If you are planning on applying to Arkansas Tech, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some colleges do have free applications and students who need them, may qualify for fee waiver for their application.
Here is an overiew of some of Arkansas Tech's admissions stats.
|Arkansas Tech 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1084|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||2%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||93%|
These are the application deadlines for Arkansas Tech University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Arkansas Tech does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
It is moderately difficult to get into Arkansas Tech. Arkansas Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Arkansas Tech accepted 94% of all applicants, approximately 5,868 from the 6,218 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Arkansas Tech, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Arkansas Tech during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
Make sure to check with Arkansas Tech for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Arkansas Tech, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Arkansas Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Arkansas Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 83% submitted a class rank. At Arkansas Tech 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.
At Arkansas Tech University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.44%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.31%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.68%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.48%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7.05%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Arkansas Tech directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Arkansas Tech looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Arkansas Tech is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 2% of Arkansas Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Arkansas Tech applicants, you should aim to earn between 990 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arkansas Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Arkansas Tech student is 1084.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arkansas Tech students scored 595 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arkansas Tech students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Arkansas Tech, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arkansas Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arkansas Tech students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Arkansas Tech.
Transfer students can enroll in Arkansas Tech during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Arkansas Tech?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Arkansas Tech.
Does Arkansas Tech accept transfer credits?
✅ Arkansas Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Arkansas Tech accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Arkansas Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Arkansas Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Arkansas Tech?
✅ Arkansas Tech is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Arkansas Tech's acceptance rate?
✅ Arkansas Tech has an acceptance rate of 94%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Arkansas Tech?
❌ Arkansas Tech does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Arkansas Tech?
✅ Arkansas Tech offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Arkansas Tech? Arkansas Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Arkansas Tech acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
990 to 1180
990 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Arkansas Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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