Southern Arkansas University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Magnolia, AR, Southern Arkansas University is one of the best universities in the state of Arkansas. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Southern Arkansas University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Southern Arkansas University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Southern Arkansas University is often abbreviated as SAU.

Box 9392 Magnolia, AR 71754-9392
Phone: (870) 235-4040
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: Southern Arkansas University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.4
Graduation and retention ranking: 55
Average freshman retention rate: 60.8%
6-year graduation rate: 37.5%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 21
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 57.1%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.2%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 15:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 88.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 32
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 17-24
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 39%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 72.7%
Financial resources rank: 67
Alumni giving rank: 60
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 5.2%

Southern Arkansas University History

Essential Facts: Southern Arkansas University

  • Southern Arkansas University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,542, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students.
  • Southern Arkansas University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, #96-#122. Do you work at Southern Arkansas University?
  • Southern Arkansas University (SAU), a comprehensive regional public university, was founded in 1909 as the Third District Agricultural School (TDAS).

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 93%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 2%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 3%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 20%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 90%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA II
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook