Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR

Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$9,080

$14,120

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,348
Declined 1,078
Total Received 3,426
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Public

3,911

undergraduate students

1,338

graduate students

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School Facts

Southern Arkansas University, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,390-acre campus is located in Magnolia, in southwestern Arkansas.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,249
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

1,418-acre campus in Magnolia (population: 11,467), 135 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus; major airport serves Little Rock; other airport and train serve Texarkana, TX (55 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Southern Arkansas University
100 East University
Magnolia, AR
71753

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,348
Declined 1,078
Total Received 3,426

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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

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Financial Aid

95%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,706

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,420
Room $4,214
Board $3,344
Additional fees $2,660
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $18,238
Average Financial Aid - $9,706
Total with Avg. Aid $8,532

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Financial Aid Office


P: 870 235-4023
F: 870 235-4913

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Rodeo yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

arm wrestling, badminton, basketball, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Great American Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Studies. yes yes
History, General. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics, Other. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

5,249

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

3,911
students

Female
57%
2,214

Male
43%
1,697

25%

1,338
students

Female
67%
892

Male
33%
446

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

3,186
students

Female
55%
1,756

Male
45%
1,430

19%

725
students

Female
63%
458

Male
37%
267

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

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