University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, United States
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Overview of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

About this school

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is a public university offering bachelor's and associate degrees in academic, career, and occupational areas. Its campus is located near the Oklahoma border, about 160 miles from Little Rock.
  • Website


    uafs.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,823
    • Men:2,980 (43.7%)
    • Women:3,843 (56.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 3649
City, State, Zip
Fort Smith, AR  72913-3649
Phone
(479) 788-7120
Fax
(479) 788-7003
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 4,001 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 2,286 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 1,715 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,646 (73%) of 2,252 admitted students enrolled
Women
907 (70%) of 1,302 admitted students enrolled
Men
739 (78%) of 950 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,935|Out-of-state: $15,776
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Arkansas at Fort Smith accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001110
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
824 (71.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
675 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
638 (94.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$5,372
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 548 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,480
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 343 (53.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,946
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 203 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
166 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,767

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,564 (68.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,232 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,115 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
215 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$5,568
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,843 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,504
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,265 (59.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,373
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 468 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
350 (9.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,643

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
27%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$7,339
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Workers in Trades, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


236

Part-Time Faculty


176

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1553
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Arkansas at Fort Smith provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


22.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


27.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


87,443

Nearest Metropolitan Area


170 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
27 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 miles from campus in Fort Smith
Nearest Bus Station
3 miles from campus in Fort Smith
Nearest Train Station
157 miles from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


13% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


87%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Arkansas at Fort Smith offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, phi beta lambda, student alumni association, non-traditional students, grand avenue baptist college ministry (reach)

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,581

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,823
Women
3,843
Men
2,980

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.7% Asian
  • 4.7% Black/African-American
  • 9.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.5% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 23 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources