Best Arkansas Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Arkansas for 2020

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. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion 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 Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, John Brown University and Harding University. The highest ranked college in Arkansas is Hendrix College and the top rated public state college is University of Arkansas.

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

48 results found

List of the Best Arkansas Colleges

Hendrix College
H
Conway, AR
Hendrix College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,208enrollment
  • $22,089net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
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Ouachita Baptist University
O
Arkadelphia, AR
Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,660enrollment
  • $17,934net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
John Brown University
J
Siloam Springs, AR
John Brown University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $22,338net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Harding University
H
Searcy, AR
 
Harding University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 5,121enrollment
  • $19,317net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
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Lyon College
L
Batesville, AR
Lyon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 655enrollment
  • $18,823net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of Arkansas
A
Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 27,778enrollment
  • $15,966net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Arkansas State University Main Campus
A
Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 13,709enrollment
  • $13,420net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
S
Magnolia, AR
 
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 4,472enrollment
  • $12,333net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Williams Baptist College
W
Walnut Ridge, AR
 
Williams Baptist College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 496enrollment
  • $15,917net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.12*Avg GPA
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
A
Pine Bluff, AR
 
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 2,579enrollment
  • $8,149net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.99*Avg GPA
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University of Central Arkansas
C
Conway, AR
University of Central Arkansas

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 11,177enrollment
  • $14,005net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Central Baptist College
C
Conway, AR
 
Central Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 732enrollment
  • $16,830net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 880-1030SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.15*Avg GPA
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A
Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 10,515enrollment
  • $13,404net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
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Henderson State University
H
Arkadelphia, AR
Henderson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 3,961enrollment
  • $17,431net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 980-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA
Arkansas Baptist College
A
Little Rock, AR
 
Arkansas Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 525enrollment
  • $17,423net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Arkansas State University Beebe
A
Beebe, AR
Arkansas State University Beebe

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,446enrollment
  • $7,930net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Arkansas Tech University
A
Russellville, AR
Arkansas Tech University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,101enrollment
  • $11,510net price
  • 90%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
  • $11,260net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.71Avg GPA