See what students say:

Academics

The University of Arkansas is affordable, "student-centered," and large without being intimidating. Though many of the professors "are incredibly experienced and passionate about their field," "there are also lots of graduate students teaching lower level and introductory courses, and they have a huge range of quality." "The facilities are exceptional" and otherwise "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;" students feel that the university has the "best engineering college in Arkansas," and its Agricultural programs are strong and diverse. The Honors College is "wonderful," with an English/creative writing major saying "I think if I hadn't joined the Honors College right away, my experience would not have been as good as I've had. I love the professors and small class size that you get at the honors level." Also, some 13 percent of all Arkansas students study abroad, with summer programs available in China and Egypt, just to a name two examples.

Student Body

Students come for the "good business school" and "low tuition" and stay for the Razorbacks football. A political science and Middle Eastern studies major says, "The typical student is Caucasian, southern, and moderately conservative in political and religious views; however, students who differ from this ‘type' find that they do have a place to belong on campus. There is little discrimination amongst students, except possibly with the LGBT students, although much has changed for the better on this front in my three years at this campus. In five years, I imagine that this situation will be entirely different." "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."

Campus Life

The University of Arkansas "is a great place for people looking for a middlesized college town." It is "nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains and provides easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and canoeing. There is also a nice downtown area with a variety of bars and restaurants, shopping access, and places to see concerts and theatre performances." Students "especially enjoy seeking out new coffee shops, visiting the Buffalo River, and going to Crystal Bridges (a museum of American art)." It has the characteristics of "both a small town and a city," "creating a unique atmosphere that is simultaneously Southern and hipster. Be prepared for eating BBQ . . . cheering for the Hogs, exploring the Dickson Street Book Shop, and attending concerts at George's Majestic Lounge." Sports, and especially Razorbacks football, are things the campus takes very seriously. Students here reportedly enjoy a "vibrant extracurricular and social scene," and report that "there are lots of things to do that don't involve booze." With more than 380 clubs and groups to choose from "the vast majority of students participate in at least a few campus organizations." For outdoorsy types, wilderness activities abound throughout northwestern Arkansas. "The nearby mountains" provide numerous opportunities for climbing, biking, and hiking.

Overview

Applicants
21,539
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.68

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,353
with Terminal Degree
1,062

795
Men
558
Women
224
Minority
51
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Poultry Science

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Retail Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General


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
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Fay Jones
internationally renowned architect

J. William Fulbright
U.S. senator and creator of the Fulbright Program

Charles Portis
American author best known for writing "True Grit”

Jerry Jones
owner of the Dallas Cowboys

Stacy Lewis
Professional golfer, two time LPGA player of the year

Silas Herbert Hunt
the student who integrated Southern higher education

T.J. Holmes
ABC News correspondent

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$47,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$80,700

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$48,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$81,900

Percent High Job Meaning
49%

Percent STEM
20%


Students Say

The UA Career Development Center maintains an active presence on campus, hosting multiple events every week during the school year. The Razorback Careerlink portal allows students and alumni to search through a database of full- and part-time jobs, internships, and co- op positions among companies and organizations that are specifically looking for UA students and graduates. The Career Development Center also lists the career paths of recent graduates so that students can see where other Razorbacks have ended up and get a real picture of the kinds of opportunities available to them. Graduates earn on average $47,200 in their early career and take in an average of 80,700 during their mid-career. Forty-nine percent of graduates report that they feel like the work they do makes the world a better place.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

In-state tuition is $7,204 while out of state tuition is $21,522. On campus room and board is $10,332 and students are required to pay $1,616 in fees. The average incoming student gets $6,522 in needbased gift aid and the average need-based loan is 4,174. In total, 48 percent of students take out a student loan at some time during their educations a UA and on average students leave with a student debt load of $24,768.

Bang For Your Buck

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville offers academic and college or departmental scholarships, as well as alumni sponsored scholarships and state scholarship programs. In addition, the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition award covers 70–90 percent of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition based on factors like grades, test scores, and state of residence. For all other states, the award covers either 50 or 80 percent of the out-of-state portion of tuition, again based on academic qualifications. The university also has a number of grant programs designed for students with demonstrated financial need, including the GO! Opportunities Grant Fund for students who graduated from Arkansas high schools or obtained a GED in Arkansas and the state sponsored Workforce Improvement Grant for students who are independent and already in the workforce. One student described their decision to attend, explaining, "I got a great scholarship package that not only paid for everything but I receive a little cash on the side and a book stipend."

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,522

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,868

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,840

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,768

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,701

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,204
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,552
Required Fees
$1,616
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,046

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,856
Transportation for Commuters
$2,072

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,332
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,548
Foreign Countries Represented
81

Demographics

1.07%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.44%
Asian
4.79%
African-American
8.18%
Hispanic
76.52%
Caucasian
3.05%
International

53% female
47% male
44% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
26%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

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
421
Number of Honor Societies
47

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
42

21% join a fraternity
38% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

23% 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.

88/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

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
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 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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