Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR

Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$8,980

$13,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
500-599
17%
400-499
17%
300-399
16%
600-699
17%
500-599
67%
400-499
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,518
Declined 1,086
Total Received 3,604
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Public

3,160

undergraduate students

1,314

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,474
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Texarkana Regional

Southern Arkansas University
100 East University
Magnolia
71753

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Board
  • Resident Hall Association
  • Residential College
  • International Student Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Parents' Day
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
68%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
500-599
17%
400-499
17%
300-399
16%
600-699
17%
500-599
67%
400-499
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 27
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.38

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,518
Declined 1,086
Total Received 3,604

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,420
Room & board $6,520
Additional fees $2,560
Books & supplies $1,600
Other fees $2,873
Total $19,973
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

4,474

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

3,160
students

Female
64%
2,018

Male
50%
1,567

29%

1,314
students

Female
45%
590

Male
23%
299

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

3,003
students

Female
55%
1,651

Male
45%
1,352

17%

582
students

Female
64%
367

Male
36%
215

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

165

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 27

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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