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Arkansas Tech Admissions

If you want to apply to Arkansas Tech, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Arkansas Tech?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Arkansas Tech Hard To Get Into?

Arkansas Tech is amoderately difficult school to get into. Arkansas Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Arkansas Tech **accepted 98% of students, around 6,972 of the 7,139 students who applied.

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.

What Does Arkansas Tech Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Arkansas Tech

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Arkansas Tech Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Arkansas Tech must submit the following items. Double check with Arkansas Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Arkansas Tech?

Students admitted to Arkansas Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 86% submitted a class rank. At Arkansas Tech 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Arkansas Tech University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 86%
3.75 and 3.99 17.49%
3.50 and 3.74 17.21%
3.25 and 3.49 14.55%
3.00 and 3.24 12.64%
2.50 and 2.9 15.24%
2.00 and 2.49 7.85%
Arkansas Tech does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Arkansas Tech does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 1% of Arkansas Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 94% 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 strive to earn between 990 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arkansas Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 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 1060.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arkansas Tech students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 485 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arkansas Tech students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 485 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.

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Transferring to Arkansas Tech University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Arkansas Tech.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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 ACE recommendations for credit

Does Arkansas Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Arkansas Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

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Arkansas Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

98%

How hard is it to get into Arkansas Tech? Arkansas Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Arkansas Tech acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.

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Arkansas Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer 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 22. 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 - 1160

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Math SAT Range

510 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

485 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above

Good

990 to 1160

Avg

990 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Arkansas Tech students is 1060. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arkansas Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1160 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)

3.29

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Arkansas Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,829

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,585

Out-of-State

$16,545

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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