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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is a public university offering bachelor's and associate degrees in academic, career, and occupational areas. Its campus is located near the Oklahoma border, about 160 miles from Little Rock.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students6,823
   Women3,843 (56.3%)
   Men2,980 (43.7%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 4,001 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Extracurricular Activities
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.23 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $18,993
Out-of-state: $27,303
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,701
Out-of-state: $15,011
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Freshman Award$5,372
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes


Fort Smith Population87,443
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 28% of freshmen, 12% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities5% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.2.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students1.3% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning66.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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High 3.87 4.12 650 650 29
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