Points of Pride

  • Arkansas is the 10th-fastest growing public doctoral institution in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Carnegie Foundation classifies Arkansas as a top-tier public institution for research activity.
  • Arkansas is a national leader in entrepreneurship and start-up programs. U of A business plan teams have won more than 20 national competitions, more than any other university. And since 2008, 18 startup companies have been created — raising nearly $50 million in private funding and public grants — to market U of A developed technologies.
  • The Sam M. Walton College of Business is ranked in the top 30 of public business schools in the nation by U.S. News, and the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design is in the top 20 undergraduate architecture programs by The Design Futures Council.
  • Arkansas continues to be one of the best values in the nation and is listed as one of the “50 Best Public College Values” by The Princeton Review. U.S. News recognized the School of Law in 2016 for having the sixth-lowest student debt load among the nation’s public law schools.
  • Arkansas has produced 51 Goldwater Scholars, 110 NSF Graduate Research Fellows, 59 Fulbright Scholars, 20 Truman Scholars, 60 Gates Millennium Scholars and two Gates Cambridge Scholars.