Tuition & Fees

$27,750

$27,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
29%
18-23
43%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,160
Declined + 463
Total Received 1,623
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Private (nonprofit)

2,203

undergraduate students

1,138

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Teacher Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1732
ACT 2056

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School Facts

Spring Arbor University, founded in 1873, is a private Christian, four-year, comprehensive university. Founded by leaders of the Free Methodist Church, its 100-acre main campus is located in Spring Arbor, MI, 10 miles west of Jackson.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,341
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Spring Arbor, MI

100-acre campus in Spring Arbor (population: 2,242), 10 miles west of Jackson and 45 miles south of Lansing. Branch sites in Battle Creek, Bay City, Dearborn, Flint, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Petoskey, and Traverse City. Major airport serves Detroit; bus and train serve Jackson.

Spring Arbor University
106 East Main Street
Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
29%
18-23
43%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
39%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority 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 Reasoning only Recommended
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Recommended

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,160
Declined + 463
Total Received 1,623

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jonathan S. Bahr
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
P: 800 968-0011
F: 517 750-6620
admissions@arbor.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,556,885
State $1,583,008
Institutional $13,563,640
Other external $55,825
Total $18,759,358

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $128,132
Institutional
Other external $126,740
Total $254,872

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Crossroads League
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
navy and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising/Public Relations
Art
Arts
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Health Careers
Broadcasting
Business
Business Administration
Camping Ministry
Chemistry
Children's Ministry
Christian Ministries
Communication
Communication (online)
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Drama
Early Childhood Education
Education
Elementary Education
English
English Education
English Literature
English/Writing
Family Life Education
Family Studies
Finance
Global Studies
Health/Exercise Sciences
History
History Education
International Business
Language Arts
Management Information Systems
Management/Organizational Development
Marketing
Mathematics
Military Science/Leadership
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Organizational Management
Pastoral Ministry
Philosophy
Physics/Mathematics
Piano Pedagogy
Political Economy
Professional Writing
Psychology
Reading
Recreation Management
Social Sciences
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Spiritual Formation/Leadership
Teacher Education
Theological Studies
Urban Ministry
Video/Film
Visual Arts Education
Visual Communication
Worship Arts
Worship Ministry
Youth Ministries
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Undergraduate

66%

2,203
students

Female
67%
1,478

Male
33%
725

Graduate

34%

1,138
students

Female
79%
900

Male
21%
238

undergraduateFull-time

70%

1,559
students

Female
67%
1,039

Male
33%
520

undergraduatePart-time

30%

644
students

Female
69%
439

Male
31%
205

Student Break-down

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • 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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 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 10
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kenya
South Korea
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heather Foster
Applications Coordinator
800 968-0011
admissions@arbor.edu

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