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Spring Arbor University
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  • 4 Year
  • SPRING ARBOR, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Spring Arbor University has maintained the integrity of the in-person learning experience throughout the COVID pandemic and we are committed to in-person learning for the 2021-22 academic year. SAU will continue to provide high-quality care for our students through the Holton Health & Wellness Center, which offers traditional health and mental health services. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A+

About

106 E. MAIN ST
SPRING ARBOR, MI 49283
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League
From Spring Arbor University

In a world transformed by the love of a redeeming savior, there’s no such thing as an ordinary life. At Spring Arbor University, we consider every life extraordinary in the light of eternity. And we bring those lives to light by uncovering the unique, God-given gifts each student brings to our college community. Because a Spring Arbor University education is about more than a degree. It’s about a mission. And our mission is to bring the light of Christ into our jobs, our communities, our families and every realm of life.

Spring Arbor University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,427 / 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
$20,243 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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

Preparing Engineers at Spring Arbor University

SAU launched the School of Engineering to meet the growing demand for quality engineers. Through small class sizes and a hands-on learning emphasis, you’ll benefit from one-on-one relationships with your professors as you learn the ropes! In your courses, you’ll learn to design, build, maintain and improve devices that meet industry needs and positively impact society and the broader creation.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,134 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
480
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • 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
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • You are not a number
    18%
  • Convenient
    11%
  • Growth
    11%
  • Purposeful
    7%
  • Strict
    4%

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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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