Spring Arbor University

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106 E. Main Street

Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

Phone: (517) 750-1200
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#60 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Spring Arbor University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,058, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Spring Arbor University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 60. Its tuition and fees are $23,400 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Spring Arbor University is an evangelical Christian university committed to excellence in the liberal arts, professional,and graduate studies. Through the influence of an affirming academic community where a faculty of Christian scholars integrates faith with experiential learning; students develop intellectually, grow as persons, and are challenged by the call of vibrant Christian service. The University's main campus is located eight miles west of Jackson, MI and there are twelve sites across the state (and one in Ohio) offering degree-completion, teacher education and graduate programs. For information e-mail us at admissions@arbor.edu, contact us at http://www.arbor.edu or call (800)968-0011.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1873
Religious affiliation Free Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $8,963,220


When applying to Spring Arbor University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Spring Arbor University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.5%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Spring Arbor University is 15:1, and the school has 68.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Spring Arbor University include: Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Social Work; and Christian Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 20%
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
Psychology, General 9%
Social Work 9%
Christian Studies 8%

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Student Life

Spring Arbor University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,058, with a gender distribution of 31.4 percent male students and 68.6 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. Spring Arbor University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,125
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Spring Arbor University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Spring Arbor University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Spring Arbor University, 59 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Spring Arbor University.

Students who have cars on campus 59%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Spring Arbor University, 86.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,934.

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Tuition and fees $23,400 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,170 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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