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History

Southern Arkansas University (SAU), a comprehensive regional public university, was founded in 1909 as the Third District Agricultural School (TDAS). The school was later elevated to a junior college, Magnolia A&M, in 1925, and a four-year college, Southern State College, in 1951. 

Education

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.

Research

The purpose of the Office of Institutional Research at Southern Arkansas University is to create decision support that helps SAU fulfill its mission to educate students for productive and fulfilling lives, as well as provide accurate statistical information for dissemination to the public while maintaining the highest professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness. 

Career

Career Services is responsible for student worker training, maintaining a file of student worker data sheets, posting on-campus and part-time off-campus employment opportunities, and posting full-time employment opportunities.

Students wanting to work on campus should complete a student worker data sheet to provide current contact information and work hours available.  They are also encouraged to contact departments where they are interested in working.

Southern Arkansas University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Southern Arkansas University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
200000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Program
Merit-based Need-based

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BeArt-Presets
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
06 Nov 2023
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2023
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Oct 2023
College JumpStart Scholarship
Merit-based

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College JumpStart Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
19 Feb 2024
Out-of-State Student Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Fawell & Fawell
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
19 Sep 2023
Leadership Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

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Law Office of Philip W. Moore, Jr.
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Oct 2023
Eric Dalius MuzicSwipe Giving 2023
Merit-based Need-based

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Eric Dalius Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Jan 2024
1st Formations Business Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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1st Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
28 Sep 2023
Saagar Govil Scholarship
Merit-based

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Saagar Govil
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
20 Dec 2023
Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship
Need-based

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HOGGATT Injury Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Carol Stephens SWE Scholarship
Merit-based

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Society of Women Engineers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Bertha Lamme Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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Society of Women Engineers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Betty Lou Bailey SWE Region F Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Society of Women Engineers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
17 Oct 2023
The Hatton Law Firm Aspire Higher Scholarship
Need-based

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The Hatton Law Firm
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2023
Brooklyn Injury Attorneys P.C. Essay Competition $500 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Brooklyn Injury Attorneys P.C.
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Wear & I Fashion Pioneer Scholarship
Merit-based

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WEAR & I
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2023
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

SSS is a federally funded program designed to increase the retention and graduation rates and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and students with disabilities.

Housing services

Columbia Hall is a freshman-only residence hall for students enrolled in the Residential College Living Learning Community. Columbia Hall opened in August 2016 and has kitchenettes on every floor with lush common areas, along with hybrid-style bathrooms that give extra privacy to our residents. To join the Residential College and live in Columbia Hall, students must have a minimum of 22 on ACT or a 3.25 high school GPA or higher. Columbia Hall is located on the North side of campus across from Wilkins Stadium and the Mulerider Track.

Library services

Magale Library’s reference and instructional librarians aspire to train students to use library resources to their fullest. Through personal attention and professional training, students learn to conduct research themselves, solve problems, and become lifelong learners.

Medical services

The UHS primary goal is to aid in the retention of students by offering a variety of services to meet the mental, emotional, and physical needs of the SAU student body. We provide health promotion and disease prevention services for students, faculty, and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

The beautiful Southern Arkansas University campus rests on 1,491 acres along the northern edge of Magnolia, Arkansas. Building upon a strong foundation, SAU has continued to grow, constructing new dormitories, new academic buildings, and student life facilities. Download a campus map or use the interacticve map below to learn more.

Sports facilities

The Mulerider Activity Center is a controlled access facility. A strict ID policy is enforced when entering the Mulerider Activity Center. No member will be allowed past the check-in desk without their current ID. Any misuse of valid IDs and improper entry is subject to disciplinary action including immediate removal and suspension from the MAC and programs as well as further university discipline. Your cooperation in presenting proper identification is expected at all times. Entry and exit of the MAC must always be through the designated main entrance and exit. Individuals entering or exiting through non-designated doors are subject to disciplinary action.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Chi
  • Alpha Psi Omega (Theater)
  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • Beta Beta Beta (Biology)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Order of Omega (Greek Life)
  • Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Sigma Alpha Phi (Academic/Leadership)

Accreditation

Southern Arkansas University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National League for Nursing, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who invest in student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.

Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

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