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Fayetteville, AR 72701
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University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas Rating: 3.9/5 (28 votes)

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Introduction

Located in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas offers students a number of different career paths to pursue, all the while boasting a truly impressive athletics department and world-class facilities. Founded in 1871, it was originally known Arkansas Industrial University. The university is well-known for a number of its academic programs, in particular its architecture, business, creative writing, and agriculture departments.

Academics

While the larger U of A system includes other campuses and programs for two-year degrees, the colleges and schools found in Fayetteville on the main campus are the Fay Jones School of Architecture, the College of Engineering, the University of Arkansas School of Law, and the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. Engineering students recently won a major prize for their entry in a major national contest, where they managed to construct solar powered boats. Other schools include the very popular Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, the School of Social Work, and the Clinton School of Public Service.

The Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences offers 14 individual degrees in various areas of study concerning plants and animals. A number of the faculty currently works on independent projects while teaching, adding to the prestige and overall knowledge of the department.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

The Admissions Department accepts applications from first-time freshmen, transfer students, international students, and nontraditional students alike. First-time freshmen must fill out the school’s application, include ACT or SAT scores, a small application fee, and a valid copy of a high school transcript. International students should be sure to provide the same materials, but make sure to have them translated into English. Transfer students should also provide a record of any college courses they’ve completed, as well as letters of recommendation.

Financial Aid

Located in Silas Hunt Hall, the Office of Financial Aid is the best place to start one’s quest towards receiving assistance for attending school. Incoming freshmen receive counselors, who can assist with completing the FAFSA, determining whether school-sponsored scholarships are a good match, and even searching for scholarships from other sources. More than half of the student body receives financial aid in some form, whether via work-study or school-sponsored merit and need-based scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3811th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

With over 17,000 enrolled at any given time, students have the choice between on-campus or off-campus housing, with most freshmen opting to begin their college career living in the dorms. The campus, referred to by many as “The Hill,” given that it is located atop a hilltop that overlooks the Ozark Mountains. The campus boasts a rather traditional look, with regal brick buildings, a clocktower, a sprawling lawn, and arboretum.

One of the most popular traditions as well as an architectural curiosity on campus is the stretch of sidewalk that appears to be inscribed with countless names. This is Senior Walk, a five-mile stretch of sidewalk that includes the name of every single senior since the 1800s to graduate. The inscribing of the names is a popular campus tradition and a big part of being a senior at U of A.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The Razorbacks have been a major presence on the athletic scene, with teams competing in the SEC Division I of the NCAA and record numbers of wins and championships. Men’s sports include football, which holds a number of title wins, including a national title in 1964; baseball, where the Razorbacks have made it to the College World Series numerous times; and track and field, with the school boasting what just might be the most successful track and field team in the history of college sports. But by far, the most famous male Razorbacks are the basketball team, whose numerous final four showings as well as national championships often make them a force to be reckoned with.

The women’s athletic department boasts just as many victories, with an equally formidable track and field team, a number of basketball titles, and an epic successful volleyball program. In all, there are 11 varsity sports teams for women.

Information Summary

Ranks 2nd in Arkansas and 296th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Arkansas and 365th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 9 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 5 0.02
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 57 0.25
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 19 0.08
Arrest 101 0.44

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 213 0.29
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 47 0.06
Robbery 38 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 513 0.69
Larceny 2,424 3.27
Vehicle theft 131 0.18

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fayetteville, AR 72701
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population34,118 (27,181 urban / 6,937 rural)
Households13,255 (2.25 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,096
Families7,084 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District503

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1072nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,354 $6,354 $17,610
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,464 $1,464 $1,464
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $212 $212 $587
FT Graduate Tuition $6,507 $6,507 $15,396
FT Graduate Required Fees $864 $864 $864
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $362 $362 $855
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,212 $22,212 $33,468
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,212 $22,212 $33,468
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,170 $13,170 $24,426

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $12,120 $26,572
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,548 $1,548

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,174 $7,554 $7,174 $7,554 $17,606 $18,434
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,214 $1,278
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,330 $8,672
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,746 $3,968
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,330 $8,672
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,746 $3,968
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,746 $3,968

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 18,908 (8,464 male / 10,444 female)
Admitted 11,076 (4,947 male / 6,129 female)
Admission rate 59%
First-time Enrollment 4,339 (2,051 male / 2,288 female)
FT Enrollment 4,300 (2,033 male / 2,267 female)
PT Enrollment 39 (18 male / 21 female)
Total Enrollment25,341

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Southeastern Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southeastern Conference

ACT Test Admission

308th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 91%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 29
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 27
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 28

SAT Test Admission

371st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 27%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 600
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 630
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1020 / 1230

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity5,732
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,728
Board Fee$3,314

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 254 211 180 127 59 3,564 21 4,509
Accounting 17 3 3 8 3 121 158
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 1 1 3
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 8 2 2 19 31
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 1 1 1 42 45
Agricultural Economics 10 1 13 25
Agricultural Engineering 2 2 2 1 22 29
Agricultural Mechanization, General 1
Agricultural Production Operations, General 1 9 10
Agricultural Teacher Education 5 5
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 1 16 17
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science 5 8 14
American/United States Studies/Civilization 2 2
Animal Sciences, General 1 1 1 1 45 2 54
Anthropology 1 1 3 3 57 66
Apparel and Textiles, General 1 2 3 43 49
Architecture 6 1 3 3 48 62
Art/Art Studies, General 5 1 4 1 1 48 1 61
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 12 15
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 2 4 55 63
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 1 6 8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 12 6 13 121 159
Business Administration and Management, General 20 10 6 2 2 124 165
Business/Commerce, General 7 7
Business/Managerial Economics 2 1 26 29
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 5 5
Chemical Engineering 7 1 1 2 29 40
Chemistry, General 2 2 11 1 45 61
Civil Engineering, General 5 3 2 3 66 81
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 4
Comparative Literature 1 1 2
Computer Engineering, General 4 2 14 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 10 2 3 3 9 1 28
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 1 12 1 15
Creative Writing 13 13
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 11 4 1 59 77
Curriculum and Instruction 2 4 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 1 1 23 29
Economics, General 2 1 16 19
Education, Other 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 3 3
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement 5 5
Educational Evaluation and Research 2 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 6 8
Educational Psychology 1 1
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 1 2 3
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 1 15 1 18
Educational/Instructional Technology 1 9 11
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 8 1 1 2 1 36 51
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 3 3 1 2 129 142
Engineering, General 1 1 8 13
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management 9 27 8 3 3 171 4 233
English Language and Literature, General 2 1 8 1 2 77 94
Entomology 4 5
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Environmental Science 1 2 12 15
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1 2 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1 1 17 19
Finance, General 11 3 6 5 114 141
Food Science 3 1 6 10
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 2 1 8 2 71 85
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
French Language and Literature 3 11 14
Geography 1 13 1 16
Geology/Earth Science, General 2 1 29 33
German Language and Literature 7 7
Gerontology
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 5 4 2 4 155 174
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 2 4 2 23 31
History, General 2 2 5 2 1 65 80
Horticultural Science 2 1 3
Human Development and Family Studies, General 5 1 2 30 1 40
Human Resources Development 13 2 1 43 62
Industrial Engineering 11 2 1 1 2 25 42
Interior Design 1 17 18
International Business/Trade/Commerce 4 3 20 27
International Relations and Affairs 3 5 2 48 60
Journalism 4 6 5 106 121
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 5 37 42
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 7 7
Landscape Architecture 2 1 2 13 1 19
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 2 2 1 16 21
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 2 2 3 2 2 52 66
Management Information Systems, General 15 5 4 5 41 72
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 6 4 11 9 116 3 153
Materials Chemistry 1 1 10 12
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1
Mathematics, General 1 1 3 1 22 28
Mechanical Engineering 5 4 3 6 3 63 1 87
Music Performance, General 3 1 1 1 36 42
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Ornamental Horticulture 1 11 12
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 1 19 22
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 6 21 27
Philosophy 2 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5 5
Physics, General 3 1 22 27
Planetary Astronomy and Science 1 1
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 1 1 2
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 3 72 1 82
Poultry Science 1 2 15 18
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 2 3
Psychology, General 2 5 7 5 3 100 124
Public Administration 4 1 7 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Health Education and Promotion 3 5 2 1 1 33 45
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 2 4 5 1 117 139
Retail Management 3 1 15 19
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching 2 67 70
Social Work 8 2 1 47 2 63
Sociology 6 1 3 1 28 40
Spanish Language and Literature 4 6 14 24
Special Education and Teaching, General 10 11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 4 4 4 2 77 1 94
Statistics, General 5 1 6
Sustainability Studies 1 1
Technical Teacher Education 1 1 19 23
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 1 1 13 15

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 478th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $86,681 ($94,727 male / $67,703 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,094 (690 male / 404 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,278
FT Faculty Ratio 0.9 : 1
Total Benefits $20,550,806

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