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Acceptance rate
83%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
81%
Undergraduates
24,265
Graduates
4,803
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.uark.edu

University of Arkansas Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Arkansas has an acceptance rate of 83% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 83% 81% 84%
Applicants 21,462 8,507 12,955
Admissions 17,743 6,871 10,872
Freshmen enrolled full time 6,012 2,507 3,505
Freshmen enrolled part time 53 27 26

6,821 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,258 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,566 or 26%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1050
or below

75% of them
had 1220
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Arkansas are 1050-1220 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
4,735 or 78%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Arkansas are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 20904 (72%)
Hispanic 2822 (10%)
Black or African American 1371 (5%)
Two or more races 1288 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 1179 (4%)
Asian 801 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 423 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 91 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 33 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$8,362
Students receiving aid
81%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,666$7,875
Tuition in-state $7,666$7,875
Tuition out-of-state $24,482$21,420
Fee in-district $1,908$1,143
Fee in-state $1,908$1,143
Fee out-of-state $1,908$1,143

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 6,232
Combined charge for room and board $11,942
Room charge $7,744
Meal charge $4,198

University of Arkansas majors

University of Arkansas has granted 5,289 bachelor's degrees across 82 programs, 1,229 master's across 77 programs, and 338 doctorate degrees across 39 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Arkansas.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Finance, General 354 10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 318
Business Administration and Management, General 194 94 13
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 292 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 252 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 249 7 5
Accounting 183 57
Psychology, General 212 6 5
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 208
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 183
Engineering & Industrial Management 180
Journalism 135 10
Mechanical Engineering 138 4
Management Science 80 43
Public Health, General 113
Law 110
Engineering, General 59 47
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 77 25
Political Science and Government, General 97 3
Social Work 66 34
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 72 27
Civil Engineering, General 79 17
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 95
Computer Science 88 7
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 93
Elementary Education and Teaching 42 50
Apparel and Textiles, General 86
Chemical Engineering 75 6
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 75 2
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 77
Chemistry, General 66 2 7
History, General 65 3 7
English Language and Literature, General 63 8 3
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 71
Animal Sciences, General 59 6 5
Industrial Engineering 63 7
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 67
Art & Art Studies, General 45 13
Human Development and Family Studies, General 53
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 47
Music Performance, General 35 11
Architecture 38 1
Biological & Biosystems Engineering 39
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 39
Dietetics & Dietitian 38
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 27 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 35
Poultry Science 26 5 4
Anthropology, General 28 4 1
International Business & Trade & Commerce 33
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 31 1
Mathematics, General 25 5 2
Computer Engineering, General 28 3
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 28 3
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 22 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 26 4
Economics, General 25 2 1
Environmental Science 28
Food Science 16 6 6
Design and Visual Communications, General 27
Physics, General 19 2 6
Special Education and Teaching, General 15 12
Business & Commerce, General 26
Business & Managerial Economics 25
Geology & Earth Science, General 13 9 3
International Relations and Affairs 25
Computer and Information Sciences, General 24
Education, General 24
Interior Design 24
Spanish Language and Literature 22 2
Sociology, General 15 8
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 22
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 7 14
Human Resources Development 21
Statistics, General 21
Agricultural Economics 20
Nursing Practice 20
Agronomy and Crop Science 3 12 4
Curriculum and Instruction 5 14
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 19
Athletic Training & Trainer 18
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 11 6
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 8 8 1
Educational & Instructional Technology 16
Ornamental Horticulture 16
French Language and Literature 12
Philosophy 9 3
Agricultural Teacher Education 11
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 11
Geography 6 5
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 11
Materials Chemistry 5 6
Creative Writing 10
Landscape Architecture 10
Technical Teacher Education 10
Public Health Education and Promotion 6 3
Agricultural Production Operations, General 8
Fine & Studio Arts, General 8
Public Policy Analysis, General 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 2
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 1 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 5
German Language and Literature 5
Health and Wellness, General 5
Plant Pathology & Phytopathology 4 1
Agricultural Engineering 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Art Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Arabic Language and Literature 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Horticultural Science 3
Public Administration 3
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
Comparative Literature 1 1
Entomology 1 1
Planetary Astronomy and Science 2
Retail Management 2
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 1
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 1
Materials Engineering 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Plant Sciences, General 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 1
Grand Total 5,289 1,229 338

University of Arkansas has a graduation rate of 70%, which is among the 24% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 70% 66% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 66%

Publications & Citations

University of Arkansas is a world-class research university with 36,896 scientific papers published and 773,865 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Organic Chemistry.

Publications
36,896
Citations
773,865

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
22,041 / 512,854
Chemistry
18,985 / 444,909
Engineering
18,143 / 412,086
Environmental Science
18,123 / 379,013
Physics
16,703 / 389,784
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,639 / 318,047
Computer Science
12,241 / 258,213
Medicine
12,015 / 262,197
Quantum and Particle physics
11,433 / 282,875
Organic Chemistry
9,799 / 253,539
Ecology
9,604 / 200,302
Materials Science
9,504 / 231,907
Geology
9,402 / 212,935
Biochemistry
9,253 / 221,840
Genetics
8,382 / 186,670
Geography and Cartography
8,164 / 155,684
Political Science
7,933 / 160,207
Law
7,375 / 152,409
Psychology
7,306 / 178,546
Sociology
6,757 / 124,867
Business
6,724 / 173,444
Philosophy
6,602 / 151,198
Mathematics
6,587 / 143,939
Paleontology
6,290 / 156,370
Botany
5,743 / 128,182
History
5,377 / 90,350
Agricultural Science
5,107 / 106,502
Statistics
4,734 / 120,874
Archaeology
4,586 / 86,791
Optical Engineering
4,498 / 110,022
Electrical Engineering
4,409 / 86,895
Economics
4,368 / 73,500
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,161 / 75,079
Pathology
4,009 / 87,648
Metallurgical Engineering
3,846 / 94,429
Social Psychology
3,197 / 106,546
Nutrition and Food Science
3,163 / 78,662
Horticulture
3,092 / 66,456
Nanotechnology
3,067 / 98,464
Linguistics
2,966 / 54,991

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 307 2120
1991 323 2201
1992 332 2284
1993 411 2459
1994 384 2293
1995 420 2668
1996 440 2955
1997 474 3267
1998 431 3630
1999 451 4178
2000 484 4924
2001 535 5638
2002 556 6663
2003 616 7442
2004 660 9670
2005 799 11284
2006 864 13766
2007 877 15960
2008 900 18554
2009 998 21234
2010 1066 23598
2011 1086 27217
2012 1125 31040
2013 1223 34416
2014 1334 36554
2015 1487 38422
2016 1575 38523
2017 1647 40799
2018 1690 43067
2019 1855 51567
2020 2077 59018
2021 2327 78197
2022 1857 73184
Academic rankings

University of Arkansas alumni

  1. Patrick Beverley

    Patrick Beverley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Patrick Beverley is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks before spending three and a half seasons overseas in Ukraine, Greece, and Russia. In January 2013, he joined the Houston Rockets. In June 2017, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

  2. Joe Johnson

    Joe Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Joe Marcus Johnson is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Iso Joe", he played high school basketball for Little Rock Central High School and college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. After two years with Arkansas, he declared for the 2001 NBA draft where he was drafted 10th overall by the Boston Celtics.

  3. Tyson Gay

    Tyson Gay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorsprinter
    Biography

    Tyson Gay is a retired American track and field sprinter who competed in the 100 and 200 meters. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for the second fastest athlete over 100 m ever, along with Yohan Blake of Jamaica.

  4. Vince Foster

    Vince Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-1993 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    juristlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Vincent Walker Foster Jr. was an American attorney who served as deputy White House counsel during the first six months of the Clinton administration.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names U of A
University of Arkansas
Arkansas
Founded 1871
Motto Veritate Duce Progredi
To Advance with Truth as our Guide
Colors cardinal red, white
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 5,074
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701
United States
City population 94,000
Phone 4795752000

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