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 three thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 840 (25th percentile) - 1110 (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 60% of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 40% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus was reported as 60.8% in Fall 2013 with over 2,720 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.8%
  • 2010-2011: 66.5%
  • 2011-2012: 66.9%
  • 2012-2013: 64.6%
  • 2013-2014: 60.8%
  • Projected SAU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.5%

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

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Texas A & M University-Texarkana37.2%
Ouachita Baptist University70.1%
Henderson State University62.2%
Centenary College of Louisiana66.0%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (SAU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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