Higher education in the United States can be quite expensive. For international students the price tag can be even higher. Fortunately, there are many colleges and universities that offer scholarships for international students.
University of Arkansas
- School Size
- Type of School
University/Intensive English Program
- Student Body Gender
- Religious Affiliation
- Scholarships for International Students
- Conditional Admission Available
Business, Engineering, Architecture
Type of Housing
Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment
IELTS: Band 6.5 +, TOEFL: 79+
- Social Media
The University of Arkansas (UA) is a nationally competitive, student-centered research institution offering nearly 200 academic programs. UA serves 26,761 students, including over 1,545 international students from 113 countries. As an accredited major public university it offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.
The University of Arkansas is ranked in the top 2% of the nation’s 4,600 colleges (very high research university) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Listed as one of "The Best 345 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, UA has a 1:19 faculty/student ratio and renowned outreach and public service programs. Intensive English, arrival assistance, orientation, foreign student advising, and on-campus housing are provided.
UA is located in Fayetteville, a community of over 80,000 in the fast growing area of Northwest Arkansas. Named "One of America's Most Livable Cities," one of the "Top 10 Best Places to Retire," and among the "Best Places to Live in America" by publications such as Frommer’s Guide and Money Magazine, Fayetteville has a four-season climate, regional shopping mall, and international food stores.
- Affordability. Featured in America's 100 Best College Buys, the UA combines high academic quality with reasonable cost. The University of Arkansas has been placed in the top tier of American universities by U.S. News and World Report for 2015. The University of Arkansas is ranked 55th in the Kiplinger Personal Finance top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” list for 2015-2016.
- Employability. Our College of Engineering boasts nearly 100% job placement for graduates. 87.5% of job-seeking graduates in the Walton College of Business were employed upon graduation during the 2014-2015 academic year.
- Outstanding students. UA undergraduates have won Goldwater, Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships and National Science Foundation Fellowships. We host Fulbright scholars, Muskie Fellows, Ron Brown Fellows, and other prestigious scholarship recipients from around the world.
- Services for international students. Our portal at www.uark.edu/international leads to the websites of the various offices that serve our international community. Comprehensive services provided include arrival services, orientation for new students; immigration advising; employment authorization; International student/scholar support groups; non-resident tax filing assistance. Several programs are designed to help students, scholars, and their families to learn about U.S. life and culture while enriching the community's understanding and appreciation of the many countries and cultures UA students and scholars represent. These include: Friendship Family Program; Conversation Club; International Culture Team; and Spouses Program.
- World-renowned faculty. UA faculty includes some of the world's foremost researchers and professors, including Vijay Varadan, who has developed advanced biosensors to treat Parkinson's disease, and Peter Pulay, winner of the Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences. Ninety-two percent of our professors hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
- Commitment to diversity. The UA's long tradition of international efforts include agricultural outreach programs, teaching and research centers, study abroad opportunities throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and elsewhere, and a Multicultural Center that enhances the academic experience by preparing students for life in a pluralistic society.
- Legacy of international study. Legendary U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright served the UA as a president (1939-41), before founding the Fulbright Scholars Program.
- Campus life. Housing and shopping are available on and near campus. A clean, safe bus service is available throughout campus and surrounding areas. The University Health Center provides professional, comprehensive medical care. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) center offers swimming, exercise equipment, athletic courts, indoor and outdoor running/walking tracks. Cultural and social campus-wide events are organized by more than 300 student organizations, including the International Student Organization. NCAA athletic events, musical/theater performances, art exhibits, and poetry readings are part of our calendar.
- Intensive English Program. Spring International Language Center (SILC) at the University of Arkansas offers 25 hours per week of courses in English language and academic training to prepare students for U.S. universities. The program includes: Six levels of instruction with courses in reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking; faculty with master's degrees; full access to UA libraries, computer labs, recreational and health facilities; regularly scheduled cultural, social and recreational activities; and frequent program start dates. Conditional admission is offered for qualified students needing intensive English. Students attend Spring International Language Center (SILC) before beginning their academic program. Spring International also offers a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
- Spring International Language Center at University of Arkansas is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and continues to uphold the highest Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate program offered by Spring International is also fully accredited by CEA and accepted globally as a measure of excellence in EFL teacher preparedness.
- Leave Your Legacy. Make your mark at the UA through the tradition of Senior Walk, where the names of every UA graduate are etched into the campus sidewalks - more than 120,000 since our first graduating class.
- The University of Arkansas is ranked 65th in the latest report on American public colleges and universities by the weekly publication Business First. The magazine rated 477 institutions, and classifies the top 75 in its “elite” list.
- Fayetteville was ranked 3rd in the U.S. News and World Reports 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States report. The ranking looked at criteria such as cost of living, employment opportunities, and access to good schools and ranked the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas.
The Office of Graduate and International Admissions
340 N. Campus Drive, Gearhart Hall 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville AR 72701
Spring International Language Center
UPTW 1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville AR 72701
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