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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Spring Arbor University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League
Address
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
Website

Spring Arbor University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,465/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,669/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,367/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,714/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,257/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,888/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,559Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christ like figure
    48%
  • Sociable
    26%
  • Honorable
    15%
  • Closed-minded
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    52%
  • You are not a number
    20%
  • Convenient
    12%
  • Growth
    12%
  • Purposeful
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Spring Arbor University is a small university, but the community on this campus is unreal. I have never experienced this type of community among college-aged people before. Also, most of the professors are awesome with a a bunch of knowledge that they want to give us and help us understand. Some of the professors are amazing mentors also. It is not uncommon for a student and professor to have a more meaningful relationship with one another than a normal college (not in an inappropriate way!). Most of the faculty and staff are there because they want students to grow intellectually, sociable, and most important, spiritually.
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Spring Arbor University has the most caring and compassionate professors I have ever experienced or ever thought I could experience. This is the primary reason I choose to to this college. Every single professor you have will be nothing short of wonderful. You will love going to every class- if you love to learn! Your academic adviser will be very hands on, get to know you extremely well, and work with you through every step of your college experience the very best they can. I was a member of the women's cross country team and experienced a true family among the athletes here, as well. This is a beautiful campus, full of beautiful hearts. There is no party life, the town is quite boring. There is a pizza place and a Mcdonalds (With a 24 hour drive thru that you can walk through!) Most of the kids there are white and raised in cute little christian upbringings. If you're not from this lifestyle it can make you a little uncomfortable.
Spring Arbor University is the perfect small school. The people here are awesome. If you want a place where you can walk across campus and know 10 out of the 20 people that you just walked past, this is the place for you. The professors care about you and your education, and about what you are doing as a student to further your experience in the classroom. Campus is small, and the closest 'big town' is about ten minutes away, but you can always find things to do and people to do them with if you try hard enough. If you don't think a big school is for you, then SAU might be a good option! Our CORE program does a really good job of getting new students hooked up with a student mentor and a group of fellow classmates from the first day on campus. You get to grow with this group and you might find that some of those people will be your good friends.