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Arkansas Tech University

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

Arkansas Tech Admissions

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.

Arkansas Tech Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Arkansas Tech University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Arkansas Tech University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes –– ––

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Arkansas Tech does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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Is Arkansas Tech Hard To Get Into?

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.

Transferring to Arkansas Tech University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Arkansas Tech?

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.

Admissions Factors at Arkansas Tech

Wondering what factors are considered by Arkansas Tech during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
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.

Arkansas Tech 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Arkansas Tech?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Arkansas Tech University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13.52%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Arkansas Tech?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Arkansas Tech?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Arkansas Tech University

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

Arkansas Tech Admissions FAQs

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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Arkansas Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180


Math SAT Range

495 - 595


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


990 to 1180


990 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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

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