Arkansas State University welcomes all international students and provides access to a high-quality education, at an affordable price, in a caring and supportive environment. International students are well-received at ASU and tend to do very well academically, socially, culturally and otherwise. ASU is a safe and fully accredited public institution of higher education with a wide array of academic programs designed to help its students prepare well for the rigors of a globally connected and highly competitive marketplace. Among other things, ASU is recognized as being in the top 10% of all academic institutions in the world and has a distinguished history dating back nearly 100 years. ASU has grown significantly over the past three decades, with student enrollment now over 13,000, including 400 international students. The campus includes an eight-story library with more than 1,000,000 books and documents.
Main CampusJonesboro, Arkansas, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in JonesboroLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Arkansas State University is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas’ fastest growing city, with a population of over 70,000. ASU holds nearly every convenience of a big city and every comfort of a small town. Jonesboro is the fifth largest city in Arkansas and the regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education and trade. The cost of living is 27% lower than the U.S. average. Jonesboro is only one hour away by car from Memphis and its international airport. Little Rock, St. Louis, Nashville, Huntsville and Jackson are within easy driving distances.
Over 200 student organizations are available to help students develop beyond the classroom in a wide variety of interests. The new student union is considered one of the top student centers in the U.S. and includes stores, food courts, a movie theater and fitness facilities. The state-of-the-art student recreation center features a multipurpose gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, indoor walking and running tracks, weight training and fitness rooms, dance studios and multipurpose activity courts. The intramural program provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in more than 30 structured activities for men and women, along with a number of co-ed recreational events. Arkansas State University competes in NCAA Division I, the highest level of competition for universities in the U.S. Students enjoy easy access to the student health center and the career advising services on campus.