Best Arkansas Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Arkansas for 2021

There are 48 colleges and universities in Arkansas enrolling 156,407 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Arkansas below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Arkansas offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Arkansas is home to nationally ranked institutions like John Brown University, Hendrix College, University of Arkansas and Ouachita Baptist University. The highest ranked college in Arkansas is John Brown University and the top rated public state college is University of Arkansas.

Local college options can be explored in Little Rock or other cities.


48 results

List of the Best Arkansas Colleges

John Brown University
J
Siloam Springs, AR
John Brown University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $21,912net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Hendrix College
H
Conway, AR
Hendrix College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,208enrollment
  • $20,859net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
University of Arkansas
A
Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 27,778enrollment
  • $16,263net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Ouachita Baptist University
O
Arkadelphia, AR
Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,660enrollment
  • $19,962net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Harding University
H
Searcy, AR
 
Harding University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 5,121enrollment
  • $19,578net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A
Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 10,515enrollment
  • $13,751net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
University of Central Arkansas
C
Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 11,177enrollment
  • $14,796net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Arkansas State University Main Campus
A
Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 13,709enrollment
  • $13,281net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1013-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
S
Magnolia, AR
 
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 4,472enrollment
  • $13,514net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 966-1168SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Henderson State University
H
Arkadelphia, AR
Henderson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 3,961enrollment
  • $11,910net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 963-1126SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A
HBCU
Pine Bluff, AR
 
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 2,579enrollment
  • $11,345net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 890-1050SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.99*Avg GPA
Arkansas Baptist College
A
HBCU
Little Rock, AR
 
Arkansas Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 525enrollment
  • $19,306net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Lyon College
L
Batesville, AR
Lyon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 655enrollment
  • $17,921net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Arkansas State University Beebe
A
Beebe, AR
Arkansas State University Beebe

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,446enrollment
  • $9,220net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Arkansas Tech University
A
Russellville, AR
Arkansas Tech University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,101enrollment
  • $10,537net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
University of Arkansas at Monticello
A
Monticello, AR
 
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 3,111enrollment
  • $11,913net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.71Avg GPA
Black River Technical College
B
Pocahontas, AR
 
Black River Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,582enrollment
  • $7,902net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Central Baptist College
C
Conway, AR
 
Central Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 732enrollment
  • $16,325net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 858-1063SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.15*Avg GPA