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 12,000 students enrolled each year at Saginaw Valley State University.

A large majority of students at this school scored in the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SVSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of about 79 percent with 34 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the SVSU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saginaw Valley State University was reported as 78.8% in Fall 2013 with over 6,010 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: 18 - 24
  • SVSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saginaw Valley State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 85.9%
  • 2010-2011: 89.3%
  • 2011-2012: 89.3%
  • 2012-2013: 85.3%
  • 2013-2014: 78.8%
  • Projected SVSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 84.1%

How Does SVSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saginaw Valley State University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Michigan-Flint78.1%
Ferris State University75.9%
University of Detroit Mercy61.5%
Davenport University91.7%
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.8%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SVSU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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