About the U of A

The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, overlooks the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas; recently it has become a national center of attention in the world of higher education.  Students and faculty are more academically accomplished, facilities are more sophisticated, and research efforts are more inclusive now than at any other time in the university's history.  All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s 26,754 students come from every county in Arkansas and some 100 nations, and they can choose from nearly 200 academic programs of study. Through the integration of teaching, research, and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies.

QUICK FACTS

  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Founded: 1871
  • Chancellor: Joseph E. Steinmetz
  • Endowment market value: $948.6 million (end of FY 2015)
  • Research expenditures: $133.7 million (FY 2015)

STUDENTS

  • Enrollment: 26,754 (Fall 2015)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Average ACT: 26
  • Average high school GPA: 3.6
  • Six-year graduation rate: 62.5 percent (2009 cohort)

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • Faculty: 1,384
  • Staff: 2,035   

ACADEMICS

  • Undergraduate majors: 78
  • Master's degree programs: 86
  • Doctoral and specialist programs: 50
  • Graduate certificate programs: 17