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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas4-yearPublic

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Accounting, Finance & Economics- Accounting

Accounting is called the language of business because it communicates financial data to users to help them make better decisions. It identifies, records and communicates relevant, reliable and comparable information about an organization’s business activities. Accountants work in public accounting, governmental, not-for-profit, education and private accounting for all types of businesses in every industry.

Offerings: Major

Accounting, Finance & Economics- Finance

Finance combines accounting and economics into a curriculum that focuses on how each of these two subjects affect an organization and how to manage and utilize financial resources effectively.

Offerings: Major

Agriculture- Agriculture Business

The Ag-Business program provides a balanced educational program with relatively broad interdisciplinary training as opposed to narrow specialization, thus preparing the student for success in their chosen field. The program in Ag-Business integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, economics and finance. Emphasis is placed on management directed towards the farm business and Ag-Business firms. Trends in careers related to agriculture are shifting from production to ag-business services such as management, processing, distribution and marketing. This creates a need for recruits with a broad background in these areas of training. Our systems concept is geared to integration of disciplines to better prepare graduates for present day needs.

Offerings: Major

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Local area

Russellville, AR, Arkansas River Valley

Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a 2021 estimated population of 30,971. Russellville borders Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River.

Top things to do

Mt. Nebo State Park

About 20 minutes from campus, this state park has scenic views with great sunsets. Additionally, there are several bike trails for use.

Lake Dardanelle State Park

Lake Dardanelle is located in Russellville and includes picnic facilities, water access, pavilions, and more. It's home to some of the best sunrises in town.

Bona Dea

This park is a protected wetland habitat with multiple walking and bike trails.

Non-academic facilities

The Department of Residence Life strives to create a clean, well-maintained, safe, and inclusive living learning environment that is conducive to study and the personal development of all residents. Activities and services designed to develop community while encouraging academic and social success.

Residence Halls- General InfoAll freshmen are required to live on campus and are allowed to have a car on campus. When it comes to campus living, Tech offers the most for you to choose from! Choose suite style bath, private bath, semi-private bath or community bath. Share your living space with one friend in a double room or four friends in a quad room. Choose a building close to our athletic fields, close to your classroom, or right next to Baz-Tech. All halls and apartments are completely furnished and utilities are included. Other amenities include IP television, wired and wireless internet. All dorms on campus have wired and wireless access with the exception of Caraway and Phase I. These two have wireless only internet. https://www.atu.edu/reslife/res-halls/index.php

Spectator sports

Arkansas Tech is home to 12 sports and competes at the NCAA Division II level. The men's sports include: baseball, golf, football, & golf. The women's sports include: softball, volleyball, golf, tennis, baksetball cross country, and track and field. The men's team won the 2021 National Championship in golf. Arkansas Tech athletics won the President's Trophy in 2021 and has won several all sports trophys as well. Finally, Arkansas Tech has been recongized for 3 of the past 4 years as the national champion in community services as well.

Conference affiliation

Great American Conference

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Student groups

Student-run groups and organizations

Study away & study abroad

ATU's study abroad program is designed to increase ATU’s presence and effective participation in the nation and the world. Study abroad, study away, and exchange programs helps strengthen global perspective, broadens world-view, and fosters responsible global citizenship of the campus community. https://www.atu.edu/studyabroad

Featured programs

National Student Exchange

Have you considered spending a semester at another university? National Student Exchange (NSE) can help! NSE enables Arkansas Tech University students to choose from over 160 institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit www.nse.org/exchange/colleges-universities/alpha-location/.

Location: Multiple, Multiple


Homecoming Week

Every fall ATU hosts Homecoming Week with a week of activities to celebrate homecoming at ATU.

Welcome Week

Every year ATU welcomes new students to campus with a week of activities. Through hypnotists, community fairs, and more, students connect with the campus and their home for the next few years.

Light the Night

Arkansas Tech is a global community. Each spring members of the ATU international community take over the campus bell tower with a vibrant display of ATU's global heritage. Students attending can learn about the countries represented at ATU and sample dozens of international dishes created by international students studying at ATU.

Summer Sendoff

School's out for the summer! As ATU heads into finals, we support our students with a final bash before heading home. The students enjoy snow cones, funnel cakes and multiple carnival rides as a chance to connect one last time before heading home for the summer.

Tech's Got Talent

ATU hosts its own talent competition each year and showcases the talents of its students. Students audition for the chance to perform before the peers. And win a cash prize.

Grants and scholarships

Academic Scholarship Tier 1

Academic Scholarship Tier 2

Academic Scholarship Tier 3

Academic Scholarship Tier 4

Annual cost

In-State Tution (Applies to AK residents and any resident living in a state that borders AK)$7,170
Out-of-state Tuition$14,340
Room & Board$8,340
Books, supplies, and Other Fees$2,705