Southern Arkansas University

518 reviews
  1. Magnolia, AR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Southern Arkansas University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
850-1080
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$10,087/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,514/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,745/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,961/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,474/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,531Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly and open
    56%
  • Nice
    25%
  • Average
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.32 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Small-town
    69%
  • Blah
    13%
  • Middle of Nowhere
    13%
  • User friendly
    6%

After Southern Arkansas University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

518 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    150
  • Average
    202
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    24
Southern Arkansas University is a fast-growing public University in Arkansas, but she is far from perfect. The student-faculty ratio is good, our professors are great! but there's no transportation system around, one needs a personal car to live well here. Campus food is nice but can be crappy sometimes, oh, athletics ! I like all sports activities going on here!
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
though there isnt much to do in the town, there is a lot of time to get to know each other and become very close and travel together. i love the family vibe with everyone.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
I will be honest with you - Southern Arkansas University is in a very small city where several places close at 9PM and the "most fun activity" is walking around Wal-Mart, but the campus experience is worth it. I'll make a short list in bullet point format so it is quick to read: * We are the only school with the mascot of a Mulerider which makes us unique. * Since we are further south many people have southern hospitality and are very friendly. Of course you'll run into some people you truly do not like or get along with, but the majority of everyone is very friendly. * The dorms truly are not that bad. I lived in Honors North my first year and it was lovely. The only downside to it was that our shower would clog very easily, but it was a simple fix. * We are a community. We come together in several events throughout the year and I love it.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago