Saginaw Valley State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of University Center, MI, less than an hour from Detroit.
Founded in 1963, Saginaw Valley State University currently enrolls around 8,030 students a year, including 7,206 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $77,898,352. The school spends $5,998 for each full-time student enrolled.
Acceptance rate: 89%
Average GPA: 3.47
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:
Admission to Saginaw Valley State University is moderately difficult. Saginaw Valley State University accepts around 89 percent of applicants each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.47 out of 4.0.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Saginaw Valley State University, around 77 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,485 students who started at Saginaw Valley State University as first-time freshman, 230 graduate within four years.
Saginaw Valley State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 48 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 88 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,837 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saginaw Valley State University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saginaw Valley State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saginaw Valley State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Saginaw Valley State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
980 to 1180
980 and Less
The median SAT score for Saginaw Valley State University students is 1086. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saginaw Valley State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saginaw Valley State University.
Wondering what life at Saginaw Valley State University is like? There are approximately 8,265 students enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University, including 7,490 undergraduate students and 775 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from MI and 2% percent of students are from other states.
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