The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, has a rich history in Northwest Arkansas and has been a unifying force within the state since 1871.
The university’s more than 27,000 students represent every county in Arkansas, every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. The U of A provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities.
The U of A also boasts one of the most unique traditions found on any campus: Senior Walk – miles of sidewalks engraved with the names of more than 195,000 University of Arkansas graduates.