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University of Arkansas

4.1 out of 5 (13 ratings / 12 reviews) Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
That 'students-first' philosophy is a big reason why the U of A is consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities and best values. We work hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. 

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System. Our 27,000 students represent all 50 states and more than 120 countries. 

Education

The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering more than 210 academic programs. 

Research

The University of Arkansas is classified among the research universities with the highest level of research, measured by number of doctoral degrees, research expenditures and scholarly productivity. This research and creative work is fundamental to moving the university into the top 50 ranking of public research universities in America.

We've identified six broad research strengths that stretch across multiple colleges and schools of the university. They don't cover everything we do, but they suggest how much we embrace interdisciplinary work: Health, Nanotechnology, Energy and Environment, Art, Architecture and Humanities, Food Safety, Supply Chain, Retail and Transportation.

Career

  • Employers: Hire Walton Students
  • Business Students: Chart Your Success

As a premier business college, the Sam M. Walton College of Business provides enhanced career support which complements the services provided by the university's Career Development Center.  

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501
2018
501
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601
2019
601 -100
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
671 -34
2019
637 31
2018
668
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Associated Student Government shall act as an organized voice for all students at the University of Arkansas, to effectively represent students in the University’s decision and policy making process, and to provide a broad educational experience for students, while promoting citizenship on campus and in the greater community. In doing so, ASG knowingly and responsibly recognizes the students’ roles in the shared governance at the University of Arkansas.

Housing services

Carnall Hall - Recognized as one of the Top 50 Hotels in the South by Conde Nast Traveler, the Historic Inn at Carnall Hall is the front porch of the University of Arkansas, offering the finest in gracious Southern accommodations.

Library services

The library system of the University of Arkansas includes the David W. Mullins Library and four libraries:

  • The Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library
  • The Fine Arts Library
  • The Chemistry and Biochemistry Library
  • The Physics Library
2.1 million volumes and more than 56,000 journal titles

More than 200 databases and thousands of electronic journals 

More than 33,000 audio and visual materials.

ICT services

At the University of Arkansas, you can expect a high level of IT support.

Our mission is to provide computing, network facilities and services in support of instruction, research and administration of University of Arkansas students, faculty and staff.

Medical services

Pat Walker Health Center is the student health facility on campus  which boasts a medical center, a women's clinic, immunization and allergy treatment, psychological services and other resources to keep you focused on success.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The Chi Omega Greek Theatre is a popular place for concerts, pep rallies or simply enjoying the sun between classes. 
  • The Spoofers Stone has been a traditional place for marriage proposals since the 1800s. 
  • Arkansas Union includes a food court, fitness center, technology center, post office, Razorback shop, art gallery, theatre, ATMs and more.
  • Dickson Street, one of the state's most popular entertainment districts, is just a short walk from campus.
  • The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center hosts many performing arts events on campus including theatrical performances staged by the Music Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre and Boar’s Head Summer Theatre.
  • Tasty Options on Campus

Sports facilities

  • Our campus recreation facilities provide an Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness rooms, bike repair, a rock-climbing wall, racquetball courts and outdoor equipment rental. Check out the HPER building and the state-of-the-art UREC Fitness Center located in the Arkansas Union.
  • We play Quiddich, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and just about everything else you can think of. Get into the game with our many Club and Intramural Sports opportunities.

Student clubs

The Office of Greek Life will provide and create educational leadership opportunities through common fraternal principles as a way to actively engage and build exemplary Greek men and women for life.

  • Alpha Chi Omega 
  • Alpha Delta Pi 
  • Alpha Omicron Pi 
  • Delta Delta Delta 
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Mu 
  • Pi Beta Phi 
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Accreditation

The University of Arkansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Student Reviews

Blessed for all!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The program I took was excellent, professors were well trained and knowledgable. The courses I took at the University of Arkansas helped me improve the way I used to see the world and be more critical in my studies and; besides all that, my personal growth has created a positive impact on my social and professional relationships.

University of Arkansas Review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Experience was very good, although the diversity of elective courses was lacking.

Go Hogs!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think it is a great university with an amazing support system for all international students.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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