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#8 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

SAU Admission Requirements

Spring Arbor, Michigan

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Chances of getting into Spring Arbor University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
63%
Admission Difficulty for Spring Arbor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into SAU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SAU is 63%.  It ranks #11 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. SAU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 952 out of 1,504 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 980/1190 ACT 20/27). Spring Arbor University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SAU application fee is $30 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Spring Arbor University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
72%
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. SAU ranks #19 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spring Arbor University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >76%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 63%-76%
980 to 1085 Avg - 47%-63%
875 to 980 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 875 Low <32%
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SAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
28%
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spring Arbor University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spring Arbor University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >78%
23 to 27 Avg + 63%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 50%-63%
17 to 20 Reach 36%-50%
Less than 17 Low <36%
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SAU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.61
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Spring Arbor University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SAU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Spring Arbor University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 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 63% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

86% of Spring Arbor University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Spring Arbor University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Spring Arbor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,031 473 1,504
Accepted 653 299 952
Acceptance Rate 63% 63% 63%
Enrolled 123 85 208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 28% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
182

Applicants have 182 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Spring Arbor University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Spring Arbor University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Spring Arbor University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Spring Arbor University prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to SAU. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Spring Arbor University?

63% 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.

What SAT score is required for Spring Arbor University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1190. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Spring Arbor University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.