University of Arkansas Overview
Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, University of Arkansas is a public institution. Fayetteville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is University of Arkansas Known For?
- The student loan default rate at UARK is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at UARK is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, UARK bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,900 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Arkansas Rankings
UARK is ranked #4 out of 29 schools in Arkansas.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UARK has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UARK.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UARK has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Arkansas?
Contact details for UARK are given below.
|Address:||Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, AR 72701|
How Do I Get Into UARK?
You can apply to UARK online at: https://admissions.uark.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for UARK
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UARK?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.
Average Test Scores
About 24% of students accepted to UARK submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 640.
Can I Afford University of Arkansas?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UARK, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $7,803 a year. That adds up to $31,212 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UARK is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Arkansas Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,534 graduate students at the school.
Of the 20,559 full-time undergraduates at UARK, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||785|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,859|
Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Arkansas. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 118 countries are represented at UARK. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Panama.
Online Learning at University of Arkansas
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UARK has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UARK
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arkansas was 8.9%. This is the #1,403 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UARK regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UARK majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UARK ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UARK.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Arkansas Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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