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Southern Arkansas University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1909
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,830
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $2,773,722
Admissions Address

Box 9392
Magnolia, AR 71754-9392

Website

http://www.saumag.edu

Admissions E-mail

muleriders@saumag.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: August 27
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sarah Jennings
Admissions office telephone: (870) 235-4040
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 27
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 27
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 100%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 100%
Total applicants: 1,417
Total acceptances: 1,416
Total freshman enrollment: 590
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 686
Male acceptances: 686
Male freshman enrollment: 294
 
Female applicants: 731
Female acceptances: 730
Female freshman enrollment: 296
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 89%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 14%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 92%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 24
Math: 17 - 24
Composite: 18 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 4.0% 2.0%
24-29 23.0% 27.0% 23.0%
18-23 51.0% 44.0% 46.0%
12-17 24.0% 23.0% 29.0%
6-11 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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