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University of Arkansas Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Arkansas, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Arkansas Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Arkansas was awarded 888 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is agricultural production operations.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UARK is ranked #493 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UARK is also ranked #2 out of 40 schools in Arkansas.

See all of the rankings for University of Arkansas.

Is It Hard to Get Into UARK?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Arkansas is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 24% 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 550 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 540 to 640 )
UARK received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 23 to 29 )

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University of Arkansas Faculty

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 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arkansas

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Arkansas enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UARK for first-time, full-time students is 47%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

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

University of Arkansas Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UARK is $16,381. 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 +
$12,094 $13,132 $16,336 $18,927 $19,959

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 42% of students took out student loans averaging $8,404 a year. That adds up to $33,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UARK is 5.6%. 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?

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 $44,900 in their early years. That's great news for UARK students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

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Location of University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas is a public institution located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 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: Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-2000

University of Arkansas Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 102 majors graduated from University of Arkansas. Of these students, 5,303 received undergraduate degrees and 1,414 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 422 $52,750
Marketing 355 $48,667
Finance & Financial Management 353 $54,598
Nursing 281 $60,974
General Biology 260 $29,290
Communication & Media Studies 218 $38,829
General Psychology 192 $32,162
Accounting 190 $52,733
Political Science & Government 150 $35,772
Mechanical Engineering 135 $59,534

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

Online Learning at UARK

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 2019-2020, 26,599 students took at least one online class at University of Arkansas. This is an increase from the 8,109 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 26,599 9,232
2018-2019 8,109 2,512
2017-2018 7,694 2,328
2016-2017 7,183 2,371
2015-2016 6,970 2,322

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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