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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Overview

Located in Magnolia, Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a public institution. Magnolia is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Known For?

870 Undergraduate Awards
$19,128 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Location of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Contact details for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 E. University, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: 870-235-4000
Website: https://www.saumag.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernArkansasUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/muleriders

How Do I Get Into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

You can apply to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus online at: https://web.saumag.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

69% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 460 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 490 to 570 )
200
800
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

$19,128 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
15.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $19,128. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,465 a year. That adds up to $21,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 15.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,019 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,543 undergraduate students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, with 3,019 being full-time and 524 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

There are also 929 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,019 full-time undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 769
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 1,967
International Students 82
Other Races/Ethnicities 32

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

869 Took All Classes Online
2,351 Took At Least One Class Online
13.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,351 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus was 13.8%. This is the #1,117 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 51%
Business, Management & Marketing 1%
Education 10%
Educational Administration 21%
General Agriculture 17%
General Education 28%
Health & Physical Education 31%
Instructional Media Design 38%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 31%
Public Administration 56%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Agriculture #4
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #16
Student Counseling #22
Health & Physical Education #45
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #51
Instructional Media Design #54
General Education #56
Computer Information Systems #66
Teacher Education Grade Specific #111
Educational Administration #114
Computer & Information Sciences #149
Education #285
Business Administration & Management #345
Business, Management & Marketing #428

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 309 39 0 0 348
Computer Information Systems 0 12 0 172 184
General Business/Commerce 46 72 0 0 118
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 0 49 76
Agricultural Economics & Business 18 33 0 0 51
Nursing 0 44 0 0 44
Health & Physical Education 0 26 0 16 42
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 33 34
General Psychology 0 33 0 0 33
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 29 29
Educational Administration 0 0 8 20 28
Physics 0 26 0 0 26
General Biology 0 22 0 0 22
Student Counseling 0 0 1 21 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 20 0 0 20
Accounting 0 18 0 0 18
General Education 0 0 0 18 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 18 0 0 18
Design & Applied Arts 0 16 0 0 16
Chemistry 2 11 0 0 13
General Engineering 0 11 0 0 11
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0 10
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 10 0 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 9 9
Other Visual Art 0 9 0 0 9
Journalism 0 8 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0 8
General Agriculture 0 0 0 6 6
History 0 6 0 0 6
Social Work 0 6 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 4
General English Literature 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 1 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 375 495 9 373 1,252

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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