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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Arkansas State is an above-average public university located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,894 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Arkansas State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 48% of students, Arkansas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,500.
About Arkansas State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Website
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Arkansas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,420/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,062/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,894Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,710
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Focused
    22%
  • Southern hospitality at its finest
    17%
  • Anti-social
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Odd.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.95 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • "no parking" isn't a strong enough phrase
    27%
  • I love it
    18%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • A refreshing challenge
    14%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • No parking
    10%
  • Long walks to class
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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Arkansas State University Reviews

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Astate online is a waste of time and money. I recently completed my Bachelor's with them and I wished I had gone somewhere else! It was a battle from the beginning with the office of admissions, then financial aid, and last but not least the actual program. The inital enrollment and application was easy, but after that you had to call and stay on the people to do their job, otherwise nothing would get done. I graduated May 11th, 2019. The ceremony was also on the 11th. I was cleared to graduate and walk on the 14th or 15th, and it's now in the middle of June and I still have not received a diploma. My advice to everyone is avoid ASTATE!
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As a recent student at Astate, being from the North posed some interesting obstacles for me to overcome. When I first moved to Jonesboro, I was disappointingly underwhelmed. However, after living in Jonesboro for five years, working at local shops and attending classes year round, I am grateful for the opportunity to attend such a great university. Although the university stands strong in classical southern ideations, the new wave of professors and students are opening up little Jonesboro to a modern and exciting future.

And as always, there is no parking on campus. Nothing outside the norm of any other university!
The day I walked on to Arkansas State's campus, I instantly fell in love. I have only visited 2 times so far, but I am planning another visit up very soon! Everyone there is so kind, it just felt like home while walking around touring the place. I really love how easy it is to be so involved in organizations around campus. I could definitely see myself making Arkansas State my home for the next 4 plus years of my life, in the near future.