Spring Arbor University (SAU)

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SAU can be found in Spring Arbor, MI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled per year at SAU.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to SAU. A score in the range of 980 to 1215 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Spring Arbor University (SAU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. 66% of all students that apply are granted admission to Spring Arbor University, from which 23% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at arbor.edu.

Overall Spring Arbor University (SAU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Spring Arbor University was reported as 65.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,460 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: 20 - 27
  • SAU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Spring Arbor University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Spring Arbor University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 SAU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.5%
  • 2017-2018: 67.0%
  • 2018-2019: 70.9%
  • 2019-2020: 65.7%
  • Projected SAU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.4%

How Does Spring Arbor University (SAU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Spring Arbor University is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Albion College68.8%
Adrian College55.9%
Siena Heights University73.4%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 Spring Arbor University (SAU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 605
Math490 - 610
Total Score980 - 1215
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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