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.

Website: www.atu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,151
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 6,069 Women
(45.6%) 5,082 Men
950
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 5,122 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,599
Out-of-state: $27,379
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,068
Out-of-state: $15,848
Room and Board
$7,870
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$9,720
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,417
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
371
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Russellville Population
28,616
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wonderboy
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
2.7%
First-Year Students Returning
70.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 1  
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
215 West O Street
City, State, Zip
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone
(479) 968-0343
Fax
(479) 964-0522
E-mail
tech.enroll@atu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 5,122 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 3,015 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 2,107 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,566 (56%) of 4,622 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,277 (47%) of 2,743 admitted students enrolled
Men
424 (23%) of 1,879 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
16%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,599
Out-of-state: $27,379
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,068
Out-of-state: $15,848
Room and Board
$7,870
Books and Supplies
$1,330
Other Expenses
$2,331
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001089
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,703 (96.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,208 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,254 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,720
Need-Based Gift
Received by 969 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,794
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 830 (63.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,008
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 857 (68.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
318 (19.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,009

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,089 (90.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,673 (76.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,576 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
433 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$10,188
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,574 (79.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,845
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,131 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,630
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,630 (53.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
937 (13.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,893

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,417
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Geography, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public/Applied History
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Interdisciplinary studies, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
371
Part-Time Faculty
234
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
620,375
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1190
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Russellville Population
28,616
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
559 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Russellville
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
72%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wonderboy
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,151
Women
6,069 (54.4%)
Men
5,082 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,396
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.7%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
950

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
40.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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