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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University

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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Russellville
Population | 29,583
Enrollment | 9,640
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/06
Spring | 01/09-05/02

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%


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Notable Academic Programs

  • Computer Network Security

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/01/22

  • 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 for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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 07/01/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 23% living on campus
  • Double: $2081
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
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 07/01/22

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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