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Arkansas State University
State University, AR
Arkansas State, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 941-acre campus is located in Jonesboro, 70 miles from Memphis, Tenn.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,592
   Women 5,480 (57.1%)
   Men 4,112 (42.9%)
Graduate Students 3,818
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 70% of 5,346 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.51
SAT Math 500 average
470-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 420 average
400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,663
Out-of-state: $28,783
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,260
Out-of-state: $14,380
  Room and Board $8,490
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $10,000
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 505
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
State University Population 70,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 13% of women participate
Fraternities 16% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 5.2% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 21.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%