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Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Magnolia, AR 4-Year Public

About Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Magnolia, AR

Founded in 1909, the institution currently enrolls around 4,432 students a year, including 3,447 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $44,958,577. The school spends $4,987 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.47

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 540

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 27

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia. Around 69 percent of all applicants are admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is 3.47 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is 540. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Southern Arkansas University Magnolia a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, around 72 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 689 students who started at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia as first-time freshman, 193 graduate within four years.

Around 41 percent of students who started at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,027 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.

Based on this information, how does Southern Arkansas University Magnolia sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Southern Arkansas University Magnolia a good school for YOU?

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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 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

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 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 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

970 - 1180

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Math SAT Range

500 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above

Good

970 to 1180

Avg

970 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students is 1068. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,304

In State

$22,344

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,420
$11,460
Fees
$2,560
$2,560
Housing
$6,724
$6,724
Books
$1,600
$1,600

Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is like? There are approximately 4,474 students enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, including 3,160 undergraduate students and 1,314 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from AR and 23% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,474

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,980

Out-of-State

$14,020

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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