Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Rd, University Center, United States
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Overview of Saginaw Valley State University

About this school

Saginaw Valley State, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Behavioral Sciences; Business and Management; Education; Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; and Science, Engineering, and Technology. Its 782-acre campus is located in University Center, 35 miles north of Flint.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,893
    • Men:3,231 Men (40.9%)
    • Women:4,662 Women (59.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Saginaw Valley State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
7400 Bay Road
City, State, Zip
University Center, MI 48710
Phone
(989) 964-4200
Fax
(989) 964-0180
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 6,457 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 4,017 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 2,440 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,230 (26%) of 4,768 admitted students enrolled
Women
779 (26%) of 3,010 admitted students enrolled
Men
451 (26%) of 1,758 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |18-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,819|Out-of-state: $23,063 (44.94%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,465 (43.32%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,428 (6.54%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,137 (5.2%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Saginaw Valley State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002314
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,054 (86.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
852 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
852 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 805 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,535
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 577 (67.7%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 79 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
211 (17.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,285

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,973 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,292 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,292 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,593 (83.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,421
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,396 (79.1%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 276 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
884 (13.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,272

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,695
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


291

Part-Time Faculty


451

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
375,733
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
424
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Saginaw Valley State University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chinese
  • Communication--General
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Materials Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


782 acres

Weather


Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Saginaw
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Flint

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cardinal
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Saginaw Valley State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, his house christian fellowship, criminal justice society, delta sigma pi, alpha phi omega, international students club

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,601

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,893
Women
4,662
Men
3,231

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 9.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.7% White
  • 4.8% Unknown

International Students


6.1% from 43 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


769

Student Resources

Study resources