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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Arkansas - Fort Smith is a public university located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,449 undergraduate students. The Arkansas - Fort Smith acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Welding. Graduating 30% of students, Arkansas - Fort Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,100.
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
Website
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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
780-1160
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,809/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,547/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,449Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,171
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.5 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • College
    51%
  • Growing
    26%
  • Fast paced
    6%
  • High School
    6%
  • Small
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
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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I have really enjoyed my first year at this university. The classes are small, which allows students to feel important in each class. The professors truly do want each student to succeed. On-campus living has been absolutely wonderful. The dorm buildings are cleaned on the daily, and maintenance needs are promptly addressed. The campus really isn't all that big, and that allows you to get to each class in a timely manner.
UAFS (pronounced You-fuss by pretty much every student) is a very lively, and well run state college in Fort Smith, Arkansas. UAFS has many opportunities to expand and grow, no matter the stage of life you are in. Not only is there a lot to do on campus, from hangout with friends at the in-campus Starbucks, to joining one of the many clubs, to seeing one of the musical performances by our amazing musical arts department, the campus itself is beautiful, with new buildings, like the Windgate Art building, and the beautiful Bell tower overlooking the green. UAFS is a school that I am proud to be a part of.