University of Arkansas Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, or U of A, is the flagship campus of Arkansas university system. The university is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation among the top 10 percent of major research centers in the country. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the University of Arkansas was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The 345-acre campus includes many attractive and historic buildings.

In athletics, the Arkansas Razorbacks compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

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Admissions Data (2015)

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 26,754 (22,159 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,820 (in-state); $23,168 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,046
  • Room and Board: $10,332
  • Other Expenses: $4,104
  • Total Cost: $24,302 (in-state); $38,650 (out-of-state)

    University of Arkansas Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 63%
      • Loans: 42%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $6,685
      • Loans: $6,904

    Academic Programs

    • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Elementary Education, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

    Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Baseball, Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball
    • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    University of Arkansas Mission Statement

    "As a land-grant university, the University of Arkansas strives to fulfill a three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.

    In addition, as the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, the U of A in Fayetteville serves as the state’s major center of liberal and professional education and as Arkansas’ main source of theoretical and applied research.

    Students pursue a broad spectrum of academic programs leading to baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees, not only in traditional disciplines within arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, but also in the core professional areas of agricultural, food and life sciences; architecture; business; education; engineering; nursing; human environmental sciences; and law..."