Spring Arbor University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NAIA Division II
Spring Arbor University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
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.49 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services150 Graduates
Operations Management118 Graduates
Business Administration and Management69 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences60 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies27 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities26 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
After Spring Arbor University
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
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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.