University of Arkansas

Public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

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University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Arkansiensis[1]
Former names
Arkansas Industrial University
MottoVeritate duce progredi (Latin)
Motto in English
To Advance with Truth as our Leader
State university
Established1871; 149 years ago (1871)
Parent institution
University of Arkansas System
Endowment$1.22 billion (2019)[2]
Budget$866 million (FY 2018)[3]
ChancellorJoseph Steinmetz[4]
ProvostJim Coleman
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students27,549 (Fall 2020)[6]
Other students
383[6] (Law)
Location, ,
United States

36°04′07″N 94°10′34″W / 36.068681°N 94.176012°W / 36.068681; -94.176012Coordinates: 36°04′07″N 94°10′34″W / 36.068681°N 94.176012°W / 36.068681; -94.176012
CampusCollege Town
412 acres (1.67 km2)
ColorsCardinal, White[7]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division ISEC
MascotTusk & Big Red
University of Arkansas logo.svg

The University of Arkansas (U of A, UArk, or UA) is a public land-grant, research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas.[8] It is the flagship[9] campus of the University of Arkansas System and the largest university in Arkansas. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture and agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science) programs, [10] as well as their business school, where their supply chain management program was ranked the best in North America by Gartner in July 2020. [11]

The University of Arkansas is also known for their highly ranked communication disorders, creative writing, history, law (particularly agricultural law), [12] and Middle Eastern studies programs.[13]

The university campus consists of 378 buildings spread across 512 acres (2.07 km2) of land in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Some well known architecture on campus includes Old Main, the first permanent academic building erected. Academic programs are in excess of 200.[14] Enrollment for the fall semester of 2019 was 27,559.[15] The ratio of students to faculty is approximately 19:1. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and totaled expenditures of $175.5 million in FY 2018.[16][17][18]

UA's athletic teams, the Arkansas Razorbacks, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with eight men's teams and eleven women's teams in thirteen sports. The University is known for its traditions, including Calling the Hogs at sports events, and Senior Walk, more than 4 miles (6.4 km)[15] of campus sidewalk etched with the names of all UA graduates since 1871. The University of Arkansas is also known for being the home of the founding chapter of Chi Omega sorority.

  1. ^ Cited by Daniel B. Levine, "Combat Veterans' Experiences in Ancient Greek Literature" (2012)
  2. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "2017-2018 University of Arkansas Annual Financial Report" (PDF). University of Arkansas 2017-2018 Annual Financial Report. University of Arkansas System. p. 19. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Office of the Chancellor". Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Quick Facts". University of Arkansas.
  6. ^ a b c d "University Enrollment Sees Uptick; Graduate School Hits Record Number". University of Arkansas. September 11, 2020. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "Official Colors". Style Guides and Logos–University Relations. University of Arkansas. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Campus Map & Visitor's Guide." University of Arkansas. Zoomable Map.. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  9. ^ University of Arkansas, 2008, p. 21
  10. ^ "Meat and Poultry Magazine College Rankings". Archived from the original on March 9, 2005. Retrieved November 1, 2004.
  11. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Archive". Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "University of Arkansas – Daily Headlines". Archived from the original on December 31, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2005.
  14. ^ "Buildings | Facilities Management University of Arkansas". Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  15. ^ a b "University of Arkansas Quick Facts". Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". Center for Postsecondary Education. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  17. ^ "Table 20. Higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2018 R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18". National Science Foundation. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  18. ^ "Quick Facts | University of Arkansas". Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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