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Magnolia, Arkansas

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.5%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,503 out of 3,604 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 56 percent. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 5 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 57%-69%
940 to 1030 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 940 Low <44%
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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
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 #11 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

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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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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. 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 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
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,058 1,546 3,604
Accepted 1,430 1,073 2,503
Acceptance Rate 69% 69% 69%
Enrolled 446 424 870
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 40% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 27, 2020
Days left to Apply
255

Applicants have 255 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 27, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus before the Aug 27 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

Frequently Asked Questions

5% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

69% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 5% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.