Spring Arbor University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor University. Courtesy of Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University Admissions Overview:

Admitting around 70% of applicants each year, Spring Arbor is an accessible school. Still, the majority of accepted applicants generally have solid B-averages and good test scores (check the ranges below). Interested students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and official high school transcripts. While campus visits are not required, they are encouraged of any and all interested students. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Spring Arbor University Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Spring Arbor University Description:

Spring Arbor University, located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, was founded in 1873. Started by leaders of the Free Methodist Church, the university has retained its Christian tradition, and offers students a range of academic and extracurricular opportunities related to the Methodist faith. Academics are supported by a healthy 12 / 1 student to faculty ratio. SAU offers over 70 undergraduate majors, and 12 graduate degrees--some of the most popular choices include Nursing, Social Work, Family Systems, and Business Administration. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a range of extracurricular activities--including performing arts groups (band, choir, drama club), academic clubs (Sigma Tau Delta, Computer Club, Business/Networking meetings), and spiritual activities (chapel, mission trips, small ministry groups). On the athletic front, the Spring Arbor Cougar's compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) within the Crossroads League. They are also part of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). Popular sports include basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,341 (2,203 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,730
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,270
  • Other Expenses: $1,756
  • Total Cost: $38,556

Spring Arbor University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,192
    • Loans: $7,837

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Operations Management, Family Systems, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Bowling, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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