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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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Arkansas - Fort Smith is a public university located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,281 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Arkansas - Fort Smith acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Welding. Graduating 26% of students, Arkansas - Fort Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,600.
About University of Arkansas - Fort Smith...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Conference
Address
5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913
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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
780-1160
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,858/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,113/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,820/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,227/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,365/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,039/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.77 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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  • College
    50%
  • Growing
    26%
  • Fast paced
    7%
  • High School
    7%
  • Small
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Overall, UAFS is a great school to attend. The ratio between professors and students in the classroom is small, and most of the professors are extremely friendly and open to questions & suggestions. Additionally, at the end of the semester, there are surveys where students can provide suggestions for the professors, and many take into consideration the suggestions of the students.

The only downside to UAFS is the variety in classes and the lack of professionally certified advisers. All of the advisers are simply the professors who work at UAFS and do not have the time or resources to be both an adviser and professor. Furthermore, the electives offered do not tailor to a wide variety of students with very different career paths.
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As a currently attending student, UAFS has been very excellent. The professors I've had have been understanding and caring and willing to work out any issues or problems. The food available is from a good selection. It's very interesting to get to know and meet people from other parts of the world!
I enjoyed the encouragement and support from my instructors and the staff when I was dealing with my mothers death in mid semester. I received great counseling and advice throughout the semesters on my assignments all the way to personal issues. The student body has been helpful to me when I had questions with assignments, especially over the weekend when your waiting to hear back from Your Professor. I expect to graduate this fall semester and don’t anticipate any delays... I would also like to reflect upon the office of career services... in my business writing class, we were required to write an approved resume to keep on file there at the office. I thought that was a great idea. I have received many job listings as a result. There is nothing I would change about my soon to be Alma Mata.