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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.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Russellville
Population | 29,583
Enrollment | 10,829
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/07
Spring | 01/10-05/03

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 2%
Black | 6%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Two or more | 4%
White | 76%
Other | 1%
International | 0%


  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Network Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Geology
  • Global Studies
  • 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
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Risk Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Wildlife Biology


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 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/26/21

  • 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: 18

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

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/26/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 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 Notes About Housing
Please see https://www.atu.edu/reslife/index.php for details.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Please see https://www.atu.edu/adminservices/mealplan.php for more information on meal plans.


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/26/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

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