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5 Reasons to be a Cardinal


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.
Moot Court team in Michigan and 17th nationally among 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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