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Located in Russellville, Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Russellville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

$19,677 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Arkansas Tech University?


Contact details for ATU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg 200, 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801-2222
Phone: 479-968-0389

How Do I Get Into ATU?

You can apply to ATU online at:

Admission Requirements for ATU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ATU?

94% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
Since ATU has an acceptance rate of 94%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford Arkansas Tech University?

$19,677 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ATU is $19,677. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ATU, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,728 a year. That adds up to $26,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ATU is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,398 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,901 undergraduate students at ATU, with 5,398 being full-time and 3,503 being part-time.


There are also 739 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,398 full-time undergraduates at ATU, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arkansas Tech University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 362
Hispanic or Latino 522
White 3,944
International Students 168
Other Races/Ethnicities 310

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Arkansas Tech University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at ATU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Arkansas Tech University

2,666 Took All Classes Online
6,101 Took At Least One Class Online
19.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,101 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ATU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of ATU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arkansas Tech University was 19.4%. This is the #782 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ATU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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