University Of Arkansas Main Campus

University Of Arkansas Main Campus

University of Arkansas Main Campus is a public, coeducational university, situated in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was founded in 1871 as the Arkansas Industrial University. The university is popular for its business, creative writing, agriculture, and architecture programs. The campus sits on 345 acres of land. The following academic divisions can be found in the main campus:

  • Clinton School of Public Service
  • College for Continuing Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
  • Education & Health Professions
  • Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Human Environmental Sciences
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • University of Arkansas School of Social Work
  • Walter Lemke School of Journalism

The university's mascot is the Razorback and the sports teams are called the Hogs. There are cross country, basketball, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, and various other sports teams. Some notable alumni of the university include Ed Wilson, President of the Fox Television Network; Mark Pryor, Arkansas senator; Edwin L. Mechem, Governor of the State of New Mexico; and Laurence Luckinbill, actor.

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Contacting University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas Main Campus
Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville , AR 72701
General Phone: (479) 575-2000

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University of Arkansas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management770business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management science, ...
Education and Teaching459education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational research, educational statistics, educational assessment and testing, ...
Liberal Arts389interdisciplinary studies, American studies, comparative literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, foreign languages and literature, English, ...
Engineering290engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ...
Science245planetary science, chemistry, geology, biology, plant pathology, call and molecular biology, entomology, geological and earth sciences, physics, ...
Media209communication studies, journalism
Family and Social Work175family and consumer science, food and nutrition, housing, family studies, public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social service professions
Law134law, legal professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy127parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, exercise science, vocational counseling
Therapy and Counseling110psychology, community health services
Computer Science and Engineering101computer and info science, data processing tech, systems analyst, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine98registered nursing, clinical nurse specialist
Agricultural Science and Management68agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural production, food science
Animal Science and Care53animal science, poultry science
Architecture and Planning47architecture, landscape architecture
Landscaping and Horticulture42ornamental horticulture, plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science
Construction Trades42apparel and textiles
Medical Support and Technology40audiology and speech pathology
Music38music performance
Art Studies33art studies
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Mathematics29mathematics, statistics
Medicine21gerontology, pre-med, health professions
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts14drama
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for University of Arkansas in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate27
Master's degree96383
Doctor's degree14435
Bachelor's degree2,34371
Post-master's certificate48
First-professional degree1301

University of Arkansas Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Arkansas had a total enrollment of 18,648 students (16,186 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 20%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 27%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Arkansas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 60 %

University of Arkansas Room and Board (2007)

University of Arkansas offers campus housing for 5,065 of its 16,186 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Fayetteville, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Arkansas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500630
SAT Math520640
ACT Verbal2230
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT30%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Arkansas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,278
Room and board $ 7,422
Room charge $ 4,692
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,730
Books and supplies $ 1,008
Other expenses $ 3,632

Financial Aid:
University of Arkansas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 110800)

University of Arkansas Faculty

University of Arkansas has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10059
Non-tenured and not on tenure track159142

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year121$123,88319$114,365
Associate professorcalendar year44$88,46425$86,606
Assistant professorcalendar year11$76,9675$73,276
Instructorcalendar year12$51,92713$53,814
Lecturercalendar year3$65,6084$65,635
All faculty totalcalendar year191$107,58566$85,857

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year171$103,93140$100,049
Associate professoracademic year90$78,71460$66,750
Assistant professoracademic year90$71,59458$63,470
Instructoracademic year28$38,98962$38,738
Lectureracademic year26$41,34726$44,661
All faculty totalacademic year405$82,633246$61,997

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Arkansas Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports1898116

University of Arkansas Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Planetary Astronomy and Science
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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