University of Arkansas

Public, Four-years School Located in Fayetteville, AR

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How much is the Arkansas tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Arkansas's tuition & fees is $9,656 for Arkansas residents and $27,410 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,300 for Arkansas residents and $46,054 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Arkansas Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$9,656
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,410
Books & Supplies Costs$1,100
On-campus Room & Board$12,368
On-campus Expenses$5,176
Off-campus Room & Board$12,368
Off-campus Expenses$5,176
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$9,739
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$28,469

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Arkansas for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $120,652 at Arkansas. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $205,225. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $166,151.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$28,469$47,348$38,128
Sophomore (2024-25)$29,570$49,884$40,307
Junior (2025-26)$30,713$52,572$42,625
Senior (2026-27)$31,900$55,421$45,090
4 Years Total$120,652$205,225$166,151
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$29,570$49,884$40,307
Sophomore (2025-26)$30,713$52,572$42,625
Junior (2026-27)$31,900$55,421$45,090
Senior (2027-28)$33,133$58,443$47,713
4 Years Total$125,315$216,320$175,736
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$30,713$52,572$42,625
Sophomore (2026-27)$31,900$55,421$45,090
Junior (2027-28)$33,133$58,443$47,713
Senior (2028-29)$34,413$61,649$50,504
4 Years Total$130,159$228,085$185,932
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$31,900$55,421$45,090
Sophomore (2027-28)$33,133$58,443$47,713
Junior (2028-29)$34,413$61,649$50,504
Senior (2029-30)$35,743$65,050$53,474
4 Years Total$135,189$240,564$196,781
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$33,133$58,443$47,713
Sophomore (2028-29)$34,413$61,649$50,504
Junior (2029-30)$35,743$65,050$53,474
Senior (2030-31)$37,125$68,661$56,638
4 Years Total$140,415$253,803$208,329

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Arkansas' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,287.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Arkansas$9,656$27,410
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,315
Public Schools$5,234$8,287
Private Schools$16,667

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Arkansas, 14,316 students (59%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,877.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Arkansas is $37,177 for students living on-campus and $37,177 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,620 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,474 and the average amount of student loans is $8,350.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,300$46,054
COA (off-campus)$28,300$46,054
Tuition & Fees$9,656$27,410
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,644$18,644
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,644$18,644
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,423$37,177
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,423$37,177
Average Financial Aid$8,877$8,877
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship14,31659%$8,877
Pell Grants4,42018%$4,462
Federal Student Loan8,24434%$6,424
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,62077%-
Grants or Scholarships3,58360%$8,474
Federal Grants1,70528%$5,562
Pell Grants1,05217%$4,809
Other Federal Grants1,68328%$2,628
State/Local Grants1,97133%$2,791
Institutional Grants2,62944%$5,850
Student Loan Aid2,42940%$8,350
Federal Student Loans2,35239%$5,373
Other Student Loans4718%$16,229
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,3421,290$8,561
0-30,000322322$13,055
30,001-48,000197197$12,036
48,001-75,000210208$9,097
75,001-110,000191182$5,744
110,001 or more422381$4,518

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Arkansas's acceptance rate is 82.67%. A total of 21,462 applicants applied to and 17,743 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 6,065 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 34.18%.
To apply to Arkansas, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants21,4628,507$12,955
Admitted17,7436,871$10,872
Enrolled6,0652,534$3,531
Acceptance Rate82.67%80.77%83.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.18%36.88%32.48%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered But Not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Arkansas. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,135 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 25.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,1351,0501,220
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW575530620
SAT Math560520600
ACT Composite252128
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math242027
ACT English252129

Student Population

University of Arkansas has a total of 30,936 students including 26,269 undergraduate and 4,667 graduate students. By gender, there are 12,926 male students and 16,142 female students attending Arkansas. The school offers online degree programs and 3,361 students enrolled online exclusively (10.86% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total29,068 12,92616,142
Undergraduate24,265 10,68913,576
Graduate4,803 2,2372,566

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressAdministration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, AR
Phone479-575-2000
WEBwww.uark.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered256 Programs
Online Program Offered29 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered132 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate78.93%
Yield34.30%
Student Population30,936
Graduation Rate69%
Retention Rate86% (Full-time), 61% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,270 (Full-time), 176 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,999 (Full-time), 243 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$90,406
Average Staff Salary$58,549