University of Arkansas
200 Silas H. Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701
Fax 501-575-7515

6,078 men/5,420 women
1,518 men/1,496 women
1,273 men/1,103 women

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Average SAT scores:
V 525 M 545
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Average GPA:
3.3 weighted
3.0 unweighted
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Room and board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$1,750 approx.

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University of Arkansas
200 Silas H. Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville's 420-acre campus is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System.

College Description
Established in 1871, the University of Arkansas is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 150 fields of study in agriculture, home economics, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, architecture, and law. The University is also recognized as the only comprehensive doctoral degree-granting institution in the state. Fayetteville's 420-acre campus is home to students from all counties in Arkansas, every state in the U.S., and more than eighty-five countries throughout the world. The enrollment for the 2001-2002 school year was more than 14,600 students (more than 12,000 in undergraduate programs) and included a diverse student population with 650 inter national students representing eighty-six countries. The city of Fayetteville is a community of more than 50,000 people that was rated by Money magazine as one of the top ten most desirable places in the nation in which to live or work. Fayetteville is settled in the Ozark Mountains near lakes and rivers, making it an excellent place for a well-balanced college experience.

Academic Life
There are more than 150 fields of study offered at the University, including master's degrees in eighty-six fields. The College of Education has recently added six degree programs, including a Master of Arts in Teaching and four Ph.D. programs. The School of Law offers a skilled and scholarly faculty of teaching and practicing lawyers. The National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information has been praised for its research and publications and makes possible the law school's unique degree offering in agri law. The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences offers more than twenty-five majors that give students the ability to improve agriculture and the family environment. The School of Architecture offers majors in architecture and landscape architecture. Named for Senator J. William Fulbright, the J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the U of A colleges, with more than twenty departments offering majors. The U of A operates on a traditional two-semester academic year with two regular summer sessions and some special concurrent summer sessions. Requirements for graduation include a minimum University-wide core along with core requirements in each college. The majority of undergraduate degree offerings follow a four-year plan requiring from 124 to 136 course hours for graduation; there are some exceptions to this requirement, such as the five-year, design-oriented architecture program requiring 163 hours. A course in English as a second language is offered in five 9-week sessions throughout the year. Classes focus on all language skills: grammar, reading, writing, and listening/speaking.

Campus Life
The University of Arkansas offers students the opportunity to participate in various forms of campus government. The Associated Student Government, Off-Campus Student Government, Residents' Interhall Congress, the Interfraternity Council, and the Panhellenic Council are the five main governing bodies that aid students in expressing their opinions or interests to the faculty, administration, and community. Convenient and safe on-campus housing is available. For international students, Holcombe Hall is focused on global affairs to better meet the needs of residents in a diverse and culturally aware community. A twelve-month housing contract is available, and the hall is open during all holidays. The Honors Halls are among the most popular on campus. Students accepted to these halls must have at least a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while residing in these halls. There are also specialized floors for specific academic fields and 24-hour quiet floors for those who wish to avoid distractions.

Facilities and Resources
The University library contains more than 1.4 million volumes, 16,000 subscriptions to periodicals and journals, 2 million titles on microform, and more than 15,000 recordings. The University of Arkansas also provides computer labs with both IBM and Macintosh stations at locations across campus, some opened around the clock. The Writing Center is a program offered to students to aid them in English grammar and style to further develop literacy skills and stimulates creativity. The Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is a new $22-million facility offering the finest training for poultry scientists in the U.S.

The U of A competes at the Division I level with 8 men's intercollegiate athletic teams and 9 women's teams. Men's sports include: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis and track and field. Women's sports include: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, and diving. The Bud Walton Arena, constructed in 1993 to hold 20,000+ basketball fans, has been described as having "more seats in less space than in any other facility like it in the world."

Financial Aid
Loans, grants, work-study, and scholarship are available to qualifying students. Any need-analysis form recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is acceptable to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. To receive priority consideration for scholarships, a student enrolling for the fall semester must submit an application by March 1. For other forms of financial aid (student loans, Federal Pell Grants, etc.), the priority application deadline is April 1.

Admission Requirements
Entering freshmen must have graduated from an accredited high school and have a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required for unconditional admission. The course requirements for grades 9-12 are English, 4 units; social studies, 3; math, 3 (including at least 1 year of algebra and 2 additional years chosen from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre calculus, or calculus); natural sciences, 3 (must include 2 years in the biological sciences, chemistry, or physics), and 3 additional elective units in the courses listed here or foreign language or speech. Transfer students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on all college course work attempted. Any transfer student with fewer than 24 hours must also meet the requirements for entering freshmen. International students are required to exhibit above-average secondary and/or postsecondary academic performance. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550. If the applicant meets the academic and financial requirements of the University of Arkansas, the student will be offered conditional admission. An international student must attend the Spring International Language Center, successfully complete the intensive English program, and submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 before being allowed to enroll in courses.

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