Saginaw Valley State University
Located in Michigan’s beautiful Great Lakes Bay Region, Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) is a mid-sized, public university with a thriving campus community. With an overall student population of just over 9,000 students—including 700 international students from more than 55 different countries—SVSU is a diverse suburban campus with endless opportunities for our students.
Generous scholarships are available, including the Red & White Award, which is a nearly 50% tuition scholarship. SAT and ACT scores are not required for admission, though they will be used for additional scholarship consideration. Be sure to inquire about how you can receive an application fee waiver code!
Conveniently located in mid-Michigan, SVSU is only a few hours from major cities such as Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Toronto, Canada. Our local airport is only 15 minutes from campus and SVSU provides free pickup for new international students.
We proudly offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, including a variety of Business majors, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Health Science, and Nursing. SVSU graduates are highly sought after by companies across the country and the world. Several of our programs have 100% job placement rates following graduation!
International students feel right at home in our award-winning on-campus housing that has been voted #1 in the state of Michigan. When on campus, take advantage of our more than 100 student organizations, including the International Student Club, Saudi Club, and many more!
Students stay active by exercising in our spacious fitness center and joining intramural or club sports teams such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball. There are miles of woodland trails surrounding campus and throughout the tri-city area to run or bike on, as well as state and national parks to explore within Michigan.