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University of Arkansas Description:

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, or U of A, is the flagship campus of Arkansas' university system. The university is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation among the top 10 percent of major research centers in the country. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the University of Arkansas was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The 345-acre campus includes many attractive and historic buildings. In athletics, the Arkansas Razorbacks compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,537 (20,350 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,554 (in-state); $18,434 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,278
  • Room and Board: $8,672
  • Other Expenses: $3,968
  • Total Cost: $21,472 (in-state); $32,352 (out-of-state)

University of Arkansas Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • University of Arkansas Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,392
    • Loans: $6,116

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Elementary Education, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Arkansas Mission Statement:

the complete mission statement can be found at http://catalogofstudies.uark.edu/2875.php

"As a land-grant university, the University of Arkansas strives to fulfill a three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service. In addition, as the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, the U of A in Fayetteville serves as the state’s major center of liberal and professional education and as Arkansas’ main source of theoretical and applied research.

Students pursue a broad spectrum of academic programs leading to baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees, not only in traditional disciplines within arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, but also in the core professional areas of agricultural, food and life sciences; architecture; business; education; engineering; nursing; human environmental sciences; and law...

The Carnegie Foundation categorizes the University of Arkansas as a research institution with “high research activity,” placing the U of A in the top 10 percent of universities nationwide and in a class by itself within the state of Arkansas. In its 2005 edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University in the top tier of institutions of higher education. Faculty members perform cutting-edge research for which they annually win prestigious grants and awards, and the University encourages undergraduates to participate in the research process. Such opportunities enhance the learning process by providing hands-on experience in lab and research techniques, by developing students’ abilities to implement, experiment, discover and teach, and by fostering a mentoring relationship early in students’ academic careers.

Research programs involving both faculty and students serve as vital sources of information on the economic and social needs of Arkansas. In many fields, research performed at the University of Arkansas reaches beyond the state to provide insight and guidance on issues of national and international concern. The University provides extensive technical and professional services to varied groups and individuals throughout the state, helping to further Arkansas’ economic growth..."

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