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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$35,581 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UARK is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UARK.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UARK makes roughly $54,417 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Arkansas?


Contact details for UARK are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1125 W Maple St, Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-2000

How Do I Get Into UARK?

You can apply to UARK online at:

Admission Requirements for UARK

Submission Required?
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?

83% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, UARK may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% 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 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 520 to 600 )
UARK received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Arkansas?

$35,581 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UARK is $35,581. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,864 a year. That adds up to $31,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UARK is 1.2%. 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

21,495 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,265 undergraduate students at UARK, with 21,495 being full-time and 2,770 being part-time.


There are also 4,803 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,495 full-time undergraduates at UARK, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 598
Black or African American 802
Hispanic or Latino 2,124
White 16,102
International Students 415
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,454

Geographic Diversity

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

3,258 Took All Classes Online
10,079 Took At Least One Class Online
68.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 33 master’s degree programs available online at UARK. In 2020-2021, 10,079 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UARK has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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