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.


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

Arkansas State University-Main Campus REVIEWS

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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.

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

53 Students rated Arkansas State University-Main Campus


Arkansas state university is a great institution with amazing faculty and staff.


I like the college. I have only been to the campus a handful of times because I am an online students but the campus is very nice. I would personally prefer smaller if I was on campus.


Arkansas State University is a small school stuck to an even smaller town, where there is nothing to do or see without driving at least an hour into Memphis, or two hours into Little Rock. We are bad at sports (except rugby where we excel), the academics are sad, the culture is white washed, there is no where to go, or do, or eat, or enjoy yourself. It is a small town college for a small town type of person.


I love the university, even students online that are also in class students, are there to help as is the professors. Some students that are in class students can help to explain more of what the professor may be looking for. I would most definitely recommend people to AState whether it is online or on campus! I am happy that I have come to AState.

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

    The economy would fall.

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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. 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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  12. 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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  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. 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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  19. 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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  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 do students complain about most?

    Here at ASU I think most students complain about the dining hall hours. They close so early on the weekends it is crazy! Dining hall hours and lack of scholarships are probably the 2 most complaints at ASU.

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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.

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