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Colleges / Spring Arbor University

About SAC

Spring Arbor University is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Spring Arbor, MI

Founded in 1873, SAC currently enrolls around 3,333 students a year, including 1,614 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $13,311,307. For each full-time student, SAC spends about $8,125.

Admissions Facts About SAC

Acceptance rate: 66%

Average GPA: 3.61

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1109

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

SAC Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Spring Arbor University. SAC accepts around 66 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.61 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into SAC is 1109. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is SAC a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 78 percent of students who start at SAC return for their second year of college. Out of the 381 students who started at SAC as first-time freshman, 140 graduate within four years.

SAC's six-year graduation for undergrads is 52 percent. 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. Within six months of graduating, 79 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

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.

Based on this information, how does SAC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is SAC a good school for YOU?

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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


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


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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


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1203


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

498 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1203 and Above


1000 to 1203


1000 and Less


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

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SAC is like? There are approximately 3,333 students enrolled at SAC, including 1,612 undergraduate students and 1,721 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from MI and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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