Arkansas Tech University
- 4 Year
- RUSSELLVILLE, AR
Arkansas Tech University Reviews
Rating 3.78 out of 5 1,069 reviews
I found Arkansas Tech when I was looking for different tech colleges. I read that Arkansas tech had one of the best programs for STEM majors in Arkansas, and that really drew me in.
Arkansas Tech University is a very prestigious school for it to be in the country and tucked away under the brush. The staff are very helpful and truly wish for their students to succeed in their courses. Students are always given ways to complete their work and also cool off and chill. This campus offers and array of things for you to be successful and enjoy your college experience.
I am taking college classes as a Senior in High school, and this college has already helped me so much in multiple categories.
Nice campus easy to navigate. Only 5 residence halls are nice. The rest are ancient. Some professors are phenomenal and some are terrible. I fortunately had professors was passionate and cared about our education, others could absolutely careless about their students. The cafeteria is good for a college. Could be better. Tuition price is reasonable. Meal plan prices need to be cheaper. My heart thrived in the science dept. Most buildings are great for classes. Two buildings need work: Corely and Witherspoon need major interior upgrades, especially Witherspoon. Organizations and clubs are truly awesome! Events are awesome as well! Friendly atmosphere between students. I noticed professors don’t get paid or get taken cared of like they should. Administration and the board are a big part of the issue and why students leave. They are more focused on making money than the well being of students and professors. 90% of classmates transferred before junior year to different university.
I love this campus and how it strives to bring a "home" setting experience to all students. The multiple tree life on campus is environment friendly and the campus provides so many diverse clubs, religious ministries, and helpful opportunities to its students. I have enjoyed my time as an undergraduate student as well as being a graduate student/graduate assistant here currently. I plan to work for this university in the future when I become a professor of Rehabilitation Science.
Average school. Small and rural location with no much to do. Professors are hit or miss. Size is OK. It's not too big and not too small. Handled Pandemic very well with many vaccination clinics and constant mask and contact tracing enforcement.
I LOVed my teachers last semester. They all worked to help each and every student pass. If we had any questions they would help no questions asked. They were amazing.
Terrible staff, i reached out regarding the inability to proceed with a test and their only response other than saying “dont use the system we give you because nobody uses it” was “im not your friend, you will not text me as such in any other manner” when i tried being kind and understanding regarding the situation, i cant wait to transfer, itll be the best decision ive made regarding this school
Terrible online programs and professors, if they didnt respond you have no way of getting ahold of them and they do not care
I was able to take online courses last semester and this semester due to the pandemic. Two were virtual. I was not completely satisfied with them the virtual courses, because there were times I was not able to hear the classmates or even the professor. I was would get lost at times during class.
I took a few classes online and they were pretty good actually. It took me sometime to get adjusted to online learning and zoom calls, but after adjusting to it I enjoyed having classes online.
I love Arkansas Tech. It is my home away from home, living on campus is a good thing I've done to meet friends. The environment life of campus is very aesthetic and pleasing to the eye.
Being an immunocompromised individual, trying to get professors on board with my disability services to have all online classes was a difficult process, but eventually worked out. I honestly enjoy and get more out of online classes as opposed to in-person learning.
I like the small, home-y feeling of ATU. If you like large college towns, this probably isn't the best choice. However, I like Russellville. I think we have a nice Student Union, library, and Res Life department. However, we need more food options and better cafeteria food.
Not all professors cooperate and help with online learning. Some respond with "teach yourself from the book." However, some are very helpful and get back to you ASAP.
Especially with COVID-19, online learning at ATU is very encouraged and often mandatory. The professors are very good about making online courses as easy as possible.
The university campus is beautiful and in a great spot. Most campus staff are friendly and helpful. The only downside is the Residence Life office. They are not helpful and try to keep you locked in a contract even when you meet their exemption requirements.