment770

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saginaw Valley State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English Language Program)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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