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Arkansas State's mission is to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives. Founded in 1909, A-State is the second-largest university in the state and a leader within the Delta and Mid-South region. It hosts the first osteopathic medical school in the state of Arkansas, NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and opened the first U.S.-style residential campus in Mexico in fall 2017.

Dedicated to teaching, research, and service, the university provides students with the broad educational foundations that help them develop critical thinking, decision-making, analytical, and communication skills. The university is the state's leading provider of nursing graduates, early childhood educators, and agricultural business graduates. In addition, A-State has top-ranked programs in creative media and speech communication. Degree programs in the nursing and health professions are in great demand nationwide, and A-State boasts clinical affiliations with more than 500 health care facilities, where both physical therapy and occupational therapy doctoral programs are emphasized, alongside a doctoral nurse practitioner program. A-State offers management education that includes international business, technology, entrepreneurship, and economic development through action-based learning. Arkansas State is also home to the state-of-the-art Arkansas Biosciences Institute, where graduate and undergraduate students conduct cutting-edge research.

The campus has seen more than $150 million in renovations and new facilities in the past seven years, including the expansion of on-campus housing by 500 residents for fall 2017. Another $80 million in public-private partnership construction is currently underway on the northeast corner of campus, including the region's first convention center.

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Overview

Applicants
5,346
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 24


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
711
with Terminal Degree
364

403
Women
308
Men
99
Minority
11
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Plant Sciences, General.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, Other.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant.
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Undergrads at Arkansas State University have a lot of pride in their school, and it's easy to understand why. To begin with, the university does a great job of "making everyone feel welcome." Students can also take advantage of numerous "resources" including "tutoring, career services [and] counseling." Perhaps more importantly, Arkansas State offers a "wide variety of major[s]" including the business and nursing programs, which undergrads assert "are some of the best in the state." Fortunately, students report that many of their professors are "great" no matter the course of study. As one undergrad happily explains, "All [of my] professors respond quickly to emails. They are very involved in the lectures [as well]." Just as critically, "They always want to make sure you understand the material for every exam and are willing to help you with any problems that you may have." Students also appreciate that their professors excel at "bring[ing] courses to life" and endeavor "to make [the material] applicable to our future." As another content undergrad sums up, "If I had to choose one thing about A-State that was the absolute best, it would be the faculty and staff."

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Mr. Mike Beebe
Former Governor of the state of Arkansas

Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Miss America 1990

Mr. Earl Bell
Olympic Pole Vault Medalist and World Class Athletic Trainer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
Jun 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,000

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,000

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,200

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,400

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,060
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$12,120
Required Fees
$2,140
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,540
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,592
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

13.75%
African-American
2.49%
Hispanic
74.31%
Caucasian
5.59%
International

57% female
43% male
76% are full time
24% are part time

Students Say

As with many colleges, studying tends to take top priority at Arkansas State. Indeed, we're told that "most students…spend a lot of time at the library and student union" hitting the books. Though fret not prospective undergrads, there is fun to be had too. For example, the school sponsors "many concerts, events [like a] rodeo [and] WWE at the Convo, exhibits and active religious groups." Additionally, there are "over 200 RSO (registered student organizations) on campus ranging from the Quidditch club" to a myriad of "intramural sports teams." Many undergrads also report that "Greek life is very prominent at ASU" and that "frats and sororities are always putting on events" as well. And we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight hometown Jonesboro which has "a decent local food culture." In fact, "you can regularly see students" dining at establishments around town. Finally, Arkansas State is only "about 50 minutes from downtown Memphis, so many students take day or weekend trips there."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
72%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

By and large, the student body at Arkansas State is a "close-knit community." Undergraduates excitedly report that their "peers are friendly and helpful." As one student illustrates, "Guys hold open doors for ladies. And if someone overhears you talking about an issue or concern, they step in and make [a] good suggestion." Many undergrads also proclaim that Arkansas State is "very diverse." After all, you can find "students from across the state, nation and even globe." And many love the fact the school is "big enough to…see a new person each day but also small enough that [you] see someone [you] know while walking to class." Perhaps best of all, Arkansas State students are imbued with great school spirit. As one thankful undergrad shares, "the student body has a love for this school and it's very contagious. There's always someone encouraging you to get involved on campus."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Jenifer Rice Mason

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation of disability from a professional

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation of disability from a professional

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
175
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
25

5% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

19% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Red Wolves)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Red Wolves)
9 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: Gay-Straight Alliance

Minority Support Groups: www.astate.edu/a/diversity

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. Terry Finney
Interim Director of Recruitment

Address
P. O. Box 1800
State University, AR 72467

Phone
870-972-2782

Email
recruitment@astate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Fowler Center
Convocation Center
Red Wolf Center
Centennial Bank Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Edge Coffee House
Turtle Creek Mall
Craighead Forest Park
The Nature Center
Joe Mack Campbell Athletic Complex

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Office of Recruitment

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Office of Recruitment

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis,JET Buses, Greyhound Buses, Memphis International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
70 miles Northwest of Memphis, Tennessee

Local Accommodations
Baymont Inn, Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Lexington Suites, Motel 6, Park Place Inn, Quality Inn, Super 8


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