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The University of Arkansas—Fayetteville “is a large university with a community feel. It’s big enough to have a lot of great opportunities, but small enough you see people you know on campus.” With Fayetteville’s outdoorsy culture, some students “would describe [the school] as a weird cross between Southern and hippie.” Research opportunities abound, and prospective students are drawn to both the Honors College and the Sam Walton School of Business. Students also single out U of A’s “strong engineering program, with the depth and diversity in every discipline from mechanical to computer science [and] biomedical.” Even with the relaxed atmosphere—one student coins it as “Fayettechill”—students say that there are “tough programs that really make you work for your grade so you can be sure you are worth your degree.” Professors are hit or miss; while some students say, “Most of my professors are extremely helpful,” others lament that while “I enjoy most of my professors, but I do sometimes get the impression that they don’t care about my individual success.” Students in the larger majors say they often lack individualized attention. As one student points out: “My major is located in a smaller department so I know my professors very well. However, in larger classes and departments it is easy to ‘get lost’ or go unnoticed.”

Student Body

Students describe their peers as “friendly” and living “relaxed lifestyles” but are quick to point out that this doesn’t mean “they are not high-achieving students.” In general, students say they’re an “adventurous, fun loving, welcoming, genuine, [and] creative” bunch. While some say the school is “very diverse for a Southern university,” others lament the lack of diversity and say that the campus is “very much white, upper-middle class” students from Arkansas and the surrounding states, noting that more could be done in “advocating for marginalized groups.” But despite the lack of diversity, students say that their peers are “accepting” and “kind,” and that “the campus has a very warm feeling to it.”

Campus Life

Football (this is Razorback country) and Greek activities are prevalent on campus, though some students say, “The school is very centered around Greek life, so for some students it is harder for them to find their place outside of Greek life.” The school’s location in the Ozark Mountains gives students ample opportunities for “hiking, kayaking, [and] rock climbing” on the weekends. Popular destinations “nearby to take daytrips with your friends [include] Devil’s Den or Crystal Bridges.” Students say, “The pace of life is comfortably slow, but still full of fun opportunities,” and Fayetteville “is an incredibly vibrant city because it is a refreshing combination of elements of the old South and collegiate culture.” One popular destination is Dickson Street, “home to a plethora of bars and restaurants.” On campus, when the Razorbacks are playing, “The whole state turns up to ‘Call the Hogs’ on to victory.” For those who aren’t as interested in athletics, luckily, a “school this big has enough people of diverse interests to create a club or event almost incredibly tailored to you.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristen Davidson
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 I-49 N., take the Wedington Dr. exit (Exit 64). Turn right on Wedington, drive east for 1.5 miles and turn right on Garland Ave. Turn left at Cleveland Street. The entrance to the garage will be on your right.

Local Accommodations
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Admissions

Applicants: 19,777
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 3.75







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