Overview

Applicants
7,029
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
288
with Terminal Degree

154
Men
134
Women

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
11%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing, Other.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemical Physics.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Optics/Optical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
11%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
40%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,347

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,255

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,865

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,406

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,739
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

7.95%
African-American
4.63%
Hispanic
74.28%
Caucasian
3.28%
Unknown
5.67%
International

60% female
40% male
2% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
SVSU Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Scott MacLeod

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

To be admitted into Disability Services the student must fill out an online application and meet with an intake coordinator

Documentation Required for ADHD

To be admitted into Disability Services the student must fill out an online application and meet with an intake coordinator

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
159
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
14

3% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Cardinals)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Cardinals)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Gay-Straight Alliance: www.svsu.edu/clubs/gsa The Pride Center: http://www.svsu.edu/thepridecenteratsvsu/

Minority Support Groups: Multicultural Student Affairs: http://www.svsu.edu/msa/

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Midwest Higher Education Commission agreements with Gateway, Dell, and IBM. Apple: educational discounts.

Campus Visits Contact

Address
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710

Phone
989.964.4200

Email
tours@svsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Student Recreation Center (Ryder)
Zahnow Library
Arbury Fine Arts Center
University Village

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Frankenmuth
Bay City Riverwalk
Dow Event Center
Midland Center for the Arts
Dow Gardens & Whiting Forest Canopy Walk

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
M-R 8 am-6 pm, F 8 am-4:30 pm
989.964.4200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30 am, 2:00 p.m.
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
http://www.svsucardinals.com/information/Compliance/RecruitingForms

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
MBS Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-75 : Exit 160 (Bay Road - M84), travel south on Bay Road for 4.5 miles. SVSU entrance is on the East side. From MBS Airport: Travel along Freeland Road (5 miles), turn right, travel South on Bay Road - M84 (.5 miles). SVSU entrance is on the East side.

Local Accommodations
Four Points Sheraton; Hampton Inn and Suites; Holiday Inn Express


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