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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Overview

Student Population
27,778
University of Arkansas overview
Location Fayetteville, Arkansas
Online uark.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Arkansas overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, University of Arkansas is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 17,913 prospective students applied, and 13,809 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,605 enrolled in the school.  22,602 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,176 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,568 plus fees of $1,816. Arkansas is ranked 332 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

Arkansas is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Arkansas within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1120/1300
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.62
Applications Accepted
77.1% 
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Applications Due May 31, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Arkansas Resident Tuition
$7,568
In State Costs for University of Arkansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,816
Room and Board $11,330
Budget for Other Expenses$4,330
Total One Year Cost$26,144
Out of State Resident Tuition
$24,056
Out of State Costs for University of Arkansas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,816
Room and Board $11,330
Budget for Other Expenses$4,330
Total One Year Cost$42,632

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Arkansas students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Engineering 9%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication 7%
Health Professions 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106397 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas.

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