The Best Arkansas Colleges

The Best Colleges in Arkansas for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Arkansas as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Arkansas is John Brown University. The top rated public state college is University of Arkansas. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


10 results

John Brown University
J
Siloam Springs, AR
John Brown University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value 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

#1 Best Public Universities 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

#3 Best Value 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

#2 Best Public Universities 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

#3 Best Public Universities 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

#4 Best Public Universities 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#7 Best Public Universities in Arkansas

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

Applications Due Aug 1