Spring Arbor is an above-average private, Christian university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,559 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Spring Arbor acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Social Work and Youth Services, Nursing, and Operations Management. Graduating 54% of students, Spring Arbor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
NAIA Division II
Spring Arbor University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services117 Graduates
Operations Management72 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences40 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities23 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15 Graduates
Religious Vocations11 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Spring Arbor University Reviews
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.
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.