Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, AR, USA

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

3.51 Average Rating

Alexandria from Prescott, AR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
My experience touring the campus of SAU opened my eyes to the opportunities available to me close to home. The Presidential Ambassadors were extremely helpful in introducing me to professors, dorm life and explaining the benefits of campus life preparing me for life after graduating from SAU. I felt more than comfortable and am very excited about attending SAU.
Tips for prospective students
Be open-minded. SAU isn't just a campus for students involved in agriculture. I realized that SAU is one of the top universities in the state in the accounting field. I was extremely impressed with the campus, professors and the demenor of the students I met during my tour.
Academic Rigor
Professors and students I met helped me realize the importance in maintaining my grades and encouraged me to keep up the over-achiever attitude. Once again, it was a very encouraging experience.
Dorm Life
Visiting the dorms, I felt right at home and saw how easy it will be to gain new friendships as well as being involved in student life on campus that will prepare me for my career after graduation.
Food and Dining
The food and dining will definitely be like home cooking. I am very excited about my future at SAU.
What to do for fun
I look forward to movie nights, girls night and just spending time with new friends. Whether it's study groups or just hanging out in the game room. I am ready for the experience.
Bang for the buck
I just didn't realize how great I felt on campus at SAU. It is a clean environment, great campus security and the professors really do care about your experience and education at SAU.
Campus Safety
I was glad to know that the campus has adaquate lighting at night and campus security available 24/7. That is very important to me and my parents as well.
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Riley from Crossett, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Southern Arkansas University has a wonderful campus with friendly people. It's faculty truly cares about helping students with whatever they need. The Athletic Training Program is wonderful, also.
Tips for prospective students
It isn't and overwhelmingly big campus, which is good for students that don't want classes too large or too many people. Everyone is friendly, including the professors. The smaller teacher-to-student ratio helps a lot for those that want a closer relationship to professors.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging, but not so hard you can't understand. Teachers are always willing to help you with any problems you may be facing.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is great- it gives you an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. The dorms are nice, plenty of room, clean, etc. It's nice to see a familiar face in a new class because you know that person from your dorm. The commons areas are nice in all the dorms, and the desk workers and RAs are really nice.
Food and Dining
The Blue and Gold Cafeteria has wonderful food all the time. There are also Grille Works, Chic-Fil-A and Subway that taste great.
What to do for fun
There are always Intramural Sports going on, there is the Mulerider Activity Center that has a full gym, track, and basketball court. On certain days there are Zumba and Yoga classes. There are usually plays being performed at the theater, and there's always some athletic event to go to.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
SAU has the 'tallest candle in the world'- at Christmas, the SAU belltower is lit up to look like a candle. The homecoming bon fire is always a fun tradition, as well as the homecoming activities during the week. There is a Family Weekend, where dorms compete in a Bed Race and there are other events for the family to observe.
Great for these types of students
Southern Arkansas University is great for Agriculture Majors, Business Majors, and Athletic Training Majors.
Clubs and Activities
There is a club for almost every Major on SAU's campus. Students pursuing a certain major are encouraged to be part of those clubs and get to know other people in their same major. SAU offers several activities for students to participate in.
Greek Life
Though I am not participating in Greek Life myself, those that I am friends that have participated love it. You gain friends and family for life. SAU is very involved in Greek Life and doesn't allow unlawful activities to happen.
Campus Safety
The campus police are always there to help. There are emergency phones allover all of the parking lots for you to use to call the police, and they patrol constantly. They will escort you if you don't feel safe walking from somewhere. They will also unlock your car if you have locked your keys in it, among other things they can do.
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William from Hope, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Its a great school with a great staff, everybody that attends the school is very friendly,and it in the south so it is a fun school to attend
Tips for prospective students
if you plan on going here I would suggest you get ready to have the learning experience of a lifetime
Academic Rigor
I love the academics here its very easy to pick up because who have a lot of people who have been paid to help you
Dorm Life
I live in a dorm and I love I have a great roommate and great friends who live rite down the hall from me
Food and Dining
the food in the cafeteria is so so i mean you have your good days and bad but we do have a Subway, Chick Fillet, and Grill Works just in case you don't want cafeteria food
What to do for fun
we have a skating rink just for students we have all types of intramural sports, the sky is the limit
Bang for the buck
SAU is a very affordable school, most colleges would cost you thousands more that what SAU's tuition is
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
first off our mascot is the Muleriders and during homecoming week they get an old drum and beat it to resemble the heartbeat of the muleriders until the big football game
Great for these types of students
if you are interested in agriculture or farming this would be the perfect school for you
Clubs and Activities
there are some amazing clubs at SAU for instance Student Activities Board which is a clubs that manages all the activities that go on at school
Greek Life
its good but there really isn't a lot to offer
Campus Safety
awesome the campus PD is always on call and they can even help you if you have car trouble
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Naulaunie from Magnolia, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This college has a lot to offer no matter what major it is your going into. SAU puts in a lot to their school so that their students will be able to go into the world knowing what their up against. This is probably one of the best schools in Arkansas.
Food and Dining
Like any school does, they have their good days and bad days.
What to do for fun
They have all kinds of groups for anyone to be apart of. Sororities and fraternities. Rodeo club, golf club, and your basic sports such as; volleyball, football, softball, and basketball.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
This college has a farm near its campus.
Great for these types of students
If your a nursing major, SAU has the best nursing program. Students that are interested in rodeo would be able to express themselves in this activity. Science major as well/
Clubs and Activities
Their is a club for every student of any major on this campus. They post group meetings up everywhere, there is no reason a student should not be apart of a group.
Greek Life
They do many activities on campus. Not apart of one so I can't say much on this.
Campus Safety
There are always policmen walking around campus during day and night. To even enter the dorms you have to slide your student ID. Every visitor must check.
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No name woman

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
Do all your homework and G0 to class! Don't have too much fun on Thursday night!
Academic Rigor
Love love. Alwasy the best.
Dorm Life
Amazing.
Food and Dining
Food is awful! Dining is great though!
What to do for fun
PARTY!:)
Bang for the buck
Cheap for the amout of fun we have here at SAU!
Greek Life
AMAZING greek life! RUSH TRI SIG or PHI LAMBDA CHI!
Campus Safety
Very safe!
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Shequita from Strong, AR

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are well oriented. The student teacher ratio is 25:1 which makes it easy for the teacher to teach the class while helping every student in the class. It is more easier for a student to learn also because there are less distractions by fellow students.
Am enjoying being here
They have a variety of activites to attend from greek show to student plays and free movies nights.
Bang for the buck
They have numerous scholarships to offer you and are very helpful in making sure you have apllied for financial aid and loans.
Tips for prospective students
Overall the college is great and i would recommend anyone looking for a nice, peaceful, learning environment to go there.
Great for these types of students
Hardworking
Challenging
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Baelye

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Southern Arkansas University has excellent facilities and a phenomenal staff. They are so willing to help you in every way possible to further your education. SAU earns 5 stars in every aspect!
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared for the full college experience.
Academic Rigor
The syllabus for the courses prove to be challenging and helpful toward your degree.
Dorm Life
The Residence staff are so helpful, dependable, informative, and friendly.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is amazing for being well. . . a cafeteria. There's always difference choices, and the facility is clean and very nice.
What to do for fun
There are over a 100 student activities. There is so much to do. There's Greek life, Fine Arts, religious groups, sports, etc.
Bang for the buck
It's affordable and the number one business school in the South!
Great for these types of students
Every type of student!!!
Clubs and Activities
There are so many things to do. You'll NEVER be bored.
Greek Life
There are a ton of sororities and fraternities! One for every type of person, and they are all such great people!
Campus Safety
There are actually police officers (not just plain old campus security) everywhere. There is one for your dorm too that you get to know and you can get their phone numbers in case you ever need their help. They help you with anything from escorting you back to your dorm if you don't feel safe, to unlocking your car in the Wal-Mart parking lot. It's great.
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Kyla from Huttig, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
Academically its a great school.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is great. I would consider the dorms like mini apartments.
Food and Dining
The food and dining is great they have a lot of variety of different foods from pizza to vegetarian food to an awesome salad bar and amazingly drinks.
Clubs and Activities
They have a lot of clubs and activities from gospel choirs, to student governments.
Campus Safety
The campus safety couldn't be better they have good security awareness and if you ever feel scared they'll even walk you to your car to make sure that your safe.
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Victoria from Texarkana, AR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
yes because there is a lot of help on and off campus
Great for these types of students
all kind of students because you can come out with alot under your belt
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Shelby from Emerson, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
SAU has a nice community feel about it; everyone knows everyone else. The professors are great and want to make sure you have a great education. Financial aid and housing staff are less than desirable and are slow at processing student information.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you apply for financial aid and housing early. These departments are the worst on campus. Consider getting active on campus through community service projects, the Student Activities Board or by going Greek!
Dorm Life
Dorms suited for the freshman (Fincher Hall) is a great place for you to live your first year on campus. They are the nicest dorms on campus with semi private bathrooms. Other dorms on campus are okay but haven't been updated since they were built...around the 50s. The University Village is ridiculously expensive if you don't have a scholarship, and it tends to be relatively loud there in the evenings and at night. If you can, be picky about your neighbors or you might become infested with roaches. The upperclassmen don't really take care of their apartments like they should, you might want to consider moving off campus when you are a junior or a senior.
Food and Dining
With Grille Works and Chick-fil-A being added this past year, the dining on SAU's campus has improved greatly. Students have more options now than ever before. The cafeteria is not fine dining by any means but with the new chef, there seems to be some improvement in the food quality. SAU has really been paying attention to what the students have to say about their dining experiences on campus.
What to do for fun
Magnolia isn't a very large town, there isn't much to do here. That's why many students result to drinking and partying so often. The student activities board has been working very hard to make sure there isn't something for students to do at least once, if not twice a week. There are frequently small time singers, comedians, and other entertainers that come to visit SAU. They also host Casino Night, Big Money Bingo and other events where students come out to have fun and can even win prizes.
Bang for the buck
SAU is notoriously cheap. It's one of the cheapest schools in Arkansas. You definitely get your money's worth, PLUS some. The best departments on campus are the Business College, Agriculture Department and the Science Department is quickly on the rise. Any of these choices would be great majors here at SAU. Most departments do a great job of educating their students. If you are wanting a degree in Studio art or Graphic design, SAU might not be the place for you right now. We have some amazing teachers in this department, there just simply aren't enough of them or enough resources for them to use to teach the students.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are plenty of unusual traditions around SAU! That's what makes us so special! To start off, our mascot is the Mulerider, definitely one of a kind! At each football game our Mulerider, accompanied with Molly, our mule, ride back and forth on the sidelines proudly waving the SAU flag with each touchdown that is made. We also have Family Day every fall so that students (especially Freshmen), can bring their families to campus and show them what a great time they are having at SAU. Each year at family day, we have the Annual Bed Race. Each organization takes a twin sized bed on wheels, decorates it, and races against another organization. The beds are judged on overall creativity, best decorated and of course which one is the fastest. At family day we also have the Great Greek Canoe Race. There is a small 'duck pond' in the middle of our campus. Each Greek organization has two members in a canoe and they race across the pond and back to determine the winner!
Great for these types of students
SAU is great for students who want to get out and be involved with on campus organizations. There isn't too much to do around SAU so you sometimes have to resort to making your own fun. If you are someone who needs to be entertained by someone else constantly, SAU may not be the place for you. It is also difficult for people without cars to get around Magnolia.
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty of clubs and groups to get involved in! Between the Greek Life on campus, the Student Activities Board, the Residence Hall Association and the hundreds of clubs that are centered around certain majors there is a place for everyone!
Greek Life
On campus we have Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu, Tri Sigma, Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Phi Lambda for the ladies who want to be Greek. For the gentlemen who are interested in becoming Greek we have Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Beta Upsilon Chi, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Phi Lambda Chi.
Campus Safety
Because the campus is so small and most people know each other there isn't much issue with campus safety. Once a year or so you may hear a report of a small robbery but instances like this are very few and far between at SAU's community!
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