About University of Arkansas

Founded in 1871, University of Arkansas. is a Public college. Located in Arkansas, which is a city setting in Arkansas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 22,548 full time undergraduate students, and 4,646 full time graduate students.

The University of Arkansas Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1191 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Arkansas include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range1010-1220
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at UA are considered Selective, with ,124% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 31% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Arkansas.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    239 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    170 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    256 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    260 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    260 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    258 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    258 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    260 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Arkansas REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Arkansas?

150 Students rated University of Arkansas

Michael - 05/20/2024

The campus culture is undeniably centered around athletics and Greek life, which can create a sense of exclusion for those outside these circles. The Greek-oriented culture can foster cliquishness and superficiality, alienating those who don't conform to these norms. The university also caters primarily to white, wealthy students, and fails to provide equitable opportunities for all. As a predominantly white institution (PWI), UARK still has a long way to go in diversifying its student body and fostering inclusivity. The university enjoys one of the most loyal fanbase in all of college sports. However, the emphasis on sports sometimes overshadows academic priorities. The academic program that the school does prioritize is within the Sam Walton School of Business but then they often sideline other academic programs, neglecting the richness of interdisciplinary education. Additionally, issues such as inadequate parking accommodations and mandatory on-campus housing for freshmen, regardless of financial circumstances, highlight areas where improvement is needed. Overall, while the University of Arkansas offers strengths in certain areas, it must address systemic issues to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for all students.

Brian - 04/06/2024

I was fairly disappointed by my time at the University of Arkansas. General classes were oversized and the overall culture of the school is sports first. Greek life was fairly tame, but still made for a one-dimensional experience that lacked much depth.

Holden - 10/31/2023

The University of Arkansas, situated in Fayetteville, stands out for its commitment to academic excellence and a vibrant campus life. As a flagship institution, it offers a diverse range of programs, spanning from the arts and sciences to business, engineering, and agriculture. The university's faculty comprises distinguished educators and researchers, providing students with top-notch academic guidance and mentorship. The campus culture at the University of Arkansas is dynamic and inclusive, fostering a sense of community and offering numerous opportunities for engagement. Students can participate in various clubs, organizations, and activities, contributing to a well-rounded collegiate experience. The university's emphasis on both academic pursuits and extracurricular involvement allows students to develop leadership skills and form lasting connections. Moreover, the university's facilities and resources are extensive and modern, supporting students in their academic endeavors. The campus boasts state-of-the-art libraries, research centers, and technological infrastructure, enabling students to excel in their studies and research projects. The University of Arkansas prides itself on a strong alumni network, providing opportunities for networking and professional development. The university's graduates often find success in diverse fields, a testament to the quality of education and the preparation students receive during their time at the institution. However, like any institution, it's important for prospective students to consider individual preferences, such as campus size, location, and specific program offerings, to ensure the University of Arkansas aligns with their academic and personal goals. Overall, the University of Arkansas stands as a reputable institution with a wealth of opportunities, excellent resources, and a supportive community for those seeking a comprehensive and enriching college experience.

Sydney - 08/05/2023

I think that the University of Arkansas is a prestigious school for the state. The landscaping makes it difficult for students to walk since we are known for being on a hill, and parking is so bad because of the over enrollment. Sometimes I wish they had more to offer language wise, they barely have teachers who are even capable of teaching languages there. It is a school where you can not survive unless you put in the effort to make the most of it. Overall it is still a great school, but it is still lacking in a lot of areas.

University of Arkansas FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Arkansas?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Arkansas is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    friends and connections! the dorm first year experience is definitely the way to go

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates are from the south, and are nice and well mannered.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love the University of Arkansas. The professors are approachable and understanding. The campus is gorgeous year-round. The students are kind and helpful and fun.The offices are managed well and are always helpful and patient.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's big enough to not get bored, but small enough that you can really get to know people (often of many different ethnicities)

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?


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  7. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?


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  9. What is the stereotype of students at your school?


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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is not a lot of diversity race wise, and most of the campus activities circle around fraternities and sororities. I used to be in a sorority, and I believe that both fraternities and sororities on this campus have an unrealistic view of how much a student can handle, meaning they fine you money if you dont make social events, even if you were studying for a test. This is why I am no longer in a sorority and dont agree with anything they stand for.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone that is unwilling to implement time management and sacrifice social time for study time.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    My favorite thing about the University of Arkansas is the atmosphere of the campus. The professors really care about your success, and the students in the classes are there to learn, which is awesome!

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has a lot of school spirit, and not just about sports. I, for one, don't have any interest in sports, but I love my school. Of course there's always room for improvement, but I have no regrets about choosing the University of Arkansas.

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The teachers and school do not set students up for success, you get the run around from all the staff to try to get anywhere financially or academically.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Focused, well rounded confident person

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing that I have noticed about my school so far is the excessive expenses such as parking stickers and orientation fees.

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  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I think we are best known for our tradition. The school still records the name of every graduate in the sidewalk. The name of every alumni of that school can be found permanently recorded in those walkways.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the size of our campus.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I believe there is a stereotype that UofA students spend most of their time partying at the local bars/pubs nearby the campus. However, most of the students I have come into contact with have expressed their eagerness to do well in school and how hard they work at keeping their grades up. It is a small population that constantly parties instead of taking their classes more seriously.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I have some family in Fayetteville which made a difference for sure but the campus is probably the greatest factor outside of family that helped me pick the U of A. The second was the architecture program which is great and that was my original major.

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  21. What's the Greek scene like?

    Greek life step show competition at the University of Arkansas

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending University of Arkansas receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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