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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI 4-Year Private
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About SAC

Spring Arbor University Overview

Spring Arbor University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Spring Arbor, Michigan. SAC was founded in 1873 and the school currently enrolls around 1,350 students a year, which includes 1,350 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!

Are you interested in 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.

SAC does not have any greek life opportunties.

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.

2022 SAC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
Tuition $31,020
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,198

Is SAC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at SAC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure 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% come back their sophomore year. 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 Outlook SAC Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 79% of graduates from SAC recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with SAC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Spring Arbor University's endowment was $13.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,125 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SAC

Tuition 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.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,602 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SAC.

Based on this information, is SAC the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SAC a good school for you?

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Where is Spring Arbor University Located?

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

If you are interested in seeing SAC for yourself, be sure to 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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SAC ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

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SAC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1203


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

498 - 600

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Wondering what life at SAC is like? There are approximately 1,350 students enrolled at SAC. 72% 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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