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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,940 out of 2,875 applicants or 67% were admitted making Southern Arkansas University Main Campus a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,686 1,189 2,875
Accepted 1,146 794 1,940
Acceptance Rate 68% 67% 67%
Enrolled 446 351 797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 44% 41%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Southern Arkansas University Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 890 1150
SAT Reading 430 580
SAT Math 460 570
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >78%
21 to 24 Avg + 67%-78%
18 to 21 Avg - 54%-67%
15 to 18 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 15 Low <41%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >78%
1020 to 1150 Avg + 67%-78%
890 to 1020 Avg - 54%-67%
760 to 890 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 760 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southern Arkansas University Main Campus accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 338 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Aug 27, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107983 IPEDS survey data for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.