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How Well Is Spring Arbor University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Spring Arbor University was awarded 88 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teaching English or French as a second or foreign language, other.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Spring Arbor as #1,105 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Spring Arbor is also ranked #24 out of 67 schools in Michigan.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Spring Arbor?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Spring Arbor University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to Spring Arbor submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spring Arbor University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Spring Arbor University  ( 490 to 590 )
Spring Arbor received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Spring Arbor University  ( 20 to 27 )

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Spring Arbor University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Spring Arbor it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Spring Arbor University is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spring Arbor University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Spring Arbor University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Spring Arbor this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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Spring Arbor University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,350 undergraduates at Spring Arbor with 968 being full-time and 382 being part-time.

How Much Does Spring Arbor University Cost?

The overall average net price of Spring Arbor is $19,183. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Spring Arbor

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,962 $16,448 $18,662 $19,247 $22,345

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Spring Arbor, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Spring Arbor, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,911 a year. That adds up to $31,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Spring Arbor is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Spring Arbor Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor make about $41,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. Spring Arbor is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Spring Arbor are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 106 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799
Phone: 517-750-1200

Spring Arbor University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Spring Arbor University. Of these students, 455 received undergraduate degrees and 466 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 71 $69,967
Social Work 69 $33,637
Business Administration & Management 67 $48,112
Teacher Education Subject Specific 23 $37,478
Human Development & Family Studies 16 $31,466
General Psychology 16 $25,194
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 NA
Health & Physical Education 15 $25,194
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 $35,060
General English Literature 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Spring Arbor University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Spring Arbor

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,165 students took at least one online class at Spring Arbor University. This is an increase from the 1,551 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,165 1,540
2018-2019 1,551 1,551
2017-2018 2,200 1,444
2016-2017 1,989 1,163
2015-2016 1,458 898

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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