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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.1%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,518 out of 3,870 applicants were admitted making Southern Arkansas University Main Campus a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
966-1168
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 458
SAT Math 25th 508
SAT Composite 25th 966
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 568
SAT Composite 75th 1168
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 966 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1168 and Above Good >76%
1067 to 1168 Avg + 65%-76%
966 to 1067 Avg - 52%-65%
865 to 966 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 865 Low <39%
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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
100%
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #11 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 65%-76%
18 to 21 Avg - 52%-65%
15 to 18 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 15 Low <39%
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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants 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. The school ranks #15 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 65% 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
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 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% 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 17%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,325 1,545 3,870
Accepted 1,535 983 2,518
Acceptance Rate 66% 64% 65%
Enrolled 444 389 833
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 40% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
159

Applicants have 159 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
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

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?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 966 and 1168. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is 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 18 and 24. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.