Arkansas State University

1,034 reviews
  1. Jonesboro, AR
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Arkansas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Arkansas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
900-1060
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,499/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,398/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,259/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,653/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,465Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Focused
    25%
  • Southern hospitality at its finest
    19%
  • Anti-social
    4%
  • Odd.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • "no parking" isn't a strong enough phrase
    26%
  • I love it
    21%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • A refreshing challenge
    12%
  • No parking
    12%
  • All of the above
    9%
  • Long walks to class
    5%

After Arkansas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

1,034 reviews
  • Excellent
    169
  • Very Good
    367
  • Average
    387
  • Poor
    70
  • Terrible
    41
The sports at Arkansas State University are great! Our football team this year were all out Sunbelt conference champions and because of this achievement were able to travel to New Orleans to play in a bowl game against Louisiana Tech. Our women's volleyball team also were Sunbelt conference champions. The sports at Arkansas State are very important to the school and students because it gives everyone a little break from the everyday pressure and stress of studies. We, at A-State, believe wholeheartedly in the phrase, "work hard, play hard".
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I didn't quite get to attend as many events as I wanted but there are always activities for students to participate in. Between bonfires, board game nights in the library, special crab leg buffets in the caf., capture the glowstick outside some nights, the awesome gym w/every workout machine you can think of, and the school's sports games, there is plenty to stay entertained after you finish your schoolwork! The teachers are understanding and work with anyone who applies themselves.
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago
I'm an RA and would definitely recommend living on campus, especially your freshman year! It helps keep you connected. You don't have to drive 15 minutes to class (which improves your chances of actually going), you have a meal plan so no matter how broke you are, you'll always have food, there is a laundry room that is prepaid so you will also have clean clothes no matter how broke you are. It's also a lot more convenient to stay plugged in. More than likely, someone in your residence hall is involved in some of the same things you are which will help with your connections. Also, it builds a great sense of responsibility. Teaching yourself to clean up, wake yourself up, make sure you go to bed at a decent hour and so many other things.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago