Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR, USA
3.92 Average Rating

Arkansas State University is a 4-year public school in northeast Arkansas and the second largest university in the state. Arkansas State is home to six colleges awarding bachelor’s degrees in over 150 academic fields of study. Additionally, the university hosts the Biosciences Institute and the Honors Living-Learning Community, where students have the opportunity to study and live with their honors program peers. For recreation, Arkansas State features over 25 intramural sports leagues including dodgeball and golf.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
91%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1088
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,085
Total Number of Undergrads
9,839
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,420
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,641
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,298
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,025
Books and Supplies
$1298

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,062
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,633
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,449

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,673
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
175
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
29%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Wolves
School Colors
Black/Scarlet
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jonesboro
Little Rock
Memphis
Fayetteville
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
55%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
The dorms here are set up in a suite-style, so not having to share a bathroom with many people is great! The caf offers plenty of options, ranging from pizza to stir fry to delicious sandwiches. Sports here are amazing, especially rugby (which just got a women's club).
Allison from Conway, AR
A-state is a school that is definitely preparing its students for the real world in a positive way. It has a lot of different healthy food options, a campus store, and is very sports-oriented. The professors are extremely helpful and constantly encourage their students to excel in all ways possible.
Gina from Malvern, AR
A-State has the best concert bands, pep bands, and chamber bands I have ever heard, and not only do they sound good they also have the best directors, Dr. Labovitz and Dr. Oliver. Besides their bands they also have a pretty great campus.
Gracie from Salem, AR
ASU Jonesboro is a great university. The teachers are professional and educated. Its a diverse campus that provides great resources for students.
Cassidy from Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University is a well rounded college for those who seek a start in their career. It can be the beginning of a long and wonderful education, and it can serve as the end of ones educational goals all at the same time. Whether you're looking to start your road on earning a masters degree, or just looking to get your bachelors, ASU is the school of choice.
Ryan from Highland, AR