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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Admission Requirements

Magnolia, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 69%.  It ranks #11 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,348 out of 3,426 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 19/25). Southern Arkansas University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Southern Arkansas University Main Campus application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
100%
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that Southern Arkansas University Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >79%
22 to 25 Avg + 69%-79%
19 to 22 Avg - 57%-69%
16 to 19 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 16 Low <44%
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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Applicants require above 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 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southern Arkansas University Main Campus accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 14.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

75% of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,122 1,304 3,426
Accepted 1,452 896 2,348
Acceptance Rate 68% 69% 69%
Enrolled 405 371 776
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 41% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
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.

FAQs

Does Southern Arkansas University Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. 100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.