Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

100 E. University, Magnolia, AR 71753

About Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,777
Student Age% Under 2571%
 % 25 and Over29%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time78%
 % Part-time22%
Race/Ethnicity% White63.9%
 % Black28.7%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino1.7%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown0.4%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted67%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled41%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,426
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,186
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans45%
 % Undergraduates with Grants88%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,270
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,962
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,134
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,406
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,558

Neighborhood Data for the Magnolia Area

Median Age32
Median Household Income$31,384
Total Population11,588
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.9% 53.1%
 Age 0-955.8%44.2%
 Age 10-1747.2%52.8%
 Age 18-2452.8%47.2%
 Age 25-2939.4%60.6%
 Age 30-3945.4%54.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White51.5%
 % Black46.1%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino1.3%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,270
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,962
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$329
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%84.3%36.2%
 $500 to $7490.0%15.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%9.4%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%1.9%
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