Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a public institution located in Magnolia, AR and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. SAU has a yearly student enrollment of approximately three thousand.
Areas of study offered at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus include but are not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to apply to SAU. Scores within the range of 18 - 25 on the ACT or 870 - 1160 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for acceptance. Roughly 70% of all applicant were admitted at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, with 39% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.
The tuition at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $7,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $11,000 per year. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $2,600 each year. SAU may provide financial aid for students that qualify as scholarships, grants, and loans.
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
Students may visit the SAU website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Southern Arkansas University Main Campus accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is around 4,100 students, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- In-State Tuition: $6,500-$7,800
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $10,000-$12,100
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $220-$260 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $340-$400 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$8,294|
|Receiving Student Loans||50%||$6,079|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 30%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (367)
- Basketball (367)
- Football (367)
- 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 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
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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