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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 14,350
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $763,069,000
Admissions Address

232 Silas Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dawn Medley
Admissions office telephone: (800) 377-8632
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $230 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 76%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 8,443
Total acceptances: 5,770
Total freshman enrollment: 2,784
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 55%

Male applicants:

Male acceptances: 2,784
Male freshman enrollment: 1,405
Female applicants: 4,372
Female acceptances: 2,986
Female freshman enrollment: 1,379
Out-of-state freshmen: 30%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 61%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 25%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 - 630
Math: 530 - 650
Combined: 1040 - 1280


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.5% 11.6%
600-699 28.7% 35.2%
500-599 41.3% 38.2%
400-499 17.9% 13.2%
300-399 1.6% 1.8%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 - 29
Math: 21 - 27
Composite: 22 - 28


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.7% 24.7% 13.1%
24-29 45.8% 39.1% 45.2%
18-23 34.7% 33.6% 36.7%
12-17 0.9% 2.5% 5.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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