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We Soar

We are the Cardinals -- the hard workers, game-makers, go-getters and pride-takers. We turn every challenge into an opportunity. We see every struggle as a chance to rise together. We are Saginaw Valley State University and we're waiting for you.

Students at commencement in red gowns and red motorboards with white tassels.

On this campus, your goals and dreams become a reality. The academic support, adventures and friendships you discover here will grow you like nothing else. We help you achieve, and we free you from limits.

Students studying in Einsteins Bros. Bagels.

SVSU not only offers you an expansive range of programs, we also offer partial scholarships to qualified applicants. International applicants will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility at the time of admission. Learn more about our costs of attendance by clicking below.

5 Steps to Cardinal



Apply online and upload the required documents.



Respond to your admission, pay your orientation fee and accept any scholarships awarded.



Schedule your visa appointment.



Reserve your housing contract and dining plan.



Complete your pre-arrival form and stay in touch.

5 Reasons to be a Cardinal


We are the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State University -- defying expectations and guiding student exploration.  Here, bright minds learn and grow with one another.  Here, you'll discover.  Here, you'll take flight.