EXPER The Spring Arbor University Concept articulates who we are as a community and what sets us apart from other institutions: 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.
Our foundation is your
Since 1873, we’ve been
preparing students to bring real and lasting change to their lives, to their communities and to their world.
We’ve always offered a personal, relational education. With an average of
17 students in each class,
SAU professors are able to connect with students individually and meaningfully.
You’ll find a place to belong here, and you’ll want to keep coming back —
93 percent of first-time freshmen returned to campus for their second semester.
The Economist ranked SAU
in long-term economic value among Christian
The 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked SAU in the
top tier of
universities in the region,
universities (public and
and No. 2 among all
private) in Michigan.
universities for the ninth
CORE Sophomore Year: CORE 200 Take an unflinching look at Americaâ€™s economic and social disparities and gain vital perspectives on a weekend trip to Chicago or Detroit.
Freshman Year: CORE 100
CORE 100 becomes your foundational college experience. The Cedar Bend weekend in northern Michigan offers you a chance to unplug, explore, reflect and bond.
CORE: Our Shared Experience CORE is a series of thought-provoking courses that will guide your education at SAU. From freshman to senior year, CORE classes will help you broaden your perspective, understand other people and cultures and identify your calling.
Senior Year: CORE 400
Your final preparation for living out what you’ve learned at SAU — an exploration of how you’ll serve God in your community.
Junior Year: CORE 275/300
After a semester of preparation, go with your CORE 275 professor and classmates on a three-week, cross-cultural odyssey. Learn how to grow spiritually through discipleship and devotional practice in CORE 300. Discover what unites God’s people from around the world.
For three weeks,
THIS IS YOUR
Students explore the ridge of a sand dune in the Sahara Desert, Morocco.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
CLASSROOM. CORE 275: Cross Cultural Studies SAU has long recognized the significance of a global perspective. That’s why the Cross Cultural Studies (CCS) program has a 30-year history at our institution — and why we’re committed to helping students pay for it with our CCS Benefit.
CORE 275 is the centerpiece of the CORE experience. Travel abroad to encounter another culture on a personal level. For three weeks or an entire semester, the world becomes your classroom, and your hosts become your teachers.
A Rare Kind of Learning
of traditional, undergraduate students at SAU have the opportunity to travel abroad.
Up to $2,800 of your program is paid for by our CCS Benefit. This fully covers some of the programs.
semester abroad programs
For more information about CCS, visit arbor.edu/crosscultural. 8
Accounting Business Administration Finance International Business Management Information Systems Marketing Sports Management
Communication & Media
Advertising & Public Relations Communication Studies Digital Media • Broadcasting • Video & Film Professional Writing Speech Visual Communication
Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education (Learning Disabilities)
We offer a variety of programs to fit the needs of our students. If you dream of a career so unique that no matching major exists, we can work with you to develop something new and individualized.
Art • Drawing • Graphic Design • Painting • Photography Drama Music Worship Arts
Health & Social Services
Clinical Sociology Health and Exercise Science Nursing Social Work
Humanities English History Philosophy
Biblical Studies Camping Ministry Children’s Ministry Pastoral Ministry Theological Studies Urban Ministry Worship Ministry Youth Ministry
For a full list of available majors, minors and endorsement courses, visit arbor.edu/programs. 9 9
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Actuarial Science Biochemistry Biology Biology Health Careers Chemistry Computer Science Engineering • Biomedical • Electrical Environmental Biology Mathematics Physics Psychology
Criminal Justice Global Studies Political Economy Social Studies Sociology
World Languages Spanish
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine
The liberal arts at SAU:
WHERE PASSION AND PURPOSE
What does it mean to study the liberal arts at SAU? It means you have the freedom to learn and think and grow, to find subjects and courses that complement your major, to collaborate and learn with peers and professors from other disciplines. With a liberal arts education, scientists can write like poets, nurses can communicate like pastors and CEOs can think like philosophers â€” all skills and innovations that will propel you to the top of your field.
Jessica Khoury Junior nursing major
As Jessica puts it, she transferred to SAU at the start of her sophomore year “with hopes, dreams and a little bit of desperation.” She was excited to study in SAU’s new nursing program, but she was also nervous about what her future at SAU would hold. Now, Jessica sees that coming to SAU has been part of God’s plan for her life all along. “SAU is a great place to learn, grow and be challenged academically and spiritually. I have met forever friends and had amazing opportunities here. It’s not so much about who SAU is — it’s about who God is and what he’s doing on this campus.”
FACULTY FUTURE INVESTED IN YOUR
Our high standard of educational excellence starts with our faculty.
Their wealth of knowledge and experience — and their zeal for continued learning and scholarship — inspire students to engage in what they’re learning and better pursue their own passions. At SAU, intentional relationships are built into the learning experience. We keep class sizes small so that students and faculty can have one-on-one interactions that facilitate personal, academic and spiritual growth. “One of the joys of teaching at a liberal arts institution is that I get to know my students by name within the first few weeks of class. As we welcome students into this community of learners, we not only learn together, but also do life together. Whole-person education demands that we come to know our students as individuals, not as customers, and our small class sizes afford us this opportunity,” says Jack Baker, Associate Professor of English.
“I’ve shared meals with professors in their homes, where I have been able to see how they place God first.” — CHRIS MANIÉRE-SPENCER, BIOLOGY HEALTH CAREERS MAJOR —
“People come together and make memories at SAU events, and it’s more of a family than a bunch of strangers. You get to know a lot of people on campus that you might not have met previously.” — GRACE ARCHER, JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING MAJOR —
Kazoo master, on-air personality, intramural champion:
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Apply what you’ve learned in class in resume-building student groups.
Serve your peers through student leadership positions.
Connect with others who share your passions and interests through clubs and other student organizations.
CASE (Center for Autism Spectrum Enrichment)
Peer Advisor (PA)
Andrews Hall Kazoo Choir
Resident Assistant (RA)
Chapel Band • Drama
Spiritual Life Advisor (SLA)
E.P. Hart Honors Program
Student Government Association (SGA)
Gospel Choir • Intramural Sports
Student Alumni Council
Jazz Band • Swing Dance Club
Women in Leadership Conference
Office of Intercultural Relations
Home.fm • The Pulse Pre-Vet Club Will Shoot for Credit Writing Center
For a full list of extracurricular adventures, visit arbor.edu/extracurricular. 17
EQUIPPED TO MAKE AN
IMPACT Our graduates are employed by Spring Arbor University prepares students to enter top graduate and doctoral programs like Duke Divinity School and Duke Medical School, Michigan State Veterinary School and University of Michigan Law School, to name a few. After graduation, our students become teachers (of the year), (nationally recognized) counselors and (award-winning) executives. Whatever path you choose, know that you will be equipped to impact the world for Christ upon your graduation from SAU.
of our pre-med students who applied for medical school were accepted (as shown in a recent five-year study).
Bethany Christian Services Dart Container Corporation DTE Energy Comerica Bank Ernst and Young LLP General Motors Google Henry Ford Allegiance Health Herman Miller Hewlett Packard Enterprise Kellogg Company Michigan State Police Microsoft ProMedica Spectrum Health State Farm Insurance State of Michigan Stryker United States House of Representatives
of SAUâ€™s Class of 2017 is either employed or enrolled in graduate school programs.
FA I T H Christ binds our community together and serves as our perspective for learning. We encourage students to explore different worldviews while keeping Christ at the center. As Proverbs 2:10-11 states, â€œFor wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.â€? At our Chapel services, held twice each week, students worship together before hearing from
a guest speaker. Our Chapel speakers come to SAU from all over the country and beyond, where they serve as pastors, activists, entrepreneurs, professors and missionaries. Outside of Chapel, students share and experience the love of Christ through classroom discussions, small groups, volunteer opportunities and late-night worship sessions. Because of your common thread of faith, the people you encounter at SAU will become more than your friends, professors and mentors; they will become your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Bryce Bauman Junior pastoral ministry major
During the spring of 2018, Bryce helped plan and execute “Let’s Fly,” a twelve-hour session of worship, prayer and testimony for members of the SAU community. With a desire for revival in his heart, Bryce hopes to plan many more events like “Let’s Fly” during his time at SAU. “For me, revival is when single hearts are awakened and [set] ablaze. That’s when things start to happen,” says Bryce. arbor.edu/apply
Arbor Ninja Warrior The Roar
SAU Hearts Drama Production Choptoberfest
CONTINUE OUR L O N G S TA N D I N G TRADITION OF BEING
End-of-Year-Bash & Movie on the Lawn
ORIG INAL At SAU, fun is never out of reach! Our students take every opportunity to make the most of their free time together â€” whether theyâ€™re attending live performances by internationally recognized musicians on campus or participating in tradition-rich annual SAU events.
Learn more about our most anticipated campus events at
Crud Wars Lip Sync
Lecrae Performance Hanging of the Greens
L I V E & G R O W within
At the end of the day — after classes, Chapel, sporting events and study sessions are over — life at SAU continues in the residence halls. Regardless of where you live on campus, you’ll find community with your resident assistant (RA), spiritual life advisor (SLA) and fellow residents! Freshmen have the opportunity to live in our “community-style” residence halls: Lowell, Gainey and Andrews. Upperclassmen have the additional options of living in suites, apartments or K-Houses (residential house).
Schedule a campus tour at arbor.edu/visit to see our residence halls in person!
Our residence halls feature kitchens, gyms, computer labs, game rooms and theater rooms!
SAU was recently ranked in the
most beautiful Christian colleges in the U.S. by onlinechristiancolleges.com.
BODY , MIND
AND SOUL In 2017 and 2015, SAU’s women’s soccer team won the
NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
In 2017, SAU’s women’s basketball team was recognized with the
NAIA CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM AWARD.
At SAU, athletic success is measured by more than wins and losses. Cougar athletes are taught to compete with grace, make sacrifices for the good of the team and love their opponents as much as their own teammates. Ask any of our student athletes, and they’ll tell you that the lessons they’ve learned on the court, field or track have found application throughout their lives.
To find out more about SAU Athletics, visit saucougars.com.
16 intramural leagues are also available! For more information, visit
VAR S I T Y
MEN’S: baseball • basketball bowling • cross country • golf soccer • tennis • track & field WOMEN’S: basketball • bowling cross country • golf • soccer • softball tennis • track & field • volleyball
In 2018, the men’s 4x400 team earned
ALL-AMERICAN STATUS AT THE NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS.
In 2017, the men’s soccer team won their first-ever
CROSSROADS LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP.
• GRAND RAPIDS • LANSING
• ANN SAU ARBOR
HERE. YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS
JULY 1 Apply to SAU
Admission decision notifications begin
FIRST SAU VISIT. Experience for yourself the life, purpose and togetherness that make our community unique — it’s the best way for you to get to know us!
Choose the kind of visit that best suits you.
Spend a day exploring campus, talking to students and
Friday, November 2 Monday, December 3 Monday, February 18 Friday, March 15
professors and receiving the answers to your questions during one of our Arbor Day visit events — or opt to
spend the night among students in a residence hall to fully immerse yourself in SAU’s student life!
Arbor Day Visit Events
Overnight Visit Events
individualized visit on a date that’s convenient for you!
Sunday-Monday, October 7-8 Thursday-Friday, November 15-16 Thursday-Friday, April 4-5
academic and extracurricular interests.
Or customize your SAU experience by scheduling an
We’ll make sure your experience corresponds with your
Monday - Saturday by appointment
SEPTEMBER - APRIL
Best time to visit SAU
Submit your FAFSA
Submit your housing deposit
GATHER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES. CREATE MEMORIES AND LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS.
At Spring Arbor University, your extracurricular adventures will shape you just as much as your studies. Every day trip off campus, late-night conversation and visit to a new restaurant will be part of what you’re learning and who you’re becoming at SAU. When you leave, you won’t be empty-handed — or empty-headed. Your diploma may end up on a shelf, but what you’ve learned and experienced here will live with you forever.
Stay connected with us!
Office of Admissions 106 E. Main Street Spring Arbor, MI 49283 517.750.6684 firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 - 2019 Spring Arbor University does not discriminate illegally on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities, and complies with Title IX, with exemptions, Sec. 504, and Title VI. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Universityâ€™s Title IX Coordinator, Dan Vanderhill, Associate Vice President for Student Development & Learning, Spring Arbor University, 106 E. Main St., Spring Arbor, MI 49283 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. The Universityâ€™s Sec. 504 Coordinator is Willie Lewis, Director of Academic Student Connections, Spring Arbor University, 106 E. Main St., Spring Arbor, MI 49283.