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Colleges / University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About Arkansas

University of Arkansas Overview

University of Arkansas is a public, state school in the urban setting of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Arkansas was founded in 1871 and the school currently enrolls around 29,068 students per year, including 24,265 undergraduate students. Arkansas ensures housing for up to 6,232 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 15.

Student Activities at Arkansas

Interested in music or performing? At Arkansas you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Arkansas students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Arkansas has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Arkansas has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Arkansas on the Student Life page.

2022 Arkansas Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 96%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 96%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
In-State Tuition $7,666
Out-of-State $25,420
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,654

Is Arkansas a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Arkansas offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Arkansas Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Arkansas. The acceptance rate at Arkansas is 83%. Last year, 21,462 students applied to Arkansas and 17,743 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arkansas

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 87% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Arkansascome back their sophomore year. Around 70% of students who started at Arkansas earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 for Arkansas Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Arkansas by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 41% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Arkansas grads is $51,415 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Arkansas

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Arkansas meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,654 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $29,001 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Arkansas.

Based on this information, is Arkansas the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Arkansas a good school for you?

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Where is University of Arkansas Located?

Arkansas is located in the urban setting of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

If you want to see Arkansas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 49 to Fayetteville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Arkansas and Fayetteville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701

Campus Setting: Urban

Arkansas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Arkansas is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Arkansas is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Arkansas ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arkansas is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Arkansas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Arkansas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1210


Math SAT Range

520 - 600


Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1050 to 1210


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Arkansas students is 1133. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arkansas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Arkansas.

Arkansas Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Arkansas is like? There are approximately 29,068 students enrolled at Arkansas, including 24,265 undergraduate students and 4,803 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 51% percent are from AR and 49% percent of students are from other states.


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