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University Center, MI
Saginaw Valley State University
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3.7
Overall Quality
Facilities
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4.2
Safety
Safety
4.0
Happiness
Happiness
3.9
Location
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3.7
Opportunities
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3.6
Clubs
Clubs
3.5
Reputation
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3.5
Social
Social
3.4
Food
Food
3.3
Internet
Internet
3.1
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4.2
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3.1
421 Ratings
  • Overall
    1.3
    😖awful
    Nov 14th, 2022
    Beware. Saginaw is not a safe city. And it's come on campus. Just ask anyone who was at the back to school party at the Cardinal Townhomes where the big shooting occurred. This school may think it's safe in the cornfields, but it wants you too Malachi.
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    4.1
    😎awesome
    Nov 13th, 2022
    I am in my third year, and I love it here. SVSU was not my first choice, but after hearing about gun violence surrounding my first choice option, I am very thankful I chose SVSU. The faculty is amazing overall, I have had no serious issues. I absolutely love the smaller class sizes. The math department does suck, but my current professor is great.
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    2.8
    😖awful
    Nov 12th, 2022
    The experience here is worth a bit more than what you have to pay in tuition. The cost to go here is one of the lowest in the country, and the experience here is just above dull. It is a very average experience. The rooming is top tier, and the common areas are very nice, and you won't have to worry about crowding when it is rush hour. Very mid.
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  • Overall
    4.6
    😎awesome
    Nov 4th, 2022
    Dorms are fantastic! Dining options are great. Lots of clubs & activities to choose from. Campus is safe. Profs are good, but check their ratings! Many people go home on weekends, if you're into the party scene this is not the place for you. Apts near campus are good and lots of activity but also security so nothing crazy there. I enjoy SVSU a lot!
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  • Overall
    1.8
    😖awful
    Nov 3rd, 2022
    About halfway through my sophomore year at svsu, most introductory classes or gen Eds are very much useless here. If you take any kind of math course here be prepared to seek help elsewhere. Student life is dead, campus is like a ghost town every weekend after October, little to no activities to do on campus, very poor site for a college.
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  • Overall
    3.0
    😐average
    Nov 3rd, 2022
    SVSU is not a good school in terms of social life and athletics, but I've enjoyed the professors so far. The classes are pretty easy to get through and the professors seem to care about your well-being. I commute from home so my opinion on food and social life isn't very accurate compared to others. SVSU is good school overall and very affordable.
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  • Overall
    2.9
    😖awful
    Oct 24th, 2022
    I see reviews mention it all the time. This school is not a party school. Sure, there's bars, but there aren't ever any frat parties or other parties near campus. Most teachers here are just OK. Not awful but not outstanding either. There's a running joke on campus about how bad the cafeteria hurts your stomach after eating it. Overall, 6.8/10
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  • Overall
    1.4
    😖awful
    Oct 20th, 2022
    SVSU tries to act like it's this great value proposition, but it's just cheap. The faculty don't seem to be really happy to be here. And the student enrollment keeps dropping year after year. I keep looking around and more of my friends have been transferring and it's about time that I do so as well. There really isn't a point to this place.
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  • Overall
    3.5
    😐average
    Sep 1st, 2022
    The people are nice, the place is beautiful, but the food makes you sick and the wifi is horrible! Even worst, everything you do is online.
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  • Overall
    2.8
    😖awful
    Aug 1st, 2022
    The other reviews are right. Social life is lacking here. Food is alright, common areas are phenomenal, some professors are great, others are awful. The only part of SVSU I dislike is the lack of partying or even the lack of clubs. Overall, its a very nice school with great dorms and a great campus, just not the college to go to for partying
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  • Overall
    4.2
    😎awesome
    May 18th, 2022
    I love svsu :)
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  • Overall
    3.7
    😐average
    Apr 29th, 2022
    good school
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  • Overall
    2.7
    😖awful
    Apr 19th, 2022
    I'm a senior about to graduate. Here's what you need to know about SVSU. Some professors are great and others make you wonder how they have a job. The party scene isn't good. Parties at Campus Village were fun but they made a rule change so partying there died down. The campus is safe and the common areas are actually very good. The food is alright
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  • Overall
    1.6
    😖awful
    Apr 19th, 2022
    Thank you SVSU for accepting me. No one else would let me in, but you accepted me, wooed me, and told me I was a great student. That'll teach the other schools I applied to but rejected me. Every. Other. School.
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  • Overall
    3.0
    😐average
    Apr 18th, 2022
    The campus is perfect size, not too big and not too little. Food in the Doan is hit or miss. It's in a great location right between Saginaw and Bay City. Internet isn't the greatest especially for gaming or watching TV but it does what it's supposed to. The dorms are great. I love SVSU but there are a lot of things that are hit or miss.
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  • Overall
    3.0
    😐average
    Apr 12th, 2022
    SVSU is not a party college. There's CV, but they're extremely strict on partying now, and the security guards weird about letting people in. Pretty much everything else about SVSU is alright, it's just really lacking social life.
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  • Overall
    3.4
    😐average
    Apr 5th, 2022
    The food is mediocre. Housing is really good. Cheap price compared to other schools in Michigan. Super safe campus. Location isn't bad, you get the country feeling while being 5 mins from a big town. Some events on campus worth going to, but other times there is hardly anything. Internet can be spotty but overall its pretty good. Common areas good!
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  • Overall
    1.6
    😖awful
    Mar 27th, 2022
    Proud SVSU Alum '19, but looking for a job. NE one hiring? All I had to do was show up and I got my degree. CV parties are da bomb! Free lead for every beer you drink. Directly put in you. Kinda wish I could get me a job, but, hey, 5 years of Gen Eds can't be all bad.
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  • Overall
    2.7
    😖awful
    Mar 23rd, 2022
    Sure, the social life is almost non-existent, but everything else here is pretty nice. The campus is beautiful and the common spaces are exceptional. The housing here is very nice, and the tuition is dirt cheap compared to other universities throughout Michigan. If you're looking for a stepping stone in your college career, SVSU is a great choice
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  • Overall
    2.5
    😖awful
    Mar 14th, 2022
    I feel like I can't review SVSU without mentioning the severe lack of social activities going on. Football tailgates are the only time I ever see people out partying, still, there aren't very many people there. Battle of the Valleys was fun, but that was only 1 day out of the fall semester. Social life gets a 2/10, everything else is a 7.8/10
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