Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU)

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus can be found in Magnolia, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has an enrollment of approximately four thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 966 (25th percentile) - 1168 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into SAU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admits approximately 70% of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 33% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus was reported as 65.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,870 applications submitted to SAU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • SAU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into SAU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.1%
  • 2017-2018: 69.5%
  • 2018-2019: 68.8%
  • 2019-2020: 65.1%
  • Projected SAU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.8%

How Does Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Texas A & M University-Texarkana93.6%
Ouachita Baptist University61.4%
Henderson State University75.6%
Centenary College of Louisiana59.8%
East Texas Baptist University59.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading458 - 600
Math508 - 568
Total Score966 - 1168
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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