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University of Arkansas Data & Information Overview

441 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
83% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Arkansas Ranked?

#198 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in AR
Elementary Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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University of Arkansas was awarded 441 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is elementary education.

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Overall Quality

UARK landed the #198 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UARK held the #248 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 34 colleges in Arkansas, UARK is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UARK?

83% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Arkansas has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to UARK submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 520 to 600 )
UARK received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 21 to 28 )

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University of Arkansas Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
88% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Arkansas, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Arkansas is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arkansas

87% Freshmen Retention
49% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Arkansas has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UARK the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Arkansas.

University of Arkansas Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
21.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,825 undergraduates at UARK with 20,252 being full-time and 2,573 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Arkansas Cost?

$16,507 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
$31,456 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UARK is $16,507. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UARK

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,003 $13,690 $16,256 $19,053 $19,897

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UARK, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UARK, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,864 a year. That adds up to $31,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UARK is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UARK Graduates Make?

$51,702 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UARK with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,702 in their early years. This is good news for future UARK graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Arkansas make the most money.

Location of University of Arkansas

Arkansas State
20,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, University of Arkansas is a public institution. Fayetteville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UARK are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1125 W Maple St, Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-2000

University of Arkansas Majors

102 Majors With Completions
5,639 Undergraduate Degrees
1,451 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 102 majors graduated from University of Arkansas. Of these students, 5,639 received undergraduate degrees and 1,451 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 424 $51,096
Finance & Financial Management 392 $51,743
Marketing 335 $45,705
Nursing 292 $60,992
Communication & Media Studies 252 $37,110
General Biology 251 $26,673
General Psychology 218 $27,878
Accounting 201 $50,418
Health & Physical Education 191 $30,309
Mechanical Engineering 138 $62,325

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Arkansas along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UARK

35% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 10,079 students took at least one online class at University of Arkansas. This is a decrease from the 26,599 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 10,079 3,258
2019-2020 26,599 9,232
2018-2019 8,109 2,512
2017-2018 7,694 2,328
2016-2017 7,183 2,371

Learn more about online learning at University of Arkansas.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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