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The University of Arkansas offers degree programs in everything from history to drama, engineering to geosciences, and accounting to animal science or landscape architecture. Many students take courses abroad during their college careers, completing their degrees under the auspices of University of Arkansas. Students at the graduate and undergraduate levels participate in research, development and inventions.

There is a prestigious faculty at University of Arkansas, and past faculty members in the School of Law were Bill and Hillary Clinton. Alumni of the University include top executives of national and international companies, and award-winning writers, scientists, and more. A particularly notable alumnus of the University was J. William Fulbright, a Rhodes Scholar who later became president of the University and a U.S. Senator. He founded the Fulbright Grant Program, one of the greatest international exchange programs for faculty and students in the world.

 

History

The University of Arkansas was founded in 1871 as a land-grant university and state university. The community of Fayetteville raised the funding for the university's campus as part of a competition inspired by the Organic Act of 1871 to support agricultural and industrial education.

Academics

The academic calendar for the University of Arkansas follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

  • Honors College
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
  • Fay Jones School of Architecture
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Professions
  • College of Engineering
  • Global Campus
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law

Student Life

The University of Arkansas boasts 300 registered student clubs and organizations for those looking to get involved with groups that focus on special interests, religion, culture, academics, professional careers, and more. There are also many local chapters of sororities and fraternities available for involvement. The intramural sports program offers activities and tournaments for students who seek active involvement beyond the classroom. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building offers many opportunities for exercise and fitness, including racquetball, basketball, swimming, and rock climbing, among others.

There are more than one dozen residence halls that offer on-campus living at the University of Arkansas, and there are many opportunities for off-campus living as well. The eateries on campus offer plenty of selection and dining options.

Other venues and activities on campus that offer recreation and entertainment include music and theatre performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, guest lectures, and outdoor movies.

Student services include counseling, healthcare and wellness services, and academic guidance and support.

 

Traditions

The school colors for the University of Arkansas are red and white. Since 1909, the school mascot has been a razorback hog, when the athletic coach referred to his teams as "...a wild band of razorback hogs." The athletic teams have been nicknamed the Arkansas "Razorbacks" ever since.

Beginning in the 1920s, the Arkansas Hog Call, or school yell, was heard at school games. It sounds like "Wooo, Pig, Sooie."

The logo of the Arkansas "Razorbacks" is known officially as the "Profile Hog," but is called the "Helmet Hog" by fans, because it is emblazoned on the team football helmets.

Athletics

The University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The University of Arkansas has one, primary campus in Fayetteville, AK.

Community Life

Fayetteville, Arkansas is located in a "metroplex" area that is home to many large corporations, including Tyson Foods and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Recent reports have named Fayetteville one of the "Best Performing Cities" for its economic performance, and "One of America's Most Livable Cities." It is considered one of the least stressful metro areas in the nation, and an excellent place to live, study and retire.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Arkansas accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of Arkansas.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English22 - 29
ACT ® Math22 - 27
ACT ® Composite Score23 - 28

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UARK

The chances for admission at University of Arkansas can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants16,633
Granted Admissions10,129 (61%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled4,447 (44%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Arkansas is about 21,000, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,100-$7,400
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $17,000-$20,430
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $570-$680 per credit unit

University of Arkansas contains multiple schools that oversee specific programs and their respective curriculums. These schools may also have differing admissions requirements and tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Law School (Tuition: $11,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$8,045
Receiving Student Loans38%$5,654

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Arkansas may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

University of Arkansas has an overall graduation rate which is around 59%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years34%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Intercollegiate Athletics

UARK is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
  • Football (Southeastern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Engineering Technology

Business and Marketing Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Legal Professions and Studies (M)

Communications and Journalism

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Psychology

Education

  • Elementary Education (B, M)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (B)
  • Adult and Continuing Education (D, M)
  • Higher Education Administration (D, M)
  • Technical Teacher Education (B)
  • Special Education (M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C, D, M)
  • Guidance Counselor (D, M)
  • Physical Education (M)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (C, D)
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods (C, D)
  • Middle School Education (B, M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (M)
  • Educational, Instructional and Curriculum Supervision (C)
  • Educational Evaluation and Research (C)
  • Education (C)
  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research (M)
  • Educational Assessment, Testing and Measurement
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B)
  • Human Development and Family Studies (B)
  • Apparel and Textiles (B)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B, M)

History

Engineering

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry (B, D, M)
  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Geology (B, M)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (D)
  • Materials Chemistry (D, M)
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science (D)

Architecture

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Business (B)
  • Animal Science (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Economics (M)
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services (B)
  • Poultry Science (B, D, M)
  • Ornamental Horticulture (B)
  • Food Science (B, D, M)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Production Operations (M)
  • Horticultural Science (M)

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B, M)
  • Music Performance (B, C, M)
  • Interior Design (B)
  • Drama (B, M)

Public Administration and Social Services

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, D, M)

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • German Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Comparative Literature (D, M)
  • Russian Language and Literature

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology

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