• Address: 106 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283-9799

  • Phone Number: (800) 968-0011

  • Website: www.arbor.edu

About

Spring Arbor University is a Christian, private-not-for-profit university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. It was founded in the year 1873 and is the second largest Christian institution in the state of Michigan. The university started with a small elementary school and now it has grown to be one amongst the top liberal arts Christian university. The university follows the Christian community and culture but welcomes people from all ethnicities to the university. It also works hard to implement technological advancement in academics to make the students compete with the real world.

  • The university is spread across 12 locations in Michigan and Ohio.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 71% with a total population of 3,342.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1 which makes the way for individual attention to each student. The total Graduation Rate is 54%.


Online at Spring Arbor

The university offers plenty of online programs. The programs are designed in a way that will help the students advance in their careers while offering the flexibility to balance personal and professional responsibilities. It also provides technical support to make sure that the student will not encounter any technical issues.

The online programs are provided to all the students with the 24 hours of technical and academic support. A student can contact the support department anytime via call, message, or mail to resolve their issues.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews about the university are given below.

  • It is a small university with an awesome community. The professors are really great with a lot of experience and are ready to help the students without any hesitation.

  • The curriculum is good and when the faculties hand out the syllabus they let you know what you will be learning in the entire semester. The students will come to know about each of the programs clearly.

  • The online programs allow you to study the coursework from anywhere in the world. Students get highly interactive support from the professors. There are plenty of online resources and chat assistance to make the online way of learning more flexible.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Spring Arbor, Michigan

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002318

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, CSWE

Religious Affiliation

Free Methodist

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: www.arbor.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The university is committed to providing the students with a holistic educational experience. The Christian community will assist you to discover more about you, your community, and God. The students will be provided with unique experiences and events that will change your lifestyle leading to a good path.

The sports club is named as SRU Cougars. Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and Track are some of the sports the university actively participates in. There are well-experienced coaches to train the athletes.

The university helps the students to be connected with the school even after graduation. The present students get assistance from the alumni. Various ideas are shared among the community.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Total Population 3,341
Student Population Full Time: 2,455 Part Time: 886
Gender Division Male: 29 % Female: 71 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 58 %

The College Monk

Female: 52 %

Total Graduation Rate: 54 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Spring Arbor University (SAU) offers 17 online programs across 4 Majors

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 5 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Spring Arbor University (SAU) Acceptance Rate is 71%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $30

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 1,623
Total Applicants Admitted 1,160
Applicants Enrolled 305
Full time Applicants Enrolled 305
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Spring Arbor University (SAU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 20
Number of students submitting ACT scores 284
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 7%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 93%
SAT Math 582 average 525 - 640 range
SAT Critical Reading 530 average 460 - 600 range
ACT Composite 23 average 20 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

That university helps students with plenty of institutional aid. Students are requested to fill FAFSA form so that the university can identify the financial requirement and the eligibility of the student. The Spring Arbor University Federal School Code is 002318.

The Federal Aid provided includes Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study and so on.

The Institutional Aid provided includes SAU Grant, Provost Award, Trustee Scholarship and so on.

The State Aid covers the Michigan Tuition Grant and Michigan Competitive Scholarship.

The Military Aid includes Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and Tuition Assistance.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,920 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $4,000 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,420 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized loan $6,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $6,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $6,420 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Michigan Tuition Grant $2,000 Residents of Michigan. Demonstrate Financial need. March 1st, 2019
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Michigan Competitive Scholarship $2,000 Residents of Michigan. ACT 90. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: www.arbor.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
SAU Grant $14,493 Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
Free Methodist Church Matching Grant $2,000 Methodist student. February 15th, 2019
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Provost Award. $8,000 Merit-based. Varies
Trustee Scholarship $10,000 Merit-Based. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $12,000 Merit-based. Varies
E.P. Hart Honors Program Scholarship $1,000 GPA 3.6. ACT of 27. Accepted into the Honors program. January 31st, 2019

Data Source: www.arbor.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $9,617 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $4,163 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Reserve called to active duty in response to a war or natural disaster. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disability Varies

Data Source: www.arbor.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,669
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,367
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,714
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,257
Over $110,000 $22,888

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 41% $3,786
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $18,192
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $6,104
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $14,493
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $7,837
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 73% $6,420
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,465
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 47 $8,651
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 39 $9,617
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 8 $3,942

Data Source: www.arbor.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library consists of around 2 lakh e-books and around 1 lakh printed books. It also provides many services like coffee shops, room for combined study, computer labs, and wireless internet access. The online library is provided with chat assistance through which the students get an instant reply to any query regarding the library resources. 

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