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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

The University of Arkansas, founded in 1871, is a public, land-grant institution. It provides a special sense of place, created by rich traditions and the resources of a nationally competitive student-centered research institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Continuing Education, and Law; the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Education and Health Professions; and Engineering; and the Graduate School. Students are taught and mentored by faculty who are known in their fields for technological breakthroughs, scientific discoveries, intellectual research and artistic expression. The campus is located on a hilltop in beautiful Fayetteville, with the scenic Ozark Mountains as a backdrop. A unique tradition of the campus is the senior walk. Since 1876, every graduate's name is etched into the sidewalk. Now, more than 112,000 names can be seen on five miles of campus walkways. Its 337-acre campus is located in the Ozark Mountains in northwestern Arkansas.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students22,548
   Women11,847 (52.5%)
   Men10,701 (47.5%)
Graduate Students4,646


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate63% of 21,539 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.68 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math570 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading550 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,302
Out-of-state: $38,650
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,820
Out-of-state: $23,168
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met54%
Average Freshman Award$8,820
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


Fayetteville Population76,899
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities38% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.9% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students3.0% from 83 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.51 3.69 581 592 27
Low 2.60 2.80 440 510 20
High 4.00 4.61 670 740 33
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• University of Arkansas has a five-mile "senior walk," where over 100,000 graduates' names have been etched into the sidewalks.

• The U of A Razorback spirit is so strong that five bands, two percussion ensembles and an army of cheerleaders support the teams.

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