We are the Cardinals -- the hard workers, game-makers, go-getters and pride-takers. We turn every challenge into an opportunity. We see every struggle as a chance to rise together. We are Saginaw Valley State University and we're waiting for you.
On this campus, your goals and dreams become a reality. The academic support, adventures and friendships you discover here will grow you like nothing else. We help you achieve, and we free you from limits.
SVSU not only offers you an expansive range of programs, we also offer partial scholarships to qualified applicants. International applicants will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility at the time of admission. Learn more about our costs of attendance by clicking below.
5 Reasons to be a 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.