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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech University Overview

Arkansas Tech University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Russellville, Arkansas. Arkansas Tech was founded in 1909 and currently enrolls around 9,640 students a year, which includes 8,901 undergrads. Arkansas Tech ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Arkansas Tech

Are you interested in music or performing? At Arkansas Tech you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Arkansas Tech students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Arkansas Tech has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Arkansas Tech has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Arkansas Tech on the Student Life page.

2022 Arkansas Tech Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 2%
In-State Tuition $7,170
Out-of-State $14,340
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,225

Is Arkansas Tech a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Arkansas Tech offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Arkansas Tech Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Arkansas Tech. Around 94% of applicants get into Arkansas Tech each year. Last year, 6,218 students applied to Arkansas Tech and 5,868 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arkansas Tech

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 63% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Arkansas Techare still enrolled the next year. Around 47% of students who started at Arkansas Tech earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Arkansas Tech Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Arkansas Tech directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Arkansas Tech University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Arkansas Tech's endowment was valued at $49.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Arkansas Tech spends about $5,223 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Arkansas Tech

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Arkansas Tech meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Arkansas Tech full-time are awarded $10,225 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $23,096 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Arkansas Tech.

Based on this information, does Arkansas Tech seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Arkansas Tech a good school for you?

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Where is Arkansas Tech University Located?

Arkansas Tech is located in the small town setting of Russellville, Arkansas.

If you are interested in seeing Arkansas Tech for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Russellville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Arkansas Tech and Russellville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

215 West O Street Russellville, AR 72801

Campus Setting: Small Town

Arkansas Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Arkansas Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Arkansas Tech ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arkansas Tech is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Arkansas Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Arkansas Tech SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180

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Math SAT Range

495 - 595

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above

Good

990 to 1180

Avg

990 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Arkansas Tech students is 1084. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arkansas Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Arkansas Tech.

Arkansas Tech Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,111

In State

$27,281

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,170
$14,340
Fees
$2,705
$2,705
Housing
$8,996
$8,996
Books
$1,240
$1,240

Student Life

Wondering what life at Arkansas Tech is like? There are approximately 9,640 students enrolled at Arkansas Tech, including 8,901 undergraduate students and 739 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from AR and 6% percent of students are from other states.

61%

Full Time

39%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,640

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,875

Out-of-State

$17,045

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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