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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 429 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,090)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,844)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 16 - - -
Basketball 16 15 - -
Football 121 - - -
Golf 12 6 - -
Rodeo 15 18 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis - 5 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 9 8 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 29.1%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 63.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Charity from Dallas, TX
  • 1
  • I stayed in Greene Hall and it was awful. The washers and dryers were always full, broken or dirty and people in Greene had no respect for others.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • sierra - Rosenberg, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Friday evening-Sunday is probably the worst time to get food. For me personally I like soul food Wednesday’s and fridays they usually have chicken nuggets other than that it’s a hit or miss. There is not really a variety of foods. For the main foods there is only two lines and by 11-1 it is packed.

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  • 3
  • Robby from Melbourne, FL
  • I am a current student here

    The food provided are good tasting and very filling, however, it's not the most healthy and the university does not have food variety.

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  • 4
  • Shelby from Emerson, AR
  • I am a current student here

    With Grille Works and Chick-fil-A being added this past year, the dining on SAU's campus has improved greatly. Students have more options now than ever before. The cafeteria is not fine dining by any means but with the new chef, there seems to be some improvement in the food quality. SAU has really been paying attention to what the students have to say about their dining experiences on campus.

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  • 5
  • Riley from Crossett, AR
  • I am a current student here

    The Blue and Gold Cafeteria has wonderful food all the time. There are also Grille Works, Chic-Fil-A and Subway that taste great.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • sierra - Rosenberg, TX
  • I am a current student here

    There are a couple of fraternities and sororities but not that many people in them. I wish they would do more. It usually cost too much money.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Emerson, AR
  • I am a current student here

    On campus we have Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu, Tri Sigma, Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Phi Lambda for the ladies who want to be Greek. For the gentlemen who are interested in becoming Greek we have Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Beta Upsilon Chi, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Phi Lambda Chi.

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  • 0
  • Riley from Crossett, AR
  • I am a current student here

    Though I am not participating in Greek Life myself, those that I am friends that have participated love it. You gain friends and family for life. SAU is very involved in Greek Life and doesn't allow unlawful activities to happen.

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  • 0
  • Baelye
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are a ton of sororities and fraternities! One for every type of person, and they are all such great people!

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