About the U of A

Located in Fayetteville, a town U.S. News and World Report calls one of the best places in America to live, the University of Arkansas is one of the nation's top public research universities. With 10 colleges and schools to choose from, our students study in more than 200 academic programs. Outside of the classroom, campus life is full with student organizations, award-winning athletic programs, and opportunities to volunteer in the community and travel abroad.

Ranked among the top universities in America for research activity, the U of A offers students the chance to gain hands on experience as undergraduate researchers, innovators, and artists, often as early as freshman year.

More than 300 Fortune 500 companies have offices in Northwest Arkansas, so the perfect internship is often literally just around the corner. And when the time comes to find the next adventure, our students regularly win some of the nation’s most competitive post-graduate awards and go on to study at top institutions around the world.

The University of Arkansas offers both need-based and merit scholarships to new students, including the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award, a program designed to support high-achieving students from states outside Arkansas. Each year, our endowed Honors College offers more than $1 million in grants to support students in everything from scholarly research to study abroad.

At the University of Arkansas, you’ll have the resources you need to achieve your goals and the opportunity to make a difference.