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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Spring Arbor is an above-average private, Christian university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,181 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Spring Arbor acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Social Work and Youth Services, and Operations Management. Graduating 57% of students, Spring Arbor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
106 E. Main St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League

Spring Arbor University Rankings

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Spring Arbor Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,000/ 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
$19,288/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,181Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
626
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Christ like figure
    43%
  • Sociable
    30%
  • Honorable
    13%
  • Closed-minded
    10%
  • Sheltered
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • You are not a number
    18%
  • Convenient
    11%
  • Growth
    11%
  • Purposeful
    7%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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I am very grateful for the people and community of Spring Arbor. While nothing and no where will ever be perfect, I can most certainly say my spiritual and personal life was challenged in amazing ways. I greatly appreciate the amazing student development team that so lovingly listened and invested in me all four years. Upon reflection on my time so for at SAU, I would have to consider almost every class and professor I had to have been top-notch and while I didn't always agree with everything (which is in my opinion a good thing because it is dangerous if we are seeking 100% agreement), it was coming from a place of openness, authenticity, and a passion for Christ-like love. Thanks SAU for all you did and do and for the prayer you pour into the community. I wish I could do a personal shout out to everyone that God used to impact my life at SAU but the list would be far too long! Blessings!
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Spring Arbor University is a wonderful four year, liberal arts, Christian, private university in Michigan. It offers a wide range of majors with a wonderful faculty. The best part about this school is that it really focuses on cultivating community between students and between students and faculty. The professors here genuinely care about your well being. The class sizes are small so you receive one-on-one attention quite often. My favorite part about SAU thus far has been COR100, which is a required course your first semester of freshmen year. In this course, you are paired with roughly twenty other freshmen. I met my two best friends through COR100, and am so thankful at how important community is to my school. We have fun student events constantly happening and a booming athletic department, so there's always some sport to be watching.Overall, I would highly recommend Spring Arbor University to anyone looking to get a liberal arts degree from a small school.
I LOVED my four years at Spring Arbor University! I met my best friends for life. I love the concentration of academics and strong encouragement from all the faculty. I was planning to go to grad school after college and I felt very prepared and so did all of my friends. Honestly, I wish I used more of their resources, but I do not regret anything else.