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The University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas

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1 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR USA 72701

The University of Arkansas is a public university located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was founded in 1871 and ranks 162 nationally.

The average SAT score for incoming students is 1210, and the average ACT score is 27. The university follows a semester pattern of instruction, with an acceptance rate of 77.7%. The average GPA of incoming students is 3.72.

The university offers 83 different undergraduate degrees, along with 80 graduate degree programs. Its most popular programs are Business and Marketing, Engineering, and Health Professions. Over 35 graduate certificates are available in a range of subject matters, including Applied Behavior Analysis and Engineering Management Analytics.

For entry, a minimum SAT score of 930, or a minimum ACT score of 20 is required. The application fee is $40.

All 50 states are represented in the student body, along with 120 countries. 15.5% of incoming students in 2022 are minorities, 55% are women, and 5.2% are international.

Tuition stands at $9,384 for in-state students, and $25,872 for out-of-state students. Many scholarships and fellowships are available to those who apply.

The University of Arkansas boasts a 19:1 student/teacher ratio, along with an 84.7% retention rate. The graduation rate is 65.2%.

The school offers an honors college, where entering students must hold a GPA of 3.80 or higher, along with a 1430 SAT or 32 ACT.

Moreover, there are many internship and career programs available to students through the university’s “Career Development Center.” It offers many resources for students such as internships and one-on-one individualized career assistance.

Study abroad programs are open to all students. The school provides opportunities for students to study in the United Kingdom, France, and Mexico.

The University of Arkansas offers many student clubs and organizations, along with many volunteer programs. Greek life is also popular, with 34 fraternities and sororities, and 6,800 members.

The average income of graduates is $41,000 a year, with 18% of students continuing their education after their undergraduate degree.

Fayetteville, Arkansas is ranked one of the most affordable places to live by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked #5 for best places to live in the country, with plenty of shopping, natural beauty, and cultural attractions to explore.

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