ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Magnolia, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 64% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,916 applications received in 2023, 1,854 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, the regular decision application deadline is August 27 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia's admissions stats.

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1035
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 93%
Waitlist No

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 27

Want to Apply Early to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia Admissions

Transferring to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

What does Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia for more information on admission factors.

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 83% submitted a class rank. At Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia 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 2022, 8% of Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

To be competitive with other Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia applicants, you should aim to earn between 900 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 900, 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 1035.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

For transfer students, it is not 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

✅ Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia is not test optional.

What is Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia has an acceptance rate of 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

❌ Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia

Explore other colleges in Arkansas or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Southern Arkansas University Magnolia Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1160


Math SAT Range

440 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


900 to 1160


900 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southern Arkansas University Magnolia students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 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)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Arkansas University Magnolia, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Search for Scholarship
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About Southern Arkansas University Magnolia?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation