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Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, MI
Spring Arbor, founded in 1873, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 70-acre campus is located in Spring Arbor, eight miles west of Jackson.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,435
   Women 1,658 (68.1%)
   Men 777 (31.9%)
Graduate Students 969
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 1,546 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.46
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $38,556
  Tuition and Fees $26,730
  Room and Board $9,270
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $24,198
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 84
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Spring Arbor Population 7,577
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot Cougars
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.2% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students 0.6% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported