Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center , United States
  • 77
    Acceptance Rate
  • 8535
  • 93
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Higher education in the Saginaw Valley region dates back to the founding of Bay City Junior College in 1922. Though the junior college was replaced by Delta College in 1961, the area still lacked a four-year baccalaureate institution. Saginaw Valley College was founded as a private institution in November 1963, and became a state-supported institution in 1965. The name changed to Saginaw Valley State College in 1974 and again to Saginaw Valley State University in 1987.

Entry requirements

High school transcripts

The following meet requirements for proof of English language:

  • Successful completion of minimum ELS 110 level
  • An English course from an accredited U.S. institution equivalent to SVSU English 111 with a grade of C or higher
  • Successful completion of 1 full year of academic study in a U.S. High School

Scholarship & funding

The university offers scholarship opportunities. For more information


Student life

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