University of Arkansas Overview
University of Arkansas is a public institution located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is University of Arkansas Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UARK.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 85% 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 #3 out of 40 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.
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.
|#1||Best Agricultural Production Operations Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Ornamental Horticulture Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Retail Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#176||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
|#218||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#234||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
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 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
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 550 and 640. Math scores were between 540 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
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UARK, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $8,404 a year. That adds up to $33,616 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UARK is 5.6%. 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 4,737 graduate students at the school.
Of the 20,252 full-time undergraduates at UARK, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||767|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,932|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UARK
The following table shows how UARK is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#4||#10|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#10||#22|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||#16||#13|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#19||#13|
|Teaching English or French||#31||#40|
|Human Resource Management||#34||#106|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#37||#43|
|Communication & Journalism||#64||#124|
|Communication & Media Studies||#67||#124|
Online Growth Rankings of UARK
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arkansas was 68.9%. This is the #540 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.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||3%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Human Resource Management||9%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||10%|
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.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#10|
|Geography & Cartography||#13|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#16|
|Teaching English or French||#17|
|English Language & Literature||#31|
|Human Resource Management||#47|
|Instructional Media Design||#60|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#79|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#99|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#415|
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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