U of A

University of Arkansas

1083 East Sain Ave, Fayetteville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,510
  • Class Notes
    1,125
  • Textbook Notes
    78
  • Study Guides
    307
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,546
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,520

Overview of University of Arkansas (U of A)

About this school

The University of Arkansas, founded in 1871, is a public, land-grant institution. It provides a special sense of place, created by rich traditions and the resources of a nationally competitive student-centered research institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Continuing Education, and Law; the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Education and Health Professions; and Engineering; and the Graduate School. Students are taught and mentored by faculty who are known in their fields for technological breakthroughs, scientific discoveries, intellectual research and artistic expression. The campus is located on a hilltop in beautiful Fayetteville, with the scenic Ozark Mountains as a backdrop. A unique tradition of the campus is the senior walk. Since 1876, every graduate's name is etched into the sidewalk. Now, more than 112,000 names can be seen on five miles of campus walkways. Its 337-acre campus is located in the Ozark Mountains in northwestern Arkansas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:23,044
    • Men:10,805 (46.9%)
    • Women:12,239 (53.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (U of A)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Arkansas is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
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
-
City, State, Zip
Fayetteville, AR  72701
Phone
(479) 575-5346
Fax
(479) 575-7515
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT Composite score of 20 or SAT total (math and EBRW only) of 1020, completion of 16 core academic units required for freshmen
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
66% of 21,715 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 12,679 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 9,036 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,342 (44%) of 14,324 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,419 (41%) of 8,379 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,923 (49%) of 5,945 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.69
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
599 average |550-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
604 average |560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
22%
• Score 24 - 29
53%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (U of A)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,062|Out-of-state: $24,308
  • Room & Board: - $10,704 (67.5160842689542%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,046 (6.5977040494512424%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,104 (25.88621168159455%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Arkansas accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001108
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,110 (81.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,334 (56.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,195 (94.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
290 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,398
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,827 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,281
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,509 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,959
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 242 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
914 (18.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,192

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,111 (64.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,755 (66.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,290 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,080 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,830
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,561 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,650
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,973 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,646
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 741 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,086 (15.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,273

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,242
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,638

Academics & Instruction (U of A)

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


1,185

Part-Time Faculty


199

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


72%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# 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
2,494,519

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
675
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 provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


42.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.5%

Programs & Majors (U of A)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (74)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Retail Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Information Systems, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Transportation Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Operations Research, Master of Science in Biological Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (90)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Photonics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (U of A)

Location & Geography

Population


76,899

Nearest Metropolitan Area


718 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 miles from campus in Fayetteville
Nearest Bus Station
2 miles from campus in Fayetteville
Nearest Train Station
140 miles from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Razorback
School Colors
Cardinal and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Arkansas offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, associated student government, catholic campus ministry, chinese students and scholars, alpha lambda delta, student alumni association

Sororities


38% of women participate

Fraternities


21% of men participate

ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,464

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
23,044
Women
12,239
Men
10,805

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 4.6% Black/African-American
  • 9.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.5% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 84 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


4,514

Student Resources (U of A)