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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Arkansas Tech is an above-average public university located in Russellville, Arkansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,396 undergraduate students. The Arkansas Tech acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Medical Secretary, and Nursing. Graduating 41% of students, Arkansas Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
1605 Coliseum Dr.
Russellville, AR 72801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

Arkansas Tech University Rankings

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Arkansas Tech Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1210
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,674/ 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
$6,739/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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.74 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    21%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,396Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,755
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Diverse
    36%
  • Normal
    19%
  • Adult
    15%
  • Hardworking , caring and diverse
    13%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Party Hardy
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Higher education lower cost
    32%
  • What you put in, you get out.
    30%
  • New way to learn
    12%
  • Great classes and learning environment
    9%
  • Academic, balanced and fun
    6%
  • Party Hardy
    6%
  • Savage
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
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Arkansas Tech University is the place to go for an amazing education at a reasonable cost. Everyone I have encountered to far has been friendly and helpful. The staff is always willing to answer any questions you might have. The transition from high school to a college student was made easy by amazing professors that made me feel welcome and were engaging in their lectures and material. The campus has a great student life and there is always something going on for everyone being that from clubs to just about anything under the sun. Specking about the sun, the Golden Suns and Wonder Boy games are free for students to get in to! Arkansas Tech cares for their students and is an overall amazing institution.
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Arkansas Tech was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I spent my first year of college at UCA and found myself wishing I had gone for my other choice. So I decided to transfer to ATU and I've loved it. COVID-19 has made the college experience very different, but despite online courses and social distancing, I've had a great second year. The staff, both professors and general workers, clearly care for the students here. They're always willing to help and extend a hand to students struggling. I've also found that the other students here are generally very open and nice to new people. The food and other necessities like dorm life is fairly average, but for the affordability of this campus it's great. Overall, I would recommend ATU to any Arkansas student looking for an affordable campus that cares about their wellbeing.
Great school! Economic & cultural with lots of opportunities for every lifestyle & interest. Community , leadership, family, culture, team spirit, extracurricular, multicultural, advanced