3,475
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,305
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
69
69%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

Southern Arkansas University–Magnolia is a Comprehensive institution located in Magnolia, AR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 100 East University
Magnolia, AR  71753
United States
Contact Phone: 870-235-4000

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,604
Applied
2,503
Accepted
3,475
Enrolled
69%
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Female Admissions

2,058
Females Applied
1,430
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,546
Males Applied
1,073
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.32
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 27th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 27th Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 527 460 570
SAT Math 530 490 570
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,840
In-state
10,950
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,836
Full-time student fees
6,240
Room & board
3,110
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

12,305
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,154
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,117
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,796
Avg. Loan Aid
5,286
Avg. Grant Aid
4,705
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
56%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
40%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,475
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.55%
Black or African American 27.47%
White or Caucasian 64.54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.73%
Asian 0.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.38%

Gender

Male (45.06%)
Female (54.94%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 52%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Parents' Day and Spring Fling

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Resident Hall Association, Residential College and International Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf Checkmark Division 2 No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

282
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 123
Male - 133
Female - 149