Spring Arbor University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Michigan


For 135 years, Spring Arbor University has distinguished itself as the place where faith and learning meet. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a top-tier, liberal arts, Christian university with over 4,000 enrolled students. Offering over 60 undergraduate majors and programs, seven degree completion programs, two associate programs, and eight graduate programs, presented in both face-to-face and online formats at 14 locations throughout Michigan and in Ohio, the University continues to meet the growing needs of its students.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3973
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 107

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 37:1
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Contact Information

106 East Main Street
Spring Arbor Michigan 49283

Website: http://www.arbor.edu

Main Email: alonda@arbor.edu

Main Phone: 517-750-1200

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Admissions Contact:
Erin May & Alonda Spence
Transfer Admissions Representative, Admissions
(517) 750-6607-Erin, (517) 750-6542-Alonda
IM Screen Names: ErinSAUrep, AlondaSAUrep

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Troy Peterson
Director, International Student Services
(517) 750-6525

Athletics Contact:
Sam Riggleman
Director, Athletics
(517) 750-6713

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
As a transfer student, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for regular admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses with a grade below "C" (2.0) will not be accepted for transfer. Courses graded with "P" (Pass) or "CR" (Credit) will not transfer unless institutional policy states that "P" or "CR" is equivalent to at least a 2.0.

Credits (Min/Max):
The max credits from a 2-year institution is 68, and 90 from a 4-year. The minimum credits that you must complete at Spring Arbor to earn a degree is 30.

Test Scores for Applying:
You must send us your ACT or SAT scores if you are transferring with less than 26 semester hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Spring Arbor does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement answering "Have you personally accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior?" is on your application.

Application Fee:
There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee, which is waived if you apply online.

Other Requirements:
Sign and submit a release of information form from the last college you attended if you lived on campus and attended within the last four years.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 386

Transfers Accepted: 212

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 98%

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
DEAN'S Scholarship, CUM GPA 3.50-4.00, $7,500 per year, renewed annually with a CUM GPA of at least a 3.3. MERIT Scholarship, CUM GPA 3.00-3.49, $5,000 per year, renewed annually with a CUM GPA of at least a 3.0.

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