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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia, Arkansas

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Overview

Enrollment

4,434
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 Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Magnolia, Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,813 prospective students applied, and 1,761 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 632 enrolled in the school.  2,913 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,521 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $6,750 plus fees of $2,660. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is ranked 797 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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 37% 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 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Very Easy
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
SAT 930/1140
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

62.6% 
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus overview
Applications Due Aug 27, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Arkansas Resident Tuition

$6,750
In State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,595
Budget for Other Expenses$6,177
Total One Year Cost$24,782

Out of State Resident Tuition

$11,970
Out of State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,595
Budget for Other Expenses$6,177
Total One Year Cost$30,002

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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.