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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Arkansas

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Overview

Student Population
4,432
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
Location Magnolia, Arkansas
Online saumag.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Magnolia, Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,426 prospective students applied, and 2,348 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 776 enrolled in the school.  3,107 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,325 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $6,420 plus fees of $2,660. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is ranked 768 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.47
Applications Accepted
68.5% 
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Arkansas Resident Tuition
$6,420
In State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,418
Budget for Other Expenses$6,112
Total One Year Cost$24,210
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,460
Out of State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,418
Budget for Other Expenses$6,112
Total One Year Cost$29,250

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Education 18%
Health Professions 15%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Biology 5%

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

Current students may use the Southern Arkansas University Main Campus GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.