Why Choose SVSU?

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Highest Level of Accreditation- SVSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association with several other program accreditations.

Convenient, Safe Location- SVSU's main campus is centrally located within the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay Region of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland. The MBS International Airport is only ten minutes from campus and Detroit is two hours by car. Our campus and surrounding area are extremely safe.

Affordable- SVSU offers one of the lowest tuition rates of all public universities in Michigan and many Mid-Western states.

Skills-Based Learning-  SVSU’s programs are practical, skills-based, and designed to respond to the needs of the public and private sectors regionally, nationally and globally.

Credentialed Faculty- The majority of SVSU faculty hold a Ph.D. and many bring both academic credentials and professional experience to the classroom.

Quality Course Delivery- Learning at SVSU is most often face-to-face and interactive with some online and hybrid (combination of in-class and online) courses

Small Classes- The undergraduate average class size is 24 and the graduate average class size is 16 students.

Breathtaking Campus- SVSU's campus is modern, compact and state-of-the-art. The Health & Human Services building constructed in 2010 provides high-tech classrooms and laboratories for students in disciplines such as nursing, occupational therapy, exercise science, athletic training and social work. More than 70 percent of the SVSU campus has been constructed in the last 15 years. Unlike campuses in urban centers, parking is ample and free.

Vibrant University Culture- SVSU has over 10,000 students, including more than 600 international students from 34 countries. We provide a rich campus culture with concerts, guest lectures, theatrical performances and many athletic programs.