Tuition & Fees

$8,700

$12,360

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
13%
400-499
45%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
26%
400-499
48%
300-399
13%
200-299
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
29%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,940
Declined + 935
Total Received 2,875
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Public

3,124

undergraduate students

972

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Early Childhood Education P-4
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6661
ACT 0142

School Facts

Southern Arkansas, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,418-acre campus is located in Magnolia, in southwestern Arkansas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,096
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Magnolia, AR

1,418-acre campus in Magnolia (population: 11,574), 135 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus; major airport serves Little Rock; other airport and train serve Texarkana, TX (55 miles).

Southern Arkansas University
100 East University
Magnolia, AR 71753

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 1% of male students
 
7 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
10%
Top 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/4
37%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
13%
400-499
45%
300-399
23%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
26%
400-499
48%
300-399
13%
200-299
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
44%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
46%
12-17
29%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,940
Declined + 935
Total Received 2,875

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Sarah Jennings
Dean of Enrollment Services
P: 800 332-7286
F: 870 235-4931
muleriders@saumag.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,690
Room $2,944
Board $800
Additional fees $2,010
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $13,444
Average Financial Aid - $11,627
Total with Avg. Aid $1,817

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,627

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,928,194
State $207,988
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $7,136,182

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $3,118,059
Institutional $5,928,557
Other external $1,302,994
Total $10,349,610

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rodeo
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Great American Conference
Mascot
Muleriders
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agriculture
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Behavioral/Social Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Computer/Information Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education/P-4
Educational Administration/Supervision
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Exercise Science
Foreign Language
Game/Animation/Simulation
General Business
General Education
General Studies
Gifted/Talented Education K-12
Higher/Adult/Lifelong Education
History
Human Performance
K-12 Physical Education/Health
Kinesiology
Library Media/Information Technology
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Mental Health/Clinical Counseling
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Performing Arts
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation/Community Service
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Student Affairs/College Counseling
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

76%

3,124
students

Female
56%
1,761

Male
44%
1,363

Graduate

24%

972
students

Female
58%
559

Male
42%
413

undergraduateFull-time

86%

2,691
students

Female
56%
1,484

Male
44%
1,207

undergraduatePart-time

14%

433
students

Female
64%
277

Male
36%
156

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Peter Situmeang
Assistant Director
870 235-4146
pjsitumeang@saumag.edu

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