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Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, the regular decision application deadline is August 27 and the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia is amoderately difficult school to get into. 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 69% of all applicants., around 2,348 of the 3,426 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.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southern Arkansas University Magnolia

Admissions Factor Level
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

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, 79% submitted a class rank. At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 79%
3.75 and 3.99 21%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
Southern Arkansas University Magnolia does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 1% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 99% 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 strive to earn between 1080 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, 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 540.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students scored 520 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 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 19 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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

For transfer students, it is slightly 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 ACE recommendations for credit

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

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

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Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

69%

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 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 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

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 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 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1080

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Math SAT Range

560 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 520

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1080 and Above

Good

1080 to 1080

Avg

1080 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students is 540. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 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)

3.47

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,432

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,980

Out-of-State

$14,020

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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