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Tuition & Fees

$7,720

$13,480

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,682
Declined + 1,404
Total Received 5,086
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Early Childhood Education
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School Facts

Arkansas State University, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,376-acre main campus is located in Northeast Arkansas, 70 miles from Memphis.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 13,144
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CoA-NA (CoA-NA)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 6011
ACT 0116

Social Networks

Public

9,857

undergraduate students

3,287

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
29%
400-499
59%
300-399
6%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
58%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
47%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Jonesboro, AR

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Jonesboro, AR

1,376-acre campus in Jonesboro (population: 71,551), 71 miles from Memphis; branch campuses in Beebe, Heber Springs, Marked Tree, Mountain Home, Newport, Paragould, West Memphis. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Memphis; train serves Walnut Ridge (23.4 miles).

Arkansas State University
2105 East Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 15% of male students
 
7 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
29%
400-499
59%
300-399
6%
200-299
3%
700-800
0
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
58%
300-399
21%
200-299
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
47%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
45%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $15
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 17
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,682
Declined + 1,404
Total Received 5,086

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tracy Finch
Director of Admissions, Records & Registration
P: 800 382-3030 (in-state)
F: 870 972-3406
admissions@astate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,000,000
State $14,100,000
Institutional $18,500,000
Other external $1,700,000
Total $60,300,000

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference (Division I, Football Bowl Subdivision)
Mascot
Red Wolves
School colors
scarlet and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Aging Studies
Agricultural Business/Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Studies
Agriculture
Animal Science
Applied Science
Art
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration Education
Business Economics
Business Technology Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Clinical Lab Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College Student Personnel Services
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community College Education
Computer Information Technology
Computer Science
Creative Media Production
Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Dietetics
Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Management
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Services
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Theory/Practice
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English Education
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Finance
Forensic Science
General Education
General Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Graphic Design
Health Care Emergency Management
Health Care Management
Health Communications
Health Promotion
Health Sciences
Health Sciences Education
Heritage Studies
History
History Education
Instrumental Music Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Administration
Management
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mental Health Counseling
Middle Level Education
Molecular Biosciences
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physics
Physics Education
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Political Science Education
Psychology
Psychology/Counseling
Public Administration
Radiologic Technology
Radiological Science
Reading
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology Education
Special Education/Gifted/Talented
Special Education/Instructional Specialist
Sports Administration
Sports Management
Strategic Communications
Student Affairs
Teaching
Technology
Theatre
Vo-Tech Administration Education
Vocal Music Education
Wildlife Ecology/Management
World Languages/Cultures
World Languages/Cultures Education
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Undergraduate

75%

9,857
students

Female
57%
5,649

Male
43%
4,208

Graduate

25%

3,287
students

Female
65%
2,148

Male
35%
1,139

undergraduateFull-time

75%

7,465
students

Female
57%
4,190

Male
43%
3,275

undergraduatePart-time

25%

2,392
students

Female
61%
1,459

Male
39%
933

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: first day of classes

Spring: first day of classes

Summer: first day of classes

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Shannon Wess
International Admissions Specialist
870 972-2623
swess@astate.edu

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