Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)

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Saginaw Valley State University can be found in University Center, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 9,100 students enrolled each year at Saginaw Valley State University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 980 (25th percentile) to 1190 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into Saginaw Valley State University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SVSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of about 73 percent with 28 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saginaw Valley State University was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2020 with over 7,130 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SVSU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • SVSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Saginaw Valley State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saginaw Valley State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saginaw Valley State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.9%
  • 2017-2018: 74.0%
  • 2018-2019: 77.5%
  • 2019-2020: 73.2%
  • Projected SVSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 69.7%

How Does SVSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saginaw Valley State University is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwood University-Michigan79.1%
Alma College62.4%
Kettering University73.0%
University of Michigan-Flint66.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SVSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math490 - 590
Total Score980 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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