SAU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Spring Arbor University
How hard is it to get into SAU and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 832 out of 1,173 applicants were admitted making SAU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Spring Arbor University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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SAU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT72%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Spring Arbor University?
Spring Arbor University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1125 to 1230||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1020 to 1125||Avg -||59%-71%|
|915 to 1020||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 915||Low||<46%|
SAU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT28%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SAU?
Admission data indicates that SAU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spring Arbor University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>81%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||71%-81%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||59%-71%|
|17 to 20||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 17||Low||<46%|
Avg. High School GPA3.39
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Spring Arbor University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Spring Arbor University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SAU accepts 71% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||28%||23%|
What are the requirements for admission to Spring Arbor University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172334 IPEDS survey data for Spring Arbor University.
Frequently Asked Questions
72% of students submit their SAT scores to SAU. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to SAU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.