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Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Magnolia, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%
Acceptance Rate63%

About Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Overview

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia is a public, state school in the small town setting of Magnolia, Arkansas. Southern Arkansas University Magnolia was founded in 1909 and enrolls around 4,434 students per year year, including 3,160 undergraduates. Southern Arkansas University Magnolia offers housing for up to 1,926 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 20% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 27, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Southern Arkansas University Magnolia has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Southern Arkansas University Magnolia has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia on the Student Life page.

2022 Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%
In-State Tuition $6,750
Out-of-State $11,970
Percent of Need Met 77%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,813

Is Southern Arkansas University Magnolia a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Southern Arkansas University Magnolia offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

It is moderately difficult to get into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia. The acceptance rate at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is 63%. Out of 2,805 applications received in 2022, 1,754 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, around 64% return for their sophomore year. Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 38%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Southern Arkansas University Magnolia by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Southern Arkansas University Magnolia directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's endowment was valued at $56.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $4,788 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,813 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,106 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia.

Based on this information, how does Southern Arkansas University Magnolia sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Southern Arkansas University Magnolia a good school for you?

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Where is Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Located?

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is located in the small town setting of Magnolia, Arkansas.

If you are interested in seeing Southern Arkansas University Magnolia for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 30 to Magnolia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Texarkana Regional.

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College Info

100 East University Magnolia, AR 71753

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 27

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 27

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is Aug 27.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is Aug 27.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

940 to 1150

Avg

940 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students is 1054. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,836

In State

$23,056

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,750
$11,970
Fees
$2,560
$2,560
Housing
$6,926
$6,926
Books
$1,600
$1,600

Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is like? There are approximately 4,434 students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, including 3,160 undergraduate students and 1,274 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from AR and 23% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,434

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

63%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,310

Out-of-State

$14,530

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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