Reasons to Consider SVSU

  1. SVSU offers the lowest tuition of any Michigan public state university.

  2. SVSU’s campus is modern, compact and state-of-the art: 70% of the campus has been constructed in the past 15 years. Further, it is safe, serene and sits on almost 800 acres.

  3. With a class size average of 25, students learn in small groups, with a great deal of teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction.

  4. The College of Business and Management is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Only 15% of all such collegiate programs internationally, and 25% of U.S. business programs are accredited by the AACSB. This is a distinction that employers recognize as a sign of the very best.

  5. SVSU’s engineering programs in the College of Science, Engineering & Technology are accredited by ABET , the recognized accreditor for university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.

  6. SVSU considers itself a teaching university. This means that faculty choose to be here because they are most interested in their classroom interactions with students. SVSU’s highly credentialed faculty are from around-the-world and bring to the classroom both outstanding academic as well as business experience. 

  7. Undergraduate research opportunities allow SVSU students to be directly involved in a variety of projects, ranging from work on alternative fuel sources, to developing medical devices, and creating business marketing assessment plans. 

  8. No classes are taught by graduate assistants. The majority of SVSU faculty are Ph.D.s and several come from around the world, thereby bringing a global perspective to the classroom. 

  9. SVSU’s residential facilities have been voted “Best in the State” by Michigan Campus Compact.

  10. SVSU’s mechanical engineering students annually compete with more than 140 worldwide teams in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series . Since 2001, the SVSU Cardinal Formula Racing team has had two Top Ten finishes, 6th in the world in 2003 and 8th in the world in 2005. 

  11. SVSU offers all its student outstanding support through its “Help” centers: technology, writing, and math – services are available at no charge to the student. 

  12. Much of SVSU student learning experience is experiential; it occurs outside the classroom and into the regional business community. 

  13. SVSU has twice as many computers per student as the national average. 

  14. The Office of International Programs oversees a “host family” program that gives international students time with faculty, staff and their families in a social setting. 

  15. Friday prayer for SVSU Muslim students is offered. 

  16. The SVSU English Language Program (ELP) provides high-quality, intensive English instruction. 

  17. Outstanding graduate programs are offered. Of particular interest to international students: MBA, Master of Arts Communication & Digital Media Design, Master of Arts Administrative Sciences.