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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
Southern Arkansas is a public university located in Magnolia, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,019 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Arkansas acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 44% of students, Southern Arkansas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
Southern Arkansas University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities207 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies27 Graduates
Early Childhood Education27 Graduates
Agricultural Business23 Graduates
Community Organization and Advocacy21 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
Southern Arkansas University Reviews
Southern Arkansas University offers many online options. I took a few online classes while I also attended on campus. These classes are very flexible and engaging to take. They also offer one of the best Academic and Value based MBA degrees. Don't forget online learning is very much self-motivation based learning. If you can practice good time management, as well as good self-study, you will succeed. The professors are always quick to email you back as well. I would recommend SAU to anyone!
Southern Arkansas University is amazing! The professors I have are very nice and are willing to help you if you have questions. I've also been able to engage with them enough that they know me by my first name. I went to Guatemala for study abroad and my Spanish teacher helped me get reimbursement money since I applied for the scholarship too late. Now, about the college itself, everyone I've met are nice and it's sooo easy to make friends. The only complaint I have about the college is the financial office or just some of the offices in general. The people are nice but if you do not constantly email them, it will take them forever to get back to you.
SAU was not my first choice of colleges; however, I decided to come because they offered me more scholarships, and I was closer to home which was important for me. Though SAU was not my first choice, I do not regret enrolling here at all. I started off a nursing major, but ended up changing due to the work limitations in the program. I am now a senior business major, and I have "enjoyed" my experiences with the college of business. What I mean by enjoyed is that the teachers have worked with me throughout all the changes I have had--I became pregnant at the beginning of my sophomore year, and had my daughter during finals week. My teachers allowed me to take the exams early/late and even allowed me to bring my daughter. Mrs. Jody Nations is an amazing teacher for all of her students, but she especially special for me. Not only can she teach in many ways to help every student learn, she has also personally taken care of my daughter so that I could focus on assignments.