Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University St.
Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870) 235-4000
Fax: (870) 235-5072
Online: Southern Arkansas University provides the complete college experience with personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability. Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc. 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.
Enrollment 5094
School Type 4 Year
Funding Type Public
Admissions Information
Requirements ACT score of 19 or higher on English, math and reading for unconditional admission; Test optional for conditional admission with criteria of ACT of 16-18 or a 2.3 or higher school GPA.
Minimum GPA 2.3
Minimum ACT Test optional
Minimum SAT Test optional
Admissions Email
Admissions Phone (870) 235-4040
Scholarship Information
Highlights Academic scholarships are awarded based on several criteria including grade-point average, class rank, and ACT or SAT score. Performance scholarships are available in art, band, choir, and theatre. Other scholarships are available in athletics and rodeo. If you are eligible for an academic and/or performance scholarship, your scholarship awards will be applied to university charges (some restrictions apply). The priority deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 1, unless funds are depleted prior to this date. More Information Click Here Scholarship Phone (870) 235-4040
Tuition Information
In-state Tuition $3,600.00
Additional Annual Fees $1,310.00
Early Application Deadline 08/18/2023
Bilingual Admissions Contact Vilma Espinoza (870) 235-4081
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Contact Marcela McRae-Brunson Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Phone (870) 235-4023
Financial Aid Email
More Information Click Here

Degree Programs

Agriculture (or Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, or Agriculture & Natural Resources)

Business Administration


University Studies


Agricultural Education

Agriculture Sciences

Art & Design

Art & Design–Interactive Media

Art & Design–Marketing

Athletic Training


Business Administration


Computer Science

Computer Science–5th Year Option

Computer Science–Privacy & Cyber Security

Criminal Justice

Elementary Education


Engineering Technology–Welding


English (Writing)

Exercise Science

Foreign Language

Game, Animation & Simulation


Marketing (Choose focus in: Media, Retailing or Sales)

Mass Communication (or Multimedia Communication, or Media Communications, or Mass Media Communication)


Middle School Education (or Middle Level Education, or Middle Childhood Education, or Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence )


Performing Arts

Physical Education K-12 (or Physical Education & Health K-12, or Physical Education/Wellness & Leisure K-12)


Political Science


Public Health


Social Work

Agricultural Business



Biological Sciences

Business (General)

Business Administration & Accounting

Business Information Systems

Business: Accounting

Business: Management

Chemical Engineering




Education: Elementary Education

Education: Physical Education

Engineering Technology–Mechanical

English Education (or Teacher Licensure, or Teaching Emphasis)

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Game & Interactive Design

Industrial Technology

Information Systems

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Mathematics: Data Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Modern Languages

Music Education

Music Performance (or Music Performance–Voice, Keyboard, Instrumental)

Musical Theatre–Music Emphasis

Poultry Science



Social Studies Education (or Social Studies—Teaching Emphasis)


Sports Management (Choose focus in: Athletic Administration, Coaching or Sports Information)

Supply Chain Management (or Logistics)


Animal Science

Business: Marketing

Childhood Education

Computer Gaming & Animation Design

Criminal Justice & Criminology

Early Childhood Education


Fine Art

Health & Physical Education

Mathematics Education (or Teacher Licensure or Teaching Emphasis)

Nursing–Completion Program

Spanish–Teaching Emphasis

Wildlife & Field Biology


Business Administration

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science


Educational Administration & Supervision

Elementary Education

Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education


Library Media & Information Specialist

Public Administration

School Counseling K-12

Secondary Education