Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR, USA
3.51 Average Rating

Southern Arkansas University is a 4-year institution with a main campus in Magnolia. SAU offers a variety of majors, including the only computer game and animation design program in the state, and also features an Honors College for enhanced academic preparation. They also operate a working farm, harkening back to their roots as an agricultural school back in 1909, where students can gain firsthand experience and earn money for their college expenses. Under SAU ownership, as well, are greenhouses, forestry plots, gardens, and forage plots.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
72%
Out of State Students
26%
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 988
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 27, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,643
Total Number of Undergrads
3,475
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
35%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,333
Tuition
In-District Tuition
$8,756
Out-of-District Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,786
Out-of-State Tuition
$12,866
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,676
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
160
Size of Town
Town: Remote
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Shreveport
Dallas
Little Rock
Texarkana
Pine Bluff
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
This is the most helpful place I have ever been. Wether I am getting good news, or bad news SAU is always there to answer any question I may have. There are no waiting lists and no phone wait tone. I love being a student at Southern Arkansas University!
No name woman
Southern Arkansas University is a great school. They have amazing professors and tutors ready to help you succeed in whatever your major is and they have a lot of student activities going on as well. All around its a great school.
Kyla from Huttig, AR

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