About the University
Top 10 among nation’s fastest growing universities
The University of Arkansas provides a student-centered learning experience focused on research, innovation and outreach as a part of educating future leaders. Consistently ranked among the top public universities and best values in the U.S., the U of A is classified among the top 2.7% of institutions nationwide with the highest research activity.
The university’s 27,558 students represent all 50 states and more than 120 countries. The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering nearly 200 academic programs — all while maintaining a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and mentoring opportunities. Founded in 1871, the university is the oldest publicly supported institution in the state and the flagship of the University of Arkansas System.