Fayetteville, AR
Tuition (in-state)
$18,434 ($7,554)
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3 College Freshman

Facilities: The union is a great place to be, if you can find somewhere to sit.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: facilities are great! its very aggravating that you pay for all of them and only use a few of them though

5 College Junior

Facilities: the athletic centers are very big on campus

5 College Junior

Facilities: The only school that still sandblast your name in to the side walk. also the only Terrorism Research Center out side of the government

5 College Senior

Facilities: Student life is great, and most certainly for incoming students. They offer several facilities for students and our needs. The overall campus layout is great, and even more wonderful during nice weather. Lots of great places to hang out outside.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 58th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 94th
    Best Student Centers
  • 135th
    Best Library
  • 352nd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 402nd
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Grummer
Print Journalism
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It seems like there is always some form of construction going on at the University of Arkansas. Luckily, that construction is to build bigger and better facilities for the faculty and staff. Unluckily, it usually comes at the expense of the already limited student parking. Several student parking lots have been converted to new facilities, the most recent being the Nanoscience building on Dickson. One of the most impressive facilities is Bell Engineering. In fact, the newer buildings are all impressive, but unfortunately, there are just as many buildings on campus that could use a little tender love and care. Old Main, the school's original building, was fortunate enough to receive a major facelift to replace the aging mortar and get a new roof. Kimpel Hall, the home to many departments, could literally use a facelift. A few years ago, it was discovered that Kimpel was built on clay, and after 30 years, it began to sink. They fixed the problem, but that just kind of highlights how some of the buildings are.

The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country. The basketball arena was dubbed the "Basketball Palace of Mid-America" in the mid-'90s when it was constructed, and even though it's almost 20 years old, it's still an impressive sight. The football stadium, renovated in 2003, is extremely nice. Make sure you get to games early, though, unless you want to walk up what seems like a neverending wheelchair ramp. The HPER is one area where the UA is lacking. The facility was orginally built for classrooms, and it is the smallest HPER in the SEC (Southeastern Conference). The gym is almost always packed, but there is a full weight room, racquetball courts, and an Olympic-sized pool.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
345 acres
Student Centers
The Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Mullins Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Greek Theater
  • The Student Union
  • Wilson Park
Bar on Campus
The Inn at Carnall Hall is the only bar on campus.
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Arsaga's Café, in the law building near Mullins Library
  • Peabody Perks, in Peabody Hall (offering specialty coffees and teas, along with baked goods)
  • RZ's Coffee Shop, in the Union next to the Connections Lounge
  • Starbucks, under Brough Commons in the center of campus
  • The Cole Café, Northwest Quad
  • The Hill Coffee Shop, Maple Hill dorms
Movie Theater on Campus
There is only one movie theater, and it's the University Programs Theater in the Student Union.
"Green" Initiatives
The Razors Edge program renovated 56 buildings on campus to be energy efficient. It is designed to reduce the University's energy consumption by 30 percent a year. For the most part, students haven't really noticed because the improvements, like motion sensor lights, were so seamless. Because of this and other green initiatives on campus, the University is considered one of the "greenest" schools in the country.
Favorite Things To Do
Old Main's lawn offers plenty of room for throwing the ball or playing Frisbee. People can also be seen slacklining all over campus.
Student Newspaper
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are lots and lots of RSOs on campus. There are international, special interest, service, Greek, and religious clubs on campus. Starting a club isn't hard; you just have to have six members, a president, a treasurer, and a full-time staff adviser.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • There are more than 350 RSOs (registered student organizations) on campus.
  • Wal-Mart holds its annual shareholders' meeting on the Fayetteville campus, and they hold their biggest presentation in Bud Walton Arena.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 91 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 10 responses

  • 21% Wilson Park
  • 21% The Student Union
  • 12% Old Main Lawn
  • 12% Starbucks
  • 8% Dorm, frat house
  • 8% Dickson street
  • 8% The Greek Theater
  • 4% Chi Omega Greek Theater
  • 4% RZ's Coffee Shop
  • 0% Arkansas Union Mall

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 9 responses

  • 32% Any job in the HPER
  • 18% Student ambassador
  • 18% Working the front desk in an office on campus
  • 14% The library
  • 9% Advising assistant
  • 9% Student media

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 11 responses

  • 25% Free concerts!!
  • 22% Hog call
  • 19% Free almost anything
  • 16% Singing in the student section
  • 16% Athletic Events
  • 3% Rocky Horror viewing on Halloween!

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 26% Chicken Finger Friday!
  • 26% Explore
  • 21% Take group exercise classes
  • 11% Cupcake day at brough
  • 11% Eat Mac n' Cheese from Au Bon Pain
  • 5% Hang out in the Honors lounge

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 109 responses

  • 1% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 10% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 36% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 53% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 101 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 6% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 48% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 9 responses

  • 70% Parking controller-everyone will hate you.
  • 30% Any cafeteria
  • 0% Groundskeeper
  • 0% Teaching assistant



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