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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Arkansas Tech is a public university located in Russellville, Arkansas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,729 undergraduate students. The Arkansas Tech acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Medical Secretary, and Nursing. Graduating 39% of students, Arkansas Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
About Arkansas Tech University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Website

Arkansas Tech 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
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1210
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,510/ 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
$6,352/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,729Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,052
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Normal
    18%
  • Adult
    16%
  • Hardworking , caring and diverse
    12%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Party Hardy
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
51%
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 66 responses
Report
  • Higher education lower cost
    32%
  • What you put in, you get out.
    32%
  • New way to learn
    12%
  • Great classes and learning environment
    8%
  • Party Hardy
    6%
  • Academic, balanced and fun
    5%
  • Savage
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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I really like the size of campus, there is about 12,000 students so it's not too big but not too small. This also allows for optimal class sizes. I always feel like I am noticed in class and not just another student. Most of my professors have gone above and beyond to help me and work with the special accomdations I have. I believe they truly want to see me succeed. I have also enjoyed the student life on campus. There is literally club for everyone. I have personally found Greek life to be my thing and have really enjoyed being apart of this organization since it promotes leadership and academic success. However, the only negative is the food choices on campus, they don't have the healthiest of options. Some of the dorms on campus need some upgrading but I hear they are in the process of doing so. Overall though, this was the best school for me!
I love Arkansas Tech because the campus is so beautiful and so spacious, nothing is all crammed together and I love that! The people here are so nice and so helpful with whatever it is you may need. They are understanding and do whatever they can to try and help you and do what is best for you. The dorms are a good size and everyone is super friendly. There is so much to do at Arkansas Tech and I absolutely love it.