ATU

Arkansas Tech University

1605 N Coliseum Drive, Russellville, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    146
  • Previously Enrolled
    544

Overview of Arkansas Tech University (ATU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,781
    • Men:4,945 Men (45.9%)
    • Women:5,836 Women (54.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (ATU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Arkansas Tech University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
215 West O Street
City, State, Zip
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone
(479) 968-0343
Fax
(479) 964-0522
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 5,006 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 2,792 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 2,214 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,566 (54%) of 4,743 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,337 (50%) of 2,659 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,229 (59%) of 2,084 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.27
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
17%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
67%
• Score 300 - 400
17%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ATU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,880|Out-of-state: $15,660 (44.04%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,338 (36.39%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,416 (7.02%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,531 (12.55%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Arkansas Tech University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001089
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,752 (96.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,270 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,246 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
78 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,235
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,001 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,629
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 794 (63.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,004
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 847 (68.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
348 (19.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,572

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,107 (90.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,670 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,606 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
401 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,538
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,646 (79.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,554
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,235 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,642
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,475 (53.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
897 (13.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,650

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,816
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (ATU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


367

Part-Time Faculty


256

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
361,099
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1124
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Arkansas Tech University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors (ATU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (54)


  • 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, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • 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 Information Systems and Services, Other
  • 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, 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Interdisciplinary studies, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Health Informatics
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (ATU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Arkansas Tech University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,729

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,781
Women
5,836
Men
4,945

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 8.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.4% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


3.1% from 38 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,049

Student Resources (ATU)

Study resources