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Southern Arkansas University, also known as SAU, is a public, four-year institution located in Magnolia, Arkansas, United States. It was established in 1909 as the Third District Agricultural School. In 1925, the name was changed to the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Third District. The institute was again renamed to Southern State College in 1951. It received its present name on July 9, 1976. SAU enrolls over 2, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students every year. Students of SAU are offered a wide variety of degree programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal and Performing Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • School of Graduate Studies
The athletics teams of Southern Arkansas University are known as the Muleriders. The men's and women's teams participate in football, baseball, basketball, golf, track and field, cross country, volleyball, tennis, and softball.

Profile of Southern Arkansas University Main CampusSouthern Arkansas University can be found in Magnolia, AR (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at Southern Arkansas University.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in agricultural science and management and education and teaching.

Southern Arkansas University Selectivity

Southern Arkansas University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 370 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 410 to 600, but ranged both higher and lower. People attending Southern Arkansas University come from a variety of states around the country.

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 147 students were enrolled in Southern Arkansas University.

Student Life
Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Southern Arkansas University student athletes compete in Gulf South Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Southern Arkansas University is to educate students for productive and fulfilling lives in a global environment by providing opportunities for intellectual growth, individual enrichment, skill development, and meaningful career preparation. The University believes in the worth of the individual and accepts its responsibility for developing in its students those values and competencies essential for effective citizenship in an ever-changing, free, and democratic society. Further, the University encourages and supports excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavors, and service. "Southern Arkansas University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching132early childhood education, physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, instructional media design, school Counselling, middle school teaching, teacher education, . . .
Business and Management91business, accounting, operations management, business and related services, finance, business management, marketing, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine72registered nursing
Liberal Arts54general studies, history, political science, Spanish language, sociology, social services, interdisciplinary studies, English, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and administration
Agricultural Science and Management18agricultural management, agricultural operations, agriculture
Therapy and Counselling17psychology
Science16biology, chemistry, physics courses, biological and physical sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work10social work, community organization, public administration
Art Studies7art studies
Engineering Technician5industrial tech
Fine Arts4fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
office and Administration0general office occupations, office management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Contact: Southern Arkansas UniversitySouthern Arkansas University Main Campus

100 E. University

Magnolia, AR 71753

General Phone: (870) 235-4000

http://www.SAUMAG. EDU

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