Fayetteville, AR
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$18,434 ($7,554)
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Reviews 1869 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: The Dickson street scene is something and the fraternities have their own thing but it's pretty safe (with the safe ride).

4 College Junior

Academics: Best part of my major is the lounge area where homework is done. It allows for collaboration with classmates without needing to prearrange it (because everyone's always in there). Gives a central identity and base of operations so to speak.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but from what I've seen there are goos dorms and bad dorms. The bad tries to put too much into a small space and are quite old.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Football is very big and a lot of people get into soccer but there isn't much else.

4 College Junior

Computers: The wi-fi is good but has some dead places on campus. I never have a problem finding computers or hitting print limits (not really sure what they are). Personal computers are probably more necessary for commuters because a lot of content that students are expected to know/have is provided online.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town seems to mostly be about the University but there are some good things that have sprung in the university's wake.

4 College Junior

Weather: The university has a good system for letting students know about weather problems like snow, ice and tornado-type weather. Professors are great about allowing around things like snow. There are places, some hills, that are hard to navigate in bad weather.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The biggest problem with the housing in the area is that most of it is owned by the same company/companies. If they don't approve you then you might be out of luck. University has some things in way of off campus help but it's almost better to just find something yourself.

5 College Junior

Majors: I like my major, professors, and classmates. The curriculum is very good and I don't think I'll have a problem finding a job in my field when I graduate.

5 College Junior

Majors: Admission was very easy. I transferred into the university and all I had to do was state my college on the application and it took care of the rest. I didn't feel like the requirement were excessive and there wasn't any extra paperwork to fill out or criteria to meet.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It seems like some people have it and others don't but mostly people their choices to themselves.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The buses are great and pretty much run on time. They are easy to figure out and use and they overlap in best place so there's probably more then one way to get where you are going.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I could never seem to get a straight answer from anyone and it took five different trip talking to five different people to figure out my financial aid.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus has some good things for safety, like safe ride and emergency call boxes, but it's average overall.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat, not all of the fast food, but nothing too far from the fast food scene.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I LOVE fayetteville!!! It's beautiful. You can always find something to do! I love to go hiking at devil's den or just stroll around wilson park. There's tons of great shopping and an art museum nearby! Most locals have just grown accustomed to being around us college kids but there are still a few who wish we weren't here!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is HUGE on campus. Some girls are very cliquey but that's how groups of girls are! They don't bother me but some do look down on non-greeks.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are pretty good. We're known for football, basketball, and baseball. Football could be better but it will take time. Basketball and baseball are pretty good. Fans really only support those three sports that bring in any money.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I've heard people talk about it's hard to go to PWI.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health is fine. Safety is good on campus it's off and around campus I'm worried about.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting scholarships at the U of A is hard. I'm not an athlete which doesn't help my situation. Almost every athlete has some type of scholarship from the U of A. Getting any kind of academic scholarship without having above a 30 on the ACT is unheard of. Even if you do have a 30 or above (which I do not) is hard.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a wide variety of majors but, my one concern is the funding for some colleges and majors over others.

College Sophomore

Majors: I've never had an internship. I do plan to have at least one. I need internships not only for my grad school application but also for real experience in my field of interest.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are taken seriously

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The only thing I've noticed that is very strict on campus is academic dishonesty. They hate and frown upon cheating, as they should. Depending on the teacher attendance is strict but still not too closely followed.


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Mullins Library Mullins Library This is the main student library in the middle of the campus at the University of Arkansas.
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Jordan Grummer
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Sometimes, the first-year experience in the dorm can really depend on the roommate. Roommates can end up in each other's weddings or end up as gossip fodder for friends and classmates. Freshman year can be a little overwhelming. The best thing to do is keep an open mind and remember that everyone else is in the same boat. Students are the master of their own college experience, so they shouldn't just sit in their dorm rooms playing Call of Duty. Joining a fraternity or sorority is one way to meet people. In addition, there are more than 350 registered student organizations on campus; there should be something for everybody, and if not, students can always start their own club. It's easy!

Arkansas will prepare students for whatever major they choose, but once again, this is college. Students are not living in their parents' house anymore; they have to do their own laundry and force themselves to go to class. "Ninety percent of success is showing up," as Woody Allen once said, and this saying applies with going to class. Some teachers keep attendance, but most don't. It's easy to get carried away with the party scene and flunk out, but students who try hard and show up to class will be fine. The University provides everything you could ever need to succeed at your fingertips—you just have to grab it!

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