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SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY, MAGNOLIA, ARKANSAS

Magnolia, ArkansasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  4100Enrollment

Southern Arkansas University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1909, Southern Arkansas University is a public university located in a calm and scenic landscape of South Arkansas, USA. It offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability and make the institute one of the renowned names in the US Education System

The university has a total international student body of around 14% from all across the world and ensures to make its students ‘feel like home’ with personalized tour visits, caring faculty, staff and campus community. With its student-teacher ratio of around 17:1, it only makes sure to personalize education for all its candidates with plenty of room for one-on-one doubt calcification and open classroom discussions.

Admissions at Southern Arkansas University are offered in the 3 seasonal intakes of Fall, Spring and Summer. The institute also observes a common deadline of August 27 and accepts a nonrefundable fee of 90 USD from its aspirants. It is one of the moderately selective unievrsty’s study in the USA with an acceptance rate of around 65% and gives all its deserving applicants a fair and equal chance at admissions.

Rankings

  • The ranking of Southern Arkansas University in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges in the category of Regional Universities South is #96-#122.
  • It was also honored as #76 in the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News Rankings 2020.
  • The survey also honored its Business Programs between #466 and #504 in 2020 rankings survey.
  • It's part-time MBA program is also one of the sought-after courses and ranks as #207-272 by US News 2020.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingResidential
UG Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Annual EndowmentUSD 42.5 million
Student Retention Rate68%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity2,204
Acceptance Rate65%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk800-332-7286 | muleriders@saumag.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

The university offers a plethora of courses for international students which comroses bachelor's and master’s degrees in different disciplines. Along with full time courses, many minor, certificate, online and pre-professional courses are also offered. 

The university has around 3,287 undergraduates and 1,484 postgraduate students. In total, it offers over 80 degrees and programs along with 2+2 degree completion programs through four different colleges.The MBA degree it provides is offered by the Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University.

The most popular majors available at the organization are as follows:

  • Business and Management
  • Marketing
  • Health Professions and Related Programs
  • Physical Sciences Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Psychology

Campus

  • The University has a campus size of about 1,491 acres along the northern edge of Magnolia, Arkansas.
  • The campus has expanded gradually with the construction of new dormitories, new academic buildings, and student life facilities.
  • There are a large number of campus activities offered in social, educational, cultural, physical, and spiritual fields.
  • There are more than 60 student organizations.

Housing Facilities/Residence

The institute provides on-campus accommodation facilities for its students where almost 56% of the students can be accommodated across its various residence halls. The university has sixteen residence halls and on-campus apartments to choose from as per one's needs and abilities.

All the halls and apartments come with basic facilities like beds, cupboards, common area, dining area, laundry, among others.

It offers four dining options that include cafeteria and food courts and offer some exceptional delicacies from across the globe. It has its own official Aramark website for dining that offers different dining-related services. 

Southern Arkansas Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website

Application Fee: 90 USD

Application Deadline: August 27.

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Supporting Documents like Academic Transcripts.
  • Standardized test scores like ACT/SAT or GMAT/GRE
  • English language proficiency tests with a minimum score of TOEFL: 79 or IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Portfolio (if required)
  • Interview and work experience (might be a program-specific requirement in some cases))
  • Financial Support Proof
  • Copies of Immigration Documents

Cost of Attendance

Prospective students of the institute planning to study abroad in the coming essional year must take a note of planning their expenses ahead of sending in their applications to ensure their comfortable stay in a foregn land. An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US to help you ease out your planning is a stable below.

Budget Item2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
Tuition13,600
Room and Board6,418
Student Insurance Fees1,320
Book and Supplies1,100
TravelVaries
Total22,438

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university offers various kinds of financial aid offered as awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA where around 60% students receive some form of financial aid from the institute. The average need based scholarship offered to students is USD 12,154.

International students need to apply online on college websites for scholarships. The deadline for applying to these scholarships is March 15.

The university offers two main types of scholarships for international students which are as follows:

  • Initial scholarships for first-time freshmen coming to SAU. It is offered to students based upon their SAT or ACT scores. The price of the award is 1515 USD per semester and is renewable if the student maintains a good academic record.
  • The Retention Scholarship for current SAU international undergraduate students. It is offered to students who complete 15 credit hours and its amount is equivalent to approximately 2250 USD per semester

Alumni Network

  • Total Number of Alumni at Southern Arkansas University is 6,930 who enjoy benefits like career development and exploration services, invites to alumni events and more.
  • Few notable alumni are: John W. Allison - chairman of Home Bancshares, Frank M. Angelo - owner and president of Jonesboro's Angelo Manufacturing Co, G. Robert Blanchard - chairman of WRB Enterprises, John A. Bobango - chief manager of the Memphis-based Farris Bobango PLC. 

Placements

The university hosts many career, education and internship fairs throughout the year to prepare students for future jobs and careers. It uses a combination of the high school GPA and ACT scores to determine placement in English, mathematics, and reading for beginning freshmen.

As per US News 2020, the median salary of a Southern Arkansas alumni is approximately 41,500 USD.

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Southern Arkansas University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population5683
FAFSA Code001107
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$10,950 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10459501140 5%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing515460570-
Mathematics530490570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 95%
English221825-
Mathematics211824-

Southern Arkansas University Acceptance Rate

69.5%

Acceptance Rate

3604

Total Applicants

5683

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

51.5%

Male

48.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program69.4%
Total Applicants5272
Total Enrolled3661
Graduate
Graduate Programs69.4%
Total Applicants2912
Total Enrolled2022

Southern Arkansas University Enrollment

Enrollment
Southern Arkansas University Enrollment5683
Undergraduate Enrollment3661
Graduate Enrollment2022
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate43.4%

Attendance Cost

$10,950

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$10,950 / Year
Post Graduate Program$13,110 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,600 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,066 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,557 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,066 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$7,094 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,992 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,126 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
36072183142470
+1-870-862-8131
TELEPHONE
+1- 800-332-7286
TOLL FREE
100 East University, Magnolia
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Book Store

Follett Campus Bookstore0.5 Km
Southern Arkansas University Bookstore0.5 Km
Living Word Bible & Book Store2.97 Km

Super Market

Walmart Supercenter2.56 Km
Mac's Cashsaver2.86 Km
Family Dollar3.06 Km
Save A Lot3.06 Km
Brookshire's3.6 Km

Shopping Mall

Columbia Shopping Center2.96 Km

Airport

Magnolia Municipal Airport7.3 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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