Saginaw Valley State University: Statistics

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#779 of 2,597 In North America
#712 of 2,496 In the United States
#20 of 62 In Michigan
#850 of 1,044 For Social Work
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Acceptance rate
89%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
7,203
Graduates
825
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
svsu.edu

Saginaw Valley State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 89% 90%
Applicants 6,881 2,258 4,615
Admissions 6,156 2,005 4,146
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,350 456 894
Freshmen enrolled part time 33 13 20

4,823 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

935 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,314 or 95%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Saginaw Valley State University are 970-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
211 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Saginaw Valley State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 6170 (77%)
Black or African American 637 (8%)
Hispanic 396 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 292 (4%)
Two or more races 263 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 165 (2%)
Asian 76 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,561
Students receiving aid
98%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $10,376$14,950
Tuition in-state $10,376$14,950
Tuition out-of-state $24,963$28,430
Fee in-district $438$350
Fee in-state $438$350
Fee out-of-state $438$350

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,237
Combined charge for room and board $8,568
Room charge $4,518
Meal charge $4,050

Saginaw Valley State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 182
Social Work 90 56
Business Administration and Management, General 87 13
Rehabilitation Science 68
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 65
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 64
Mechanical Engineering 59
Accounting 57
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 57
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 57
Psychology, General 56
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 51
Elementary Education and Teaching 50
Marketing, Other 47
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 46
Finance, General 40
Computer and Information Sciences, General 33 4
Graphic Design 36
History, General 28
Business & Commerce, General 27
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 27
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 24
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 23
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 18
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 18
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 17
Political Science and Government, General 16
Athletic Training & Trainer 15
English Language and Literature, General 15
General Studies 15
Special Education and Teaching, General 4 11
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 14
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 13
Biochemistry 12
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 12
Public Health Education and Promotion 12
Music, General 11
Public Administration 1 10
Sociology, General 10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 9
Art & Art Studies, General 7
Computer Teacher Education 7
International Business & Trade & Commerce 7
Mathematics, General 7
Chemistry, General 6
Physics, General 6
Business & Managerial Economics 5
Creative Writing 5
Education, Other 5
Geography 5
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
International & Globalization Studies 4
Nursing Practice 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 3
Neuroscience 3
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 3
Nursing Administration 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Physical Sciences, Other 2
Social Science Teacher Education 2
Applied Mathematics, General 1
Chemistry, Other 1
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 1,420 258 4
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 48% 39% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
975
Citations
13,783

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
333 / 2,570
Medicine
178 / 4,852
Psychology
145 / 6,477
Engineering
123 / 903
Business
118 / 1,223
Computer Science
105 / 1,586
Biology
83 / 1,654
Art & Design
78 / 910
Sociology
76 / 645
Chemistry
70 / 1,088
Physics
68 / 558
Economics
62 / 271
Environmental Science
56 / 222
Mathematics
53 / 710
Materials Science
49 / 472
Political Science
46 / 72
Education Majors
45 / 412
Demography
43 / 938
Health Science
37 / 258
Social Psychology
37 / 3,014
History
37 / 24
Physical Therapy
33 / 296
Math Teachers
26 / 538
Gerontology
25 / 1,123
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
25 / 3
Marketing
23 / 642
Media Studies
23 / 203
Development Studies
22 / 80
Ecology
22 / 97
Philosophy
22 / 43
Geography and Cartography
21 / 116
Botany
21 / 294
Creative Writing
20 / 796
Child Psychology
20 / 2,116
Automation and Control engineering
19 / 38
Public Health
18 / 903
Law
18 / 69
Nursing
18 / 162
Classics and Ancient History
17 / 14
Metallurgical Engineering
17 / 137

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 7
1992 6 10
1993 12 21
1994 11 27
1995 9 32
1996 7 36
1997 13 37
1998 7 47
1999 8 53
2000 16 53
2001 8 67
2002 26 75
2003 20 69
2004 33 110
2005 31 105
2006 31 148
2007 27 178
2008 39 295
2009 44 429
2010 50 543
2011 63 762
2012 54 834
2013 72 985
2014 67 1242
2015 88 1461
2016 65 1474
2017 54 1428
2018 48 1380
2019 80 1580
2020 69 1930
2021 68 2031

Notable alumni

  1. DeJ Loaf

    DeJ Loaf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    songwritersingerrapper
    Biography

    Deja Monét Trimble, better known by her stage name Dej Loaf (stylized as DeJ Loaf), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. She began her music career in 2011, and released her debut single "Just Do It" in 2012. In October 2014, she released her second mixtape, Sell Sole.

  2. Bart Stupak

    Bart Stupak
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Saginaw Valley State University
    In 1977 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    lobbyistpolice officerpolitician
    Biography

    Bartholomew Thomas Stupak is an American politician and lobbyist. A member of the Democratic Party, Stupak served as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district from 1993 to 2011.

  3. Todd Herremans

    Todd Herremans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Todd Herremans is a former American football offensive guard who played 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Herremans was selected in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent ten seasons. During his NFL career, Herremans started 126 of a total 135 games played in. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State University.

  4. Jonathon Jennings

    Jonathon Jennings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Jonathon Jennings is an American professional Canadian football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He attended Saginaw Valley State University, where he played college football and studied finance. Jennings made his professional debut for the BC Lions in 2015.

  5. Sheldon Neeley

    Sheldon Neeley
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sheldon A. Neeley is an American politician, currently serving as the Mayor of Flint, Michigan. In 2014, Neeley was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. Before being elected state representative, Neeley was elected to the Flint City Council where he served for nine years. Neeley retired after working for 27 years as a broadcast technician on WJRT-TV in Flint and remains the Union President of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. On November 5, 2019, Neeley was elected mayor of Flint, defeating incumbent candidate Karen Weaver. On November 11, 2019, Neeley was sworn in as the 94th mayor of Flint, naming transparency as his number one priority in this new position. On the same day, Neeley resigned from his seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. His wife, Cynthia, was elected to his former seat on March 10, 2020. On March 8, 2020, Neeley announced his endorsement of Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.

  6. James A. Barcia

    James A. Barcia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Saginaw Valley State University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    employeepolitician
    Biography

    James Allan Barcia is an American Democratic politician from Michigan. He has served successively in the Michigan House of Representatives, the Michigan Senate, the United States House of Representatives and then again the Michigan Senate, from which he was term-limited in January 2011. He has served as County Executive of Bay County, Michigan since January, 2017.

  7. John DiGiorgio

    John DiGiorgio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    John DiGiorgio is a retired American football linebacker. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State.

  8. Roger Mason

    Roger Mason
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Roger Leroy Mason is a retired American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily in relief from 1984 to 1987, 1989, and 1991–1994.

  9. Sadik Balarabe

    Sadik Balarabe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Sadik Olaniyi Balarabe is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Mağusa Türk Gücü.

General info

Alternative names SVSU
Founded 1963
Motto Something More. Something Better.
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar August to April. Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff 814
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 7400 Bay Rd
University Center, Michigan, 48710
United States
City population 4,000
Phone 9899644000
Fax +1 (989) 964 0180

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