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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR


About This Campus

Arkansas Tech University (ATU) is a comprehensive public higher education institution that is committed to teaching and learning supported by scholarship and service. ATU is regionally accredited as an institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) with many individual programs accredited through appropriate professional organizations. Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is rich in history and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the state.The campus is located on an attractive 559 acres in a rural setting. 16 residence halls are within easy walking distance to any of the classrooms. ATU offers over 120 graduate and undergraduate programs of study as well as over 15 certificate programs. Programs that may have special appeal for exchange students are fisheries and wildlife science, emergency management, game design and nuclear physics.

Location Information

Arkansas Tech University is located in Russellville, Arkansas, in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. The nickname for Arkansas is the Natural State, and the state is well known for its natural scenic beauty, clear lakes and streams, and abundant wildlife. Russellville is a growing city located at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Scenic Highway 7, and has a population of 29,583. The city of Russellville offers many outdoor activities, parks, soccer, softball and baseball complexes.

Helpful Information

Arkansas Tech University provides a campus small enough for individual attention, yet large enough for a quality education. The natural surroundings of ATU offer a place to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. ATU’s Outdoor Recreation Office hosts regular trips to the local sites for hiking, camping and climbing and offers free outdoor equipment that students can check out.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Russellville
Population | 29,583
Enrollment | 11,829
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/04
Spring | 01/11-05/04

Campus Diversity

White | 76%
Black | 8%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 7%
Other | 0%


Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Computer Network Security

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Education
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Network Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Risk Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Wildlife Biology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/16/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan B Mandatory
Athletic Fee $25 Year Plan B Optional
Parking Fee $45 Year Plan B Optional
P.O. Box Fee $15 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/16/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 23% living on campus
  • Double: $2170
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
Notes About Housing
Please see https://www.atu.edu/reslife/index.php for details.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1460 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Please see https://www.atu.edu/adminservices/mealplan.php for more information on meal plans.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/16/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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