Saginaw Valley State University Men's Football


  • Top 60% in men's football in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 72% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division II
  • Top 40% in men's football in Division II for ACT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
18 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 12
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 38
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 51
Business Administration and Management, General 74
Business/Commerce, General 23
Business/Managerial Economics 8
Finance, General 32
International Business/Trade/Commerce 16
Marketing, Other 39
Operations Management and Supervision 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 54
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 11
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 33
Education, General 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 84
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 13
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22
Mechanical Engineering 39
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 11
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature, General 5
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 11
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 12
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 14
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 75
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 194
History, General 49
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 91
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General 6
Mathematics, General 13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 51
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 13
Chemistry, Other 3
Physical Sciences, Other 3
Physics, General 2
Psychology, General 62
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 10
Social Work 125
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 17
Sociology 18
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 10
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2
Graphic Design 29
Music, General 6

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