University of Arkansas in Top Rankings

The University of Arkansas (UA) is a top tier public co-educational land-grant research university. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). It was founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871.

The university has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Education and Health Professions
- College of Engineering
- Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
- Fay Jones School of Architecture
- Global Campus
- Graduate School
- Honors College
- J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
- Sam M. Walton College of Business
- School of Law

The architecture program has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) since 1958.


- Placed in the top tier of national universities in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges published by U.S. News and World Report. It is the only higher education institution in Arkansas ranked in the top tier.

- Rated 16th among public institutions nationally in a study of institutional endowments conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) for 2004.

- The Sam M. Walton College of Business was ranked among the top 50 business programs, ranked 42nd overall, and tied for 24th place among public business schools (USNWR 2010).

- Ranked 15th nationally among the top-selling institutions and manufacturers in the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) Licensing Rankings.

- The supply chain management and logistics specialty is placed 20th in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2008.

- The School of Law is placed in the top tier of the nation's law schools in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, moving up from Third Tier to 94th overall.

- Ranked 59th on the list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2008, moving up from 95th. It was also ranked 50th for out-of-state students, and placed 5th on the list among Southeastern Conference schools (Kiplinger's Personal Finance).

- It is the only Arkansas institution listed in America's 100 Best College Buys, according to the Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc. It is one of seven Southeastern Conference schools included in the 100 Best list.

- University of Arkansas at one of 4 Arkansas Schools listed among 'Best Southeastern Colleges' (The Princeton Review's 2009 edition of "Best Southeastern Colleges").

- Placed among 'Greenest' Schools in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s The Best 368 Colleges.

- Listed in the Princeton Review's The Best 331 Colleges-2000 edition.

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