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Arkansas Tech University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 25th 2019By -  Komal Yadav

Arkansas Tech University Admissions for Fall 2018, recorded an acceptance rate of 90%. Applications are accepted from international students for various undergraduate & graduate and programs. International applications are usually accepted during the Fall, Spring or Winter semester at ATU.

The average SAT scores of admitted candidates were 990 (out of 1600) and ACT was 19 (excl. written). There are no Early Action admissions at Arkansas Tech University. Application fee is 50$ for UG and 90 $ for PG courses.

For the academic session 2018-2019, the university received a total of 5122 applicants out of which 4160 candidates were offered admission, and only 1706 enrolled.

  • Undergraduate and graduate applicants seeking admission in ATU have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • University offers both major & minor programs to choose from
  • Applicants must take care of the visa process


Application PortalUniversity's Online Portal
Application fee (for International applicants)50 USD (undergraduate)
50 USD + 40 USD (graduate)
Acceptance Rate90%
Average SAT score990 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600,
1330 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400
Average ACT score19 *ACT Writing exam is not required for admission purposes
Mode of PaymentCash (USD Only)
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
Money Order, Cashier Check or Personal Checks
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for business-related programs
Financial AidYes

Arkansas Tech University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

International Undergraduate or freshmen incl. International transfer students
SpringNov 30
SummerApril 30
FallJune 30
International Graduate
FallMay 1
SpringOct 1
SummerMarch 1
Deadlines for domestic transfer or freshmen domestic applicants (Unconditional)
SpringJan 1 (Priority)
FallAug 1 (Priority)

Arkansas Tech University International Student Admissions

The acceptance rate of the university is very high which means good chances of admission & applicants need to provide official transcripts/GRE/GMAT scores etc. in order to submit the application. The other requirements may vary from program to program

Guidelines for Transfer Students

Transfer students need official transcripts from each previously attended institution and proof of immunization.

If transferring candidate scored less than 24 credit hours, an official high school transcript and ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER scores must be submitted. Transfer applicants with more than 24 hrs, who have not completed college-level English or math, will be required to submit test scores.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All official academic transcripts record with official English translation (Notarized copies will not be accepted)
  • If pursuing a graduate program, applicants must provide proof or details of previous 4-year bachelor’s program
  • Min GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) is a must
  • English proficiency scores for International candidates
  • Evidence of sufficient financial support
  • GRE/GMAT scores if required by the program
  • ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER exam (Applicants who don't have ACT or SAT scores may take the ACCUPLACER exam on campus upon arrival to assist in advisement and course placement. But if ACT/SAT scores are available than kindly provide it.)
  • Passport & Visa
  • Some programs require additional documents, so applicants are advised to crosscheck the respective program requirements with the university.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Minimum requirements are mentioned below.

Course TypeMin Scores required
For Undergraduate(incl. transfer) Applicants
PTE (Pearson Test of English)42
For Graduate applicants
PTE (Pearson Test of English)58
EIKENGrade Pre-1 

*ATU also offer English language course to international undergraduate applicants and the deadline for that is March 31

Visa Process for International Students

  • Citizens residing outside the USA can obtain Form I-20 from the university but only after filling the application.
  • Students must provide passport copy and other necessary documents.
  • After completion of I-20, the applicant has to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • After that, choose F1 OR J1 visa which will be based on your selected program
  • Visit embassy, submit the required documents and attend an interview and expect your visa before the deadline given by the university.

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Admissions

Arkansas Tech University offers RUSSELLVILLE CAMPUS which consists of more than 100 graduate programs and in addition to that university also offers free tutoring, mentors and personal attention.

Where to Apply: Click here (Vist the mentioned link and select Russellville Campus Freshman Application)

Application Fee: 50 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants have to provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Academic records (Official marksheets, grade reports, and certificates, etc. certifying or showing that the completion of your secondary education or equals to US 12 years of school. Also, all transcripts and documents must not be notarized)
  • English proficiency test scores if the applicant native language is not English
  • Entrance exam test scores (ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER) are a must for all applicants.ATU offers relaxation for students as if the applicant didn’t give the ACT/SAT exam than they have the choice to give in campus ACCUPLACER exam and if the candidate scores well in that it will increase the chance of admission.
  • Proof of sufficient financial support is mandatory for all International applicants.In the case of Undergraduate studies, the estimated cost of study including tuition and fees, housing, meals, books, and other living expenses is $22,805 USD for 9 months. Documents must be issued within 6 months of admission. (Financial sponsor statement is mandatory for students whose educational expenses are covered by a third person) or (if a student is financing their own studies a form will be provided by the university assisting information related that)
  • And a copy of passport & visa.

Arkansa Tech University Graduate Admissions

ATU graduate programs are designed to help candidates to develop their skills and become a well-rounded professional. The requirements of each program is different so applicant must fill the application carefully.The courses like MBA, Master of Science is popular among students.

Application deadline: Fall : May 1, Spring : Oct 1, Summer : March 1

Given below is a list of popular graduate programs offered at Arkansas Tech University along with their admission requirements:

RequirementsMBAME in Mechanical EngineeringME in Electrical Engineering
GRE/GMATMin score of 1000 (*Refer below)GRE of 146 or higher out of 550GRE of 146 or higher out of 550 (not older than 5 years) *If not ABET accredited
Letters of RecommendationRequired2 Required2 Required
GPA3.50 GPA from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited business undergraduate program2.75 out of 4.02.75 out of 4.0 (ABET accredited program)
Official TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequired
Personal StatementRequiredLetter of intentLetter of Intent

*A score of 1,000 derived using the formula [GMAT + 200*GPA = 1,000] having a min GPA of 2.50 and min GMAT of 450.A minimum combined GRE score equivalent to GMAT of 450. Visit ETS Conversion Chart for conversion. After a combined GRE score is converted into a GMAT score, the GMAT score should also meet a score of 1000.

University also offers conditional admission (candidates who don’t have proper documents but can provide them in a fixed time frame) for some courses such as MBA and ME.

Applicants looking for admission to graduate-level programs offered at ATU must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Some of the graduate programs require a 4 year undergraduate degree so fill the application accordingly.

All transcripts from previous universities attended must be submitted to Arkansas Tech University via post or email. Minimum GPA requirement for most graduate programs is 2.75.

Application Portal:Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee: 50+40 USD

All international students from countries where English is not the native language must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting one of the following:

TOEFL Minimum Requirement

  • IBT: 79
  • PBT: 550
  • CBT: 213

IELTS Minimum Requirement

  • 6.5

ATU also offers general education coursework, along with 38 technical certificates and associate degrees in high-demand fields that lead directly to a bachelor’s degree but only for domestic students. University categorized it as OZARK application.

University admission decision generally comes under 3-4 weeks post submission of application. Applicants especially, International ones are advised to fill the application as soon as possible in order to avoid last minute confusion or hassle.

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