Background information/Key selling points

  • Arkansas State University (also known as A-State): The second-largest Public University in Arkansas, established a long time ago (in 1909), located in Jonesboro – one of the safest cities in the United States.
  • The total number of students is more than 14,000 including about 5% of international students from more than 60 countries.
  • We have a Career Services Office that helps find jobs for students, free support, job orientation after graduation for international students.
  • Excellent teaching quality:
    • A-State has more than 20 accreditation certificates by the highest accrediting organizations AACSB, ABET, NCATE,…
    • More than 85% of faculty hold the highest academic degrees in their field
    • Many training programs, fields: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.,…
  • High Ranking in the US: (Niche and The U.S News & Report 2021)
    • #2 in Top Public Universities in Arkansas
    • 120 of 1,407 Best College Athletics in America
    • #154 – #209 in Top Public Schools
    • #298 – #389 in National Universities
    • #123 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Flexible intake:
    • English Second Language: January, March, May, June, August, October
    • Undergraduate programs: January, May, August
    • Master programs: January, May, August
  • In addition to classroom learning, students can join the A-State Red Wolves athletic team, a member of NCAA Division 1, and compete in more than 10 different sports. There are also more than 200 clubs and student organizations.

Strong programs/courses/majors

Arkansas State University has more than 150 academic programs, concentrations, and options. The top five fields that international students come for:

  • Business: Our Business school is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and NIBS (Network of International Business Schools) accredited. Sample majors: Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management, MBA, Master of Accounting
  • Engineering: Our Engineering school is ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited. Sample majors: Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering Management
    Computer Science
  • Media & Communications: Our Communications school is accredited by ACEJMC (Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)—there are only 109 schools in the U.S. accredited by this board
  • Science & Mathematics Majors

General admission requirements

  • Undergraduate:
    • High School Diploma and Transcripts with GPA 6.5/10
    • IELTS >= 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent
    • Not required SAT/ACT
  • Graduate:
    • University Diploma and Transcripts with GPA 7.0/10
    • IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL iBT >= 79 or equivalent
    • Required GMAT/GRE for some Master’s programs such as MBA, Accountancy, etc.

Tuition & fees and Scholarship

  • A-State is financially supported by the state. Tuition: $10,000$ – $13,500/ for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. (Excluding scholarships).
  • The cost of living is 12.8% lower than the U.S. average. The estimated cost including room, meals, and insurance is around $9,000 – $10,000$/year.
  • Scholarship more $5000/year, applicable for 4 years of bachelor’s degree.

Estimated total annual cost: $19,000 – $23,500