About Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Founded in 1909, Arkansas State University-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Arkansas, which is a city setting in Arkansas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,839 full time undergraduate students, and 4,246 full time graduate students.

The Arkansas State University-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 498 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Arkansas State University-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline
Application Fee15
SAT Range933-1205
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at ASU are considered Selective, with ,39% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 29 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

69% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 45% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    87 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    71 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    101 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    106 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    106 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    106 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    106 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    105 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Arkansas State University-Main Campus?

51 Students rated Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Alexandria - 07/09/2023

I have only visited. But it seems very unkept and nice. The staff seem to care about the student’s academics and involvement. It’s seems a little overwhelming of course. But Everyone seems nice and focused on their goals. Which I admire.

Ashton - 06/24/2023

Arkansas State University (ASU) is a public research university located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. With a student population of over 13,000, ASU offers a diverse range of academic programs spanning from undergraduate to graduate degrees. One of the most notable features of the university is its commitment to research and innovation. ASU has a number of research centers and institutes, including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Delta Center for Economic Development, that provide students and faculty with opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research in a variety of fields. In addition to its academic programs, ASU also places a strong emphasis on community engagement and service. The university has a number of outreach programs that aim to improve the quality of life in the surrounding area, including initiatives focused on education, healthcare, and economic development. ASU's campus is also notable for its state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Students have access to a range of amenities, including modern classrooms and laboratories, a comprehensive library system, and a variety of recreational and athletic facilities. Overall, Arkansas State University is a top-tier institution that is dedicated to providing its students with a high-quality education and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences, humanities, or social sciences, ASU is a great choice for anyone looking to further their education and achieve their goals.

Kyler - 03/31/2023

I believe that there are employees who come to work to collect a pay check and then leave. There are a large portion of staff who are just not helpful to students. I have had good experiences with some faculty and staff, but some very bad experiences too. If the school prioritized academics instead of sports or greek life then it would be a better place.

Lathairio - 11/01/2019

It needs to have more exciting events and opportunities for students. The food is good but think we should have more options when it comes to food selections. Most of all I believe the prices for the food along with the meal plans should decrease enough for those who can not afford a meal plan. Tuitions along takes the majority of the students funds especially when there are those who do not receive refund checks after so long. This act forces students to spend unnecessary money on items they should need unless it’s pertains to the person’s inquiry.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Arkansas State University-Main Campus is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Be prepared for college as best you can. Study hard and don't take extra credit for granted. When it comes down to a decision between going to the movies with your friends or studying for your finals, be smart and study. Make good friends, take good notes, and when it's all said and done and you receive that diploma, you'll know what all your hardwork was for. Stay focused and look forward not behind.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    For those that don't have transportation, the college offers many ways to get it. The college is also located in a part in town where there are plenty of places to eat to go on a walking distance off campus.Professors are very understanding of any problems that you have.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A small college attitude at a larger college size.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The economy would fall.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    ASU has a good learning environment. There's plenty of things to help you in subjects outisde of class if you are struggling. There is also plenty of extra curricular activites and student based organizations to meet people. Most faculty members are very helpful and give you the tools you need to do well in the class.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Some seem to know exactly what they want to do in life and some of us are just lost in the wind. We are hopeful, lost but still going forward, confused but confident. I think that's just how you have to be when attending college for the first time.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is nothing that i consider bad.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone seeking a difficult degree.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I don't brag about anything, really.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any king of person could attend Arkansas State University. It is a good school for anyone.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Arkansas State University is well known for the friendly students. I remember my first day and how it was so easy to get along with everyone. The campus has a lot of diversity through the students and the teachers. There hasnt been a single day that I have gone to class and not met someone friendly. Everyone there is very smart and easy to get along with, which makes learning for me easier!

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    they are great

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I have not started attending yet, so I do not know.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    ASU is just right! It is a medium sized school. There are not too many people, but there are enough the the student population is diverse. You can do anything you are interested in at ASU. There is a degree plan for everyone. There are plenty of people that can help and guide you in the right direction as well. The town of Jonesboro is a good size as well. There are plenty of tasty reasonably priced restaurants and fun things to do. One of the only few gripes I have about ASU and Jonesboro is that things close early. The places to eat on campus close by 8 or 9 pm and most places around town close by 9 or 10. I don't like that people at ASU wear shirts from other colleges. There are a lot of razorback fans. On the plus side, no one will pick on you for wearing merchandise from another college. Except for at the football games. The games are always full of ASU pride.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek!, football

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think the stereotype of kids at my school is that they are a bunch of redneck farmers. While ASU does have one of the top Agriculture programs in the state, there are many more types of people. I believe ASU has a very diverse population. No matter your interests or personality type there is a place to fit in at ASU.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    People from other parts of the country assume we are racist, stereotypical confederate flag flying, ultra conservative, gay hating people.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No, when I researched biology programs around the country I found that the place where I could get the best education and the best chance of getting into a prestigious graduate school without breaking the bank was Arkansas State. They have leading faculty, which you actually get to interact with, and great degree programs, all for a very affordable tuition.

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  20. What are your classes like?

    My classes are really tough this semester, but I planned it to be a hard semester this term so my last semester was lighter. Even though my classes are really tough, I am learning more than I ever have. The professors are great and teach using a variety of methods. They don't just lecture.

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  21. What's the Greek scene like?

    It is pretty chill, but I do wonder what it would be like at and HBCU with their greek life. I was practically raised at an HBCU as a child and my expectations for greek life at a non-HBCU have disappointed me.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

9,839

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,246

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

80%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

161

Student Organizations

12

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending Arkansas State University-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$14,260

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,137

Books and Supplies

$8,540

Room and Board

23,937

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,562
$30 - $48K
$11,111
$48 - $75K
$13,104
$75 - $110K
$14,955
$110K & UP
$15,286

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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