Arkansas Tech University (ATU)

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Arkansas Tech University can be found in Russellville, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. ATU has an enrollment of about nine thousand students.

Many of the students getting into ATU had an SAT score within the range of 1150 - 1500, or got accepted with an ACT score between 18 - 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the ATU average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. 85% of all those students that apply are admitted to Arkansas Tech University, from which 54% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected ATU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 88%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall ATU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Arkansas Tech University was reported as 85.0% in Fall 2013 with over 3,850 applications submitted to ATU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ATU SAT Scores: 1150 - 1500
  • ATU ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • ATU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Arkansas Tech University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of ATU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Arkansas Tech University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 93.7%
  • 2010-2011: 90.9%
  • 2011-2012: 90.4%
  • 2012-2013: 88.0%
  • 2013-2014: 85.0%
  • Projected ATU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 88.0%

How Does ATU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Arkansas Tech University is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Central Arkansas90.0%
University of Arkansas at Little Rock52.7%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith57.4%
Harding University76.3%
Northeastern State University73.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ATU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading370 - 490
Math410 - 520
Writing370 - 490
Total Score1150 - 1500
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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