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Southern Arkansas University
  • 4 Year
  • MAGNOLIA, AR

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  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
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Southern Arkansas is a public university located in Magnolia, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,950 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Arkansas acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Agricultural Business. Graduating 43% 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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About Southern Arkansas...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

Southern Arkansas University Rankings

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SAU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,561 / 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
$8,754 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 48 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    70%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,950 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
497
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Friendly and open
    61%
  • Average
    18%
  • Nice
    15%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • self-centered
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 47 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Small-town
    70%
  • Middle of Nowhere
    10%
  • Blah
    7%
  • Family
    7%
  • User friendly
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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