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University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Also known as UA Fort Smith; UAFS

5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Fort Smith, AR and publically funded. Enrollment at UAFS exceeds 7,800 per year.

Students may select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Precision Production
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Education
  • Mechanic And Repair Technology

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Very common test scores among applicants admitted to UAFS are in the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam, or 1390 - 1760 for the SAT exam. 56% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 61 percent choose to attend. For complete information on school admissions, simply reach out to the school or complete the form on our page today.

Tuition & fees at UAFS are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs nearly $4,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $10,000 per year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $4,700. This school may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

UAFS offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Tennis (NCAA Division II)
  • Track and Field, X-Country (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to see more about University of Arkansas - Fort Smith may check out their website at www.uafs.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants University of Arkansas – Fort Smith accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is about 6,700. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

$7,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 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: $3,600-$4,300
    • Out-of-State: $9,800-$11,810
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $410-$490 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$6,474
Receiving Student Loans37%$3,824
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UA Fort Smith; UAFS is close to 23%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years5%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Arkansas – Fort Smith by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Physical Sciences

    Precision Production

    Psychology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    55.81%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    95%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    19:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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