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Location
Clarksville, AR
Undergrads
551
Tuition
$22,650
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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5 College Freshman

Academics: Pre-Med Biology – I attend college at the University of the Ozarks, it is one of the best schools around. To be a student majoring in pre-medical Biology is very tough. At the beginning there's a lot of student they may decide to do pre-medical, but they seem to wearier down to very few because this major takes a lot of work and means a lot of business. At the University of the Ozarks unlike most schools they make you work for your grade they are not there to hand it to you, they wont to make sure their students are ready for medical school. They have a very high rate of students getting accepted into UAMS. This is a very good college with great professors, the workload is manageable, and they have many opportunities for internships.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Overall View of School – There is a wide variety of majors and classes to take at this school. The teachers are all close to their students and are more than willing to help any student even if it is not theirs.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Social Problems – Sociology is really interesting and I learn about the society of today.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Religion Professors Make It Worth Your While – Being a religion major at Ozarks is great. The program emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, as well as reading and writing. I feel that when I graduate, I will have increased my knowledge and will be able to communicate well. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and are dedicated to producing students that are better than average. I really love the program I am in.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The staff and campus are what attracted me to Ozarks. The professors are very hands-on with their areas of study and dedicated to making sure their students do well. The course selection could be a little broader, going into more areas of study than what is offered for majors and minors. This is the only critique I can offer, as Ozarks does encourage a well-rounded and individual-specific education.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 124th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 182nd
    Smartest Professors
  • 298th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 431st
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 473rd
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Lambert
Hometown
Waldron, AR
Major
Sociology
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The University of the Ozarks has every type of major a person could want. There are even pre-professional programs in engineering, law, medical sciences, and pharmacy. The most prominent majors on campus include biology, business, and education, while some of the less popular majors are history, music, and sociology. The University of the Ozarks was featured by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" in 2010 as one of the 30 “Great Colleges to Work For." Aside from being a great place to work for, it's also a great place for challenging yourself. Every year, the University competes in Phi Beta Lambda competitions against larger state schools and always comes out on top. The little college makes a big name for itself.

All courses offered are rigorous and challenge the students to their full potential. The grading system ranges from A+, A-, B+, B-, and so on. Every professor on campus is active in responding to students’ questions and regularly checks his or her email to see if students have turned in assignments or have any last-minute comments about a test. The communication between faculty and students is absolutely amazing. Scheduling is always tricky, but teachers assist students in figuring out the best classes to help them graduate on time.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
10:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
48
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
14
Total FT Faculty
48
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$53,813
Full-Time Retention Rate
67%
Graduation Rate
48%
Programs/Majors Offered
25
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 79%
  • 20 to 49 students: 21%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 4%
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 6%
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
Best Places to Study
  • 24-hour lab
  • Bottom of Seay Student Center
  • Designated study areas in buildings on campus
  • Dorm room
  • Robson Library
  • Soundproof music rooms in the Walton Fine Arts Building
Tips to Succeed
  • Check your Ozarks email.
  • Communicate with the professors.
  • Do the long papers early in the semester.
  • Study!
Did You Know?
  • Communications, computer applications, computer science, health, physics, and special education are only offered as minors.
  • There are four pre-professional areas: pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medical sciences, and pre-pharmacy.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 13 responses

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  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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  • Use of teaching assistants
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