University of Arkansas
A Legacy Etched in StoneAs Arkansas’ flagship institution of higher education, the University of Arkansas is a major source of pride for both Fayetteville and the state. Outstanding students and their notable achievements in multiple areas of study speak for themselves.
Founded in 1871, the University is now among the top 50 colleges and universities in the country as measured by the number of national merit scholars in attendance. More than 24,500 students and 4,200 faculty and staff call the U of A home.
The state’s only major research university offers a high-caliber education, with 222 undergraduate and graduate programs in nine schools. Nationally, the U of A is ranked within the top 150 research universities, yet the institution continues to hold a place among America’s 100 Best College Buys.
The School of Architecture, the School of Law, the graduate program for rehabilitation education and research, and graduate programs for both biological and industrial engineering all hold national rankings. Since 2005, the Sam M. Walton College of Business has consistently been ranked in the top 25 public business schools.
Overall, the University ranked in 67th place among national public universities in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges. More than just a school, students at the University of Arkansas have truly formed a community within Fayetteville. Over 50% of the University population participates in one of many registered student organizations.
The campus overflows with beauty and history. Beginning at the front steps of Old Main, every graduate’s name is etched into Senior Walk, a pathway stretching more than five miles. Among the alumni listed are Robert Mauer, inventor of fiber optic technology, Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, J. Walter Keller, developer of the heart pacemaker, and Ricardo Martinelli, president of Panama.
Semester after semester, season after season, academically and athletically, the University of Arkansas continually sets the mark for high achievement in Arkansas and nationwide.
To learn more about the University of Arkansas visit uark.edu.
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