Arkansas Tech University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Arkansas Tech University Admissions Overview:

The vast majority of students submit scores from the ACT exam when applying to Arkansas Tech, although the school accepts scores from either the ACT or SAT. Students must submit scores from at least one of those exams--the writing section is not required, however. In addition, applicants must submit an application online and send in a high school transcript.

The school encourages students to visit and tour the Arkansas Tech campus before applying; interested students should check the school's website to schedule a visit and tour. With an acceptance rate of 64%, students with good grades and test scores have a decent chance at being admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Arkansas Tech University Description:

Established in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is a public university located in the small city of Russellville, Arkansas. Little Rock is about an hour away, and Fayetteville is a little under two hours. The university also has a satellite campus in Ozark.

Students come from 41 states and 38 countries. Professional fields such as nursing, business, education, and engineering are all popular among undergraduates. Arkansas Tech academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 100 student organizations including a fraternity and sorority network.

In athletics, the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys and Golden Suns compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. The university fields four men's and six women's intercollegiate teams. Popular sports include basketball, baseball, track and field, and golf.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,894 (11,053 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 61% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,624 (in-state); $11,880 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,410 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,204
  • Other Expenses: $2,996
  • Total Cost: $18,234 (in-state); $23,490 (out-of-state)

Arkansas Tech University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,641
    • Loans: $5,950

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Agricultural Business, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Management, Management and Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Arkansas Tech, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants interested in Arkansas Tech for its location and size should also consider schools like Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and the University of Central Arkansas, which are all located in Arkansas, and have around 5,000-10,000 students enrolled.

Other schools in the Great American Conference include East Central University, Harding University, Southern Arkansas University, and Henderson State University. These schools are all smaller than Arkansas Tech, but still offer a wide range of academic programs and have largely accessible admissions.

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