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SAC Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to SAC, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

SAC Admissions Stats at a Glance

SAC 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Mean SAT Score 1109
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to SAC?

Spring Arbor University 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 To Get Into Spring Arbor University

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

In 2021, SAC accepted 66% of all applicants, around 958 of the 1,448 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like SAC, 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 moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to SAC?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at SAC

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

SAC Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.6
Interview
Other Requirements guidance counselor's form, minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 930
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SAC?

Students admitted to SAC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At SAC 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Spring Arbor University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 68%

SAC does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

SAC 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 2021, 78% of SAC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for SAC?

To be competitive with other SAC applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1203 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SAC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1203 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a SAC student is 1109.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SAC students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 498 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SAC students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 498 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for SAC?

To be most competitive at SAC, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SAC's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SAC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Spring Arbor University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SAC. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in SAC during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

SAC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SAC?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SAC.

Does SAC accept transfer credits?

SAC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SAC accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit

Do I have to submit test scores to SAC?

SAC is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is SAC's acceptance rate?

SAC's acceptance rate is 66%.

Want To Learn More About SAC?

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SAC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

66%

How hard is it to get into SAC? SAC is a somewhat selective institution. The SAC acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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

Good

20 to 28

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1203 and Above

Good

1000 to 1203

Avg

1000 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.61

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SAC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. 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

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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