University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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world rank  4467

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University Overview

Founded in 1928, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a non-profit public state multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Fort Smith (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Arkansas. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 92 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAFS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UAFS
Founded 1928
Motto Veritate Duce Progredi
To Advance with Truth as our Guide
Colours Navy blue and white

University Location

Address 5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith
72913-3649 Arkansas
United States
Tel +1 (479) 788 7000
Fax +1 (479) 788 7926

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Box 3649
Fort Smith 72913-3649
(479) 788 7267
888 512 5466

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's Library
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 61,881 physical volumes, 65,205 physical media, 45,374 digital/electronic medium and 58 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 940 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1973


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Arkansas System (UA System)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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