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About University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Fort Smith, Arkansas. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was founded in 1928 and now enrolls around 5,887 students a year, including 5,830 undergrads.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers housing for up to 940 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's endowment was valued at $99.1 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith spends about $5,248. For each full-time professor, there are about 18 undergraduates enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

2021 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $5,130
Out-of-State $14,220

2022 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Early Admission

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith admitted 79% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 3,223 students applied to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and 2,535 were admitted.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Waitlist 2021

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Require the ACT or SAT?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 2% submitted the SAT. 99% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Yes! University of Arkansas-Fort Smith provides on-campus housing for up to 940 students.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students are active in the school's Campus Activities Board, Phi Beta Lambda and Student Alumni Association. Campus Picnic and Block Party, Haunted Union, and and Homecoming are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Financial Aid at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,372 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

About 72% of students who start at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith come back the next year. Out of the 781 students who started at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith as first-time freshman, 254 graduate within four years.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 44%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $7,339 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith a good school for you?

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Where is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is located in the suburban setting of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

If you want to see University of Arkansas-Fort Smith for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 540 to Fort Smith, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Smith Regional.

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College Info

PO Box 3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith ACT Scores

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith SAT Scores

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,130

In State

$14,220

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is like? There are approximately 5,887 students enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, including 5,830 undergraduate students and 57 graduate students. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from AR and 12% percent of students are from other states.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,887

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,130

Out-of-State

$14,220

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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