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Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

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Saginaw Valley State University

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About Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) (commonly referred to as SVSU, SV, or Saginaw Valley) is a public university located in University Center, Michigan. It was founded in 1963 as Saginaw Valley College. It is located on 748 acres approximately 6 miles from downtown Saginaw in Kochville Township, Saginaw County. It is also only 8.5 miles from Bay City and 20 miles from Midland.

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Located in University Center, Michigan.

7400 Bay Rd, University Center, MI, 48710, Saginaw County

Saginaw Valley State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#906 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in Michigan

#25 of 171

2021 Best Public Colleges in Michigan

#13 of 47

Most Popular Majors

Out of 21 majors categories at Saginaw Valley State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Saginaw Valley State University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
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Notable Alumni