Spring Arbor University is a nonprofit private institution located in Spring Arbor, MI and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school maintains a Free Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately 4,200 students enroll at SAU annually.
Students can pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Family And Consumer Sciences
- Health And Clinical Professions
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to Spring Arbor University. A score between 940 to 1170 on the SAT, or 20 to 26 for the ACT is common among admitted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 74% of which only 19% chose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is close to $24,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. Housing is available for students, which costs around $3,900 annually. Spring Arbor University may provide financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Spring Arbor University has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Students can visit the school's http://www.arbor.edu to view additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Spring Arbor University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Spring Arbor University is around 3,400 students, with undergraduate students making up about 72% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $27,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Part time students pay in the range of $610 to $730 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$16,476|
|Receiving Student Loans||81%||$7,263|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Spring Arbor University may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
The overall graduation rate of SAU is close to 57%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||30%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||23%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- Graduate Teacher Education Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
SAU is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Mid-Central College Conference)
- Basketball (Mid-Central College Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Spring Arbor University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Spring Arbor University for official up-to-date information.