Arkansas Tech University Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
  • Russellville (AR)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,678
67% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Lydia Grate - 8/12/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2011
"Arkansas Tech University is a quaint campus setting. All the resources necessary for study with vibrant on campus activities and a community ready to welcome students off campus. Affordable and array of scholarships available as well. Great degree programs with generally small student-teacher ratios which allow students to really know their peers and professors. Highly recommended for students looking for an extra bit of guidance or seeking to explore different majors before making a final choice."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Justin Garton - 4/24/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014
"I transferred to Arkansas Tech after 4 years of school at UA-Fort Smith. The biggest difference right off the bat was the helpfulness of the administration. If I needed assistance, or guidance, the staff at Tech were right there to help. They were kind, efficient and tackled any problem I had with ease. The teaching staff was great. Each one had their own style but they were each equally effective and showed they truly cared about the success or failure of their students. These are perfect examples of how finding the right fit for you can be just as important as what you actually do at school."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Lindsey Werner - 4/12/2018
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"The teachers, staff, and community all play a part in getting my bachelors degree at Arkansas Tech University. My experience was a good one. I got involved in intramural sports and an on campus ministry. The teaching program itself was intense at times, but helped prepare me for teaching. I have been teaching for 2 years now and still reflect on things I learned in my courses to help me in the classroom."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Miles McDonnell - 2/11/2018
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"The program and instructors are, for the most, part excellent. The field of emergency management is so broad it is difficult for the university to prepare you for all job in the field. Research Emergency Management closely before choosing this major, you should have some understanding of what professions you are interested in and what specifics are required of those professionals. If you come into the program with this understanding your are much more likely to find a job after you graduate."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Kristen Thomas - 10/20/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"Arkansas Tech University has a wonderful Early Childhood Education program. The instructors were very knowledgeable regarding the content and I enjoyed my time there. I am starting on my masters degree soon for Educational Leadership. Excited about the future in the education field."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Izzy Thoma - 2/6/2017
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"I had a wonderful experience at Arkansas Tech University. The campus theme is "Welcome Home" and you truly feel like Tech is your home after your time there. The campus environment is relaxed and it fully represents the term "southern hospitality." Tech offers a wide variety of majors and campus activities, many of which that are housed in updated or brand new facilities. As a graduate of the business department I can personally speak to the knowledge of professors, who are always willing to help students and advance their learning in and out of the classroom."
4.3 out of 5 stars
kbusch55 - 6/30/2016
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2012
"The opportunities available at Arkansas Tech University are staggering, considering you still get the small campus feel. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to my next class in 10 minutes without worrying about parking. ATU offered several ways to be involved in campus and activities to do, especially your freshman year, so that you stay engaged. In the past four years since I've graduation, ATU has added a multiple of new and diverse degree programs, including a game and video design program with a brand new creative lab to go with it. If you are looking for the diversity and opportunities of a large university, but want the feel of a small campus, ATU is for you!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Teach2lead - 10/9/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016
"The MTLL program at the CLL is a joke. They never give straight answers and push graduation as far as possible. However if you are their favorite then you can do whatever you want. All my classes they would start out by saying were "kind of an intro" to the program. Never learned what we were supposed to learn since we spent all class talking about random things. Don't waste your money at Tech for this program. Go through the state or Arkansas State."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Bridget - 12/9/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"The financial aid office encouraged us (my husband and I, married young) to get substantial student loans, far above what we needed for tuition and books. My husband blew the money from both our loans. He is now in prison (by the grace of God we are still together and he has got his life under control with the Lord's help) and I am raising three children by myself for the next 4 years. I had to default on the loans and I will be paying them for at least the next 20 years. I just enrolled in NPCC to obtain a paralegal certificate, only federal Pell Grant, no loans this time! Please, if you must get loans, make them as minimal as possible, having money now doesn't negate having to pay far into your future!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
A.K. - 9/5/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I have just started and so far I am coming to love the school. When you make your schedule the academic advisers do there best to work with you for your schedule. I am a single parent who could work past a certain time. We were able to find all the classes i need and still found me time to study. Most everyone here are supper helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend my school to you."
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