Spring Arbor University

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Spring Arbor University (locally referred to as SAU) is a Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church and is located in the city of Spring Arbor, Michigan. SAU is a one of the largest Christian Universities in the nation and the largest Evangelical University in the entire state of Michigan.

At its main campus in Spring Arbor, SAU offers undergraduate degrees in over 70 fields of study. The university offers a elementary level teacher certification programs at its other affiliated centers at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, and Jackson Community College.

Spring Arbor University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Spring Arbor University’s Online Programs

Spring Arbor University Online is a faith-based, private online university that welcomes and encourages students to become people of wisdom with a fully accredited and respected education. From the comfort of your home or office, you will learn how to best utilize your intellect, expertise, passion, and giftedness in this world. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access and complete assignments, collaborate with peers, and receive real-time feedback from instructors skilled at online course delivery. It’s a transformative journey designed for all people, no matter their faith.

General Information

Admission Office

106 East Main Street

Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

(517) 750-6468

(800) 968-0011

Fax: (517) 750-6620

Contact: Randy Comfort

Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

106 East Main Street

Spring Arbor, MI 49283-9799

(517) 750-1200



Total undergrads: 2,737

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 381

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,615

Graduate enrollment: 1,236


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Design/Visual Communications B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music Pedagogy A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biology health careers B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
TheoreticalMathematical Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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