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University of the Ozarks Overview

University of the Ozarks is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Clarksville, Arkansas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Clarksville draws many to the area.

What Is University of the Ozarks Known For?

166 Undergraduate Awards
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Ozarks.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is University of the Ozarks?

Location of University of the Ozarks

Contact details for Ozarks are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 415 N College Ave, Clarksville, AR 72830
Phone: 479-979-1000

How Do I Get Into Ozarks?

You can apply to Ozarks online at:

Admission Requirements for Ozarks

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ozarks?

89% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, Ozarks is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to Ozarks submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Ozarks  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for University of the Ozarks  ( 460 to 590 )
Ozarks received ACT scores from 71% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for University of the Ozarks  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of the Ozarks  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of the Ozarks  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford University of the Ozarks?

71% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

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 Ozarks, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $6,380 a year. That adds up to $25,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ozarks is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

University of the Ozarks Undergraduate Student Diversity

813 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 824 undergraduate students at Ozarks, with 813 being full-time and 11 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ozarks

Gender Diversity

Of the 813 full-time undergraduates at Ozarks, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ozarks

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ozarks Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 93
White 356
International Students 212
Other Races/Ethnicities 90

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Ozarks. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at Ozarks. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Rwanda, and Guatemala.

University of the Ozarks Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Biology 23 23
Public Health 21 21
Business Administration & Management 15 15
General Psychology 11 11
Marketing 10 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 10
Political Science & Government 8 8
International Business 7 7
Natural Resources Conservation 7 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 4
Chemistry 4 4
Economics 4 4
Sociology 4 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 4
Accounting 3 3
Public Relations & Advertising 3 3
General English Literature 3 3
History 3 3
Mathematics 3 3
Communication & Media Studies 2 2
Religious Studies 2 2
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 1
Romance Languages 1 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 1 1
Philosophy 1 1
Music 1 1
TOTAL 166 166


*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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