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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 6,789 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Arkansas State acceptance rate is 77%. 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.
2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
About Arkansas State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

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.

Arkansas State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,459/ 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
$8,777/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,789Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,561
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Friendly
    53%
  • Focused
    21%
  • Southern hospitality at its finest
    18%
  • Anti-social
    5%
  • Odd.
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.100 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • "no parking" isn't a strong enough phrase
    24%
  • Awesome
    19%
  • I love it
    17%
  • A refreshing challenge
    13%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • No parking
    9%
  • 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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I cannot speak for other departments, but the history department is top notch at Arkansas State! Every professor genuinely cares about their students and wants them to learn about history. Our chancellor is incredible. He is great about keeping students informed, which has been especially apparent since the COVID-19 pandemic. Best library ever!

Like any school, however, A-State has its flaws. If you don't live on campus or participate in Greek Life, you will not make friends easily. That really got to me as a freshman. I feel like A-State higher ups have a greater concern for commercial investments and athletics instead of educational value, but the professors make this difficult to notice, as most of them care. If you aren't from Jonesboro, you may be disappointed in the city. There is not a whole lot going on around here.
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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!
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!