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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Student Life

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is on a 170-acre campus in a suburban setting in Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are many activities and organizations for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has a thriving Campus Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in Campus Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith include Phi Beta Lambda, Student Alumni Association, Non-Traditional Students and Grand Avenue Baptist College Ministry (Reach).

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students' favorite campus traditions are Campus Picnic and Block Party, Haunted Union and Homecoming.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Housing

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students live off campus. In 2021, 14% of undergrads at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 86% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. There are 940 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,830 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 655 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 7% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Athletics

At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, take Interstate 540 to Fort Smith, AR. If you need to fly, book your flight to Fort Smith Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Arkansas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

65%

Full Time

35%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

61%

15%

11%

6%

4%

2%

1%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

5,830

Non-Resident / International Students

65

Graduate Students

57

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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

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