Students Say

The University of Arkansas is affordable, "student-centered," and large but not gargantuan. Though you'll see some sizeable lectures during your first year, most classes are "relatively small." "The facilities are exceptional" and other­ wise "state-of-the-art." More than 100 undergraduate majors and programs are available. The Sam Walton College of Business is awash in cash and "one of the strongest assets." Engineering majors can participate in cutting-edge research. Agricultural programs are strong and diverse. The honors college is "wonder­ ful." Also, some 25 percent of all Arkansas students study abroad.

Overview

Applicants
18,984
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 610
SAT Math
510 - 620
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

The University of Arkansas is affordable, "student-centered," and large but not gargantuan. Though you'll see some sizeable lectures during your first year, most classes are "relatively small." "The facilities are exceptional" and other­ wise "state-of-the-art." More than 100 undergraduate majors and programs are available. The Sam Walton College of Business is awash in cash and "one of the strongest assets." Engineering majors can participate in cutting-edge research. Agricultural programs are strong and diverse. The honors college is "wonder­ ful." Also, some 25 percent of all Arkansas students study abroad. There are summer programs available in China and Egypt, just to a name two examples. Programs during the academic year take place in every nook and cranny of the globe. Student opinion is split with regard to the administration. Some stu­ dents call the management "very friendly." "Things run pretty smoothly," they say. Others contend that UA is "overly bureaucratic." "The odds of being sent to three different buildings, none of which is right, are pretty much even," wagers one malcontent. Despite "a few really atrocious instructors," students generally praise Arkansas's "dynamic faculty." "The professors are almost always good teachers," and they "know their material." Outside of class, pro­ fessors tend to be "accessible" and "willing to do anything it takes for the suc­ cess of their students."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,288
with Terminal Degree
992

765
Men
523
Women
181
Minority
54
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mack McLarty
Former, Counselor to the Pres. of U.S.

Rodney Slater
Former, U.S. Scre. of Transportation

Judge Morris Arnold
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

George Haley
U.S. Ambassador, Gambia

Janice Kearney
Former, Head of Communications, White House

E. Lynn Harris
national best selling author

J. William Fulbright
Former, U.S. Senator

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Beyond the “world-class faculty,” “nationally and internationally influential research institution,” and numerous study abroad opportunities, UA Fayetteville offers a high quality of life on campus and a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Research opportunities here abound, and UA students are continually climbing the ladder of national recognition by “annually earning more than $2 million in funding as Truman Scholars, Gates Cambridge Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, Boren Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Udall Scholars, among many others.” The in-state tuition of $6,824 is particularly attractive. Annual out-of-state tuition totals $18,914 and room and board is an additional $9,454. Undergraduate cumulative indebtedness averages $24,111.

Bang For Your Buck

Students receive over $114 million in federal student aid and “UA awards over $27 million in scholarships each year.” Renewable freshman scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and include: Sturgis ($15,000 per year), Bodenhamer ($17,500 per year), Boyer, and Honors College Fellowships ($12,500 per year), Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships ($10,000), Chancellor’s Scholarships ($8,000 per year), Chancellor’s Community Scholarships ($5,000), Silas Hunt Scholarships ($5,000 and $8,000 per year), Honors College Academy Scholarships ($4,000 per year), Razorback Bridge Scholarships ($3,500 per year), Leadership Scholarships ($2,000 per year), and Arkansas Alumni Scholarships (variable). Several nonrenewable scholarships are also available as are athletic scholarships. For those out-of-staters looking to make good on the school’s research potential, the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award and Arkansas Alumni Legacy Scholarships are partial non-resident tuition scholarships for qualifying students.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,381

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,793

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,426

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,111

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,502

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,824
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,914
Required Fees
$1,386
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,440
Transportation for Commuters
$1,754

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

They typical student here is "overly friendly;" "fun-loving," "at least somewhat religious, and has a southern accent."Most students come "from either Arkansas or Texas." There are "a lot of international students," but "there is little ethnic diversity." Like at virtually every other flagship state university, you'll find "all kinds of students" on this campus. Fayetteville is called "the melting pot of Arkansas." Politics range from "conservative" to "incredibly liberal." "Students come from all walks of life and have many different experiences to share with others." "Party-frat kids abound," as do "southern sorority girls who walk to class in pearls and heels." However, you'll also find "hicks," "artists, musicians, nerds," and "NPR listening, sandal-wearing, health-food-shopping people," as well as the occasional "middle-aged boomer returning to school to start a whole new career." "There is always someone just as weird as you to run with," and students generally "mesh well" even if "groups don't often commingle."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
21,836
Out of State
39%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
121

Demographics

52% female
48% male
39% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

"Parking is horrible," but UA boasts a "beautiful," "well-defined campus with lots of green space." The rolling hills provide plenty of "great exercise," too. Students here reportedly enjoy a "vibrant extracurricular and social scene." "There are lots of things to do that don't involve booze." With more than 300 clubs and groups to choose from "the vast majority of students participate in at least a few campus organizations." "Greek life is prevalent," according to some students. "Intramural sports are popular." Razorback football "is the big highlight of the fall," and the campus has "a lot of spirit" for the beloved Hogs. There are ample activities that do involve booze as well. "Parties are every­ where." "A lot of people will go to the fraternity houses" for revelry. There's also "great nightlife" and "a very enthusiastic bar scene" off campus. "Funky;" "charming," and "not-too-expensive," Fayetteville is, by all accounts, a "pretty neat town." Eclectic restaurants and live music venues are ample. "The always-enticing Dickson Street," "located a couple blocks away;" is the hub of it all. "On the weekends, it borders on insanity." For outdoorsy types, wilder­ ness activities abound throughout northwestern Arkansas. "The nearby moun­ tains" provide numerous opportunities for climbing, biking, and hiking.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
83
First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Anne L. Jannarone

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
376
Number of Honor Societies
48

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
32

21% join a fraternity
36% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

22% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Razorbacks)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Razorbacks)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

A charter signatory of the ACUPCC, the University of Arkansas (UA) has made a public pledge to become a carbon neutral institution by 2040. By 2013 they reduced greenhouse gas emissions to below 2002 levels, despite nearly doubling student enrollment and adding more than 1.6 million square feet of space. All new (post 2006) Education and General Purpose buildings are built to LEED Silver standards or better, resulting in two LEED Silver, two LEED Gold, and two Green Globe buildings. The UA Sustainability Council, composed of students, staff, and faculty, was formed in 2010 to provide guidance to the campus community on sustainability strategies and policies. In 2012 the UA appointed an executive director for the Office for Sustainability to integrate academic, research, and facilities sustainability initiatives, along with a director to coordinate student and facility programs. The university initiated an undergraduate minor in Foundations of Sustainability in 2011. The UA is home to two sustainability centers that provide educational, research, and outreach programs around the world. The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) provides sustainability key performance indicators and metrics for consumer goods supply chains. TSC is the global leader in supply chain sustainability strategy development. The Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability (CARS) in the UA System Division of Agriculture provides global leadership in agriculture and food system life cycle assessments to support sustainability decision-making.

Green Rating
87
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
141

Average Number of PC's per Lab
81

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
94%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions office
Tour Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
232 Silas Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone
479-575-5346

Email
UofA@uark.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Old Main: Iconic Image of Higher Education in the State of Arkansas.
Steven L. Anderson Design Center: State-Of-The-Art Architectural Building
Senior Walk (every graduate's name engraved)
The Nanoscale Material Science and Engineering Buidling
Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Buffalo River National Park
Walton Arts Performing Art Center
Devil's Den State Park
Walmart's Arkansas Music Pavillon

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
479-575-5346

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 2:30
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon.-Fri. 8:30; 10:30, 12:30; 2:30 and Sat. 10:00

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
UofA@uark.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Nearest airport is the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. The U of A has its own transit service for travel on campus, in the local area and to the mall Northwest Arkansas Regional AirPort (XNA) is approximately 30 minutes away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the South: Take I-40 to I-49 North (exit 7). From I-49 North to Razorback Road (exit 61). Turn right on Razorback Road, heading north. The campus entrance is located at the corner of Razorback Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. From the North: After Bella Vista, take I-49 South all the way to Fayetteville. From I-49, exit Hwy 112 (exit 66). Turn right on Hwy 112 and travel south for 2 miles until you reach the campus entrance at the corner of Garland Avenue and Cleveland Street. (After crossing the North Street intersection, Hwy 112 becomes Garland Avenue. From the East: Take Hwy 412 to I-49. See directions from north. From the West: Take Hwy 412 to east via Cherokee Turnpike from Tulsa, Okla., to I-49 South. See directions from north.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

18,984
Applicants
21,836
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate
1120
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists