Welcome to Saginaw Valley State University
Discover the amazing opportunities that await you at SVSU, where we encourage you to show your unique brilliance. Get ready for an exciting journey of learning, growth, and new experiences that will make you stand out from the crowd. With our lively campus, diverse programs, and friendly community, you'll have all you need to uncover your full potential and truly shine.
Assured Admissions for Michigan Residents
Saginaw Valley State University proudly participates in the Michigan Assured Admission Pact (MAAP). We're here to make your journey to college straightforward and stress-free. Trust in SVSU to support you as you take the important steps towards your higher education goals. Learn more about MAAP and see if you are eligible.
At SVSU, we want everyone to obtain a first-class college education, regardless of income. Last year, nearly half of SVSU freshmen had their entire tuition paid for by scholarships and grants that never have to be repaid.
5 Reasons to be Cardinal
ACADEMICS: 100+ UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE PROGRAMS
At SVSU, we see and cultivate your full potential. Our award winning faculty partner with you to pursue research opportunities, study abroad experiences, academic conferences and practical internships.
CAMPUS LIFE: VOTED BEST DORMS IN MICHIGAN
We're the student section of an Elite 8 basketball game, painted red and screaming wild. We're festivals and movie nights, dorm hangouts and coffeehouse open mic events. Above all, we are a community of students spending every day like it only gets lived once.
AFFORDABILITY: #1 IN MICHIGAN
We lead Michigan in creating a high-value education. We care about you and your future, so we work with your family to find the aid you need. The vast majority of our students graduate with under $30,000 in debt.
CLASSES LED BY EXPERTS
At SVSU, every class is taught by a professor. Graduate students and teaching assistants never lead a class — we’re of the opinion students deserve the full attention of mentoring faculty. That is why our average class size is 23, with the largest freshman class topping out at 88. SVSU professors know your name, your challenges and your goals. They care about supporting you, and they help you reach the dreams you are chasing.
SUPPORT: ALL FOR ONE
If you are looking for a guide, our Career Center and faculty take the time to help you discover who you want to be. If the road feels hard and you need support, our Writing Center and tutoring programs offer direct solutions to your struggles. If you want a challenge, we'll send you to the academic edge where honors students and Cardinal fellows thrive. At SVSU, we are invested together -- and we believe in you.