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Study at Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University, also known as The Arbor or SAU, was located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States. It was founded in 1873 by leaders of the Free Methodist Church as the Spring Arbor Seminary. SAU offers undergraduate, graduate, adult profession, and SAU online programs in more than 40 subjects including business administration, communication, Counselling, organizational management, and spiritual foundation and leadership.

SAU fields more than 12 intercollegiate sports teams that compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The teams are nicknamed the Cougars. SAU is a member of the Mid Central College Conference. The campus newspaper is known as "the Crusader. "

Profile of Spring Arbor University

The campus of Spring Arbor University is in Spring Arbor, MI, which is a small suburb. Its Free Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Spring Arbor University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Spring Arbor University is known for its programs in business and management, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Spring Arbor University Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 600.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Spring Arbor University had 3, 965 students enrolled (3, 273 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Spring Arbor University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Spring Arbor University values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Central College Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Spring Arbor University is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world. "

Spring Arbor University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management356operations management, business and related services, business management, business administration, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching162education courses, English teaching, elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, social studies teaching, art education, math teaching, history teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work147family systems, family studies, social work
Therapy and Counselling144Counselling psychology, psychology, psychology courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57various nursing
Liberal Arts28sociology, social services, English, English language and literature, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, history, . . .
Art Studies18art studies
Religion and Philosophy16youth ministry, religion, philosophy and religious studies, philosophy
Media15public relations and advertising, broadcast journalism, media studies, radio and television, journalism, communication studies, communication and journalism
Science14biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, physics courses
Music14various music studies, music, piano
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies, health and physical Education
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Photography and Commercial Art4film studies
Mathematics2mathematics, math
Design1design and visual communication
Medical administration1health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and administration

Contact: Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University

106 E. Main St

Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

General Phone: (517) 750-1200


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