Southern Arkansas University

100 East University, Magnolia, United States
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Overview of Southern Arkansas University

About this school

Southern Arkansas, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 750-acre campus is located in Magnolia, in southwestern Arkansas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,475
    • Men:1,566 (45.1%)
    • Women:1,909 (54.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Arkansas University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 East University
City, State, Zip
Magnolia, AR  71753
Phone
(870) 235-4040
Fax
(870) 235-5005
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 27
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 3,604 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 2,058 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 1,546 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,124 (45%) of 2,503 admitted students enrolled
Women
576 (40%) of 1,430 admitted students enrolled
Men
548 (51%) of 1,073 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |490-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
527 average |460-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,346|Out-of-state: $12,156
  • Room & Board: - $6,028 (45.71861964353432%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (12.135001896094046%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,557 (42.146378460371636%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Arkansas University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001107
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
814 (96.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
705 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
702 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
293 (41.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,154
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 490 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,809
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 141 (20.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,516
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 584 (83.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
123 (14.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,548

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,547 (90.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,244 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,216 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
890 (40.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$12,305
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,595 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,705
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 532 (24.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,738
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,567 (70.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
459 (16.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,286

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,616
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,716

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


159

Part-Time Faculty


123

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
154,322

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
199
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Arkansas University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • 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/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • 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
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Library Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,713

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,390 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock
Nearest Bus Station
Magnolia
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Texarkana, Tex.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mule
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Arkansas University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities board, resident hall association, residential college, international student association

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,924

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,475
Women
1,909
Men
1,566

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 28.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.1% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


2.2% from 19 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,168

Student Resources

Study resources