Spring Arbor University

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world rank  2301

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University Overview

Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Spring Arbor (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Spring Arbor University (SAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 147 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SAU
Founded 1873
Motto Fides, Vivens, Discens
Faith, Living, Learning
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 106 E. Main Street
Spring Arbor (population range: 2,500-9,999)
49283-9799 Michigan
United States
T +1 (517) 750 1200
F +1 (517) 750 2108

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 106 East Main Street
Spring Arbor 49283-9799
+1 (517) 750 1200
800 968 0011

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist Free Methodist Church of North America - www.freemethodistchurch.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Spring Arbor University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Academic Structure


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