Best Arkansas Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Arkansas for 2022

There are 48 colleges and universities in Arkansas enrolling 144,941 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, University of Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University and Harding 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

  • 2,343enrollment
  • $21,578net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

University of Arkansas
A
Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 27,562enrollment
  • $16,759net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.75Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due May 31

Ouachita Baptist University
O
Arkadelphia, AR
Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,704enrollment
  • $20,534net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Harding University
H
Searcy, AR
Harding University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 4,617enrollment
  • $19,454net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1290SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A
Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 8,899enrollment
  • $12,235net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 970-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Arkansas State University Main Campus
A
Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 13,106enrollment
  • $14,275net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

University of Central Arkansas
C
Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 10,335enrollment
  • $16,048net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
S
Magnolia, AR
 
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 4,432enrollment
  • $13,561net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Henderson State University
H
Arkadelphia, AR
Henderson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 3,163enrollment
  • $14,046net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 845-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A
HBCU
Pine Bluff, AR
 
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 2,668enrollment
  • $10,684net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 800-1000SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Arkansas Baptist College
A
HBCU
Little Rock, AR
 
Arkansas Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 468enrollment
  • $17,087net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

Lyon College
L
Batesville, AR
Lyon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 665enrollment
  • $20,495net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1165SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Arkansas State University Beebe
A
Beebe, AR
Arkansas State University Beebe

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,982enrollment
  • $9,084net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.75Avg GPA

Arkansas Tech University
A
Russellville, AR
Arkansas Tech University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,829enrollment
  • $11,277net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Arkansas at Monticello
A
Monticello, AR
 
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 2,645enrollment
  • $11,967net 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

 

  • 1,350enrollment
  • $5,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Central Baptist College
C
Conway, AR
 
Central Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 604enrollment
  • $15,547net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 880-1100SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.15Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
C
De Queen, AR
 
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,386enrollment
  • $6,658net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA