University of Arkansas Fort Smith Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Arkansas Fort Smith
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University of Arkansas Fort Smith Admissions Overview:

Students will need to submit an application along with high school transcripts. Applicants are also required to submit test scores from either the SAT/ACT or Compass/Accuplacer. Admitted students tend to have grades in the "B" range or better, and SAT or ACT scores that are average or higher. Be sure to check out the school's website for complete instructions.

Admissions Data (2016):

University of Arkansas Fort Smith Description:

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a public liberal arts university located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The 168-acre campus in Western Arkansas sits just a few miles from the border of Oklahoma. The campus includes an award-winning arboretum that houses nearly 2,000 trees representing more than 80 species. The campus was once named the best maintained landscape in the nation for the renowned arboretum. Academics at the university have a strong focus on educating students to better serve the regional business and industrial community. In addition to nearly 20 associate’s degrees and a variety of technical and industry training programs, UAFS offers more than 30 bachelor’s degree programs, with popular majors in business administration, early childhood education, nursing and history. Students are strongly encouraged to stay involved on campus; there are currently more than 80 active student clubs and organizations, ranging from academic-based clubs to performing arts groups to honor societies. On the athletic front, the UAFS Lions compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. Popular sports include Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and Track and Field. 

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,720 (6,714 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 69% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,390 (in-state); $12,038 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,605 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,242
  • Other Expenses: $2,963
  • Total Cost: $18,200 (in-state); $24,848 (out-of-state)

University of Arkansas Fort Smith Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,644
    • Loans: $3,899

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, History, Information Technology, Nursing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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