Tuition & Fees

$8,850

$12,660

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

3,475

undergraduate students

1,168

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6661
ACT 0142

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Location

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,643
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: 11,601), 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

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
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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

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
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 800 332-7286
F: 870 235-4931
muleriders@saumag.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Marcela McRae-Brunson
Director of Financial Aid
mdbrunson@saumag.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Arm Wrestling, Badminton, Basketball, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Steve Browning (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Kasey Richardson (women's)
Swa/assistant Athletic Director For Compliance
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agriculture
Athletic Training
Behavioral/Social Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical/Mental Health Counseling
College Counseling/Student Affairs
Communication Design
Computer Science
Computer/Information Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational Administration/Supervision
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurship
Exercise Science
Financial Analysis
Financial Planning
Foreign Language
Game/Animation/Simulation
General Business
General Studies
Gifted/Talented Education K-12
Higher/Adult/Lifelong Education
History
Human Performance/Recreation/Community Service
Information Systems
Kinesiology
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Physical Education/Health
Physical Education/Wellness/Leisure
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Social Work
Special Education
Studio Art
Supply Chain Management
Teaching
Theatre
University Studies
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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

4,643

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

3,475
students

Female
55%
1,908

Male
45%
1,567

25%

1,168
students

Female
50%
579

Male
50%
589

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,924
students

Female
53%
1,545

Male
47%
1,379

16%

551
students

Female
66%
363

Male
34%
188

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Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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

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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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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