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University of Arkansas Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Arkansas? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UARK offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

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2021 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 111 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

UARK landed the #334 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UARK held the #393 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UARK also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UARK?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Arkansas you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 560 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas  ( 550 to 640 )
UARK received ACT scores from 93% 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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Arkansas, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arkansas

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Arkansas has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. 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  82 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 39%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UARK

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,044 undergraduates at UARK with 20,464 being full-time and 2,580 being part-time.

UARK Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 88.67 out of 100, UARK is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.67 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Arkansas Cost?

The overall average net price of UARK is $15,642. 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 +
$11,447 $13,273 $15,399 $18,653 $19,346

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UARK, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,654 a year. That adds up to $30,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UARK is 4.9%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UARK make around $44,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UARK graduates 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.

Location of University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas is a public institution situated in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The city atmosphere of Fayetteville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of University of Arkansas

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 108 majors graduated from University of Arkansas. Of these students, 5,181 received undergraduate degrees and 1,433 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 416 $48,800
Marketing 345 $45,200
Finance & Financial Management 327 $48,400
Nursing 292 $59,000
General Biology 233 $26,000
Accounting 183 $50,800
Communication & Media Studies 179 $35,000
Health & Physical Education 175 $29,000
General Psychology 167 $29,500
Mechanical Engineering 137 $58,800

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 7,694 students took at least one online class at University of Arkansas. This is an increase from the 7,183 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,694 2,328
2016-2017 7,183 2,371
2015-2016 6,970 2,322
2014-2015 7,438 2,034
2013-2014 7,585 1,677

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