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SAU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.5%
Admission Difficulty for Spring Arbor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into SAU? The school has a 71% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,160 out of 1,623 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 65 percent. Spring Arbor University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
920-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1260
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 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 7 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

Spring Arbor University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >81%
1090 to 1260 Avg + 71%-81%
920 to 1090 Avg - 59%-71%
750 to 920 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 750 Low <46%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spring Arbor University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spring Arbor University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 71%-81%
19 to 22 Avg - 59%-71%
16 to 19 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 16 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Spring Arbor University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Spring Arbor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,081 542 1,623
Accepted 787 373 1,160
Acceptance Rate 73% 69% 71%
Enrolled 188 117 305
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 31% 26%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
226

Applicants have 226 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SAU before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Spring Arbor University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Spring Arbor University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Spring Arbor University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.