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p>Arkansas State University, also known as ASU, is a public university located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, with a current student enrollment of approximately 14, 000.

ASU was founded in 1909 as the First District Agricultural School, one of four high schools established to teach agriculture, horticulture and the art of textile manufacturing. Today, ASU grants bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through eleven colleges in study areas that include Agriculture and Technology, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, and Science and Mathematics. The university boasts a diverse population, with students from nearly every state and over seventy countries. Currently, prospective students with a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and a minimum high school GPA of 2.75 enjoy unconditional admission to ASU.

The 800-acre ASU campus is located on Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas. Students can choose to live in one of ten on-campus residence halls or off-campus in the surrounding community. On-campus life revolves around the Carl R. Reng Student Union, with its state-of-the-art conference and dining facilities, and the Red W.O.L.F. Center, where students can work out in its fitness facilities and participate in a wide variety of intramural sports. ASU has a very active fraternity and sorority community with around 15% of its students belonging to one of over 25 Greek organizations.

The Athletic teams of ASU, known as the Red Wolves, compete as members of the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference and enjoy vigorous support from students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. The school’s colors of scarlet and black are proudly displayed across the campus.

ASU students can take full advantage of the numerous recreational and cultural activities available in and around the city of Jonesboro. The campus is also conveniently located within a few hours’ drive of the cities of Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis.

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