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Colleges / Spring Arbor University

About SAC

Spring Arbor University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Spring Arbor, Michigan. SAC was founded in 1873 and now enrolls around 3,333 students a year, including 1,614 undergrads. SAC offers on-campus housing for up to 1,097 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 60% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at SAC! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of SAC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? SAC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at SAC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

Learn more about life at SAC on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! August 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 SAC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
Tuition $30,440

Is SAC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what SAC offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Spring Arbor University

It is moderately difficult to get into SAC. The acceptance rate at SAC is 66%. Last year, 1,448 students applied to SAC and 958 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SAC

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of 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 SAC, around 78% return for the next year. SAC's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. 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 Outcomes for SAC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 79% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

SAC'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. SAC's endowment was valued at $13.3 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,125 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SAC

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. SAC meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend SAC full-time are awarded $24,198 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $32,602 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SAC. Based on this information, how does SAC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SAC a good school for you?

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Where is SAC?

SAC is located in the rural setting of Spring Arbor, Michigan.

If you want to see SAC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Spring Arbor, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SAC and Spring Arbor are like without leaving home.

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College Info

106 East Main Street Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

Campus Setting: Rural

SAC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SAC is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SAC is Continuous processing.

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

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SAC ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

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20 to 28

Avg

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SAC is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into SAC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SAC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1203

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Math SAT Range

490 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

498 - 600

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SAT Score

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1203 and Above

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1000 to 1203

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1000 and Less

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SAC students is 1109. Applicants with SAT scores of 1203 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SAC, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1203 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SAC.

SAC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$40,896

In State

$40,896

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,440
$30,440
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,456
$10,456
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at SAC is like? There are approximately 3,333 students enrolled at SAC, including 1,614 undergraduate students and 1,719 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from MI and 13% percent of students are from other states.

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,333

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,440

Out-of-State

$30,440

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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