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The University of Arkansas is called "a very high research university," a formal classification that places it in the top 2% of the nation's 4,600 universities and colleges.  This means that you will have access to world-class faculty who will be able to write you helpful letters of recommendation and support your progress every step of the way.  Even as a freshman, you will have a community of people to help you reach your goals.  We want your life on campus to include many one-to-one relationships and a host of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s more than 25,000 students come from every county in Arkansas and some 100 nations, and they have nearly 200 academic programs in which to study. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies.

Living in the Arkansas Community

The University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, has emerged as a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world, offering a wealth of rigorous academic programs, innovative facilities, and economic and recreational opportunities that make northwest Arkansas a locale second to none.

The University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, has emerged as a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world, offering a wealth of rigorous academic programs, innovative facilities, and economic and recreational opportunities that make northwest Arkansas a locale second to none. The university provides nearly 200 academic programs, more than some universities twice its size. At the same time, it maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio – currently 19:1 – that makes personal attention possible. The university promotes undergraduate research in virtually every discipline and makes higher education affordable with competitively priced tuition and generous financial aid. Fayetteville is home to more than 75,000 residents, and growing every day. The city occupies the southern tip of a vibrant metroplex that comprises thenorthwest Arkansas region – one of the nation’s fastest growing economies and most livable destinations. Learn more about the academic offerings, research opportunities, public service mission and campus experience at the University of Arkansas by using the links below.