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Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

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

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions

If you want to apply to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 27 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's admissions stats.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Mean SAT Score 1054
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 93%
Waitlist No

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 27 ––

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Southern Arkansas University Magnolia does not offer early decision or early action.

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How To Get Into Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Getting into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is moderately difficult. Southern Arkansas University Magnolia evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accepted 63% of students, about 1,754 of the 2,805 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Curious about the factors that are considered by Southern Arkansas University Magnolia during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Southern Arkansas University Magnolia for more information on admission factors.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

Students admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 14%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 10% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

To be competitive with other Southern Arkansas University Magnolia applicants, you should aim to earn between 940 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Southern Arkansas University Magnolia student is 1054.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

To be most competitive at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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More Information on Transferring to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 27.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern Arkansas University Magnolia during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term


Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia.

Does Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accept transfer credits?

✅ Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

✅ Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's acceptance rate is 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

❌ Southern Arkansas University Magnolia does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

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Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

63%

How hard is it to get into Southern Arkansas University Magnolia? Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is a somewhat selective institution. The Southern Arkansas University Magnolia acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.46

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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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