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Saginaw Valley State University Student Life

Saginaw Valley State University is on a 782-acre campus in a small town setting in University Center, Michigan, not far from Detroit. There are many activities and organizations for Saginaw Valley State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Saginaw Valley State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Saginaw Valley State University has a thriving His House Christian Fellowship. In fact, more students participate in His House Christian Fellowship than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Saginaw Valley State University include Criminal Justice Society, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Phi Omega and International Students Club.

Saginaw Valley State University students' favorite campus traditions are Card's Party, Homecoming Week and Battle of the Valleys.

Does Saginaw Valley State University Offer Student Housing?

Saginaw Valley State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Saginaw Valley State University students live off campus. In 2021, 31% of undergrads at Saginaw Valley State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 69% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Saginaw Valley State University. There are 2,492 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,206 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,452 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Saginaw Valley State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Saginaw Valley State University Athletics

At Saginaw Valley State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Saginaw Valley State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 2

Safety at Saginaw Valley State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Saginaw Valley State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Saginaw Valley State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Saginaw Valley State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Saginaw Valley State University has Sexual Assault Prevention Program.

Plan a Visit to Saginaw Valley State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Saginaw Valley State University, take Interstate 75 to University Center, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to MBS International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Saginaw Valley State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Saginaw Valley State University Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

8%

5%

4%

4%

2%

1%

0.32%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

7,206

Graduate Students

824

Non-Resident / International Students

249

Saginaw Valley State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,030

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,814

Out-of-State

$25,401

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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