Spring Arbor University

106 E Main St, Spring Arbor, United States
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Overview of Spring Arbor University

About this school

Spring Arbor, founded in 1873, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 70-acre campus is located in Spring Arbor, eight miles west of Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,435
    • Men:777 (31.9%)
    • Women:1,658 (68.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Spring Arbor 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 1
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
106 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Spring Arbor, MI  49283-9799
Phone
(517) 750-6468
Fax
(517) 750-1604
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Guidance counselor's form, minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 930 recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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 1,546 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
188 admitted students enrolled
Men
138 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.46
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,730 (69.32773109243698%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,270 (24.04295051353875%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (2.0749040356883492%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,756 (4.554414358335927%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Spring Arbor University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002318
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
282 (94.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
255 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
255 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (27.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$24,198
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 255 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,396
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 189 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,174
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 23 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,106 (91.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,009 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,008 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
216 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$23,256
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 994 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,712
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 845 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,955
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 113 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,578

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,602
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

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


84

Part-Time Faculty


54

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


46%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
238,537

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
251
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


Spring Arbor University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family Systems
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, 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, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Education, Master of Special Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Reading, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Family Studies

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


7,577

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
13.3 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Detroit
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


20%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


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
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Navy and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Spring Arbor University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, inter-faith shelter ministries, band of brothers, action jackson, circle of sisters, heartside homeless

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,703

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,435
Women
1,658
Men
777

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 9.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.2% White
  • 8.7% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 10 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


969

Student Resources

Study resources