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Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
Arkansas Tech, founded in 1909, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, Physical and Life Sciences, and Systems Science. Its 517-acre campus is adjacent to Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, 78 miles west of Little Rock.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 11,053
   Women 6,082 (55.0%)
   Men 4,971 (45.0%)
Graduate Students 841
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 5,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline  
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.25
SAT Math 544 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 445 average
390-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
18-25 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: $19,722
Out-of-state: $26,292
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,280
Out-of-state: $14,850
  Room and Board $7,036
Average Percent of Need Met 59%
Average Freshman Award $9,187
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 349
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Russellville Population 28,616
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Wonderboy
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.6% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 3.3% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning 68.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 21.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported