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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 is an above-average private, Christian university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,380 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Spring Arbor acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Social Work and Youth Services, Nursing, and Operations Management. Graduating 59% of students, Spring Arbor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About Spring Arbor University...
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%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,963/ 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
$19,040/ 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.57 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,380Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
577
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Christ like figure
    45%
  • Sociable
    28%
  • Honorable
    14%
  • Closed-minded
    10%
  • Sheltered
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.51 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    52%
  • You are not a number
    19%
  • Convenient
    11%
  • Growth
    11%
  • Purposeful
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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 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.
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I have loved getting know the campus and everyone at Spring Arbor. Everyone on the campus is incredibly kind and helpful! The professors are always there to answer a question or guide you in what to do next. The students are amazing and the amount of activities offered on campus allow you to meet all kinds of different people. This university generally cares for its students and I am so happy that I will be attending here.
If you are interested in getting an education from a smaller, faith-affiliated school, then I would recommend attending Spring Arbor University. The professors are great and being at a smaller school allows you to get to know them better. Getting a liberal arts education was valuable, as I found myself learning about a variety of topics. That along with the cross cultural requirement broadened my perspective and encouraged me to think critically.