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.
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.
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?
Over 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees offer you incredible options and variety -- from criminal justice to neuroscience. SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business ranks in the top 5% worldwide.
Every class at SVSU is taught by faculty, 88% of whom hold the highest degree in their field. Learn directly from some of the best professors in the nation - who are not only experts but who are also there to support you.
84% of SVSU students engage in study abroad, field-based learning or volunteer work. Last year, our students earned 3,000 different placements for internships, competitive research, and co-ops.
SVSU proudly graduates nearly a third of our students with zero debt of any kind. We work hard to ensure you start pursuing your dreams with strong financial support.
HIGH FINANCIAL AID
SVSU offers more than $18 million in institutional aid each year. More than 90% of students receive financial aid through academic, merit and athletic scholarships. We also provide grants, loans and Work Study opportunities at SVSU based on financial need.