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5 Reasons to be a Cardinal


You might be a thinker, scientist, athlete, artist, inventor or musician. No matter your gifts, our classrooms promise to shape you in ways that unleash incredible opportunities.

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SVSU not only offers you an expansive range of programs, we also have nationally regarded degrees. Our students outperform competition from leading private and public universities across the country

A visual representation of the states where there are the most SVSU alumni.

The top five states where SVSU alumni work -- with alumni in all 50 states -- (#1) Michigan (#2) Florida (#3) Ohio (#4) Illinois (#5) Texas


We are the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State University -- defying expectations and guiding student exploration.  Here, bright minds learn and grow with one another.  Here, you'll discover.  Here, you'll take flight.

1 of 5%
of business schools worldwide accredited by the AACSB
1 of 7%
of universities recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement
One of the largest Nursing (BSN) and Social Work (BSW) programs in Michigan.
TOP 19
Moot Court team nationally ranked out of 425+ competitors
Undergraduate formula racing team globally ranked for student-engineered racecar
International students from 59 different countries


Our students aren't lost in the audience of a giant lecture hall; they are standing center stage presenting research to Ph.d's and graduate students around the world - from Oxford university's Global Conference on business and economics to the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium. Faculty across the five colleges include you in their work and seek out experiences to help you grow.

What makes an SVSU education valuable?

Annual Cost of Attendance (w/housing): $21,505

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