Students from all over the world choose to attend the University of Arkansas because it is a place where international students are welcome.
Since 1871, the University of Arkansas has been a place where students can obtain a valuable, high-quality education that will prepare them to succeed in their careers. It is a place where students can make great friends and find exciting adventures all throughout the year. It is a place where goals become reality, where students can find help when they are in need, and where instructors challenge students with their teaching and research.
The University of Arkansas offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to help students build a better world. Whatever you are looking for in your journey, you can find it at the University of Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas (U of A) offers a place for students to achieve goals in a comfortable, friendly and safe setting. The campus is located in Fayetteville, AR, in the beautiful northwest corner of the state. The university connects over 1,200 international students from over 100 countries to success through fully accredited on-campus and online academic programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Students from Australia to Vietnam, Bolivia to India, China to Zambia, and everywhere in between call the University of Arkansas home. The school's international students have diverse backgrounds, but share the common goal of wanting to receive a quality education from a university known for its academic and research excellence.
Pursuing an education outside a student's native country can be exciting and a little scary, but at the U of A, international students have an excellent support network through offices like International Students & Scholars. Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, our campus is welcoming and filled with people who are dedicated to helping students get the most out of their time at the University of Arkansas.
The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas has a reputation for producing influential leaders, and is a place where aspirations become reality. Students ask tough questions, drive innovation, break barriers, explore every angle, and solve complex problems.
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As a Research I university, the University of Arkansas has been recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a doctoral university with the highest level of research activity. Numerous programs, both on campus and online, are nationally ranked. They provide students with the opportunity to work with experts in their fields who are striving to answer today’s most challenging questions, particularly in our signature areas of research:
Important research opportunities are also available in dozens of additional fields, which is why our research expenditures totaled a record $204 million in 2020-21. In addition, a generous grant has established the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R), which will also result in construction of a new research facility and funding for entrepreneurship education.
At the University of Arkansas, research is a top priority.
Many opportunities for fun and adventure are available to students on campus, in Fayetteville and around the northwest Arkansas region, including:
Lectures - Enjoy lectures by some of the biggest names in the world. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Anderson Cooper, and President George H.W. Bush, have all spoken on campus through our Distinguished Lecture Series.
Concerts - From the most popular headliners to artists fresh on the scene, the University of Arkansas brings the best concerts in the area - and they're free for students! The Springtime of Youth music festival occurs each spring and has included artists such as the Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Kid Cudi, BØRNS, and Snoop Dogg.
Registered Student Organizations - Build campus culture on a grassroots level with more than 380 registered student organizations, from cultural and religious, to professional and special interests. Can't find a group? Students are welcomed and encouraged to start their own!
Volunteer - Students give their time, their skills, and even their sweat to help neighbors near and far. The Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry is not only a great place to help out, but offers donations of food to students in need.
Student Government - Your opinions matter and your voice should be heard. Student government at the University of Arkansas is active and a strong advocate for students, with the Associated Student Government (ASG) representing undergraduate interests, and the Graduate and Professional Student Congress (GPSC) representing graduate students.
University Recreation - Multiple campus recreation facilities provide free access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, dozens of fitness classes, a full service bike shop with rentals, a rock-climbing wall, and free equipment rental. Spacious gyms are available in both the HPER building and the Arkansas Union, and new outdoor recreation fields with synthetic turf are open nearly year-round for student use.
Competitive Sports - Many Club and Intramural Sports opportunities are available to students all year long, including soccer (football), cricket, Quidditch, rugby, martial arts, and more. Play in a casual league with friends at no cost, or join a competitive team to travel and play against other schools!