Arkansas State University

2105 Aggie Rd, Jonesboro, United States
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Overview of Arkansas State University

About this school

Arkansas State, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 941-acre campus is located in Jonesboro, 70 miles from Memphis, Tenn.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,592
    • Men:4,112 (42.9%)
    • Women:5,480 (57.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Arkansas State 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
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 22
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 22
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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 600
City, State, Zip
State University, AR  72467
Phone
(870) 972-2031
Fax
(870) 972-2090
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$15
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

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
Minimum ACT composite score of 21, immunization, Selective Service required for freshmen
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
70% of 5,346 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,979 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 2,367 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,173 (58%) of 3,755 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,120 (53%) of 2,110 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,053 (64%) of 1,645 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.51
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,478|Out-of-state: $14,778
  • Room & Board: - $8,762 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Arkansas State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning June 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001090
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,478 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,426 (96.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,411 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
577 (40.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$10,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,404 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 746 (52.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,600
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 655 (46.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
225 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,564 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,304 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,203 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,463 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$10,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,022 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,003 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,200
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,404 (54.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
748 (10.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,600

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,400
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


505

Part-Time Faculty


206

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


49%

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
% 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: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# 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
879,228

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
800
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 State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


34.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • 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


Education, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Communications Disorders, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Professional Science Master's, Master of Accountancy, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Mass Communications, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Agriculture

Master's Programs of Study (58)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Gerontology
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


70,187

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,376 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Memphis

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
70 mile(s) from campus in Memphis, Tenn.
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Jonesboro
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Walnut Ridge

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Arkansas State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, honors college, volunteer a-state, baptist collegiate ministry, black student association, student activities board

Sororities


13% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,295

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,592
Women
5,480
Men
4,112

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

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


3,818

Student Resources

Study resources