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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, Michigan

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Student Population
Spring Arbor University overview
Location Spring Arbor, Michigan
Online arbor.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Religious Affiliation Free Methodist
Spring Arbor University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, Spring Arbor University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Free Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,459 prospective students applied, and 958 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 216 enrolled in the school.  2,585 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 851 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $29,030 plus fees of $600. SAU is ranked 409 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SAU is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Spring Arbor University overview
SAT 980/1215
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Spring Arbor University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $10,260
Budget for Other Expenses$1,780
Total One Year Cost$42,470

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Spring Arbor University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 31%
Work and Family Studies 14%
Health Professions 11%
Education 10%
Human Services 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172334 IPEDS survey data for Spring Arbor University.

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