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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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Russellville
Population | 29,583
Enrollment | 12,101
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/10
Spring | 01/13-05/05

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
  • After campus students
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Computer Network Security

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Fine Art, Graphic Design

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Education, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Elementary Education, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish

Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Wildlife Biology/Science

Geography and Urban Studies: Spatial Geographic Information Science

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Disaster Studies, Emergency Administration and Planning, Health Education, Health Information Administration, Health Science, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education

Physics: Nuclear Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Cyber Operations


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 (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/29/19.

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

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

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B 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 07/29/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 23% living on campus
  • Double: $1975
  • 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.
  • $1450 per semester for 12 meals per week.

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