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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR

At A Glance

Main Address

5210 Grand Ave

Fort Smith, AR 72904-7362

www.uafs.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 3649

Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219

Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

(479) 788-7120

Fax : (479) 788-7108

information@uafortsmith.edu

Type of School

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Code: 6220

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 6,620

In-State Tuition : $7,193.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $16,283.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jun 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Education : 18.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 16.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 6.0%
English : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 49.0%
Health Professions : 19.0%
Business/Marketing : 7.0%
Engineering Technologies : 6.0%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies : 6.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General A B C
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary A C
Organizational Leadership C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General A B

Education
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer A B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Surgical Technology/Technologist A

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician C
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician C
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General A
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder C

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A B C
Forensic Science and Technology A C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

External Degree Program

Double Major

Student-Designed Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

1400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Unique Facilities : arboretum

Geographic Location : 150 miles from Little Rock, 120 miles from Tulsa, OK.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,620

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : --

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 23

In state students : 89.0%

Out of state students : 11.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

2.0% Men who Join Fraternities

2.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Lions' Chronicle

Student Newspaper URL : http://lionschronicle.uafs.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 28.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 12.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $75.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Lions

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Club

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Health services

Personal counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : quidditch, slacklining


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Special criteria for health career and education programs. Pre-admission exams are required for all health science programs. Teacher education applicants must take PRAXIS I exam, have grade of C or B in specific English and Rhetoric courses. COMPASS required for placement if ACT/SAT not submitted, or if scores below acceptable minimum (18 on ACT).

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 11.0%

Top Quarter : 31.0%

Top Half : 62.0%

Bottom Half : 38.0%

Bottom Quarter : 12.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 12.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 15.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 22.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 12.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: UA Fort Smith participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program of the College Entrance Examination Board and has authorized credit and/or placement for students who present qualifying scores in certain courses.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

5

3

ART 1103

All

3-D Art and Design

5

3

ART 1143

All

Art History

3

3

HUMN 2563

All

4

9

HUMN 2563, AHIS 2863, and AHIS 2873

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1153/1151

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 2804

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 2804 and MATH 2854

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1403/1401

All

4

8

CHEM 1403/1401 and CHEM 1413/1411

All

Computer Science A

3

3

ITA 1003 or CS 1093

All

4

4

CS 1014

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

ITA 1003 or CS 1093*

All

4

4

CS 1014

All

Drawing

5

3

ART 1113

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1203

All

4

6

ENGL 1203 and ENGL 1213

All

5

9

ENGL 1203, 1213, and ENGL literature course

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1203

All

4

6

ENGL 1203 and ENGL 1213

All

5

9

ENGL 1203, 1213, and ENGL literature course

All

French Language and Culture

3

11

FREN 1304, 1314, 2303

All

German Language and Culture

3

11

GERM 1304, 1314, 2303

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 2773

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2803

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2813

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSI 2763 or MUSI 1223

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 2803/2811

All

Physics 2

3

8

PHYS 2803/2811 and PHYS 2823/2831

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

8

PHYS 2903/2911 and PHYS 2923/2931

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4*

PHYS 2903/2911

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1163

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

11

SPAN 1304, 1314, 2303

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 2503

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 2753

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 2753 or HIST 2763

All

4

6

HIST 2753 and HIST 2763

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 1123 or HIST 1133

All

4

6

HIST 1123 and HIST 1133

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

58

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

60

4

Chemistry

55

8

College Algebra

52

3

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

55

3

English Literature

57

3

Financial Accounting

54

3

French I

56

8

French II

59

11

German I

55

8

German II

60

11

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Business Law

52

3

Introductory Psychology

55

3

Introductory Sociology

59

3

Pre Calculus

60

5

Principles of Macroeconomics

54

3

Principles of Microeconomics

54

3

Spanish I

56

8

Spanish II

63

11

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jun 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : David Seward

Financial aid office phone : (479) 788-7090

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $171.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $474.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,193.00

$7,193.00

$7,193.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$16,283.00

$16,283.00

$16,283.00

Room and board:

$8,426.00

$8,512.00

$3,040.00

Books and supplies:

$1,264.00

$1,264.00

$1,264.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,980.00

$1,980.00

$1,980.00

Transportation expenses:

$806.00

$1,344.00

$1,344.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$19,669.00

$20,293.00

$14,821.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$28,759.00

$29,383.00

$23,911.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 68

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 68

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 52.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 48.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Must be in good standing with a 2.0 college GPA and have official transcripts.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $16,973.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,426.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,512.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $497.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students