Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR, USA

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Arkansas Tech University

3.88 Average Rating

Ryan from Vilonia, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is an excellent, beautiful university. Great professor/student ratio, and a staff that actually cares about their students. I would highly recommend this university to anyone.
Tips for prospective students
Take it seriously, this is an enormous leap from high school. This will determine the rest of your life. But do not take this time for granted, make sure to get out and have fun!
Academic Rigor
Difficult classes are the norm, but I prefer classes that you ACTUALLY learn something compared to other universities.
Dorm Life
Tons of activities in a very friendly environment.
Food and Dining
Chambers cafeteria has a great selection and friendly staff!
What to do for fun
Russellville is fairly limited on activities outside of the campus, but I highly recommend inter-mural activities. Great way to meet people!
Bang for the buck
Great value compared to other universities in the state.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Tech Idol is excellent!
Great for these types of students
Small hometown, simple, dedicated to furthering their education without giving up their small-town lifestyle.
Clubs and Activities
Too many to list!
Greek Life
Excellent if you choose the right group of people!
Campus Safety
Always on top of things, 24/7
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Jacqueline from Alma, AR

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Even though I've only been a student here for a few weeks, I'm already very impressed with the classwork and the professors in general!
Am enjoying being here
If I could increase the number of stars more, I would. People at Tech are very friendly, and everyone makes you feel very welcome!
Bang for the buck
It's a good school.
Tips for prospective students
Get applied early!
Great for these types of students
People that like to learn and have fun at the same time!
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Tyler

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arkansas Tech University has the ideal campus, not too big, not too small. The staff is efficient and friendly. I love ATU!
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to ask someone a question, they don't bite!
Academic Rigor
Pretty challenging like most other colleges!
Dorm Life
It is acceptable.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria is AWESOME !
What to do for fun
Join the band! That's where the fun is at!
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Kaylie from Altus, AR

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I love Arkansas Tech University, they really take pride in their students. Here you are not just another number the professors actually get to know you and are willing to help. I have made many friends at Arkansas Tech University.
Tips for prospective students
Do not be afraid to make friends, just start talking and people will respond.
Dorm Life
I loved dorm life I got to experience my first taste of freedom while also being in a safe environment.
Food and Dining
The food here is amazing the cafeteria is like a giant buffet that has everyone's favorites.
What to do for fun
There are many on campus events and many clubs to be involved in
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The bell tower is the site of all information. Fliers and handouts will be given out there all throughout the year
Clubs and Activities
I was in Agriculture club and I love the experience we did volunteer work and had events just for us.
Campus Safety
I have never felt safer here there are security guards everywhere, and emergency poles that if you push the button it dials security for you
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Surani from Dover, AR

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arkansas Tech is a beautiful place to be. I am constantly surrounded by amazing students and teacher. I am completely satisfied with my choice and I am excited to continue my journey at ATU.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! A great way to meet new people is to be a part of something. There are tons of activities to do if you just put yourself out there.
Academic Rigor
I am very impressed with the amount of attention the students get. Even in large lecture classes I have gotten the attention that I have required to be the best that I can be. The professors reach out and want to help us.
Dorm Life
I am a resident in Turner Hall and I am having the best experience I think anyone could every have. Although I was a bit intimidated by the thought of a community style dorm, I immediately fell in love. My first night here I met the friends that I am still hanging out with to today.
Food and Dining
I never thought the cafeteria would be my first choice, but it is almost every single time. I have tried every choice here at Tech as well. There are so many options when it comes to meal time, and lets be honest, meal time is very important to me.
What to do for fun
I didn't travel far at all to go to college. I graduated from Russellville High School and I have lived here almost my whole life, so I don't see Russellville like everyone else. But I love this city. There aren't so many things to do outside of campus besides the movie theater and bowling alley, but the amount of campus activities is crazy. They are always having fun activities for us to get involved in.
Bang for the buck
ATU is worth every penny, if you even have to hand any money over. Scholarships come in great quantities here. Put in the work and good things will follow.
Campus Safety
I feel more safe here than I have at any other school or campus. I have never had any problems with anyone on campus and I have never even had the thought of danger come to mind.
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George Clark

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arkansas Tech is a beautiful campus. The building are unique and impressive. It is also very easy to unite communities.
Tips for prospective students
Come along. Arkansas Tech has a wide variety of majors and scholarship assistance.
Academic Rigor
Classes do require hard work, but your teachers will be impress if you at least try.
Dorm Life
ATU's dorm life is fantastic! When applying, you can actually preview dorms and even interview potential roommates.
Food and Dining
Despite the main cafeteria, Arkansas Tech also has additional locations to eat on campus. If the food on campus doesn't appeal, there are also restaurants nearby that offer discounts for students.
What to do for fun
There are plenty of events, clubs, etc. happening on campus. Flyers are posted in every building and clubs are always recruiting.
Great for these types of students
Ross Pendergraft Library is a neat central hub for those looking for a quiet place to study of hang out.
Clubs and Activities
There are actually a small number of clubs on campus, however ATU does offer students to create and maintain their own.
Campus Safety
On campus police force are always active at any time. There are also emergency landlines scattered all over campus.
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Morgan from Russellville, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
An excellent school for undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty becomes akin to family by the end of your degree program. The classes are fun and interesting.
Tips for prospective students
Think about what you want to study and get to know the professors i that department. You will be working with these people a lot near the end of your degree program.
Academic Rigor
The upper level courses can be very difficult, but if you are interested in the subject they feel easy.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice to live in and there are plenty of activities put on by reslife.
Food and Dining
The food offered in the caf is really good, and if you are looking for a change there are many other options on campus and off.
What to do for fun
There are many events put on by the student committees and there are many things to do locally.
Bang for the buck
All of the teachers know their subjects. There are many different degrees offered at Tech.
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Christina from Russellville, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Arkansas Tech University in my book rates about 7 out of 10. The campus and people are great and classes are small, the teachers really get to know their students. However, the accessibility features are outdated and need improving.
Tips for prospective students
My best tip for any student attending ATU would be to buy a good pair of rain boots, the campus tends to flood when it rains. Also, get to know some of the upperclassmen in your field of study that way you can find out what kind of classes you need and what the teachers are like.
Academic Rigor
The courses are tough but the teachers are very helpful. The library aids are very knowledgable when helping you find a book or article for your classes.
Dorm Life
I give dorm life a 3 out of 5 just because I didn't stay in a dorm myself but from everyone I have talked to they really enjoy the dorms.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria isn't the greatest but the Bas-Tech food court is amazing! You don't just have boring cafeteria food but more options plus they have a take out lunch and a Starbucks!! Which makes it convenient and perfect for finals!!
What to do for fun
They have numerous activities set up by the Student Activity Board such as movie nights, concerts and of course homecoming activities. Students can been seen almost all year long enjoying outdoor activities like frisbee golf, bike riding and tossing around footballs and baseballs. All of which are free with your student id.
Bang for the buck
Most of the professors at ATU have their doctorate and when I leave at the end of the semester I really feel as if I have learned something. The teachers make learning interesting instead of just nap time for the students!!
Great for these types of students
Best for international and non-traditional students because of the cost.
Greek Life
There are many sororities and fraternities throughout ATU.
Campus Safety
I feel totally safe when I'm on campus. They have made many new security measures that make the campus even more safe. The campus police patrol almost constantly and they have added additional safety phones around campus. They will even escort you to your vehicle at night if you feel unsafe.
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Hanna from Dover, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Every teacher I have come across knows what their plan for teaching. As long as the student receives the information, they should learn more than they ever expected to.
Am enjoying being here
Although Russellville lacks a huge amount of entertainment, Tech keeps me entertained. There are annual inter-mural sports and TechFit (a gym) that keeps any athlete moving. The Student Activities Board (SAB) gets recently aired movies from the movie theater to play for students for free every month. They also put on a lot of random parties and give away a TON of free stuff.
Tips for prospective students
If you don't know something, ask. Anyone walking on the sidewalk is usually friendly in their own way.
Do not expect college to be like high school. Be open to new people and new ideas.
Great for these types of students
The music department is sensational. We have a great computer science department with some outrageously intelligent teachers. The business faculty seem to know what they are about and the Golden Suns girls basketball team went to some awesome championship game this year. I think we have a place for just about everyone!
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Heather from Clinton, AR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I absolutely love Arkansas Tech University. It is a wonderful school and I am thrilled that I chose this college. It has a great environment and a wonderful staff.
Tips for prospective students
I would get ready to live in a dorm and have to share stuff with your roommate. I would also get good study habits started.
What to do for fun
For fun my friends and I get together and have movie night or go out on campus and ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is really good! Always feel secure!
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