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Saginaw Valley State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Saginaw Valley State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.1%
Admission Difficulty for Saginaw Valley State University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Saginaw Valley State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,227 out of 7,149 applicants were admitted making Saginaw Valley State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Saginaw Valley State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saginaw Valley State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for Saginaw Valley State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Saginaw Valley State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saginaw Valley State University?

Saginaw Valley State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saginaw Valley State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >82%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 73%-82%
980 to 1085 Avg - 61%-73%
875 to 980 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 875 Low <48%
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Saginaw Valley State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for Saginaw Valley State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Saginaw Valley State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Saginaw Valley State University?

Admission data indicates that Saginaw Valley State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saginaw Valley State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saginaw Valley State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 73%-82%
19 to 22 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Saginaw Valley State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Saginaw Valley State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Saginaw Valley State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,596 2,536 7,149
Accepted 3,413 1,808 5,227
Acceptance Rate 74% 71% 73%
Enrolled 927 543 1,470
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saginaw Valley State University is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saginaw Valley State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saginaw Valley State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saginaw Valley State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172051 IPEDS survey data for Saginaw Valley State University.

FAQs

Does Saginaw Valley State University prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to Saginaw Valley State University. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saginaw Valley State University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Saginaw Valley State University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saginaw Valley State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1190. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saginaw Valley State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.