For High School Counselors

The University of Arkansas is home to more than 27,000 students, who attend the university from every county in Arkansas, each state, and some 100 nations. At the U of A, your students can choose from more than 200 programs of study and find a range of academic support services designed to help them reach their personal and professional goals.

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Please explore this site for important information regarding the application and admission process at the University of Arkansas. If you do not find what you are looking for, feel free to reach out and let us know. You can contact the Office of Admissions at uofa@uark.edu or (479) 575-5346. You may also contact your regional recruiter at any time with questions or requests. We are standing by to assist you and your students every step of the way.

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Applications are available online; find out more about the application process. The priority deadline for fall applicants is November 1st. Out-of-state applicants applying after November 1st may be required to meet higher standards, depending on demand.

Application fee waivers are accepted in cases of financial hardship. In order to waive an application fee, you will need to provide our office with evidence that the student is on a free or reduced lunch program. We will also accept evidence of eligibility for state or federal aid like SNAP benefits, Medicare or Pell Grants, or fee waivers from programs such as Upward Bound, which will send a letter for the student. We are aware that there are other educational and governmental programs that provide assistance that are not listed here. If your student can provide proof of recent financial need, you can email us at uofa@uark.edu to see if it can be applied as a fee waiver.

Fee waivers can be sent in the following ways:

By fax: (479) 575-7515

By email or email attachment: uofa@uark.edu

By mail:
232 Silas Hunt Hall
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Help us ensure your students' application materials are received and reviewed as quickly as possible by submitting transcripts and test scores electronically. The Office of Admissions accepts transcripts through a variety of services, including Triand, Parchment, eScript, and Clearinghouse. You can also send high school transcripts directly to the office by email to uofa@uark.edu, or fax to 479-575-7515.

We offer group visits for schools and organizations (limit of 95 students per group) Monday through Thursday. Space is limited and based on availability. If you would like to schedule a group tour, please contact the Office of Admissions at 479-575-6240 or email us at visit@uark.edu.

Your students can also schedule visits online for themselves and their parents. They'll meet with an admissions counselor, receive a tour of campus, and may be able to meet with a representative of the college they're interested in.

The Office of Admissions hosts on-campus events throughout the year, including junior and senior preview days. Check our Admissions Events page regularly for dates and registration links.

Your admitted students should begin the steps for housing contracts, registering for orientation, and submitting immunization records.

If they're interested in the Honors College, they can apply once they have been admitted.

Students must indicate their interest in scholarships on the application for admission. A link to the scholarship application will be send shortly after.

Scholarships are available for in-state and out-of-state students. The New Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship awards a discount to out-of-state students and transfer students.

For more information, please contact your university representative. You may also fill out our Contact Information form to be added to our email distribution list.

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  • 2016 Total Enrollment: 27,194
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • 200+ degree programs (baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, professional, and specialist)
  • Rated one of the Top Five Study Abroad Programs in the Nation by Great Value Colleges (source)
  • More than 400 student organizations
  • 2016 Freshman Enrollment: 4,967
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