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Southern Arkansas University
  • 4 Year
  • MAGNOLIA, AR

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Southern Arkansas is an above-average public university located in Magnolia, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,637 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Arkansas acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 40% of students, Southern Arkansas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.

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100 E UNIVERSITY
MAGNOLIA, AR 71753
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

Southern Arkansas University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1140
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,141 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,861 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 46 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 51 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    57%
  • On Campus
    28%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,637 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
523
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Friendly and open
    61%
  • Average
    17%
  • Nice
    14%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • self-centered
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 50 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Small-town
    58%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Blah
    8%
  • Middle of Nowhere
    8%
  • Family
    6%
  • User friendly
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 26 responses

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