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About Spring Arbor University

An education at SAU is not just about earning a degree; it is about gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you and being equipped with a mission to bring the light of Christ into your career, relationships, and community. With Jesus Christ at the heart of it all, your education will be meaningful and transformative.

SAU Facts

15 average class size
1873 founding year
21 varsity sports
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Our Mission

Christ centered, mission focused.

The light of Christ shines in all aspects of campus life at SAU. Our close-knit community supports students, staff, and faculty’s spiritual, intellectual, and holistic development, resulting in transformative experiences.

Spiritual Life
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Liberal Arts Education

Connecting the world of knowledge to the world of faith.

A liberal arts education equips students with critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, a broad base of knowledge, and the ability to express and reason. At SAU, this education is elevated by incorporating Christ as the central perspective for learning.

Mission and Values
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Our Campus

Life in Spring Arbor

SAU’s campus, located in beautiful Spring Arbor, Michigan, is the home to our traditional undergraduate students. It offers a diverse range of majors and programs taught by dedicated, caring faculty and staff. Our institution has a rich academic and spiritual history from which all students benefit.

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Faculty & Leadership

Learning isn’t confined to the classroom.
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We believe in a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom. Our small class sizes allow our enthusiastic professors to interact closely with each student. We also highly value mentorship, an essential part of our community. A solid student-teacher relationship is vital to a successful educational journey.

Our Faculty


We hold ourselves to a high standard. Browse our rankings and accreditations.

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