713 reviews
  1. Spring Arbor, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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
67%
SAT Scores Range
930-1255
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Spring Arbor University

Cost

Net Price
$17,753/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,911/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,074/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,419/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,509/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,511/ year

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
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,896Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Christ like figure
    57%
  • Closed-minded
    14%
  • Honorable
    14%
  • Sociable
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    58%
  • Convenient
    16%
  • Growth
    11%
  • You are not a number
    11%
  • Purposeful
    5%

After Spring Arbor University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
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

Spring Arbor University Reviews

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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.
I would normally speak very highly of Spring Arbor, until I graduated and was never given a diploma. After contacting the university, I was informed that I had credits missing in order to complete my degree. The registrars office was very informal and rude. They refused to fully acknowledge the situation, and did not take responsibility for for the lack of a strict process that helps students complete their degree and graduate. Since this has happened to me, I have been in conversation with others from the university, and have heard that this (or similar situations) have happened to many of my friends, or friends of friends. I enjoyed my time at Spring Arbor, but this incident left me with an awful distaste for the school. It's unfortunate that I paid an incredible amount of money to attend a university that does not have an organized and professional way of handling credits and the graduation process.