Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI, USA
3.96 Average Rating

Spring Arbor University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Michigan. SAU offers over 70 programs of study, including electrical engineering, nursing and sports management. At SAU, spiritual growth goes hand in hand with academic discovery. Every aspect of campus is intertwined with our faith and students attend Chapel twice weekly. At SAU your extracurricular experiences will shape you just as much as your studies. From sports to music to service and so much more, there are clubs and activities across campus to appeal to your unique interests.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Free Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
28%
Submitting ACT
72%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1144
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,333
Total Number of Undergrads
1,614
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,599
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,872
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,872
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,456
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,288
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,221
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,100

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,170
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,900
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$268

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
navy and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
79%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,000

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
After visiting the beautiful campus, and meeting with professors, I feel called to spring arbor. I am excited to take my next steps there. I am a little worried financial wise but putting that in God's hands because that is where he wants me to be.
Mandy from Dewitt, MI
Spring Arbor University is a place that accepts all types of people. The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every students to ensure a good education and future. The students care about one another and are quick to share a smile while walking accross campus and accepting of each person.
Anonymous
It is the most loving environment I have ever experienced. You learn a lot from the professors, and there is great emphasis on spiritual life. People you meet here can easily be friends for life.
Olivia from Fowlerville, MI
I am attending SAU and I feel my education has really been taken care of. All of my instructors have been wonderful and I have been really surprised about how well things have gone. I would recommend this school to anyone who is furthering their education.
Student from Northern MI

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