Fort Smith, AR
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith


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Recent Reviews

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

"Look, me. Start busting your butt and get this stuff done and don't blow things off." I would tell my younger self that he h...

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

"Look, me. Start busting your butt and get this stuff done and don't blow things off." I would tell my younger self that he hasn't realized his own potential and that he is plenty smart enough to make straight a's if he applies himself. I would tell myself not to worry about the past and to look forward and focus on the things that will help me make something of myself. College being the number one thing, and to not wait till the last minute on scholarships and college applications because in the long run, when you take things one day and one step at a time, it makes the work load seem much, much less when you section it out instead of procrastination and trying to cram or b.s. a paper or project. Keep your chin up and keep moving forward.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person who is prepared for college to be a lot of hard work and time-consuming study sessions is someone who will do well in Fort Smith. Prioritizing and putting homework and studies before social events and parties is going to succeed and exceed expectations. You have to know that its not all fun and games and that you have to put forth a substancial amount of effort to makes good grades is going to be a good college student.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not going apply themselves and not put forth their all into school. If you go up to college planning to party and only study a little bit then you're setting yourself up to fail. The people that do this don't have their priorities straight and are going to get further and further behind in their classes and homework. Someone who is lazy and doesn't believe they have to work hard in college is also someone who wouldn't do well at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. I plan to be neither of these.

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

If I could advise my high school self, I would tell myself that no matter the cost, I should go to the school that I want. I ...

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

If I could advise my high school self, I would tell myself that no matter the cost, I should go to the school that I want. I should not settle for a school just because it is cheaper. I would also tell myself that there are so many more scholarships and federal funds for which I could have applied. I would make sure that I studied more in high school and learned to use study groups to prepare for college. I would also make sure that somehow, I lived on campus. I believe that one cannot get the full college experience without being fully emersed in student life and having to interact with other students in academic and non-academic fields. I do not feel that my high school did a good job of preparing me for college, or that the University did a very good job of making me feel like a part of their instituion instead of just a number.

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

My high school did not prepare me for the amount of work I would be doing in college. The work is much harder than I had expected. I was in the top of my class in high school and did not need to study. When I went to college it was a big shock because I actually had to study and I had to teach myself how to study.

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

There are a lot of Non-Traditional Students on campus, which I think is wonderful. However, the school focuses more on them than the incoming freshman, which makes the freshman feel left out and like they don't belong. I feel that if the campus had more resources, they could appeal to not only the Non-Traditional Students, but also the incoming freshman. I believe that this is why the school does not retain students as well as they could.

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

I would tell myself to save all the money I earned. I knew college would by expensive, but I never knew how hard I would stru...

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

I would tell myself to save all the money I earned. I knew college would by expensive, but I never knew how hard I would struggle in getting enough money in scholarships to pay for everything year to year. I think I was very well prepared educationally for my college, as I graduated from a very good high school. The only other thing I would tell my self is to prepare to be independent, because college has almost a little too much freedom!

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

I wish I had known more about their merit scholarships. They do not advertise them at all, so you have to be on the search for them. If I had known about them, I may have gotten more money for this year.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school is relatively small, so anyone who prefers a big school probably should not attend this university. Also, this university holds the most common majors. So if your major is uncommon, they may not have it. UAFS is big in psychology, medical fields, dentistry, techinical majors, and biology.

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

My school is the perfect school for me: close enough but also far enough from home, medium size, located in a good city and i...

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

My school is the perfect school for me: close enough but also far enough from home, medium size, located in a good city and in a good part of the city, good housing, good teachers, and great students.

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

I would tell myself that it was going to be harder than I thought - that the transition wouldn't just be a breeze. I would tell myself that to focus on school and not worry so much about going home every weekend and sometimes during the week. I would say that even those classes that seem pointless still affect your GPA and you have to take them seriously or it can mess up your financial situation and your GAP for the rest of your college career. I would tell myself that just a little more work at the beginning of college could save a lot of work later on.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think that the only kind of person who shouldn't attend this school is a person who thinks that they can go off to college and just party and not attend classes and still do well in their college career. Most teachers take attendance in class, so students are required to attend a certain amount of classes. If you don't intend on taking college seriously, this isn't a school for you. It isn't a hard college, but you do have to try.

Toni
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I haven't considered any other schools due to a few facts that my mother attends school here and its a convient drive from ho...

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

I haven't considered any other schools due to a few facts that my mother attends school here and its a convient drive from home and work.

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

I wish I would've had more interest in high school considering my gpa ran between 1 and 2. I think education is so important now and I'm glad I waited to go to college. If I would've went to college immediately after high school, I would've made the same mistakes as then.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all theatre majors, and we are a pretty weird bunch.

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

I have grown so much as both a performer and a person during my years at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. I have done more to follow my own heart in the past five years than I ever did previously. I have made lifelong friends here and learned valuable skills that are maybe not so conventional but will benefit me nevertheless. It is because of my experience here that I have the courage to pursue my dreams. I have never been discouraged by a professor or classmate; rather, each has urged me forward in my post-graduate goals. I feel prepared for what lies beyond the walls of academia because of my experience here.

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

I have learned that in order to suceed you must push youself harder everyday. Studying is a #1 priority. And attendenc is als...

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

I have learned that in order to suceed you must push youself harder everyday. Studying is a #1 priority. And attendenc is also very important.. Not going to class is like paying for a movie and not attending the showing. Basically you paid for that class and the instructor to teach you the material so why miss the class. I just dont understand some students that skip class this is so disrespectful towards your teacher for one and your just cutting yourself short of extra knowledge you could have learned on the day or days you missed that scheduled class day. I currently work full time as an EMT and in 2007 graduated Paramedic school and im a full time mom of 4 children. Its been rough BUT YOU MUST STRIVE TO SUCEED!! You have to want it to get it! Iam 30 years old and have decided i would like to work in the Criminal Justice feild. College has made me a stronger person, because it is stressful at times but i understand that you cant get anywhere in this ole world without an education! I work hard and study hard for my education and for my family!

What's unique about your campus?

Our school is currently talkng about and trying new ideas about GOING GREEN!!, Teachers are very kind and considerate. My school provides free tutoring in alot of different subjects. We have a very clean campus. I love my school! We have an indoor gym (free to students). Several computer labs. All employees are always willing and excited to help you out at all times!!

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

About parking... Parking can be kinda crazy at times. But other than parking i recommend UFAS to any student looking to futher their education.

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

My college experience has taught me to be patient, but also to be ambitious and go for the stars. I have learned so much not...

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

My college experience has taught me to be patient, but also to be ambitious and go for the stars. I have learned so much not only through my classes and professors but through the friends I've made. The professors are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. The office staff has been nothing but great. I am very satisfied with just about every aspect of campus. I think that the most valuable aspect of attending the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has been the things I have learned about myself through this school, not only through my education but through the friends and the events I've attended.

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

I wish I had known that I would be accepted for who I am and not have to worry what other people think.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who wants to be accepted for who they are no matter what should attend this school. They should also be ready to learn and be social.

Dustin
Describe the students at your school.

Univesity of Arkansas is a place where you can discover who you are and find what you want to do with your life.

Describe the students at your school.

Univesity of Arkansas is a place where you can discover who you are and find what you want to do with your life.

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

I am a very devoted college student studying music at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith. I am the first one in the building when it opens at 6:30 in the morning, so i can practice my instument and prepair for the day, and almost alway one of the last ones to leave at 9 when the building closes. I do this so i can mae sure all my work it done and also so i can become the best musician and musical composer possible. When we have peformances I'm at the venue hours before the show to make sure everything is in place and after i stay late to make sure everything is put back. I work hard at what I do because I love it and i can wait for the day to have a career doin what I love, Writing and performing music!

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

The music fauculty is the best within 1000 miles of Fort Smith.

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

It has prepared me to move on to a larger college and it has saved me a lot of money by getting my basics out of the way at t...

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

It has prepared me to move on to a larger college and it has saved me a lot of money by getting my basics out of the way at this school.

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

The worst thing about UAFS is that they spend money on stuff thats not needed.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This is a very diverse school and its very easy to fit in and get involved.

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