Chances of getting into Spring Arbor University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.9%
Admission Difficulty for Spring Arbor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Spring Arbor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spring Arbor University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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SAU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Spring Arbor University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spring Arbor University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Spring Arbor University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

75% 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 48%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Spring Arbor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 784 389 1,173
Accepted 563 269 832
Acceptance Rate 72% 69% 71%
Enrolled 118 74 192
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
15

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

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.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.