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Nestled in the Ozark Mountain foothills in the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the University is the flagship of the University of Arkansas system.

University of Arkansas Fast Facts

  • 110 countries represented
  • 1,591 graduate assistantships awarded
  • 18% international students
  • 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • 27,000+ undergraduate and graduate students
  • 19:1 student/faculty ratio

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Experience Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Consistently ranked as top 5 place to live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report due to low cost of living, vibrant local culture, low crime rate and access to outdoors and entertainment.
  • Home for the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, poultry giant Tyson Foods, and transportation leader J.B. Hunt.
  • Award-winning Farmer’s Market offers locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts, and seasonal goods.
  • Dozens of parks, 40+ miles of paved and natural biking and hiking trails, 3 lakes, a botanical garden, the Walton Arts Center, and Dickson Street entertainment district.
  • Razorback Transit provides fare-free bus and paratransit service around Fayetteville to all U of A students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Our Campus

  • Campus Life: At the University of Arkansas, students are actively encouraged to move beyond books and take part in many of the available campus events, including concerts, recreation opportunities, student organizations and clubs.
  • Academic Support: The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS+) works with students to develop the academic skills necessary for success and offers four services to support students in their academic success – Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, and Writing Support.
  • Career Development: Students are provided with access to professional development resources that will give you an advantage, helping to jump-start your career upon graduation.
  • Center for Educational Access: The CEA serves as the central campus resource for the University community in regard to students with disabilities. They provide accommodations to remove barriers to access.

Committed to Diversity

The University of Arkansas seeks individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics that include, but are not limited to, those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and identity, disability, veteran status, and intellectual perspectives to ensure the University provides a rich, inclusive and diverse learning environment for everyone.

Excellence In Academics

The University of Arkansas is a comprehensive higher education institution offering over 200 academic programs leading to bachelors, masters, Ph.D, and Ed.D degrees.

For a comprehensive list of all academic programs offered at the University of Arkansas, please view a list of U of A Majors.

  • Highest Research Classification: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching places the U of A in its highest research category, a status shared by only three (3) percent of U.S. universities.
  • Fastest growing public doctoral institution in the country - Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019
  • Research and Innovation: The campus received 552 research awards in fiscal year 2019, totaling $98.48 million.

Funding Your Studies

International Undergraduate Opportunities

  • Chancellor's Scholarship: Annual award up to $8,000 per year, for up to four years of study
  • Silas Hunt Scholarship: Annual awards of up to $5,000 or $8,000 per year, for up to four years of study
  • Transfer Student Scholarships: Variety of awards and amounts available to entering transfer students
  • U of A Departmental Scholarships: Amounts and eligibility requirements vary by department. For additional information, visit Scholarships.

Domestic and International Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships: Each department administers its own assistantships and they vary widely in availability and amount of funding, depending on each department's needs. For additional information, visit Assistantships and Fellowships.
  • Chancellor's Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship: Available to qualifying domestic graduate students, this scholarship will offer new, degree-seeking graduate students entering in Fall 2020 (or after) an approximately 80% reduction of their non-resident graduate tuition.

International Students

  • Spring International Language Center: SILC is a professional organization that provides English language training and cross-cultural education. The Intensive English Program is a 25-hour per week program that prepares students for academic success in the University coursework. Students who meet the academic and financial requirements of the U of A, but not the English proficiency requirement, will be conditionally admitted into the University of Arkansas and will attend the Intensive English Program before beginning their regular academic coursework.
  • International Student Support: International students at the U of A will feel at home from the moment they set foot on campus. Resources, especially for students, are only a few steps away.
  • Student Organizations: Dozens of student organizations exist at the U of A, allowing anyone to find a community. Organizations may be based around interests, academic field of study, religion, and more. Many countries have student groups as well, including Vietnam, Bolivia, Pakistan, and many more, so international students can find others who share and celebrate their culture.

Testimonials

  • "The U of A became my home away from home since day one! Being an international student can be hard especially because of how far you are from your family, but this place made me feel welcome! I have made the best memories and have met the most amazing people here. I wouldn't change this experience for anything else. Once a Razorback, always a Razorback!" - Ania, B.S. Biomedical Engineering student; Honduras

  • "The amazing programs have had an invaluable impact on my professional development and leadership skills; the faculty provide endless opportunities and support." - Quincy, M.Ed Recreation and Sport Management student; United States

  • "When I was applying for a {Fulbright} scholarship, I named the University of Arkansas as my first choice for a PhD program in Biological Sciences. I was intending to work with my now major professor/advisor, who is one of the most productive researchers in my field of specialization...The stunning scenery and outdoor recreational pursuits were just a pleasant surprise." - Sittie, Ph.D Biological Sciences student; Philippines

Become a Razorback

International Undergraduate

  1. Apply via the Online Application
  2. Pay $60 USD application fee
  3. Submit official SAT or ACT test scores
  4. Submit scores from one of the following tests:
    • TOEFL (at least 79 ibt)
    • IELTS (at least 6.5)
    • PTE-A (at least 58)
    • iTEP (at least 3.9)
    • C1 Advanced CAE (at least 176)
  5. Submit official academic records/transcripts
  6. Submit a copy of your passport ID page

Graduate

    1. Apply via the Online Application
    2. Pay $60 USD application fee
    3. Submit standardized test scores (GRE/MAT/etc.)
    4. Submit scores from one of the following tests:**
      • TOEFL (at least 79 ibt)
      • IELTS (at least 6.5)
      • PTE-A (at least 58)
      • iTEP (at least 3.9)
      • C1 Advanced CAE (at least 176)
    5. Submit official academic records/transcripts
    6. Submit a copy of your passport ID page**
    7. Submit Statement of Purpose outlining your academic goals
    8. Submit names/contact information for your letters of recommendation

**International applicants only

Note: Admission to the Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the program.

Deadlines

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

Note: Consult individual departments for specific requirements and deadlines.

Contact Information

  • Address: 340 N. Campus Dr., Gearhart Hall 213, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
  • Phone: 479-575-4401
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