University of Arkansas.

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas (U of A, UArk, or UA) is a public land-grant research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and the largest university in Arkansas. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, classes were first held on January 22, 1872, with its present name adopted in 1899. It is noted for its strong programs in architecture, agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science), communication disorders, creative writing, history, law (particularly agricultural law), and Middle Eastern studies, as well as for its business school, of which the supply chain management program was ranked the best in North America by Gartner in July 2020. The university campus consists of 378 buildings spread across 512 acres (2.07 km2) of land in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Some well known architecture on campus includes Old Main, the first permanent academic building erected. Academic programs are in excess of 200. Enrollment for the fall semester of 2019 was 27,559. The ratio of students to faculty is approximately 19:1. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and totaled expenditures of $175.5 million in FY 2018.UA's athletic teams, the Arkansas Razorbacks, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with eight men's teams and eleven women's teams in thirteen sports. The University is known for its traditions, including Calling the Hogs at sports events, and the Senior Walk, more than 4 miles (6.4 km) of campus sidewalk etched with the names of all UA graduates since 1871. The University of Arkansas is also known for being the home of the founding chapter of Chi Omega sorority.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 22,763 students
  • 0.24 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Arkansas

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, and Marketing.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

14,324 students out of 21,715 applicants were accepted into University of Arkansas. They had an average SAT score of 1239. 24% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 93% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Arkansas was $24,308, while for in-state students it was $9,062. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $34,109.

The average financial aid at University of Arkansas is $6,053. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $18,255 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Arkansas

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Arkansas

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas was of $10,704 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,046.

Diversity at University of Arkansas

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017