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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

Arkansas Tech Admissions

Arkansas Tech University is not difficult to get into. Arkansas Tech University admitted 94% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 5,762 applications received in 2023, 5,439 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Arkansas Tech University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Arkansas Tech University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Arkansas Tech University's admissions stats.

Arkansas Tech University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1083
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92%
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

Want to Apply Early to Arkansas Tech University?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Arkansas Tech University Admissions

Is Arkansas Tech University Hard To Get Into?

Arkansas Tech is a not difficult school to get into. Arkansas Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Arkansas Tech accepted 94% of all applicants, approximately 5,439 of the 5,762 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Arkansas Tech, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Arkansas Tech University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Arkansas Tech University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Arkansas Tech University

What does Arkansas Tech University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important

Make sure to check with Arkansas Tech University for more information on admission factors.

Arkansas Tech University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
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 University?

Students admitted to Arkansas Tech University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 83.13% submitted a class rank. At Arkansas Tech University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 70% 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 17.09%
3.75 and 3.99 19.61%
3.50 and 3.74 16.74%
3.25 and 3.49 11.2%
3.00 and 3.24 10.71%
2.50 and 2.9 15.27%
2.00 and 2.49 7.98%

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 University 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 University 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 2022, 1% of Arkansas Tech University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Arkansas Tech University?

To be competitive with other Arkansas Tech University applicants, you should strive to score between 990 and 1175 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arkansas Tech University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1175 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 University student is 1083.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arkansas Tech University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arkansas Tech University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Arkansas Tech University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arkansas Tech University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arkansas Tech University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Arkansas Tech University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Arkansas Tech University.

Transfer students can enroll in Arkansas Tech University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Arkansas Tech University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Arkansas Tech University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Arkansas Tech University.

Does Arkansas Tech University accept transfer credits?

✅ Arkansas Tech University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Arkansas Tech University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Arkansas Tech University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Arkansas Tech University?

✅ Arkansas Tech University is not test optional.

What is Arkansas Tech University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Arkansas Tech University is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Arkansas Tech University?

❌ Arkansas Tech University does not offer early decision.

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Arkansas Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Arkansas Tech? Arkansas Tech is a less 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1175


Math SAT Range

510 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1175 and Above


990 to 1175


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Arkansas Tech students is 1083. Applicants with SAT scores of 1175 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arkansas Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1175 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 3.41. 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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