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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - [A STATE], JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

Jonesboro, ArkansasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  14085Enrollment

Arkansas State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Founded in 1909, the Arkansas State University is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The university enrolls over 14,000 (14,085 students 2019-20). The Average class size is 29. Approximately 7% of international students have a majority of them coming from China, Saudi Arabia, and India. 

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Aspirants can opt for university-funded or privately funded scholarships.

Rankings

  • #293-#381 in National Universities, #76 in Best Undergraduate Teaching and #119 in Top Performers on Social Mobility according to US News & World Report 2020.
  • Most Conservative Colleges in America #111 of 1,692, Best College Athletics in America #120 of 1,407 and Best College Food in America #196 of 1,385 as per Niche ratings 2019.

Highlights

College TypePublic Research
Location2105 East, Aggie Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Application Fee(international student)50 USD
2018 Endowment76.1 million USD
Acceptance rate66%
Average Cost after aid12,000 USD
Acceptance rate70%
Cost of Attendance40,000USD
The student to Faculty Ratio17:1

Campus

  • The Campus of the university is spread over 832 acres of land that houses buildings and facilities for Academics, Administration, Athletics, Auditoriums, Dining, Bookstore, Cooper Alumni Center, Farm Complex/Petting Zoo, Library, Farmer’s Market, Sports stadiums, and some campus Landmarks like Academic Circle Houses, Aggie Circle, Bookout Plaza, Chi Omega Fountain, Heritage Plaza, and Unity Park.
  • The Campus also has residential and dining facilities. 
  • The University also has a campus at Querétaro, Mexico.

Residence

  • Pack Place, the Circle, Arkansas Hall, Kays Hall, University Hall, Northpark Quads, Collegiate Park, Honors Living Learning Community, Stem Den, ROTC, Red Wolf Den, the Village, and Greek village are the names of the residential facilities available on Campus.
  • All the accommodations have a full-size bed, dresser, desk, and chair. Apartments having living rooms have a sofa, chair, and coffee table. Laundry (washer and dryer), dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, study rooms, Internet connectivity, common rooms, TV viewing areas, vending machines are accessible to all the students staying on campus.
  • The On-Campus accommodation costs around USD 5 to 7,000 per year and the meal plans vary from USD are 3,000 to 4,000 per year.

Programs

  • The University offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal Arts, Media and Communication, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences, Mathematics, and Undergraduate Studies.
  • The university integrates practical and research work in the studies to help students increase their practical knowledge and employability.
  • The Honors’ Program of the university includes study abroad options and a medal is awarded to students, which are funded by the alumni generally.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • The admission applications are accepted online 
  • Application fee USD 50 nonrefundable.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board. Credential evaluation by WES is recommended.
  • Standardized test scores SAT or ACT required for undergraduates. GRE/GMAT scores are required for Graduates depending on the course.
  • English Language proficient test(s) (Academic Module) scores required: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 79.
  • Financial Certification Form to be completed and Passport copy
  • Two references, Resume, Statement of purpose needed for graduate admissions.
  • Average Graduation rate: 48%; Acceptance Rate 66% and Student retention rate 74.9%

Cost of Attendance

Listed below are the estimated costs for incoming international students.

Cost HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees10,800 USD - 13,500 USD (for Undergraduate International Students)
9,972 USD (for Graduate International Students)
Service Fees3,060 USD (for Undergraduate International Students)
2,136 USD (for Graduate International Students)
Room and Board (on Campus)8,160 USD
Health Insurance1,100 USD
Books and Supplies1,000 USD
Personal Expenses and Transportation2,500

Financial Aid for International Students

  • The University offers merit-based scholarships known as Freshman Scholarship for new undergraduate students valued at USD 3,000 per year. The applicant needs to have minimum GPA of 3.25 and good score in standardized tests. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships.
  • The university has a similar scholarship for transfer students at the undergraduate level also.
  • Graduates having a GPA of 3.0 or higher pay a reduced tuition fee.
  • Besides this, the university has some specific subject related awards and need-based financial help. The college also helps students apply for state grants and loans to meet their study expenditures.

Privately Funded Scholarships

Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

  1. American University Emerging global leader Scholarship
  2. ICSP Scholarship at the University of Oregon
  3. Clark Global Scholarship Program
  4. United World Colleges International Youth Scholarships.
  5. Civil Society Leadership Award
  6. The Indian Trust Fellowship 
  7. Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
  8. Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship
  9. Inlaks Scholarship

Alumni

  • The University’s alumni association has more than 80,000 members worldwide. Working on the principle of Pride, Loyalty, Relationships, the members are connected through technology and by efforts made by the office bearers of the alumni association. www. redwolvesgear.com is a website from which all the articles can be purchased online.
  • Legacy stones, License plates, Red wolf sports gear are some of the ways through which the funds are raised for various university events and scholarships.
  • Some notable alumni of the University are Ron Bass, Wrestler; Bryan hall, Athlete; Mike Beebe, Politician; Corey Williams, Soccer player; Miller Williams, Publisher; Dale Alford, Politician, George Kell, Sportsman; James Callaway; Businessperson; Rodger Bumpass, Actor; Arthur Agee, Basketball player, and Actor; Ray Brown, Soccer Player; Ken Jones, Football Player and Leroy Harris, Actor.

Placement

  • The University has Career Services that runs a portal HireAState.com on which students and employers both sign in their requirements and are able to connect.
  • The staff at the center helps in polishing and acquiring the employment skills of students; the center organizes campus job fairs separately for different study areas to help students interact and meet the prospective employers directly.
  • The Center also provides career advice, conducts workshops and seminars to improve their employability skills and helps students to select their future career paths.
  • 89% of the students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation and after 6 years they earn around USD 32,200 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.
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Arkansas State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population19148
FAFSA Code001090
Application Cost$30
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$12,990 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score112310161230 1%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing557508605-
Mathematics567508625-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242126 97%
English252228-
Mathematics232026-

Arkansas State University Acceptance Rate

66.0%

Acceptance Rate

5683

Total Applicants

19148

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.3%

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61.7%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program66.0%
Total Applicants17460
Total Enrolled11527
Graduate
Graduate Programs66.0%
Total Applicants11544
Total Enrolled7621

Arkansas State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Arkansas State University Enrollment19148
Undergraduate Enrollment11527
Graduate Enrollment7621
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate48.9%

Attendance Cost

$12,990

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$12,990 / Year
Post Graduate Program$38,592 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,137 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,740 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,131 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,000 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,202 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,202 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,202 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Nursing ProgramsCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
863257222910281
+1-870-972-2329
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2105 Aggie Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401
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Book Store

Arkansas State University Bookstore0.09 Km
Book Store0.12 Km
Textbook Brokers0.48 Km
Rogue's Gallery Comics & More0.94 Km
The Rogue's Gallery1.81 Km
Nomad Comics2.27 Km
Barnes & Noble2.49 Km
Christian Book Store2.73 Km
B&B Collections7.4 Km
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Shopping Mall

COLLEGE PLAZA0.63 Km
Caraway Plaza Shopping Center1.37 Km
Caraway Plaza1.4 Km
Airport Center Shopping Center2.11 Km
Crossroads Center Shopping Center2.34 Km
Sallys beauty supply2.37 Km
Sunglass Hut2.44 Km
Friedman's Jewelry Store2.46 Km
The Mall at Turtle Creek2.47 Km
Highland Square Shopping Center2.53 Km
Fountain Square2.56 Km
West Mart Shopping Center4.21 Km
West Mart Center Shopping Center4.29 Km
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Super Market

Walmart Neighborhood Market2.02 Km
Family Dollar2.3 Km
Bill's Fresh Market2.4 Km
Bill's Cost Plus2.41 Km
GREY SUEDE2.41 Km
Target Grocery2.49 Km
Walmart Supercenter2.76 Km
ALDI3.32 Km
Harps Food Store3.48 Km
Food Smart4.2 Km
Cash Saver5.74 Km
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Airport

Jonesboro Municipal Airport3.24 Km
Methodist Hospital of Jonesboro Heliport3.95 Km
Medic One4.4 Km
Nolan Airport7.92 Km

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