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  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 29 people found this review useful. 1 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is great for all types of students. Whether you want to be a sorority or fraternity member or you simply want to focus on academics, the University of Arkansas has a wide variety of students interested in what you are interested in.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Arkansas is an amazing place to attend college. Beyond being a beautiful campus, this university has many ways to get involved inside and outside of the campus. From students organizations in specific fields to spiritual, athletic, and special interest clubs the University of Arkansas is the way to go. If you choose to attend this university be sure and get involved. Nothing can keep you more focused than having a support group of friends with the same interests as you.

    Bang for the buck

    Although attending the University of Arkansas is extremely pricey, the money is well spent. I would not trade any amount of money for the experience I have had at the University of Arkansas. The price for a good education may be high, but its totally worth it at the University of Arkansas. I guarantee you will not regret spending the extra money to attend the University of Arkansas.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at the University of Arkansas, so much so that I miss being there during the summer. There are all types of people and so many wonderful activities to get involved in, you will never get bored. From joining a sorority to study to groups to even workout groups, I found friends that will last me a lifetime while learning so much about myself and my field of study.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an International Business student in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Throughout my time at the University of Arkansas I have learned more than I ever imagined. My business classes were focused and interactive mixing a good time with learning. My professors were always interested in my concerns and helped me in every way possible.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 2 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is great for diverse and open-minded people. I honestly believe that any personality could thrive in this atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students would be to start everything early. I recommend applying for the University of Arkansas in September. It's not hard, and the admission staff is there to help every step of the way. Also, take advantage of the scholarship opportunities! The priority deadline for scholarship applications is early November. Making this deadline will give you the best chance at receiving one. When one is a junior and senior in high school, one needs to participate in as many things as possible. Involvement looks great on scholarship applications. When one actually begins the freshman semester, I strongly recommend getting involved in every opportunity that comes one's way. This is a great way to meet new people and learn new things. Most of all, enjoy you time at the University of Arkansas. It truly is a great environment.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas is not that bad on tuition, especially for in-state tuition. With FAFSA and the Arkansas Lottery scholarship, the cost of attendance almost seems like nothing. This was very appealing for me because I didn't even have to get a student loan. Also, the university has several scholarship opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love this university's pride and spirit for every aspect of college life. The football games are insanely crazy! So many fans pack the stadium on home games and root for the Razorbacks! The Pep-rallys for football games are a blast! They are held the night before home games in the Greek Theater. Thousands of students attend and go crazy to pump up their hogs. There is all ways something to do here. There is Hper building building which is the gym. It has everything you can think of for participating in sports and working-out. Intramural sports are always having tournaments for the students to stay active. I highly recommend any student at the U of A to check them out. Also, there are numerous registered student organizations for one to become apart. Going Greek is another opportunity for one to take advantage. I never realized how many Greek organizations there actually are.

    Am learning a lot

    I knew college was going to be hard, and I was afraid I wouldn't learn very much because of this. I was terrified of being left behind in my classes. In reality, this is not how the University of Arkansas conducts their education. The professors here are extremely skilled in teaching students. They make difficult material well understood for students like me. Also, the university has tons of tutoring places at all times during the semester. All of the tutors are extremely knowledgeable and courteous. I don't feel nervous to get help from anyone. Gregson Hall has tutoring for almost every subject. This is very convenient for me because it is right across the road. There is a quality writing center and math labs for tutoring and test taking. All of these places are wonderfully staffed and comfortable. I actually surprise myself when I think about how much I am learning at the University of Arkansas.

  • 12/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is great for students who want to learn to appreciate diversity and who want to strive to succeed. From living in the International dorm (Holcombe) I have learned a lot about various cultures and made friends with many people from foreign countries. It has been one of the best experiences of my life. Also, my professors have pushed me and my peers to succeed and it has payed off, as me and my closest friends all have high GPA's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend your classes. Simply attending your classes will probably raise your grade by two letter grades because you will know what's going on, when everything is due, and of course, you won't miss out on any crucial notes. Also, try to sit as close to the front in class as possible, as this will keep you alert and focused.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas is a very good deal price wise, especially if you will be paying in-state tuition. It's Business school and Architecture school are among the best in the nation, and if possible, you should apply for the Honors college. The University of Arkansas will look good on any resume for about half the price of many other big name schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is never a dull moment at the University of Arkansas. From SEC football games, to big time concerts, and everything in between, there is never a lack of activity here. Social events are happening every day and you should never get bored here! The trick is maintaining your grades while having all this fun.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning a lot in classes, I am learning a lot about people and about myself. Don't get me wrong, classes are keeping me busy, but the peer interaction is truly almost equally as important as academics. I am also learning how to balance my time between classes, friends, fitness, organizations, volunteering, and Church activities.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles almost every forty feet on campus. These poles have a button on them that you can press that alerts an officer on campus. I've never used it, but they say an officer will be there within 5 minutes, no matter where you are on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities to choose from. They seem like they always have events going on. They have some very intricate and unique sorority and fraternity houses alike.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs on campus. If you need to meet some new people, this is the way to do it. There is even a Quittich club where the member literally play the game out on a soccer field on campus. Love it!

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great if you like good music, open-minded people, chickens, or greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since it is the University of Arkansas, our mascot is the razorback pig. There is a fountain of a razorback drooling right near the admissions office. Our oldest building, also our most beautiful, is Old Main. We sing to her in our Alma Mater.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition price is not too steep (around $10,000 a year), and it is a very renowned school for what it is. The business school is ranked in the top 10 of the nation. There is a huge gym and elaborate bus system included in tuition. Those are definitely plusses!

    What to do for fun

    Dickson Street is like our downtown in Fayetteville. It is where all the bars and clubs are. Concerts are happening almost every night around town. George's is the center for fantastic music. Fayetteville is a bicycle friendly community, so that's always fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are mediocre, like cafeterias in general. The selection of restaurants is really diverse, and you can find it very easily around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are some older dorms that can be pretty funky and cramped. There are also really nice dorms, but they cost a tad more. There's really no in-between.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't have to study to hard, and I am a B average student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring you walking shoes, because Fayetteville is very hilly and quite large. Also, don't forget to smile :)

    In three sentences

    This university has a diverse, smart, and eclectic student body. The classes never fail to impress me, and neither does the sheer beauty of the campus.

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    From the high school stud searching for a physical upgrade, down to the class clown who needs a bit of reasonable motivation, the University of Arkansas is the place to be. In general, if you are a person who just wants to challenge your intellect and see how far you can push yourself then I extend this invitation to you. We here at the University of Arkansas are anxious and waiting for your arrival. We just ask that you leave all doubts and negative energy at home. Cause when you come to the University of Arkansas our goal is to fill your heads and hearts with a concrete feeling of Razorback pride and a huge surplus of self respect.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are searching for a place in which you find yourself repeating Dorthy's famous quote There's no place like home then the University of Arkansas is the place for you. It is truly a vicinity in which dreams can come true. I persuade, no I openly urge students who are wanting to attend a University in which: friendships are made in seconds,the teaching staff is available day and night (email) , and good times are around every corner to join us here at the University of Arkansas.

    Bang for the buck

    Like many of the students I contact via recruiting I have come to find that money is the big topic of discussion. From In-State to Out-of-State, the price can be quite extreme. However, the University of Arkansas is a place like no other. They offer students with many types of financial aid. Some of the aid offered comes in the form of Chancellor scholarships, In-State and Out-of-State tuition, and various foreign and local scholarships. The University of Arkansas is truly dedicated to helping students overcome the woes of college expenses.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Arkansas has become my home away form home. I enjoy going to class and learning new skills. Also, it seems like I meet new friends from different racial backgrounds everyday. I also have benefited from their work-study program offered at the University. I am one of the lucky few to have a job in the University's Admissions office. I have become a full fledged recruiter for students interested in coming to the University of Arkansas. I wear my Razorback logo with pride and a feeling of accomplishment.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Pre-med Biology major in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. I just finished my sophomore year at the University of Arkansas. Being a Biology major is not an easy task. There are lots of labs and loads of material to cover. However, I am lucky because my professors and advisers have my back 100%. Whenever I have a concern or an issue, they are there to aid me.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types, especially students who love diversity. Even though it's Arkansas, there are several races and cultures among the university. Also, as said earlier, the business and architecture college are highly ranked among the nation. So, students with those majors will find the university a great investment. Even though our other colleges aren't ranked as high, I have many friends who enjoy the program. I'm a music major, and I LOVE the program here.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, pleae attend class. You get a lot from in class experience than just coming to class when major assignments and tests are due. Also, like I said earlier, good grades come from good time management. Sometimes, you're going to have to make sacrifices in order to maintain a good grade. Most of all, have fun. They don't call it the college experince for nothing! You will find things about yourself that you never knew before. Meet new people,get out more, and get involved on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Handing over money isn't always easy. At first glance, the University of Arkansas might seem a tad expensive, but compare the rates to other great colleges like USC and University of Miami, the U of A is an excellent choice. Especially, considering the university's business and architecture school being top-ranked among the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    It may seem easy to say being an Arkansas native, but I love being a Razorback! That doesn't mean the Razorback experience is only limited to athletics. There are numerous student organizations, activities, and events going on on campus. It ranges from a visit from the Dalai Lama to musical performances by Snoop Dog and T.I. Your college experience becomes enhanced once getting involved on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Music Education major, and although there are some classes on my core curriculum that I do not agree with, you do learn a lot from them and find out something about yourself or a different culture you might like. You also get an opportunity to meet different educators and styles of teaching. Of course, college is a challenge, but it's only as hard as you make it. The key to academic success is time management!

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 213

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many things available to do on and off campus. If you're in to hiking or camping or anything like that there are plenty of places to do that in Arkansas or Oklahoma which isn't that far away from Fayetteville. In the city itself there are festivals throughout the year and a ton of restaurants. On campus there is usually some kind of game to go to and parties that happen at least once a week.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria's on campus are pretty good. If you don't learn self-control quickly though you'll gain a lot of weight. There is pizza and every other junk food possible available all day but there is also salad and healthier options. So don't go crazy on the junk food.

    Dorm Life

    The most important thing about dorm life is becoming friends with your roommate. Your going to be living with them for a year and you don't want it to be awkward every time your in the room. Keep your dorm semi-clean because they're not that big especially with two people living in them, it'll feel crowded.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to class do not skip it just for fun, it may be tempting but it's not worth lowering your grade for it. Do everything possible to keep your grades up as high as possible because you never know when your going to have an off day. Study way before the night before the test even if it means skipping a party you wanted to go to. Don't think you can just bring your grade up later in the semester because it's nearly impossible and incredibly hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off on any classes at any point because a low grade is not as easily brought up as it was in high school it makes it twice as hard as it would have been if it had just been kept up to begin with. Never skip class unless you absolutely have to professor's love to give surprise attendance checks for a grade. Enjoy the experience and make friends because if you don't even try to enjoy it and meet people it's going to get very lonely and you're probably not going to have any fun while attending school.

    In three sentences

    The University is a fantastic school to attend and provides more than enough activities to get involved in to connect to other students. Every professor that I have encountered have been very nice and excited to do anything they can to help. The opportunity's offered there are limitless and provide a once in a lifetime experience.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 213

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville has endless options as far as leisure activities, events, etc. Dickson Street is where most people go because it's so close to campus (especially if they're 21 because it's a lot of bars). But there are also shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, bookstores, bakeries, and various other places along Dickson and around the town square. Fayetteville is known for its Farmer's Market, which is held in the town square on the weekends. There is a great mall, two movie theaters, a bowling alley, miniature golf, and lots of frozen yogurt places and restaurants. It's also a great place for biking, camping, hiking, fishing, etc. because of Lake Fayetteville, Mount Sequoyah, and other well-known camping spots. As far as campus events go, there is ALWAYS something going on, basically every single day, and Razorback athletics are amazing so everyone loves going to football games, baseball games, etc. To sum it up, you will NOT be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Eating at the dining halls on campus can get pretty old after a while, but when you go home and realize how convenient it is to have your food made and ready to go at all times, you may reconsider. There are three dining halls on campus and various other restaurants that you can go to and even do meals trades for. The meal trades are great because they stay open until 11:00 and it gives you a way to switch things up and not go to a dining hall every single night. Overall, I do think the dining halls have pretty good quality food. I have eaten on other college campuses and I have to say that the U of A is probably the best in comparison. Lots of options for anyone, including vegetarians, those with food allergies, etc. You can even special request certain things from the chefs and they will make them for you (usually vegetarian). The restaurants on campus include Quiznos, Starbucks, Burger King, Chik-fil-a, Sub Generation, the Wok, a burrito bar, and a pasta place. Overall, good food but definitely not a bang for your buck. Meal plans are great, but pretty pricey!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the U of A varies GREATLY, so it's important to decide what you're looking for before picking your dorm. Maple Hill and the NW Quads are the nicest and priciest dorms on campus, but I've never known anyone to enjoy staying there. They aren't social at all, and while it may be nice to be basically living in a hotel-like atmosphere, it's not what most people are looking for their freshman year. As far as the more affordable, traditional dorm-style residence halls go, most people seem to really enjoy staying on campus. It's still pretty pricey in comparison to an apartment, but you can't beat walking down your halls and seeing your best friends everyday. Granted, you're NOT going to be friends with everyone you meet in the dorm but there are so many other people staying there that you will make a lot of new friends and always have someone to do something with at basically anytime.

    Academic Rigor

    I just finished my freshman year and while I found some parts of it to be very challenging, I fully believe that the difficulty of your academics depends on your major, whether or not you are in the honors program, and your specific professor. Students in the engineering and architecture programs are always studying/busy with school, and everyone knows that those are two of the most difficult majors. The difference between honors and regular courses is very obvious, after taking both and comparing the workload. The fact is, your honors courses' teachers just expect more from you and if you want the grade, you're going to have to work much harder for it. It's also important when picking your classes to pay attention to what professors you're getting. Ratemyprofessor.com is very helpful in determining who would be a good pick or bad pick. Sometimes two people take the same class, but depending on the professor, one of them may be doing MUCH more work/studying. Keep that in mind when registering for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't intend to be engaged in Greek Life, then at least be prepared and aware of the fact that fraternities and sororities are huge at the U of A, and the majority of people that you meet will probably in one. It's not necessarily a good or bad thing, but it's something to consider if you are looking for a way to get involved right away.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has exactly what everyone should want from their college experience. It offers a quality education, a lively and beautiful atmosphere, and endless opportunities to get involved, meet new people, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Regardless of who you are or where you come from, there is certainly something for everyone at the U of A.

  • 02/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    for those who are looking into teaching as a career, the u of a offers a 5-year masters program. it also really focuses on business majors. if one wants to go to law school eventually, arkansas has a grad student law program. the campus also has a big greek life which results in many events and parties. it is also wonderful for students who like the outdoors, there are many places for camping and hiking near to campus. for those who enjoy long boarding, the town of fayetteville is your heaven.

    Tips for prospective students

    take a tour of the campus during the fall, spring or summer, its gorgeous and the guide will really give you a feel of the place. once you become a student, free tutoring is offered everyday of the week. it is extremely useful for classes that aren't your strongest. a pass for athletics is around $75, which gets you into all sporting events.

    Bang for the buck

    the u of a has a tuition waiver for the surrounding states, if high school students attain a 24 on their act, they get in-state tuition. it really makes a difference in attendance costs and makes the university a real option for students with low budgets. out of the schools i looked at, overall, it was the cheapest and prettiest.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here, it is so hilly and beautiful. There are trees all over campus and multiple sculptures and fountains. Old main is a magnificent building in the center of campus that one can see from anywhere on campus. There are always at least three events to choose from on weekends. It is always an entertaining town to be in.

    Academic Rigor

    i have learned so much through the classes i have taken here. i have never had a ta and only had one ga.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    RazAlert contacts all students when there is inclement weather. There are also places throughout campus where you can call UAPD/Razorback patrol if you are out on campus and feel endangered. SAFE Ride is also always available to give students a ride at night back to their dorm if needed.

    Greek Life

    If you're interested in Greek Life, the University of Arkansas has a huge selection of fraternities and sororities available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities. It is easy to find out about them through the different colleges, the UREC, the HPER, the University Newsletter, from bulletin boards in the dorms and Student Union, and even from chalk messages around the cafeterias.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, adventurous, and athletic students who would enjoy going to a school with a very unique mascot (There's only one Hog!) would love this university.

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall and two movie theaters located within 10 miles of the University. There is also mini golf and a bowling alley. It is also fun to walk down Dickson St and visit the different coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, and other stores located on the street. Within a few miles of Fayetteville there are places to go hiking, camping, and canoeing, or just enjoying the outdoors. The Crystal Bridges Art Museum is located in Bentonville which is about a 20 minute drive from Fayetteville.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the bus system, it can be very helpful. Pay attention to where you park and when you need to move your car for athletic events,etc so as to avoid parking citations.

    In three sentences

    Although it is undergoing construction, the university has a beautiful campus. There are a plenty of class choices and times to encompass most desired majors. The teachers are generally helpful and encourage you to do your best.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The senior walk on campus is one of the most outstanding traditions I've encountered at the University. Everybody who graduates will get their name engraved on the sidewalks on campus. It's a ton of fun for students to find friends and family members engraved on sidewalks all over campus. And you can't forget those moments calling the hogs!

    What to do for fun

    The great thing about the University of Arkansas campus is that it's in the middle of town, so many things are within walking distance. Adding in the fact that Fayetteville is in the Ozark Mountains is wonderful if you enjoy any type of outdoor activity

    Food and Dining

    Being in the hospitality program allows me to learn of the steps the University is taking to improve the dining on campus. After learning about certain dining expansions and additions that will be happening within the next year, I'm very excited to see how the campus will look in a couple of years.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for the first two years of my undergraduate career and loved every minute of it. I stayed in the same dorm building two years in a row (Yocum), and was blessed to meet many people that I still consider to be friends. The RDs and RAs are vigilant in keeping students active and excited about living on campus with all different kinds of activities, both on and off campus

    Academic Rigor

    After trying out several different majors, I can honestly say that all the programs I have been in have been challenging and for the most part, enjoyable. I have been blessed to enjoy very many competent and excited professors in every degree plan I've been in: architecture, art, education, history, and hospitality management. Wherever you go, you will encounter professors who enjoy what they do and get you excited about learning while still making it a difficult, yet attainable class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should understand that this university is a competitive one. Going to class, working hard, and participating in discussions are more important that many students realize when first arriving at the University. But the biggest tip I can give is to be in shape when moving to campus- it may only take ten minutes to get to your class, but this is one campus where you will be walking uphill both ways!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is beautiful like no other campus I've encountered. Since first moving up to Fayetteville, I've been able to witness the leaps and bounds the University has taken to grow quickly with the quickly evolving world of technology. Being able to communicate with professors quickly online, doing completely anonymous reviews of the professors through a survey program, and using a google platform for the new email system are great improvements!

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UofA has their own police force who patrol regularly. The University also has an on campus program called safe-ride. Safe-ride offers rides to students after dark from parking lots, dorms, and dining halls.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas has a large number of exchange students as well as out of state students. Many classes will vary from large, 300 person lectures, to small, 30 person classes. People from small towns and high schools, as well as from large towns and high schools, will find it easy to adjust with the variety of class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you know anything about Arkansas, we are crazy about our Razorbacks! The student sections at all sporting events always hum with excitement and energy. Students actually camp out for football games. For those more interested in academic traditions, the University has a senior walk in which each year's graduates get their names engraved on the sidewalk.

    Bang for the buck

    Tons of businesses and restaurants in Fayetteville offer student discounts and specials. There are several bookstores around town that sell new and used books. At the end of the semester, these stores will buy the books back from students. There are even stores that rent books. There are also several thrift stores that will buy clothes for students needing a little extra money.

    What to do for fun

    While being involved on campus is fun, there are several things to do off campus. There is a bowling alley, put put golfing, laser tag courses, and parks. The city of Fayetteville has bike trails that run through it as well as gorgeous lakes and camp sites like Devil's Den. For those wanting a late night scene, Dickson Street is located right off campus and has several bars and clubs, some of which have live music.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining halls on campus. Even for students not living on campus, there are meal plans available. Aside from dining halls, there are a variety of restaurants on campus ranging from Starbucks to Chick Fil A to a fancy bed and breakfast. Surrounding campus are hundreds of fast food places and sit down restaurants. Right off of campus is Dickson St., which is made up of bars and restaurants that offer students specials and discount nights.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is definitely what you make of it. The UofA has one all girls' dorm and the rest are co-ed. Each dorm has their own special qualities and fun activities. If you leave your door open and go to dorm functions, you will meet many people on your floor who can become your best friends or study buddies.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas curriculum is moderately rigorous. Students who attend classes, study regularly and take good notes should do well. For students who want a harder course of study, they offer an excellent honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether or not you live on campus or commute daily, utilize the transit system. The campus is set on a hill and it can be a work out getting around. The transit system operates on a tight schedule and is very handy. Though bigger lecture classes may not take attendance, go to class. Nothing will maintain a good GPA like high attendance. Also, the University of Arkansas offers free on campus tutoring. Take advantage of this! The University wants you to succeed and has many resources to help their students do so.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas strives to make your college experience unique by recognizing individual students instead of losing them in the crowd. Set on a beautiful campus, the University of Arkansas offers an extensive variety of student groups, intramural sports, and on campus tutoring. The UofA is a campus with fun traditions, qualified professors, and is a great place to call home.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UAPD presides of the entire campus 24 hours a day. Blue emergency poles are interspersed throughout the university, ensuring safety at the touch of a button. Defense classes are taught by the PD for security against rape and molestation. Safe ride is another tool available to students. It picks people up who are drunk and can't drive home, who are stranded without a car, and whom are too scared walk home at night.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is great for any type of student. There truly is something for everyone. Whether it be sports, Greek life, music, dancing, art, or just academia, this college is ready for you. And if you can't find what you want, you can make it. With a petition and 5 signatures, you can go to the student government and make a club or sport.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lot 56 on campus is also known as the pit. No one really knows why this is, but the lot does curve into a bowl-like shape. At the University of Arkansas, we have our own football tradition. We call the hogs. It consists of us raising our arms while having spirit fingers saying, woooo, then fisting forward saying pig sooie. We do this three times and at the end of the last one we say, razorbacks, fisting again.

    What to do for fun

    At the University of Arkansas, there is always something to do for fun. Whether it be a dorm event, a fraternity party, or a tailgate, you can always have fun. During football season Saturdays are always busy, and during the week, when you're not studying you can go to the Hyper, an all inclusive gym and fitness center. It includes a pool and rock wall, as well as fitness classes. Many sporting events are available to you in both fall and spring. Of course if you want to go off campus, Dickson Street is right by the university, providing food, music, books, and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The campus supports Chartwells dining. There are 3 main cafeterias as well as a student union with numerous restaurant choices. Also interspersed throughout campus are other small coffee shops, smoothie places, as well as more restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the university is very involved. RA's and a student government in the dorms make student's voices heard. Almost all of the dorms support 2 people rooms and a community bathroom. There are always free laundry rooms and recycling bins. Events and activities are posted throughout the halls and are always open for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas puts much of their budget and funding into academics. The campus is constantly under construction to expand the colleges and build more building for academia. The classes are fairly small and honors courses are provided for even more one-on-one interaction. Also, much of their financial aid is based on academics, rather than anything else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit the university numerous times before starting your schooling. The campus can be slightly confusing if you don't where you're going. However after a few times around, you'll quickly find your way. Don't be afraid to get out there and make friends; take advantage of the before school activities and events. Not only are they fun, it helps you meet new people. Finally, make time to study during the day. You don't want to waste your evenings studying for 5 hours; break it up, and be happier.

    In three sentences

    My visits and experiences with the University of Arkansas have been quite positive; the staff and teachers are helpful, and classes are fairly small. The student life has something for everyone; over a hundred clubs and sports make sure no one is left out. With the exception of all of the hills, the landscaping and general atmosphere of the university are beautiful and upbeat.

  • 06/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus life, but do not forget your main reason for attending college.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 213

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    Bang for the buck

    Not a real expensive college but I know I'm learning just as much as I would at any other school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very fun atmosphere with a lot of outdoor activities and sporting events.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes teach you what you need to know and many even go a step further to show you things that will be useful in career that will not be tested on.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always lock your vehicle.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are going to be a teacher or work in a daycare go to the STEM center for math and science education. They provide curriculums, fun activities that you can do with your students, dye cuts, books, articles, almost anything you need. It is for you but no one ever tells you about it.

    What to do for fun

    Party it up when you can. In fayetteville you will find alot of parties to go to. I personally play video games but in the middle of the semester that all goes away. I love Kings River Falls, which is like 2 hours away. You hike for about a mile to the water.

    Food and Dining

    The U of A has alot of different fast foods and places to eat. They are also located next to Dickson which is in walking distance that has alot of different places to eat. Jimmy Johns is cheap and amazing. I use to work there and still can say that plus they deliver to your dorms.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in dorms but I suggest that you do.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard but they pretain to your degree and the feild work of your degree. They will be testing you over bigger concepts than what you are use to in high school classes. Find friends and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to live on campus. I spend 10 dollars a day to get there plus parking fees. Enjoy your major because you will be reading alot of material for each class.

    In three sentences

    It is hard if you have to work and go to school. Teachers are great teachers but they believe that all students live on campus and don't work. Study everyday or you will fall behind because everything comes due at once.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in Fayetteville. Between the sporting events, hiking and camping at Devil's Den State Park, and all the neat shops, Fayetteville literally has it all.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is good. They have a wide variety of options so you can have something new everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I would put it up against any university. It gives new students the chance to meet and interact with new people and establish good friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the deeper you get into your major, it gets significantly tougher. But that goes with any school. The University of Arkansas challenges students but gives them the tools to succeed in academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Although it sounds repetitive, it is the God's honest truth. Do not procrastinate. 2. Meet new people and network because sometimes it is about who you know. 3. Join Clubs or Organizations 4. Have fun because for most it only lasts four years.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has provided me with the tools for success. I have learned how to become a better leader and student. I have also established many relationships that will continue throughout the rest of my life.

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 213

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    Great for these types of students

    The students seem to be very focused

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at how many people go there and you will know that it is a gret school!!

    Bang for the buck

    I think that is is worth the money to go!!

    Will enjoy being here

    I think it will be great fun and I will meet a lot of new people

    Will learn a lot

    I think I will learn and get a great education.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 213

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    Great for these types of students

    rural, outdoors enthusiasts, southern, engineers, business majors, and architects

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit and make sure that it is the right place for you. Arkansas will not fit everyone it definitely has a large outdoors emphasis simply because of the activities available in the state. It is in the south and definitely shows signs of southern culture which is not the right fit for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Arkansas offers many scholarship opportunities if you are willing to work for them. They offer in state tuition reduction for students who score well enough on their ACT/SAT which helps make it an affordable option even for out of state students. Scholarships and financial aid also continue to be available for current students who can keep a decent GPA and again are willing to work.

    Am enjoying being here

    Greek life is very big on campus especially for girls so if you are not into sorority life it is hard to find your pace at first, but for the most part the people are very welcoming and it is easy to get involved in activities that interest you and meet people in your classes and dorms.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Arkansas has great teachers that are interested in your education. The class sizes are relatively small, especially in the honors college. My largest freshman lecture class had 350 students as opposed to over 1000. The teachers have great office hours and are flexible. There is a very broad range of degrees and topics to be studied.

  • 01/08/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    focused, assiduous, but also well rounded.

    Tips for prospective students

    study and you will get where you want to be!

    Bang for the buck

    getting a 24 on the act wil get you in state tuiton if you live in the surrounding states which is a great trade off!!

    Will enjoy being here

    absolutely beautiful campus!! when i left after visiting my first time i missed it already. it is definitely the picture perfect image of a top university.

  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 213

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in a diverse and exciting social environment combined with a strong work ethic and desire to succeed will fit in perfectly at the U of A. I'd recommend it to anyone willing to pay extra for a fulfilling experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET YOUR FUNDS IN AHEAD OF TIME. I can't stress how important being able to provide for your future is. Apply for scholarships, get the GPA at minimum to a 3.0, etc. The only two things really necessary to succeed once you're in college are 1) Go to class and 2)Do the work! This is true of all colleges, but particularly the U of A.

    Bang for the buck

    The only real problem with the University is the price. A 4,000 average price tag per semester is nothing to be taken lightly, especially in economic decline; however, if through scholarships, grants, and loans, you are able to attend, depending on how involved a student gets, it can be worth every cent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the different things there are to do on and off campus, including the many activities on campus such as Friday Night Live, random movie showings in the Union Theater, and the countless plays provided by the theater department. There's always something going on.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors I've had in the three different fields I've been attempting have been incredibly helpful. They actually have a passion for their field of study and know what they're passing on to us.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful, as is the surrounding area. There is plenty of cool stuff to do in NW Arkansas (concerts, events, dining, attractions, etc.).

    Will learn a lot

    The Honors Program at UA is phenomenal. They provide extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate research and overseas studies. All of it is well-funded via grants, fellowships, and scholarships. This is an outstanding place to be an Honors Student.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 213

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students. The University of Arkansas has an honor program for students who want to be challenged. Also, it is a culturally diverse school. There are programs like Global Greeks, which allows international students get involved in the Greek community. The Enhanced Learning Center is a great resource for students who have learning disabilities. They provide services like note taking, extended time on tests, and audio text books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Treat college like a typical work day. Go to class and spend the rest of your free time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. studying. It makes hanging out with friends more enjoyable when you don't have to worry about school. Plus, professors notice if you attend class regularly despite the common misconception. They are more apt to raise your grade if you are border line if they see you are making an effort. Also, Make sure to choose class times that suit your habits, but be willing to make sacrifices in your schedule in order to have the better professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to colleges across the nation, the University of Arkansas is a great deal for the quality of education that you receive. Its business school is ranked higher than many other colleges that are more expensive. Also, there are many scholarships available. If you are from out of state and have a relative who is an alumni, there is the Legacy scholarship that gives you instate tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    Razorback football is one of the most exciting parts of going to the University of Arkansas. There's nothing like calling Woo Pig Sooie with thousands of other screaming fans in the Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. Everyone dresses up in their finest hog attire, tailgates with friends and family, and cheers down Stadium Drive after the game despite whether they win or lose. Greek Life at the University of Arkansas is another big aspect of college and definitely worth trying. It is a great way to make friends. Also, it gives you the opportunity to get involved on your campus and in your community. It’s a good way to give your mind a break from school, yet be proactive with your close friends.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging, yet doable. The professors have designated office hours to help you learn any difficult information outside of the classroom. You learn the majority of the information in class, so it is important to take notes. The best way to retain the information is to go over the previous lecture before class starts to refresh your memory. Also, there are ways to learn about your major outside of the classroom. The university has groups on campus that are concentrated toward different majors. These groups have career workshops and take trips to companies and firms. By being involved in these groups, you learn vital information about the job market, the application process, and possible careers.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 213

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    Will learn a lot

    i cant wait to attend the university of arkansas i know its worth while and will be a great experience for me!!!!

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 213

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for student who work hard and want to accomplish many things in life. University of Arkansas offers many great opportunities to their students to achieve their goals acedemically or not. It is also good for student who do not want to go to a huge school or a tiny school. This unv=iversity is just the right size for a college.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to you would be to try many different classes because you go into college sure you are going to pursue one degree, then you take a random class and you could love it som much that you switch majors. That is what happened to me.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every penney I have paid. If I had to do it all over again, I would not hesitate to choose University of Arkansas as my college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made so many friends so far and have joined many Student Run Organizations. There is always something to do on campus or off and Fayeteville is such a college kid town.

    Am learning a lot

    I am loving all of my teachers. I have learned so much from them not just on an educational level but also personally. My Business law professor has been the most influential teacher this semester. It is because of his class that I am pursuing my dream of becoming a lawyer.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 213

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    Campus Safety

    I don't actually know a lot about this aspect of campus life. I do feel that the school could provide more lighting at night. There are, however, posts around the school where if you are ever in need of anything, you can press a button and contact someone in a matter of minutes.

    Greek Life

    When I took my first tour of the school, the tourguide told my group that about 25% of the students participate in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned earlier, there are tons of activities. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities as well.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want the full college experience. Also, and more importantly, this school is for students who want a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new addition of the Quidditch team is rather unusual. It is based off of the game Quidditch featured in the Harry Potter novels. It caters to hardcore fans of the series.

    Bang for the buck

    U of A turned out to be everything I hoped it would be. It is the perfect school for any new college student. When I talk to some friends who attend other colleges, they often tell me that their schools don't offer some of the things U of A does. Some of my friends have even decided to transfer to U of A for that very reason.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities both on-campus and off-campus. There are political organizations, sports organizations, academic programs, and so much more. There are plenty of sororities and fraternities. Some clubs host school-wide parties, which include games, movies, and free food.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on-campus. There are many small fast-food eateries. After five o'clock, most of the food places can be payed for with your meal-plan, which is much more convenient for students. There are also several different cafeterias which serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    You get what you pay for. The Maple Hill dorms are the best of the best. The dorm I stayed in, Buchanan-Droke, is probably the shabbiest. Yet I think I had more fun in my dorm than if I would have stayed anywhere else. There is ample opportunity to bond with new people who are going through the same things you are. The RAs are wonderful and the staff is very accommodating.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously, some classes are harder than others. But as long as you apply yourself, you'll do well in any class, regardless of how hard it may seem. Some classes are rigorous and challenging and provide students with an opportunity to really learn the material they are being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    You might want to map out your schedule before the first day of classes. It's a big campus, so you're bound to get lost. Also, take advantage of all of the on-campus activities.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school, consisting of top-notch professors, a variety of activities, and a beautiful campus. All of the professors I've had thus far genuinely care about the future of their students. Also, students are provided with many different opportunities, ranging anywhere from joining the Quidditch team to Study Abroad.

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 213

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of things to do in the northwest arkansas area. since rogers and bentonville and fort smith are not too far away, it gives the students options on where to go for some fun things to do. the university provides some fun activities not only for freshman but for the upperclassmen too.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is not really that bad. there are a few places where the food is not very good, but for the majority, the food is good. the eating facilities are really good around campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are pretty nice. the northwest quads and the maple dorms are perfect places to live if you like nicer dorm rooms. the only disadvantage of living in those dorms is that people that live there are, 1. typically upperclassmen 2. a little less social. but the other dorms like the all boys dorm and the all girls dorm are for people who want to meet new people and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    so far here at the university, i have had some rigorous classes. the typical freshman classes are there basically to weed out the weak students who did not want to go to the school to fully learn. the work is not too hard, but it will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    for any students that plan to go to the university, i advise them to go to rate my teacher. com and look at the reviews on your professors. this is beneficial to you because you can see what other students are saying about the teachers and can give you a better feeling when enrolling in classes

    In three sentences

    i have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here at the university of arkansas. i have met a diverse group of people and have learned a lot over the past 6 months. overall it is a great school and i would advise anyone to come to this school.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 213

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    Campus Safety

    the university has a system that will contact you if schools is closing or if there is any type of serious incident. they also drive drunk people home for free.

    Greek Life

    say what you will about sororities and fraternities, but it's always nice having friends who know how to throw a party.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    part of the walkway in front of the old main building is supposedly haunted. here at the university of arkansas, the names of students and the years in which they graduated are literally etched into the campus sidewalks. apparently, all the students who graduated in 1842 died soon after leaving college. for this reason, it is considered bad luck to walk over the part of the sidewalk where their names are inscribed.

    Bang for the buck

    i wouldn't know because i haven't graduated yet. it's always helpful having the knowledge necessary to make a living out of your passion. you may discover that what you really want to do doesn't require a formalized education. ultimately, campus's like the university of arkansas are not only for learning, they are for having fun and staying connected to society.

    What to do for fun

    until you turn 21, expect to have fun outside the boundaries of societies laws (unless you and your friends truly enjoy board games). once you are old enough and know how it feels to live independently, treat yourself to the finer things in life (like bars and cheap thrills). most likely though, you will have your own definition of what is fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    if you are living off your parents money, get a meal plan. if you have a steady job, try to start buying groceries for yourself (even if you can't afford that much). food prices are going up across the country. that is why you must discipline yourself if you want money for food.

    Dorm Life

    you will most likely either love or hate your first year roommate. people's personalities are indeed different and you will learn soon after arriving at college that you must search for the good in people if you are going to survive dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    like most classes, focus on homework and review dates. powerpoints are helpful, but they are not as reliable as good old fashioned note taking. writing down information word for word is not always necessary to end a course with a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to ride the bus if you don't feel like paying for parking. always ask if there is a review guide for your class exams. try renting your textbooks online instead of paying full price at a campus store. open yourself up to new experiences since you will meet many diverse people.

    In three sentences

    the campus itself is nice and well manicured. the teachers are for the most part very helpful. the university provides a free for all public transit system which i think is very accommodating.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 213

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    Campus Safety

    campus is fairly safe. i do not recall any horrible incidents so far this ear.

    Greek Life

    i am not in any form of greek organization but i have lived on campus right behind the frat houses. it's what anyone would expect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the senior walk! when you graduate, your name will be on a sidewalk forever.

    Bang for the buck

    it is worth it if you have high goals and expectations. there are scholarships from the school available for the students.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do on campus. since u of a-fayetteville is home of the razorbacks, one can go to a home sporting event. there are organizations ranging from greek to non-greek to academic interest to religious views or even just personal interests like larping. some people love going to the hper to work out. there's intramural sports, rock climbing. for those who seek adventure there

    Food and Dining

    food is food. there is a variety each and everyday as well as the regulars on the menu. there are plenty of dining halls on each side of campus. also, there is a starbucks, papa johns, subway and quiznos on campus. if you do not want a full meal there are convenient stores, club red, and a mini walmart. of course with the school's location, there food places not far from campus. last, there is late night which takes place in the arkansas union that includes the popular chick-fil-a, a burger king as well as stir fry, pizza, a sandwhich, wrap, and soup place, with options of sides. late night is good for those who have night classes.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life can be awesome. the dorms with more history to them are more social than any others. there are more people to interact with and most dorms have events held there. despite the location of some, i feel that dorm life is better than living alone and you do not have to worry about keeping up with payments for a house or apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    the rigor of the college differs on the major in a way. some departments expect more from the students pursuing a certain major. of course as the year progress, one will soon realize that just getting by will effect the chances of employment in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be so intimidated. sure it's a big step from high school but stay positive. it's not the end of the world if your expectations aren't always fulfilled right away. stay focused. commit. go to class and keep your priorities in order.

    In three sentences

    the university of arkansas is a great campus overall. it is a school that takes pride in positive recognition of accomplishments of the students. also, it is a very chill and friendly atmosphere.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    although the campus is big, there is no reason to ever feel unsafe at the university. campus security is top notch and they provide many amenities to ensure the safety of all. for example, if you have a late class or if it's dark outside, you can call for an escort to walk you to your class/dorm. it's great!

    Greek Life

    greek life is a big part of the university. this year i did not rush but it's definitely a decision i regret. i've met so many amazing greeks this year that i can't help but wish i was a part of the community. i am very excited to rush this fall!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds if not thousands of clubs and activities to join on campus. no matter your interests, you'll be sure to find a club full of people who share your interests

    Great for these types of students

    the u of a provides something for everyone! if you desire a great college experience, one you'll remember forever, then the u of a is the place for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    my favorite unusual tradition at the u of a is senior walk. upon graduating, your name will be engraved onto senior walk forver. current students can go back to the first graduating class of the u of a and still see the names of the graduating class. i think it's great that your name will be part of the university forver!

    Bang for the buck

    at the u of a, you'll definitely get what you paid for. asside from getting an amazing education, you'll become part of a family and be given memories you'll cherish your whole life!

    What to do for fun

    there's lots to do for fun in fayetteville. there are many activities that the u of a provides students to get them to mingle and be introduced to fellow students. athletics and pep rallies are great to give you razorback pride, and there is also lots to explore around fayetteville!

    Food and Dining

    dining at the u of a is very good! the campus definitely switches it up all the time and you have several options on where to eat on campus but no matter where, just know you'll have a great meal!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at the u of a is great! ra's and fellow floormates are great and clean and safe and you'll have a lot of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    academic wise, you'll definitely be challenged by both your professors and peers in a way that will prepare you for your career

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're considering applying to the u of a, do it! it's a beautiful campus and you'll meet amazing people. the u of a will provide you with a great experience you'll cherish forever.

    In three sentences

    the u of a is an incredible campus to attend. the university provides students with great staff and an overall experience. there's something for everyone and you truly become a part of the razorback family.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are two different university of arkansas police stations on campus that patrol campus. also the university of arkansas has a safe ride program that gives students the option to call safe ride and they will pick them up from anywhere.

    Greek Life

    university of arkansas has many greek groups. there are typical greek sororities and fraternities as well as professional fraternities/sororities and service fraternities/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    at the university of arkansas, there are over 250 registered student organizations. also, if you can't find one to fit your needs, you can create your own group with an advisor.

    Great for these types of students

    there are many opportunities for any student on campus. whether career minded, academic minded, or socially minded; there is something to fit everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    call those hogs. this tradition began after the university of arkansas changed mascots from the cardinal to the razorbacks. now at every event, or even randomly around campus you'll hear people calling those hogs. wooooo pig soooie

    Bang for the buck

    great education for a great price. definitely a good deal for the education that you leave with

    What to do for fun

    i love going to the movies and going out to dinner with my friends. also i really love all the sporting events, it's a great way to get involved with students and the school.

    Food and Dining

    there are 3 main dining halls on campus, and they are generally pretty good. like any campus or cafeteria food, it all starts to taste the same. but then there is late night meal trade options that allow you to go to different spots on campus and use your meal plan for dinner. this is a great switch from the day to day cafeteria food. also there are different 'convenient store' type places on campus where you can get snacks.

    Dorm Life

    for freshman, the dorms are wonderful. there are a lot of different options all over campus and each dorm offers something different. from proximity to classes, to the general set up of the dorm; everyone can find a setup that fits them.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the major, academics can take up all of your time (such as architecture) or you can have a pretty open social life with time to work and join organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely talk to your professors when you begin class, they will be much more likely to help. most importantly, go to class; i know high school was boring, but classes get hard fast.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of arkansas. it offers ways to get involved in every thing here: athletics, volunteering, registered organizations, and more. academics are extremely important too.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety here is really good. You can always spot an officer on campus, this makes one feel safe of course. Because of this, there is rarely a problem when the police is needed.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big here just like any other university. There are more women here that join sororities, more than men. One thing is for sure is that if you get into the greek life you will not regret it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a wide range of clubs and activities. Sports clubs, to simple interest clubs like architect. The activities here are endless, either on campus or off. There are many outdoors activities that they offer here.

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for anyone looking for a small campus, yet feels like a big university. But I still think this university is a great fit for anyone. The city here growing which is always a good thing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We sidewalks with imprinted names of everyone who has graduated from the U of A. The names date back to the early 1900's.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall the school is relatively cheap compared to other universities. In my opinion I would have thought it would be more expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things that the university offers to keep you busy. From recreational sports, intramurals, and club sports. Then there are clubs that range from cultural clubs to special interest and future careers like business.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining here is amazing. At the union they have a variety of things to offer. Theres also an einsteins bagel, starbucks, papa johns, and even chick fil a here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great. Each dorm has its special feel to it. The most popular dorms here are the quads and humphreys. The quads are newer, nicer, and pricey. Humphreys is a little older, but they tend to be picked over the quads.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always felt that it just depends on the person and what degree you are shooting for. For me the school work is about average, I mean it is college and you can't just breeze through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The U of A is a relative small campus but with everything it offers, it gives it a big campus vibe.

    In three sentences

    This school offers everything you are looking for in a college. The school is filled with school spirit and has its own little special touch to it. The U of A is filled with opportunities you can't get anywhere else.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard of anything bad happening on campus. There are two police stations located on campus and there are emergency phones all around the campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of Greek life, but I know that it is a large part of this university. I know people who are in it and love it. Even though it is a huge part of the campus, that doesn't mean that you need to be apart of it to have a good experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities that you can do/join here at the U of A.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student really!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wooooo Pig Sooie! Calling those Hogs!

    Bang for the buck

    It can be pricey if you don't have instate tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I help out with Razorvision Academy since I am a broadcast student. I also just like to go out to eat or to a movie with my friends. There is so much more stuff to do here though, especially if you like to be outside!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria cookies are the reason that there is the Freshmen 15. Sooooo good! I also really like that there is such a variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure that once you are accepted you sign up to pick your dorms quickly! You want to be able to pick the one that suits you best.

    Academic Rigor

    It all just really depends on your major, what classes you have to take and your teacher. Every campus is going to have some really hard professors and some really easy professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships now! Tuition and fees adds up!

    In three sentences

    This is by far the prettiest campus that I looked at. While it is hilly, it is all within a 10 minute (walking) radius. I absolutely love it here.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is always going to be a concern, no matter what college anyone decides to go to. At the U of A, we offer a service called SafeRide. If anyone is out late studying at the library and don't feel comfortable walking back to their dorm or car by themselves, they can dial SafeRide and two people in a golf cart will pick them up and drop them off at their dorm. There are also emergency lines/telephones all around campus to call the campus police in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are two roads on campus that we call Fraternity Row and Sorority Row. All the Greek social organizations are highly active on campus and are quick to promote the University of Arkansas. If someone isn't interested in a social sorority or fraternity, there are also service sorority that focus on community service, or service to a group, like band. They have a service fraternity and sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone at the University of Arkansas. So far, there is a dance club that consists of ball room dancing, salsa dancing, etc. There is even a club on campus for the Harry Potter fans called quidditch, in which students play this game from Harry Potter and they even play other colleges.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love a change in scenery, who thrive in school spirit, and who doesn't mind being in classes that consist of 100 plus students in class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As it has been noted, there is only one Hog Nation in SEC. When going to a game, be it football, basketball, or anything else, the fans make sure everyone feels pride when they call the Hogs. By going to a football game, anyone else can pick up on the excitement that the audience feels when cheering for the Razorbacks. On campus, there are numerous places to relax at. For example, there is a koi fish pond in the Fine Arts garden and by Kimple Hall. These are quiet places to simply relax.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. Movie nights, carnivals, and Friday Night Live. If campus life gets overwhelming, there are numerous trails to ride your bike on, go hiking on, places to swim, a lake to fish in, a large mall to go shop at, and art galleries across beautiful Fayetteville!

    Food and Dining

    The food is normally delicious. However, after a while cafeteria food gets to be a bit of a routine. To change the routine, after 5 p.m.-11 p.m., the Union Food court offers Chick-Fil-A, Burger King, and numerous other fast food chain meals in exchange for a regular meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm one chooses, it's always enjoyable. There seems to be some sort of activity going on every week in a dorm so there are numerous opportunities to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging and invigorating. Teachers are always available to assist and there is the Enhanced Learning Center where one can ask for a tutor in nearly every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep up with your work and aim for completing it ahead of time. It'll be easier to keep track of. Work on time management skills and keep your health in check. Avoid video games and partying.

    In three sentences

    It's wonderful and exciting. The scenery is beautiful, the teachers are wonderful, and financial office is more than willing to help. Overall, best college experience starts here.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 35 of 213

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go out on the town, join a fraternity/sorority. Have no expectations and nothing will surprise you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visits, ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a beautifully unique campus among the Hill. It is a research university dedicated to it's students and the understanding of higher knowledge.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They take campus safety seriously, but it is always important to use common sense at night. They have a service set up that allows students to call for a ride for whatever reason.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is extremely strong at this university. They have greek houses all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count. There are activities for all types from fine arts, to sports, to academic.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for people who have a strong school spirit and are ready to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek Theater is a fantastic place to hang out during the day and enjoy the night concerts. It is located at the center of campus, within easy reach of classrooms and dining halls.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition costs is very reasonable for those who gain in-state tuition. They have also partnered with neighboring states, such as Texas, to offer the same deal.

    What to do for fun

    The mainstreet is full of fun clubs and food joints to satisfy anyone's craving. Also Northwest Arkansas is home to many walking trails and campgrounds, perfect for those who love the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    The university contains a variety of dining halls, that students can reach from any point on campus. The food is excellent and with the meals plans, stress free.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options for dorm life to accomodate all needs. Students are allowed to choose the atmosphere that most suits them.

    Academic Rigor

    The Business school is full of many intellectual professors. The academic standards of this department is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are very helpful; make sure to use them as a resource. I would also suggest taking advantage of the many study abroad programs available.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great school with many opportunities. They have a wonderful career department to help students make connections in the professional world. The school is full of resources to help students succeed.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus as well as town. Phones are placed frequently around campus in case of an emergency. Police station placed on campus so response time is fast.

    Greek Life

    Very popular! Many students join Greek life and enjoy their experience as well as make many new friends instantly. Houses and activities are really neat and organized well!

    Clubs and Activities

    Offers tons of recreational sports and activities ranging from a variety of sport clubs to sewing club or whatever you're interested in!

    Great for these types of students

    University is perfect for student looking for an a small town feeling with the big town activities and student life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling the Hogs is the biggest tradition! Calling the hogs at a sold out football game with a packed stadium with the rest of the students and fans is an indescribable feeling and a definite must! A cool location on campus that you have to check out at least once is the Greek Theater. Located on the middle of campus and hosts concerts or sometime even classes!

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy an exciting sports game. Grab a couple friends and go to the Hyper building to play a game of basketball, racket ball, swim, or just get a good workout in

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of choices to eat on campus. There are dining halls located around the campus as well as other places to eat such as starbucks and quizno's.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are kept up and maintained really well. Provide free washers and dryers for your use. The dorms itself are extremely nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome academics are far as classes go. They offer a wide variety of things to choose from. There are also an abundant amount of resources provide for you to help you when you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you start considering it. Maintain a good GPA. Be prepared to enjoying your experience at the U of A!

    In three sentences

    The university of Arkansas is a awesome school that has a beautiful campus. Academics along with student life are unbelievable. The resources offered and those that are provided at the university are like no other university!

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is big at Fayetteville. We have what they call safe ride it takes you back to your dorm if its really late so you will not have to walk by yourself in the dark. And also it takes you off campus as well.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is AMAZING at this University. There is never a dull day at the university and that is because the Greek life is always in full gear. The frats and sororities are always hosting a party or doing an activity that involves everyone, its a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities around campus, they are always advertising about their clubs on posters and billboards. You just have to dive into them and you will enjoy it.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who are in to learning things new and meeting people from all over the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this place called Old Main and right in from of Old Main is a sidewalk with the first graduation class on it an goes on and on until the current year. A legend says if you step on the year 1914 you will die in four years. No one steps on that year!

    Bang for the buck

    You are definitely getting what your money is worth. Its a great school overall!

    What to do for fun

    There is alot you can do for fun on the University, there is always something going on around campus that you can get involved with like Greek stuff or things in that matter.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is wonderful here. We have three cafeterias. And we also have what we call a Union. In the union we have a Mexican place, burger king, chick-fil-a, the wok, a pizza place and a sub place.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is like every other dorm life in a university, it sucks! Lol, but dorm life in Fayetteville is not just horrible there are perks when you live in a dorm. Most of the on campus dorms are nice and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this University are one of a kind. They help you when you are struggling in class. The assignments are easy but you just have to have the time to sit down in actually put your all into the assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come here you need to work hard and get good grades in high school. You would love to come to this University its just exciting and the professors actually care about you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a very diverse place. There are always many activities that goes around on campus. You will never get bored and everyone is friendly.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I was shocked at how serious the campus took the issue of safety. There is a police station in the all girls dorm, friendly officers patrolling campus, and many other measures the school takes to ensure a safe learning and living environment.

    Greek Life

    The University of Arkansas has some of the best Greek life around. It is a great opportunity to connect with some of the future leaders of this generation, and is a great way to stay involved around the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a current member of the Rugby Club and various other organizations around campus. I have noticed that all of the clubs are very structured and provide an effective way to grow in leadership and vocational skills.

    What to do for fun

    There is never an excuse to be out of things to do while attending the University of Arkansas. The school has rock climbing walls, high diving open to anyone, volleyball, racquetball, and basketball courts, a student technology center if state of the art computers, recording rooms, and last but not least, Guitar Hero.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent. Chartwells is in charge of providing food for the campus dining halls and to be honest the food is better than I ever imagined. Foods can range from fillet mignon, crab and all other kinds of delicious meals.

    Dorm Life

    The living areas are fantastic. All of the dorms have a wonderful community and offer ways for you to be involved and serve around campus. You can expect to meet some of your life long friends during this stage in your life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are by no means a walk in the park. Some colleges are known as 13th grade, but at the University of Arkansas you can definitely expect to be challenge, although teachers are very willing to work with you and are always open to having office visits and other type of meetings if necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you choose to attend this school, get involved and be consistent in your involvement with a particular activity. It doesn't matter what club or organization you choose to join, there will be incredible people ready to help you grow and develop in ways you never imagined possible.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a wonderful college filled with incredible staff and peers. The students at this campus have held me to a new standard and helped me grow and pursue my goals. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to attend this school and would recommend anyone with a desire to grow and learn to attend this college.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 40 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 350 clubs for students

    What to do for fun

    There are over 350 clubs on campus, and all of the sporting events are fun to go to!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, and the cafeterias are large so it doesn't take forever to get your food and find a seat.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms are fun, this is where you will meet a lot of people, and make a lot of new friends

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas is well known for its academics, the professors push their students to be their best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you meet a lot of people, and soak every moment in!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great place to go to school, the campus is pretty big and very beautiful. The staff at the YOU of A are all about the students, it is obvious once you go to the campus. The school spirit that is at Arkansas is the best that there is, the amount of students that love everything about their school is awesome.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University of Arkansas has safety covered. They sem committed to making sure the campus is a safe place for students.

    Greek Life

    I have been invited to participate in several fraternity rush parties. It is fun and exciting. My only comment would be it is a bit expensive for those already struggling to pay tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Be a HOG. Get involved. There is something for everyone at the University of Arkansas. For me it will be supporting the razorbacks in their athletic endeavors. GO HOGS!

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten in several of the dining halls in my visits to the campus and the food is very good with a wide variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to experience dorm life. It will definately be an adjustment but one I am open to experiencing.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Arkansas' Engineering College is top of the line. I get the impression that if you are willing to ask for help and commit to doing the work, they will do everything they can to help you succeed and achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit several campuses. University of Arkansas Fayetteville is amazing but to fully grasp just how awesome it is, you need to visit a few other places. It feels good to be a HOG!

    In three sentences

    University of Arkansas Campus is an exciting place to visit. It is energizing for incoming Freshman. Everyone I met was helpful and welcoming.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University has it's own police department patrolling 24/7 for safety. You can even get transportation services if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Definitely

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and activities to name.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of people. the Campus is really lively, especially during the beginning of the semester and at the end of the week. Friday Night live/life is an event at the end of the week that has activities and fun for student to end the week with a bang. Razorbash starts art the beginning of the fall semester and lasts about 2-3 weeks. It's pretty much a free giveaway event for students. school equipment, coupons, clothes, sometimes money, and LOTS of free food are given away. The University has recently added a gaming center for students. It's only a few months old with the newest gaming technology. The lively atmosphere really brightens the place up. The University is a very safe environment. If you do feel unsafe, you can get transportation to and from place. I think that service is already included in your tuition, but I could be wrong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friday Night Live and Razorbash are a few examples of the traditions that we ave at the U of A. Friday Night Live is an entertaining and interactive event at the end of the week that has different themes every week. It's made to help relieve the stress caused by college. Razorbash is an event that gives out information about the different organizations, shops, and events that take place around the university. It also gives A LOT of free prizes.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a bang for the buck, If you get the Academic Scholarship and the pell grant, you are good to go. The price for tuition is very low compared to most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Sledding when it is snowing. The University is built on multiple hills which is great for sledding when it snows. Shopping and Dickson street. You'll find out what Dickson St is all about when you get there. It's Lots of fun and a great place to meet new people

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants considering Fayetteville only has a population of almost 70,000 . The University has 3 main food centers. one near the Main Dorms, One in the center of campus and one in the southern area of campus. Fayetteville is ranked very high in small business success. There are A LOT of restaurants that surround the University so finding a great place with great food will be a piece of cake.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend it. It allows you to meet new people from all over the world and learn about places you've never heard of.

    Academic Rigor

    They are really in to keeping the Quality of learning at the maximum. Because of this, Academic dishonesty is not tolerated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your first few year will be very hard as the beginning courses are taught by grad students. I would recommend you doing some research on the courses you plan to take and the teachers that are teaching it. Some of the teachers are not the best at teaching. Good Luck.

    In three sentences

    It has great resources to use if you need help in any way. They are very honest on what they say. It has a lot of tradition and history.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Key fobs are used to enter Residence Halls. Also student IDs are used before entering any dining hall. Campus police, Razor Alert, and other security means are right there on campus that make you feel comfortable at any time.

    Greek Life

    As mentioned above, Greek Life plays a very important role at the University of Arkansas. Over half of the student body is a Greek! :) It's such a fun way to get to know people!

    Great for these types of students

    There are so many job opportunities on campus. Work studies are very popular!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling the Hogs at sporting events is definitely a student and Razorback fan favorite. The Senior Walk is another popular tradition at the University. Once you graduate, your name will be etched into the sidewalk along with the other students that graduated within that year. Old Main is a popular location on campus. It can be seen from just about anywhere in the town of Fayetteville.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is a major interest and major element of fun among students at the U of A. Hundreds of RSOs vary from Dr. Pepper Lovers, to StuMo (Student Mobilization- a Christian worship service for students). Also, there is ALWAYS something happening around campus, especially in the Union and Union Mall.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options on campus are very good! There is a Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Chik-Fil-A, Burger King, Einstein's Bagels, Sub shop, Burger/Sandwich shop, Coffee Houses, and numerous Dining Halls throughout campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are many residence halls to choose from at the University of Arkansas. You can choose among just about any setting that you might want- such as all girls dorm, all boys, mix genders, honors dorms, etc... Some facilities are older buildings, but the accommodations are all up to date!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and courses at the U of A are quite rigorous. However, almost every professor is there to help you in any way that they can. Just go to class, study, and make sure all of your assignments are turned in! The Fay Jones School of Architecture is among the most rigorous and challenging colleges on the campus! Architecture and Interior Design Students spend hours upon hours working on projects!

    Tips for prospective students

    First, listen to the student advisors at Orientation that are already in the degree plan that you are interested in. Don't doubt them. They've been through most of the program already and they know best. Second, get to know the faculty in your major and college within the University of Arkansas. It never hurts to be friends with your professors! :) Third, get involved as much as possible on campus. Whether it be through a Greek organization, intramural team, or different RSOs (student organizations), the more friends you will make and the more comfortable you will feel being away from home!

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arkansas for many reasons, such as the beautiful campus, the friendly and willing-to-help staff, the organization on campus, and the student life. The U of A also has a great Greek Program, which interests many of the students that attend. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is a beautiful, prestigious, and inviting campus that is growing each and every year.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I'm very thankful that I'd lived in Fayetteville before I started going to college here because of the Greek Life. I have no desire to participate in Greek Life, which is a consuming part of the campus, and was happy to have a large base friend group before I started school. It's not very easy to meet people unless you go greek. Go Greek, or Go Home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Smoker's Wall: the rock wall in front of Futrall. The spot where campus police cannot badger you for smoking a cigarette. It's also the place where the coolest people linger.

    What to do for fun

    As a long time Fayetteville resident, I've grown up learning different things to do through the years. I'm a very outdoorsy person, so Fayetteville/NWA is perfect for me. There are atleast 6 rivers within a 2-3 hour drive. There are also some rivers that are less that 15 minutes away. The bike trail is a very wonderful new addition to Fayetteville: great for running and biking while serving as another route for those of us that stray from using vehicles. There are wonderful parks in Fayetteville: Wilson, Walker, Gulley, Iams Dog Park, Mt. Sequoyah. There is also Dickson St., one of the largest centers of entertainment in Fayetteville. It's covered in nifty shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. However, you'll burn through your bank account pretty quickly if you spend all of your time on Dickson.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate on campus. If I did eat, it was food that I brought with me from home. much healthier, cheaper, and better tasting!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm; I didn't want to live in a 10x10 foot box with someone I probably wouldn't get along with. I lived at my own house with my best friend and it was the best route for me to go. Much cheaper, too!

    Academic Rigor

    Hit those books and don't ever stop. It does catch up with you, and when it does, it's twice as hard to catch back up. Make learning fun, and stick with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up in partying, it will happen if you're not careful. Also, be yourself.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is very grand and diverse school. It's a very social place, which may come in the way of studies. However, because it is so large, hundreds of courses are offered and the teachers are fantastic. The UofA is what you make it!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one of the more big concerns that is taken into account the second you step on campus. The police even go as far as to train police dogs and rug dogs for anything that can happen on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is exciting because you are introduced into meeting new people who you might stay friends with for the rest of your life. For girls, it is the same concept.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are plentiful and indeed very much fun. You can even start your own sport or even team in an intramural league. There are also parties that take place on and off of campus. Beware, you should be careful so as not to injure yourself or anyone else for that matter. Also don't get carried away with having fun the same activities will be there the day you study and the day you have some free time.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for smart students that learn how to manage their time and can do their work on time. Not to say that it isn't good for students that are average or even a little below average that can handle the work and avoid the continuous temptations of the campus and its social get-tethers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think that the student union is the most unusual but the place where the most fun is held. It has a lot of places to have fun inside including the bookstore and the gaming room.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that overall, the campus is worth more in yearly expenses than is currently given. it has many things and many places to go and explore so you can do exactly what you want to whenever you want to. There is more to the college than it is given credit for.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things that you do on the campus such as rock climbing, basketball, or even student council. There are hundreds of groups and activities to go to or join so you choices are endless.

    Food and Dining

    Food is necessity to have at a large campus such as the one in Fayetteville. You have the opportunity to pick and choose where you want to eat whenever you want to not when someone else chooses to eat.

    Dorm Life

    It is perfect for people who like to mingle and have a lot of fun meeting new people everyday. Dorm life is fun but, you can't abuse its privileges.

    Academic Rigor

    You cannot I repeat cannot have bad grades and think that you can just get by without doing little to any work.

    Tips for prospective students

    My main and only tip is to learn how to manage your time. You have to make sure that you are doing all of your work before going to parties or hanging out for long hours on end.

    In three sentences

    It is a campus made for a person who likes to have fun after they have completed their work. It has an excellent location being next to many restaurants so, the dining is also a main focus on the campus. It is a great campus to go to when you are going to be there for a long time.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I rated 4 stars only because of the presence of illegal drug and alcohol use on campus. The campus has its own police force that has a response time of under 2 minutes, a hired group of students who will come drive you or escort you anywhere else on campus at night, and emergency phone booths everywhere. There are never instances of violence, rare instances of rape outside of Greek life, and very few instances of theft on campus. However, in the dorms there is often illegal drug and alcohol use. It is easy enough to avoid, but it is there.

    Greek Life

    The problem with Greek life is that there is a finite number of spots for an ever-growing number of pledges. There are dozens of fraternities and sororities, but there is only a single-digit number of groups that are cool that people REALLY want to be a part of. It is difficult to break into the scene without already knowing a lot of members or having a lot of money to buy all the status symbols of Greek life. Sororities do consider academic standings and value philanthropy, but the fraternities are mostly about parties and underage drinking.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than I care to count on campus. It is rather easy to get involved, and oftentimes you find yourself overwhelmed by all the meetings you don't have time to go to. There is also a huge intramural and club sports scene. The only problem with how many there are is that it is difficult to promote a new or growing club, and especially difficult to secure funding from the University.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe that the University of Arkansas is great for any type of student looking to meet people of all kinds. Because it is a large state university, there are people of every type at every stage of life who are ready and willing to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is an amazing value considering the quality of the University's education. The only place where one might feel a bit cheated of money is when purchasing the room & board. The meal plan fees are exhorbitant, but thankfully there are many meal trade options that allow you to frequently partake non-dining hall food. The fees to live in a dorm are also higher than most apartments, especially in the Quads and Maple Hill complexes, but dorm life shouldn't be missed out on.

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville is chock full of things to do, especially in nature. There are hiking and biking trails everywhere, frisbee golf, and lakes. It also has a great deal of shopping areas, and for the 21+ crowd, a quite (in)famous bar district. Additionally, the University constantly has events going on, like plays, film screenings, and art exhibitions.

    Food and Dining

    The Chartwells dining contract was a silly idea. They try to offer great variety, and they do, but oftentimes they choose things that aren't a part of a college kid's palette, or poorly execute a dish. It is difficult to avoid Chartwell's though, because they run every restaurant and dining hall on campus. It's ok as food, but meal plans are rather expensive considering the quality. Thankfully, there are many meal trade opportunities on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The biggest downside to dorm life is the quality of the living facilities, and the lack of enforcement of noise restrictions during the week, especially considering that even the cheapest dorm is more expensive per month than many apartments. Some of the dorms were built in the 1970s and definitely look like it. The University is undergoing a lot of rennovations though, and as of this year has air conditioning in EVERY dorm. That being said, it is a super fun experience that should not be missed.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be as easy or as difficult as you choose to make them. You can sign up for 15 credit hours (~5 classes) for an average academic load, up to 18 for a more difficult pace, and even above 18 with special permission. The core classes, such as history and literature, are not particularly difficult because everyone has to take them. Science classes and math classes are difficult however, because they tend to be weed out classes for the hoardes of pre-medical students that pass through the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are out-of-state, don't fear! If your GPA is above a certain level you can earn in-state tuition, which cuts it almost in half. If you are in-state, do everything you can to get a 32 superscore ACT (or equivalent SAT) in order to be eligible for the Governor's Distinguished Scholarship, or the U of A Fellowship, which leds you go to school for free.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a big state school with the feel of a smaller college. It has a very wide range of degree programs and many study abroad options, all at a low tuition rate. It is also located in a great area; not only is there a lot to do in Northwest Arkansas, it is the most rapidly growing part of the state, and has many job and internship opportunities nearby.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say that the campus is very secure. There are safe rides that run until 3 a.m and will pick you up from wherever you are. There are campus police, video cameras, and emergency buttons around campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life for Panhellenic is big on the Uof A campus. The NPHC is big with the minorities as well, but do not have as many chapters as Panhallenic.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for the majority and clubs that cater to the minority. The most unusual club would be the Live Action Role Play club (LARP).

    Great for these types of students

    Students in a sorority or fraternity, business, nursing, or engeneering students, and students who love arkansas and the razorbacks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bench in the back of the Silas Hunt building called the break-up bench. Students say that if a couple sits there they will break up. Dixon street is a popular area with restaurants and hang out spots that a lot of students go to.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes you aren't always able to get the classes you need when you need them because they are all full. Some of the classes are big so that causes some difficulty as well.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes they have good food and sometimes they don't.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on your dorm and how social the people are in that dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on your academics. Always attend the required advisor sessions so that you can get all the classes that you need. Enjoy yourself, but don't forget you are in college to gain an education.

    In three sentences

    The university gets a 8 out of 10 for their pre-nirsing program. I give the U of A a 6 for class availability. I give a 7.5 for overall experience at the U of A.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an on-campus police station that is constantly on call and patrolling. There are also people who work for the campus that will escort you back to your dorm or car at night. This service is included in your student fees.

    Greek Life

    I'm not apart of Greek life but I have friends who are and every single one of them loves it. I've noticed they take a lot of pride in their sororities/fraternities and make life long friends and connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to join here I can't even begin to explain. The HPER building is also full of activities like basketball, racquetball, rock climbing, ping pong, and probably some other things I'm forgetting to mention. Also every Friday night the campus holds FNL (Friday night live) which has plenty for students to do.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students looking for a life changing experience and to better their own lives through a top notch education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well if you come to this university you better be familiar with the Hog call Woo Pig Soooie.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not cheap to attend this college; however, I feel that all the money I am putting towards my degree is going to come back ten fold after I graduate and get a job in my field.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone at the University of Arkansas takes a lot of pride in our razorbacks. Whether it's football games, basketball, baseball, there is plenty of entertainment as far as sporting events on campus. Also the university always holds 1-2 concerts each year with big name bands that are free to students. The town of Fayetteville also has a lot to offer for college students looking for something to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls here which all serve a wide variety of good tasting food. The prices aren't unreasonable either. Especially if you get on a meal plan and eat a lot.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed staying on campus my first year. It allowed me to make a lot of friends that I can see myself having for a long time. I agree dorm-life might not be for everybody, but if you think you would be interested this campus has plenty of dorms to choose from. My dorm had an indoor theater and ping pong tables and a study room, so there was plenty to keep me busy.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy to get a degree here this is a highly prestigious college. The university has a very strict academic honesty policy. I haven't taken a class yet that I didn't have to study rigorously to make a good grade. No matter what direction you go in, if you graduate from the University of Arkansas you will graduate a much more well-rounded person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus and take the time to talk to different departments to see if you will like the style of learning that U of A has to offer. U of A is a large campus but you will learn your way around pretty quick.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has a great campus, even though it is currently under a lot of construction, which is going to improve its classrooms even further. It's placed in the town of Fayetteville which is a perfect college town. The staff is also so helpful I've had great experiences with almost all of my professors.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many different on campus escort systems available to drive you wherever you need to go. Not to mention...there's an on campus police station and many scattered emergency kiosks.

    Greek Life

    This university has the best Greek life of any college I've ever heard of. It's absolutely spectacular here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost every single interest you have ever had has a club tied into it at the University of Arkansas. We have some clubs as random as the Quidditch team, LARPing team, humans vs. zombies game, and chess club. Those are a few out of hundreds.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is perfect for students who are church oriented, into outdoor activities, in love with the mountains, happy to meet new people, and interested in an international, diverse population.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The pep rallies and some concerts are held in a giant Greek theater in the center of campus. Barnhill Arena is home every year to the Wal Mart shareholder's meeting. Performers such as Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, and Taylor Swift have performed there.

    Bang for the buck

    Just come visit the campus. You will not be disappointed!

    What to do for fun

    Be sure to stop by the HPER and see all the Intramural sports and activities all of the University of Arkansas students have access to. Frisbee on Old Main lawn, going out on Dickson street (the main strip in Fayetteville), playing capture the flag on campus with a group of your dorm friends, and simply walking around the campus taking pictures are all fun, safe, and memorable activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls on campus: Brough, the Quads, and the Pomfreteria. The campus catering company is called Chartwells. Overall, the food is quite enjoyable with the occasional off day. Buying a hefty meal plan is definitely in your best interest. Brough has the best pizza, the Pomfreteria has the best cookies, and the Quads' breakfast is unimaginably wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms. Most are Co-ed but three are all Female: Gibson, Reid, and Buchanan Droke. I lived in Pomfret which has three wings: B, C, and D. B-wing is home to the Honors College. I absolutely loved my time in Pomfret. I knew nearly everyone including the Resident Assistants. With the dining hall built directly into the dorm, eating was as easy as walking out your door and into the Pomfreteria.

    Academic Rigor

    As at any university or college, the academic rigor depends solely on the classes you take as well as your overall major. The Biology and Engineering majors tend to have the stereotypically rigorous courses. The professor you have for a class may also play a part in its level of rigor. RateMyProfessor.com is a great resource for reading other students' comments on their professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future Students, be sure to always walk your schedule at least three times before the first day of classes. Its a large campus and it's very easy to get lost! Don't be scared to make friends in your dorm! Everyone there is just as new and probably just as lost. Get out of your dorm once in a while! Not only did you go to college, but you moved to a different city! Take a bus ride or a walk off campus. I promise you will find something interesting. The last tip is about classes. Be sure to sit close to the front, but be careful. If you sit in the front row, you might be alone. College students tend to seat from the back of the classroom to the front. To be safe, sit in the first three rows. Not only will you be able to meet more people, but you will not miss anything and you will not come off as an overzealous student or suck-up.

    In three sentences

    This university has an internationally diverse and overall joyous campus while maintaining a plethora of church organizations, fraternities, and sororities. There is a college for many different areas of study whether it be Business (Walton College), Architecture (Fay Jones School), or International Relations (Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences), etc. As a Business and Foreign Language student, I am split between two different colleges and the University has made that very simple.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt comfortable and at home, even at night. Although there have been reported muggings and rapes over the years, these are few and far between. the campus is very safe and well-monitored.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at this school. Greek life helps its members to make friends and make it through school. The Greek life makes the campus more lively.

    Clubs and Activities

    U of A has awesome clubs and activities. It does a good job of catering to all the different interests of students. No matter who you are, you can find something that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy sports and campus life. U of A offers countless activities for all different types of interests. Also, a great school for business majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students often go to the library to sleep on the bean bags between classes. This is a great spot, because sometimes you have nowhere else to go and have been studying all night. I have also heard that the couches in the engineering building are a good escape.

    Bang for the buck

    Included in tuition are doctor's fees, access to full fitness center, and free tutors. I am happy to have them included, because they are so helpful. I think the tuition fees are reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville is a small community and students can walk, ride the bus, or ride a bike to the movies, mall, park, boutiques, and restaurants. Students get half priced tickets to the Walton Arts Center, which offers plays and concerts. Also, there are countless clubs and volunteer work offered at the U of A.

    Food and Dining

    Luckily the campus has several restaurants and cafeterias to choose from. Also, you can look forward to free pizza, donuts, or hot dogs at least twice a month. My biggest complaint is that the food can be too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus, but have never desired to do so. Dorm life seems like an enclosing pen for students. However, I feel that the dorms can be beneficial to first year/ out of state students.

    Academic Rigor

    I have received a valuable amount of knowledge from every class attended at the U of A. I am grateful to be attending a college that is challenging. The U of A has a solid foundation in their academia.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a great place to meet different types of people. Do not be shy about getting to know your classmates. A study partner is a must have, because often they can help you just as much as a tutor.

    In three sentences

    The U of A has a beautiful campus and a great school spirit. As a bureaucracy, the school can feel impossible to deal with (concerning enrollment and financial aid). I feel that most of the student population is happy to attend this school.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 213

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    Campus Safety

    There is Razorback Transit buses that go in all directions and most importantly there is SAFE RIDE. They will come and get you at night where ever you are and take you home.

    Greek Life

    Very well known and loved. However, I do not choose the lifestyle.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not been to many activities since I work more often than I require free time. But they have all sorts of events everyday and weekend. It is never boring here at the YOU of A!

    Great for these types of students

    - Artistis - Intelligible - Engineer - Agriculture - For students who love the feeling of Home - Medical Majors - People with a sense of humor:)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Location: Their are many small shops around/near campus. Coffee, bagels, you name it. You are bound to find the group you belong in. TRADITION: Woo Pig Sooie!! Need I say more?

    Bang for the buck

    Pricey? I would say a little so. But hey, it's college. Take it seriously and be dedicated. It will be worth it in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    - Take a walk and see the beauty of the campus - Tour Old Maine - Check out the Walmart on Campus - Attend a Razorback Game and see how real fans show spirit - Join in on some volunteer work - Get an on-campus job

    Food and Dining

    Healthy and vegetarian friendly. I was so surprised of how wide their food selection is. I love it.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty amazing! It just depends on who you are and what building you live in. You can match what fits you best on my checklist on uark.edu.

    Academic Rigor

    They are polite, but do take crime seriously. If you are caught doing something illegal it's not very often they let you off the hook too easily.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Get involved - Stay on your toes and be aware of how much work you have - Make your advisor your best friend - Know the Registrar employees

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has a motto called the YOU of A and they certainly do not lie. They put you first and always help with whatever dilemma a student has. Their resources are unlimited and absolute.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    By far one of the greatest Greek Life organizations in the United States of America. You simply cannot get any more greek than Southeastern Conference. If you are interested in taking opportunities to really get involved and make a difference for this campus, get a brotherhood/sisterhood for life, and to better yourself as a young man/woman in this world, then Greek Life at the University of Arkansas is the place for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many incredible opportunities to have a good time every day here in Fayetteville, AR. With incredible camping/hiking in the rolling Ozark Mountains, Bike/Running trails all over, sports events, parks, concerts; it would be impossible to do everything fun around this campus in one life-time. You will never get bored here at the U of A. This campus is full of and surrounded by adventure and fun activities that you should definitely take advantage of every chance you get.

    Food and Dining

    Great food all over campus. With the main street of Fayetteville, AR right down the middle of campus, to meal plans with more food than you could imagine. You will never go hungry here at the U of A and you will not just be receiving any old cafeteria food, but some the best cooking known to college students universally.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here at the U of A are top notch and has one of the best dorm communities for freshmen that I have ever witnessed. With 4 person suites to a nice cozy 2 person room all with WiFi, Cable, and tons of activities and opportunities to live more than comfortably getting the campus experience like never before. Always something fun to do with your dorm mates, yet also a perfect place to get rest or catch an afternoon nap after your studies and activities outside of the room.

    Academic Rigor

    If there is a degree you desire to obtain, the U of A has the professors and faculty to get you there. A wide variety of students studying a wide variety of different studies. Study hard, go to class, and listen to the paid professionals who know their stuff and you will without a doubt succeed and leave this campus a scholar!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready and willing to meet new people! Freshmen year get involved in as much on campus as you possibly can that does not negatively affect your education here. Seek out groups and clubs that will best suit you to begin creating strong and long lasting friendships and relationships.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a phenomenal place to not only get your education, but also to make incredible memories, life-long relationships, and open doors to a bright future. There is never a boring day and always something to do around this campus with a large amount of great clubs, exciting events, beautiful outdoors, and excellent student/faculty facilities. The U of A is by far one of the finest campuses in the SEC, if not the entire nation.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like any University there is the occasional issue, but all in all I believe it to be pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    There is a great greek life although I am not part of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that come from small towns, because it is calm but has some excitement to it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several traditions surrounding sports which show a lot of school spirit and togetherness.

    What to do for fun

    There is a somewhat avid nightlife. I think that for American students it is perfect, but for international students it may be somewhat disappointing. It is a very small town but the fact that it is a College town gives it a nice vibe. All in all it's fun.

    Dorm Life

    I liked living in the dorm. I lived in a calm all girls dorm where I felt somewhat at home and I felt I could relax.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not find this University to be mentally challenging, but it does do the job. Like any University, it entails a lot of work.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the University of Arkansas is huge, it's definitely something I would recommend to incoming students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 400 registered student organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely good price for the quality.

    What to do for fun

    -Hang out with friends. -Go to parties. -Explore around Devils Den. -Join a club or greek life.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but Freshens, late night, au bon pain, and all of the other options are wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Yocum and loved it. It's a very social dorm compared to Maple or the Quads.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are moderately hard. How hard your classes are depends on your major and your high school experience. You will definitely need to learn how to study in advance.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Learn study skills. -Visit campus in the fall to fully appreciate how gorgeous it is here. -Explore Fayetteville. It's a really cool town. -Come to a football game!

    In three sentences

    I love attending the University of Arkansas and being a Razorback. This school offers so many great opportunities and the cost of living is very reasonable. I wouldn't want to go to any other school.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frat houses, bars on Dickson when you're 21, Devil's Den hiking.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is disgusting. The first couple weeks of it are fine, but after awhile you start to get sick of it. They don't have good quality food nor do they have a variety of foods to choose from. No fruit, like ever. And the hours are awful...literally the dining halls close so early. DON'T get the 15 meal plan get the 10. I have it and I've struggle to use it more often.

    Dorm Life

    Live in Maple if you can, its not the most social but its really really nice having your own bathroom. Yocum and Humphrey's and Reid are the most social dorms. Dorm life overall just sucks.

    Academic Rigor

    Not very hard at all. If you're a business major then it's a bit more challenging. But my freshman year here was easier than my high school freshman year.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a guy, definitely rush. If you're a girl its not as necessary but I would recommend it. Also, take Composition I and II at a local community college. Don't waste your money on it here. Maple Hill and the Quads are the nicest dorms, and while many girls want to live in Reid a lot of girls regret it because it's so gross and dirty in there.

    In three sentences

    If you're not involved in Greek Life then you probably don't have too many friends. It's very hard to meet people as it is when you're in Greek life, so not being in it makes it that much harder. Also, the academics are not very challenging. Composition I and II are an absolute joke and a waste of money.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have NEVER felt unsafe on campus. There are many emergency poles where UAPD will be there in less than 2 minutes if you press the button.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, there are many clubs, and there is always some sort of event to go to whether it is a movie or a special event sponsored by university programs

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food especially during finals week. The people are nice and the dining halls are fairly large and offer a lot of different choices.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms, a variety to choose from depending on your situation. I loved on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Wide range of majors and minors to choose from. The staff is awesome and they make you want to stay. I thought I was not going to be able to be away from home but after my first semester I knew this was the place for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage you all the join R.O.C.K camp to meet new people and get to know the campus. It will make a huge difference!

    In three sentences

    I love the U of A. It is a very safe place and very friendly. They have a lot of outreach programs and organizations.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For many their idea of fun is partying. As for myself, being a division 1 athlete is what I consider to be fun. I love going to practice and being with my teammates and coaches!

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining hall options on campus. The food is very good and never disappoints. There are always great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are very nice and the RA's are fantastic. Quiet hours are enforced and dorms are top of the line. Very clean, safe, and fun to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't come to college thinking that you won't have to study. Optional readings are actually required. Take your time on tests- they are very tricky.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your studies seriously and attend class every single day. Apply for scholarships and get involved on campus. Understand that the University of Arkansas is the BEST college in the world.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a college where they put their students first. It is a place where being yourself is ok and you are able to express yourself freely. The University of Arkansas to me, is home.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    U of A takes campus safety very seriously, I believe it is as safe as it can get.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the U of A is amazing. There are so many opportunity to be involved and better yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and inter murals. There is also Greek life. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    If you would love to be involved on a campus that has so much to offer than this is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Arkansas is on the expensive side but it is well worth it for the great campus and classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much you can get involved in on campus. There are sororities and fraternities, Any inter mural you could imagine, and many of clubs for every subject and hobby.

    Food and Dining

    Best food and dining a university can offer. There are a variety of fast food places to choose from and the homemade cooking at the cafeterias is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Door life isn't that bad. All of the dorms are nice, and the food is great. Very spacious in any building.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics at the U of A. Classes can be hard but there are resources on campus to get the help you need and help you become successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as hard as you can. Its only 4 years of your life, then you have the rest to work, relax, and do what you love. College is difficult but what you put into it you will get back out.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are 100% willing and able to help you succeed. There are a wide variety of tools on campus to help you with your studies. And there are also so many ways to get involved on campus.

  • 11/17/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The staff are ready to help you get the full experience. The money you spend is well worth the education and the experiences you are getting.

    Will enjoy being here

    I plan on joining a sorority, but will be undecided on which one until I visit there in the next month or so. I know the people around town are generally helpful and welcoming to all the new students.

    Will learn a lot

    I think the professors are all prepared to teach us what we need to know. I think it will be amazing to get my education at UofA.

  • 01/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really, but especially those who want to go to a big university, but not an over-whelmingly large university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come to a campus visit, so you can see all the places you can potentially live, and buy lots of red clothing before moving here!

    Bang for the buck

    With all the university offers to its students, such as free concerts and over 300 different groups students can get involved in, along with the quality of education and the reasonably priced housing, the university is definitely worth the tuition rates.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, there's a great view from on top of the hill. The school spirit here is incredible, and attending a football game is an amazing experience, and something that every student should do.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm currently a second semester freshman enrolled in the Walton College of Business. The classes relate so well to the real world, and strive to not just teach you about what it takes to be in the business world, but to help you develop the skills to put everything you've learned to use. The Walton College of Business also has a program called Leadership Walton, which is another wonderful way to develop key skills needed for surviving in the business world.

  • 02/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Especially with the employee discount, it's relatively cheap to go here.

    Am enjoying being here

    Woo Pig Sooie! With traditions and football, who wouldn't love to be a Razorback?

    Am learning a lot

    The U of A has great students and professors that are willing to help you do whatever you need to graduate.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    ANYBODY

    Tips for prospective students

    GET GOOD GRADES or act scores thats how I got in

    Bang for the buck

    I dont know yet but ill get back to you!

    Will enjoy being here

    the campus was amazing and I already know my roommate

    Will learn a lot

    Love all the helpful people there. im going to study at Bell engineering

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    U of A offers something for everyone. You can enjoy the team spirit and fantastic Razorback fans, the beautiful campus, the community of Fayetteville, the variety of courses but most of all, the people - Southern Hospitality for sure!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to make new friends, then go greek. Even if you decide not to pledge, you will meet so many new people during the process. Enjoy every minute, don't stress, have fun and appreciate the experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I think when you are paying for your education you will appreciate it more. However, I do not like the fact that the U of A is raising tuition fall 2011 by 7%. Haven't they heard about the great recession? It is already difficult to pay for college, now it is even harder.

    Am enjoying being here

    It was super fun the first week, all new and fresh. Then classes started, then the tests, mid-terms and then finals. So the new wears off and the work begins, that is when you get a little homesick. Stay focused, stay busy and stay caught up. You will make it! After the first semester is under your belt, the next seems to run a bit more smoothly. I lived in Maple Hill, it was a great dorm! I highly recommend it.

    Am learning a lot

    Freshman year is definitely a transition year. You learn to be away from home, you learn to manage your time, you learn to do your laundry, you learn to get around a new town and campus, you learn to make new friends, and you learn that you are not in high school anymore!!!! School is harder, professors expect more and you must be responsible if you are going to succeed. You will learn!

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is pretty nice! and on the way to your classes you can get a lot of exercise.

  • 12/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is good for all types of people. There is something for everyone to get involved in, and there are classes to attract every type of learner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early and often, visit during two different seasons, bring rain boots, bring a heavy winter coat, and come prepared and open to new ideas and people.

    Bang for the buck

    The university makes it rather affordable for out of state students to attend by offering in-state tuition based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Combined with private and departmental scholarships, college was more affordable than I planned for it to be.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being from a large town, I'm enjoying the small town feel of Fayetteville. It's a nice change from Saint Louis. I enjoy attending the university and wouldn't change it for the world. I am very glad I made the decision to go away to school, and very glad I made the decision to come to the U of A.

    Am learning a lot

    Though I've only been a student at the U of A for a semester (it went by very quickly), I have learned a lot inside and outside of the classroom. I've learned how to study so that I learn the information and not just memorize it long enough to pass a test. I've learned how to make better friends. I've learned how to live with someone (I'm an only child). I've how to get involved and not have to be the center of attention (I'm somewhat shy). And most importantly, I've learned how to fully be me. Living and learning at the University of Arkansas has been of the best decisions and experiences of my life.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The university if great for student life, athletics, and ROTC.

    Tips for prospective students

    At least try it out. There is no harm, no foul in trying to attend the university.

    Bang for the buck

    It's kind of pricey for out-of-state tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    It's new scenery, new place, new major. Of course it's going to be enjoyable!

    Will learn a lot

    All of my family has graduated here! I'm assuming I'll learn a lot.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are an honor student

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in pomfret hall, it's at the bottom of the hill and it's no motivation to get to class

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    We have a great greek life!

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We love to call those hogs.

    What to do for fun

    We hang out a lot in fraternity houses. Sports play a huge role in our college. Football is a big deal around here.

    Food and Dining

    Food is overall pretty great. The Quads and Hill Grill have the best food. Lots of options across campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are great especially hill place, and the quads. Try to stay away from humphrey's. Pomfret is a good community to be in.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty tough. I have struggled a little bit over my first semester. They do offer lots of tutoring for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for lots of scholarships. Room with a good friend. Ask older students about which teachers to get.

    In three sentences

    The university is great, especially the environment. Most of the teachers have been a lot of help when I need them. There are lots of opportunities to get involved.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who love the outdoors! After all, Arkansas is called the Nature State. Parks and rivers are just a quick walk, bike ride, or drive away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tusk the Third - the U of A's official live mascot. Student Walk - every graduate literally becomes a part of the school because their name is carved into the sidewalk. Old Main - a building that's been here since the school was founded.

    Dorm Life

    I live at Pomfret Honors Quarters and, even though I hate the hill sometimes, I wouldn't change my choice. In just a few short months, I've made friends that I felt I've known for years. The bathrooms are clean, and the RAs are friendly and knowledgeable.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I can't personally attest for the science classes (I'm a history major), I have enough friends that curse the engineering program. The classes are a challenge, especially in those areas, but not impossible. Just get ready to sacrifice some weekends for studying, and you should fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to call the Hogs! The school is a thing obsessed. Try to get to know your professors - they're nice and you'll to need them come reference letter time.

    In three sentences

    The U of A has a beautiful campus with rolling hills and scenic skylines. The community is safe and welcoming. Although they are quite a challenge, the courses are engaging and professors are friendly.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    excellant, safe ride etc.

    Greek Life

    full throttle.

    What to do for fun

    there are fantastic outdoor opportunities around here, great for hiking. movies and bowling are great options. there are always parties going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    always take time to study. know your strengths. know your weaknesses

    In three sentences

    it is a large population of students but it has a small town feel. everyone is involved. the campus has beautiful surroundings.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food on campus can be excellent and it can also not be so tasty.

    Dorm Life

    i am a current resident of yocum hall and it is amazing, i've met many new people and had a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes will challenge you, but are not set up to where you will fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy your time on campus.

    In three sentences

    the university of arkansas is a great place to attend school. the campus is beautiful, and the campus community is great.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe ride and a fully functional, nationally licensed and accredited on-campus police service makes the campus feel like a town itself.

    Greek Life

    enough fraternities and sororities to last a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    hall senate and intramurals are the way to go!

    Great for these types of students

    dedicated, goal-oriented, and people friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    woooooooooo pig sooie!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    the school is expensive, but for good reasons! many benefits to going to this school.

    What to do for fun

    more than enough campus organizations!

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is better than most restruants.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very spacious, well furnished, and full of life!

    Academic Rigor

    course-work is in-depth, but very rewarding. places you ahead of the competition.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply at the university of arkansas! study, live, and have fun at the university of arkansas! graduate at the university of arkansas!

    In three sentences

    the university of arkansas is an amazing school that is very student-friendly. faculty and staff care about and for the students here. education is optimal.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lots of patrolling police on bikes and cars, have a safe ride system at night for any one in an uncomfortable position (just call a number), paths are lit at night and also have 'blue lights' (emergency phones) everywhere

    What to do for fun

    rsos, intramurals, sporting events, shopping, camping/lake stuff in the area

    Food and Dining

    the food is good, especially at brough

    Dorm Life

    i love the dorms i am in (maple) but have also visited my friend's dorms and everyone seems to like where they are at

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are well taught and if you go and communicate with the professors there is no reason to do poorly

    Tips for prospective students

    the school spirit and traditions are awesome! get involved in something definitely.

    In three sentences

    i absolutely love the campus scenery and such. the classes are small for the most part and very personable. the school spirit is definitely something to account for.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    for fun, there are tons and tons of things to do. you can go the hyper to workout or join on the hundreds of organizations or join an intramural sport. the everyday events that take part on campus is endless.

    Food and Dining

    the food is descent here. some days the food is great and delicious and then other days you just don't want to eat on campus. the days with good food are mostly the weekdays and the weekends are the most likely to have not very nice food.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great, it is a great experience. you get to meet tons of people and there is always something going around here. if you have the option to live in your dorm, do not miss out on it.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are taught very well and in a good working environment. if you need help you have the people for it. the material is taught very well and clear in most of the classes and this university definitely has a firm academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    the number one tip would definitely be to watch out for deadlines, deadlines on everything from scholarships to choosing your room to parking to signing up for classes. also i recommend looking at www.ratemyprofessors.com when choosing your classes because it is very helpful.

    In three sentences

    it is a very good university. it offers you a lot of majors and minors to choose from and the diversity here is great. it is definitely the flagship university of the state of arkansas and is well recognized in the united states.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    many clubs and organizations around campus organize events that are open to all students or club members. fayetteville is a beautiful town with lots of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    you can always find something good to eat and the people who work in the cafeterias are really nice. there are always vegetarian options available.

    Dorm Life

    it's nice to have people around that you can stop and talk to at any time. even the older dorms are well kept and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    i haven't struggled in any of my classes, but have found many of them very interesting. depending on one's major and academic background they might find it more or less challenging, but there are many opportunities to get help if needed. the smaller size of honors classes creates a strong learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    even though there are a lot of students, it's still a community. it isn't necessary to know what you want to study when entering college, because you'll probably change your mind anyway. college is a time to get to know yourself, so try new things.

    In three sentences

    there are may opportunities for students to take advantage of, academically or otherwise. with so many people and subjects to study, one can find their place at the u of a. the fayetteville community is also very devoted to and involved with the school it is home to.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are lots of good places to eat off Dickson Street.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm here.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure to study hard for all classes and attend class every session. It is easy to get behind otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely research the area and places to live before jumping into it. There are several options, and if you know anyone there make sure to get their opinions, too.

    In three sentences

    It is in a beautiful location on top of a mountain. There is a great variety of people, making it easy to become friends with anyone. Also, there are lots of options for your major so it's flexible.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always around and there is a service that you can call any time of day that will pick you up anywhere on campus and escort you back to your dorm.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for a big, public, 4-year university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition: calling the hogs. Woo Pig Sooie!

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, but you will get a great education.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeterias is absolutely excellent! There are so many choices of great food. You won't leave hungry!

    Dorm Life

    They have some very nice dorms and I've heard the dorm communities are very close-knit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to contact someone at the University with a question. They are very understanding and knowledgeable.

    In three sentences

    I will attend the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2012. The application process is so simple and there are always people you can contact that are ready and willing to help you. The only downfall is the price.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University has it's own police department, so any 911 calls are responded to quickly. Also, there are emergency posts visible from anywhere you stand on campus, so if you're ever in trouble, there is always one close. Also, if you're afraid to walk back from class after dark, the UAPD is more than happy to walk you back if you give them a call. The university also has Safe Ride, so if you are out at night and too far to walk back or can't drive for whatever reason, they'll come pick you up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Holcombe Hall is the international dorm on campus and is a ton of fun! Ping pong is big! The international students are a ton of fun and are more than willing to do goofy stuff with people!

    Bang for the buck

    If you're a big coffee person and you don't care where it comes from, RZ's is a good place. They actually have really good coffee and they have punch cards that every time you buy 10 drinks, you get one free.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. Friday Night Live is an event the university puts on every week and is always a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. The Northwest Quads cafeteria is the best. Late Night is also a lifesaver for the late night study sessions!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun. They normally have some kind of event going on at least once a week between them all. The smaller dorms especially, are like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but no impossible. The teachers are ready and willing to work with their students and all you have to do is ask. You do need to study and that is a mistake that most freshmen make.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get an upperclassman to show you around campus. It's a college, so parts of it can be dangerous at night and they know what areas to avoid. Also, put all of the emergency numbers in your phone, because it will help you later on.

    In three sentences

    A great school with a beautiful campus. All of the teachers I've actually do care about their students and are willing to work with them, even if they don't know all of them. I'm super glad I came here!

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Watch out for course catalogue updates. You don't want to have to pay for courses that you don't need to take.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. Dining halls offer decent hours.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are liveable. Everything that a student could need is centrally located.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but manageable. The only department that I consider to be ridiculously difficult with their tests is the math department. If any prospective students can, please try to take your math courses somewhere else and then have them transferred to this university.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I am currently attending a remote site out of Jacksonville, AR.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bikes, Blues & BBQ happens during the Fall Semester... buy ear plugs.

    Food and Dining

    During the weekends you only have a chance to eat twice a day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take math class elsewhere. Also prepare for lots of hills everywhere around campus.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 82 of 213

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, but i roll deep with my boys.

    Greek Life

    HUGE

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of stuff to do. If you get bored, it's your fault.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who have fun and handle their school work too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Yeah there are a ton of cool historic things on campus just like any other campus.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expenxive wherever you go.

    What to do for fun

    PARTY

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great for freshmen, but room is had to find as an upper classman. Most older students move off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an engineer so my classes are pretty tough. Chemistry is hard here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to pick your major early. Have as much fun as you can. DO NOT GET BEHIND.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arkansas. It was the right pick for me. I currently have no complaints concerning the school.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    HUGE variety!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Very strong in tradition!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth every penny! Between clubs, academics, and the social life you get a variety of everything!

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs to join. Fayetteville also offers many activities outside of the school.

    Food and Dining

    If you can get a food scholarship it is great! The food is average but there is always a large variety.

    Dorm Life

    Very social dorms that also offer study areas.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major and classes, but in general professors are willing to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should be prepared to be very busy between classes , clubs, and having a social life!

    In three sentences

    I believe that the University of Arkansas offers students a variety of opportunities. Students can get involved in sports, clubs, and various organizations. There is also numerous opportunities presented by the university to meet with future employers about internships and jobs.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are a nationally accredited law enforcement agency and there are several things around campus designed for the safety of the students.

    Greek Life

    I am not in greek life, but to me it seems like a bunch of idiots who get drunk every Thursday.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are hundreds of different clubs you can join. There is really something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to have fun, but are still very studious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of traditions that revolve around the sports teams here such as calling the hogs.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an in-state student so my tuition is cheaper, but it is definitely worth your money.

    What to do for fun

    There is mini golf, the movies, Dixon street, bowling alleys, and a good venue of concerts.

    Food and Dining

    Fayetteville has tons of good places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but I hear it's good.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is not a walk in the park. You have to earn your degree here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your walking shoes!! Come ready to study and learn, because if you don't you will not do well in your first semester.

    In three sentences

    The most prestigious university in the state with a business college that is top ten in the nation. Very student friendly with faculty and staff who are there basically whenever you need them. Very challenging.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I do not participate in greek life

    Great for these types of students

    sorority girls or fraternity guys, students without jobs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is located right off of Dickson Street, popular for bars and eateries.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are very expensive for the effort you put in.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events happening including concerts and academic guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    Fast food places are good but the cafeteria is not.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out a plan to pay for college before you start. Get advice from fellow students.

    In three sentences

    The U of A has limited selection on both courses and computers available to students. It also provides very little help with registration and financial aid. A plus is the beautiful campus but there is a lot of construction.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Strong Greek community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every new student needs to learn the hog call before they arive on campus

    What to do for fun

    Sports are big here since we are in the SEC. But tons to do in and around town especially for the outdoor minded

    Food and Dining

    Great dinning halls and restraunts in the Union

    Dorm Life

    The one draw back of the University is that there is not enough campus housing

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough but they should be if you are in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is not flat so be prepared for some exercise walking up the hills. Bring good tennis shoes

    In three sentences

    Great University with a small town atmosphere. Continual facility upgrades and the Porfessors are willing to go the extra mile for their students.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus isn't too big so there is always a campus police officer nearby if something were to happen.

    Greek Life

    The University of Arkansas boasts one of the best Greek Life environments of any university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of registered student organizations to join and different things to do around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who enjoys a great location and doesn't mind walking up a lot of hills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before, during, and after every sporting event the fans do something called Called the Hogs. It is a lot of fun and is a great way to cheer on the team.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas is very cheap compared to other public universities. This is achieved without sacrificing the quality of your education due to the abundance of funding from both rich alumni as well as companies such as Walmart and Tyson.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of great outdoor locations nearby, especially for camping or going out on a lake. Also, there is a wonderful bike/running path that stretches all the way across the city.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria doesn't have great food, but at least there are a lot of choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was very good. The only thing I wish was different was the dorms needed to be updated.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is about what I expected from a public university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early in order to get the best scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed attending the University of Arkansas. It has a great location as well as great professors who really care about the students. However, there is a lot of construction on campus at the moment, but it should be completed soon.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Huge selection of restaurants on or very close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Meet a ton of new people and have great managers.

    Academic Rigor

    Some books are not required to pass classes, some classes very strict about books and attending classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus super well before classes start. Even if you do not know where buildings may be, information booths are set up around campus for assistance.

    In three sentences

    Perfect for people who want the best experience at college. Great people and great professors! Classes are generally small and professors are there for you 24/7.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Arkansas has its own police force which is always on patrol 24/7 365 days a year. Safety is clearly a priority for the University of the Arkansas.

    Greek Life

    There are a great number of fraternities and sororities. It is quite impressive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities which students can engage in at the University of Arkansas. There are fraternities, sororities, and club sports which anyone can be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Enjoy everything, there is so much to do!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Woo Pig Sooie! The school mascot is the razorback, which is definitely not the typical mascot. The school has such a rich history it is incredible.

    Bang for the buck

    You get so much value for your money at the University of Arkansas. Students get great access to hundreds of facilities including gyms. It is just amazing how far money will go at the University of Arkansas.

    What to do for fun

    Wow...there are so many things to do at the University of Arkansas. You can be involved in hundreds of student organizations. Football, basketball, and other sports games are a must!

    Food and Dining

    There are various on-campus sites where students can eat. There are also a variety of food choices, but mostly importantly the food tastes great!

    Dorm Life

    At the University of Arkansas, you meet great people who want to get to know you and care about you. The dorms are very nice and there are a variety of dorms to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas has one of the best business schools in the nation and excels in other areas also. The campus also has a great honors college with great opportunities for everyone. Overall, the school is doing great academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know as many people as you can and be a part of the University of Arkansas. You may not think Arkansas is fun, but the University of Arkansas is just that with great people, a beautiful campus, and a warm environment.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is truly great. I walked on campus and could immediately feel welcomed. I did not expect to meet so many great people and explore such a beautiful campus.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dickson St is always the hang-out. Lake Fayetteville and Devil's Den State park offer scenery and outdoors. Fayetteville has many bike/walking trails throughout the city.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, have a good range of choices from cafeteria to Einstein Bagels.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    After being out of school for over a decade and returning, academics have been challenging, but not insurmountable. University has many learning centers and tutoring available to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend orientation and campus round-up events. Welcome to southern hospitality. Learn to call the hogs!

    In three sentences

    New construction to increase facilities due to record freshman enrollments over the past year, but still a beautiful campus. All the respective colleges strive for excellence and increasing stature on a national level. It is the You of A!

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police and security patrole the campus 24 hours a day, creating a safe enviroment for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once graduated from the University of Arkansas, you name will be etched in the sidewalk along our senior walk. This a great incintive to graduate from here and also a fantastic memory that you can look back upon and share with friends and family.

    What to do for fun

    Around campus there are many different clubs and organizations to become involved with and meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 different dinning halls on our campus, along with fast food options in our student union. Each has different choices from salads, pizza, burgers, sandwhiches, etc. Even the most picky eater will find a meal on campus that suites them.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm rooms and options. They are all well maintained and cleaned daily. Great place to meet future roommates and friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Each class is different in it's own way. Every class has challenging portions used to better our knowledge in the field in which we are studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to research what you want to have your degree in before you begin to take classes. Attend career fairs and career counselors to help you guide you in the right path that best suites you!

    In three sentences

    Although a large university, the campus has a small-town feel. Everyone is willing to help you achieve your goals of obtaining a degree, no matter what it may be. A great place to get connected with local and national companies for further job opportunities.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The university has it's own police department, the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The names of students, who have graduated at the university, are etched into the Senior Walk.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of ways to have fun at the University of Arkansas. They provide a variety of clubs, leadership programs, greek organizations, and intermural sports.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arkansas has tons of options for dining. They have everything from Subway to ChickFil-A. The choices are endless.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are friendly, the dorms (from what I've witnessed) are clean, and some of the residence halls even have dining halls!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas has a wide variety of classes! You can earn a degree to become just about anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you tour the university, don't be afraid to ask questions. Your mentors will be more than glad to answer them.

    In three sentences

    I give the University of Arkansas a ten! It has an amazing campus, the students are friendly, the dorms are nice, and the academics are excellent. It even has great dining options!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are several programs on campus devoted to campus safety.

    Greek Life

    The campus is really involved in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide spread of clubs and organizations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The are restaurants located near the University that understand that they cater mainly to college students so there are plenty deals on food.

    What to do for fun

    Foot ball games, basketball games, pep rallies, and fraternity parties are always fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food on campus. There is a Chik-fil-A, Burger King, pizza place, Mexican restaurant, and sub shop inside the union. The dining facilities serve food that you would normally eat at home, with an occasional chef's night that will surprise you.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are very hands on and relatable. Everyone is friendly and respectful for the most part. There are plenty fun activities to keep everyone involve and aware.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your willingness and drive your academics shouldn't be much of struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be to learn how to manage your time effectively, study often, and make sure your professors know who you are.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is active in keeping their student body involved. Everyone has school pride and the school itself is keen on values and tradition. There's a balance of entertainment(leisure activity) and academics.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I get to have the big college experience while paying far less than i would going to UT.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. I especially like enjoying the nature surrounding campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are pretty decent for cafeteria food, but you will definitely grow tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Yocum, and I had SO much fun. There are so many people in Yocum and i made so many friends there.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are far more challenging than others, but nothing too difficult a serious student can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should try and select your dorm as soon as possible, because the openings for rooms close really quickly. Also, you should check out the campus before getting to school.

    In three sentences

    This is a really great school. The academics and activities outside of school are great. There is always something to do at the U of A.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good price for the education.. but it is a public college so I would think it should be less.

    What to do for fun

    Dickson street has lots of bars and restaurants, but for the most part it's a pretty quiet town. Not lots to do if you're underaged.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great places on Dickson!

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely hated the dorms here... but I just had a bad experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Really good professors. They expect a lot from you though. You aren't in high school anymore!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour. It will definitely give you a feel for being on campus and you can tell if you could see yourself attending the university.

    In three sentences

    A great public school! Definitely the best in Arkansas!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is average. It's good at first but it kind of gets boring after awhile. I loved how they had a sandwich and pasta line. Those were the best!

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved living in the dorm. I lived in Humphreys and all my friends came from that dorm. It's an extremely social dorm and I think it's the best on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great! The professors are willing to help and will work with you if you need it. There are so many academic resources on campus that are extremely helpful.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Costly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind and don't be afraid to do something out of your boundaries. Sometimes approach others first, enable to make new friends.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a very diverse campus filled with many different group occasions at the Union. They provide an atmosphere of welcome and freedom of self expression, which makes the environment feel easy to make oneself feel secure and fun. As well as providing many resources to help ones way around campus.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek life, lakes, athletic events

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look into all that the school offers

    In three sentences

    The Student community is unbelievable. The athletics are in the SEC, so they are always a big and fun deal. The campus itself is beautiful.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I have no idea.

    Food and Dining

    Only Sudexo can have food here and it needs help!

    Dorm Life

    There are not enough dorms, but they are working on this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Don't wait for information to be given to you, it won't.

    In three sentences

    It can be a difficult place to become involved. The academics are great. More should be done to help students navigate the system.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 100 of 213

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Food and Dining

    Variety

    Dorm Life

    Modern

    Academic Rigor

    Competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent school with many opportunities for students. This staff if helpful and competent. I look forward to my time at this school

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 101 of 213

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    Campus Safety

    Absolutely amazing. They do their job very well. Theres on campus police as well as a police station on Razorback Rd that is probably a 2 minute drive away, if that.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the U of A is amazing. Every house loves their sisters and there isn't a barrier between houses. Everyone is friends with everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Dickson street is amazing if you're 21. If you aren't and you want to party, fraternity row is where it is at!

    Great for these types of students

    Its awesome if you like to go out, but don't go out too much. A lot of people do that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling the hogs is always a favorite!

    Bang for the buck

    GO. TO. CLASS. I cannot stress this enough.

    What to do for fun

    Theres a bunch of stuff to do at the HPER like basketball, volleyball, and racketball. Theres usually someone playing all of these sports and people will usually invite you if you stand there.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty impressive! You can make your own pasta for dinner and your own omlette for breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms! Yocum and Humphreys are the best because its a lot more social and you're right infront of all of the buildings that you go to class in--hence, more sleep for you.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any classes that have been too challenging, but if you go to every single class then you're almost guaranteed above a C.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in Maple Hill or the NW Quads... You'll never meet anyone. Live in Yocum, Humphreys, Reid, or any other place but MP and NWQ. Don't schedule any classes before 10... You won't go. Promise. Make sure you GO to class or you'll lose all of your scholarships. Its easy to get hung up on partying here so make sure you can control yourself.

    In three sentences

    The school pride here is absolutely astounding. The night life is incredible and the food is amazing. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There our many different options when it comes to food at the University of Arkansas. Even though it can be a little better, there is always something for a person to find and with great quality. The dining experience and atmosphere is also very enjoyable and makes it hard to disappoint.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at the University of Arkansas. To get the college life and experience it is imperative to stay on campus in a dorm. Dorm Life is a lot of fun and it is a great community to get involved with whether you are studying or just hanging out with your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas is all about academics. The academics aspect is constantly recognized for many different reasons. The student to teacher ratio is something that the university actively takes pride in because it successfully aims for students' success.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do at this university, I could talk for hours. There's sports, a wide range or clubs and trips, there's the ability to explore the amazing town of Fayetteville, and so much more. This college basically has it ALL.

    Food and Dining

    One word: AMAZING.

    Dorm Life

    DORMS LOOK AMAZING. This school has one of the greatest dorms systems and campus apartments I've ever seen. Well worth the money!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes seem to be the best for your money. The teachers care about their students and will do anything to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, and study hard. Have high hopes and do your very best. Make sure to get everything in to the school ahead of time and be organized,

    In three sentences

    This school seems amazing. From everything I've researched and seen from this school, it seems to be the best school for any student. They really car about their students.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    alll!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christ on Campus is a great place to meet people.

    What to do for fun

    Razorback sports!

    Dorm Life

    No experience with dorm life here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a bike. Live close to campus. Use the UofA transportation system.

    In three sentences

    University of Arkansas is close to my home. It is convenient for me to attend. It is my Alma Mater.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    University provided activities, parties, football games, gym.

    Food and Dining

    It is definitely better than High school, thought after two years of cafeteria it can be a pain.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet all kind of people, it really will broader your perspective on things. Observe more, talk less.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be very distracting, and teachers sometime don't really care about their method of teaching. It takes self-balancing skills to achieve the goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    be open minded, but be self-controlling. Take everyday seriously and make it worthy.

    In three sentences

    The university has broader my perspective on every aspect. I have learned that University is not all about knowledge, but also the people you met and the way to learn things. It is also a time to experience new things.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police headquarters on campus to ensure your safety as well as others. Even when you need a ride to your dorm, the campus offers razor transit which is a fast, on-call transportation service. There are light post located in the main campus court at every siting in case you get scared at night or lost, you just simply hit the emergency button and someone will arrive at your request.

    Greek Life

    Greek life usually ends every semester with a huge BANG. if your not interested in being in a sorority or fraternity, on this campus, you still have the option of being apart of their events. These are fun, safe, enjoyable events that can take place on or off campus. See uark.edu for more information on the different sororities/fraternities offered if you're interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different colleges within the University of Arkansas for each intended major and for every college there are MANY different clubs and organizations to become involved in. You can even get help from staff starting your very OWN organization or club. For more information visit leadership.uark.edu or visit the main website and click student life in the navigation bar.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers ALL sports and extra curricular activities. There is an outside campus life as well. Its very easy to make friends because everyone is nice. There are many places to go right by the campus to enjoy yourself such as parties, bars, or we have special get together's on campus as well as exciting Greek life.

    Food and Dining

    The university of Arkansas had many different selection of food from cafeteria's to fast food resturant's right there on campus. You will enjoy using your student id card to use meal plans to pay for food instead of having to pay out of pocket. There is a Chik-Fil-A, Burger King, Papa Johns, Starbucks, Subway, Big Mama's Pizza, a Mexican and Chinese restaurant and many convenient food places along the dorms or just convenient stores.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is wonderful. Clean, very spacious, close to classes. The RA's on duty are very helpful and always on-call when you need them.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas ensure the success of every attending student. They are concerned and there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. Achieve. Excel.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a very prestigious college and I am overwhelmed to be in the undergraduate studies program. There are many different features that make the University a great school to attend , so its not all about the Razorback football team here. The education given is fun, but guaranteed to be successful to make their students potential employers to future companies.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WOOO PIG SOOIE!

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville has a lot of places to hang out, it has a bike trail, the local mall, and plenty of parks

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are clean and have plenty of options for food choices

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean and organized, I met a lot of friends living in the dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at the University of Arkansas are challenging and engaging, but there are plenty of resources to help you succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for admission early, apply for scholarships, and keep in contact with your advisors

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great school. I love the campus and the teachers. The classes are engaging and the teachers are always willing to help.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities going on around school, if you look for it. Sometimes dorms hold game nights and there are other things like clubs that offer some fun extracurricular activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good and the choices are everywhere from deli sandwiches to pizza.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really opinion based. Some dorms are really nice while others suffer from things like no air conditioning, but this year they started renovating the old dorms, so it is getting better.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered are easy to jump into, so long as you go to classes. The professors are a great help if you talk to them as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know where your classes are before hand and get a parking pass soon.

    In three sentences

    It is a big university with a wide variety of study areas. The food is good with lots of choices and the campus offers a lot of areas to eat at, not just one central location. The only thing bad may be the fact that parking is not so well around here.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is close to nice places

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on scholarships and grants before you finish high school.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed the hospitality and I am excited to finish my degree here.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for students who like to meet new people, and lots of them. While the campus may be huge, there are over 25,000 students attending this fall and that means a lot of socializing.

    Bang for the buck

    The University really does give you the bang for your buck. While it may cost a little more than other Arkansas Universities it is worth it. The classes are fast paced and often utilize the full time given to them to ensure that you get as much information as possible. Even if it is a class you do not enjoy, you can not help but learn something from every class.

    What to do for fun

    The U of A is the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks and, as such, going to games is a big part of the university experience. You can hae a lot of fun in the stands cheering on the team. Besides that, there are a lot of extracurricular clubs, sports, fraternitys and sororitys to be a part of and to make your time more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the U of A classes are fast paced and interactive. There are lots of group projects and activities that make the learning a lot of fun and help you connect with your fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is a good pair of shoes. The U of A campus is huge and with the heavy Fayetteville traffic it is a lot easier to just walk to your next class, even if it is across campus.

    In three sentences

    Thus far, the U of A is an awesome place. It has nice facilities and the majority of the faculty know well and even work in what they are teaching you. Despite some initial misgivings, I have enjoyed my time there.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visited the campus this summer and absolutely fell in love, it is gorgeous! The atmosphere is amazing!EVERYONE is friendly, I am so looking forward to attending!

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UAPD makes a valiant effort to create a safe atmosphere for education and good-natured fun, but students don't always live within normal social understandings of safety, i.e. female college students walking around sketchy areas of town at 4am. If you act safe, you will be safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life dominates the social sect of the University of Arkansas. There are other social gatherings but beware that Greek Life will be ever present on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities are quite a large devoted pass time for U of A students.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for Business tracked students and students looking into the Nursing program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling the hogs is an unusual tradition on campus, once educated on the ritual it becomes quite enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially within the Honors college, U of A is incredible cost efficient and valuable.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I interact with my fellow students, and engage in extracurricular clubs. An example would is the Space HOGS club, a club on astronomical studies.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is surprisingly good. The meal trade options after the dining halls have closed make living away from home less regulate by time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fairly average. If you can afford/ gain access to the Quad, dorm life is fairly similar to apartment style living. Most people are friendly and eager to connect, especially their freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Within the honors college the U of A challenges some of the more prestigious East Coast schools. If the honors college is an option for you, it is the most cost efficient decision.

    Tips for prospective students

    Connect with your professors. Make an active attempt to become engaged with your professors. This will greatly aide you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas resides on a beautiful campus, among some impressive buildings, and with a seemingly non-diverse student body. The academics are fairly strong, especially within the honors college. Greek Life does dominate the social life, but other social circles exists-- they are not as prominent.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Many fraternities are well organized-- stress academics and leadership.

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of great programs for those that want to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All graduates have their names etched in brick walkway. Football games are a don't miss.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Great out-of-state tuition program for surrounding states. Limited housing-- get a room early

    In three sentences

    Great college atmosphere. Beautiful campus. I love my classes.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    People are involved a lot. You need to take huge chunk of your time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of construction going on. Still a great school

    What to do for fun

    Extracurricular activities. Football games are fun to go to. Night life is pretty great to. The social clubs are great to.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good. A lot of options to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    Sorry I can't say. I haven't lived here

    Academic Rigor

    You got to spend a lot of reading and studying in a lot of you classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are business major, you better learn how to study. The business college wants you to learn how to work for your grade and wants you to learn.

    In three sentences

    Inexpensive great school

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There's Greek life for ANYONE. Social, service, religious, etc. There's a fraternity for the Quidditch team even, and a Fraternity and Sorority for Marching band. It's very diverse.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone -- especially music students. The staff is incredible. But anyone can fit in here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an Einstein Bros. Bagels on campus hidden around the Business buildings. It's a really nice area to just chill ... and get a bagel!

    Bang for the buck

    For a quality education, there was no better option than U of A for me. If you get in-state tuition (either through the NART waiver, or your residence) it's an incredible deal. I still had to pull a loan, but at other schools of less degree outside of my state, they were a lot more money.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious for campus food. I don't frequent breakfast in the halls too often but when I have, it's amazing. One place will often be better for some types of food than others (i.e., Brough has the best sandwiches, NW Quad has the best Wok, Pomfret has the best cookies) but you can go to any one of them and be happy with your food options.

    Dorm Life

    Since I live in the newest dorms on campus, my opinion is slightly skewed. But, I can say that I've been in every dorm on campus and they're all livable. I personally couldn't live in a communal shower setting but, they are kept pretty well in the dorms that have them. Point being, there are lots of options on campus in all price ranges. Some that aren't as nice are more central though, so sometimes being closer to classes is more important than your own shower (although that's really nice). There's plenty of options and now all of them are Air Conditioned. And all of them have pretty good RAs and events to help you bond with people in your hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what class you're in depends on how hard things are. Every major keeps you busy from day one (but not too busy), and mine (music education) keeps me very busy simply because of the competition and time commitments. There is a way to do it all and do well, but it's not a breeze all around. There are basic classes of all sorts for a blow off class, but when you get in your major, they will teach you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are to bring rain boots, snow boots, a rain jacket, and good walking shoes. The weather in Fayetteville is mostly beautiful, but goes from pouring rain to several feet of snow over the year, so it's good to be prepared. There are tons of hills, so you need to wear the appropriate shoes. I use toms because they're comfy to me, but I keep a few good pairs of tennis shoes around too.

    In three sentences

    Arkansas is a great school for everyone, whether you're an athlete, into Greek life, zombie week, Quidditch, intramural sports, or just plain hanging out. Almost everyone at the school is involved in two or more things and keeps up with their grades. The school is just a great place to be and there are very few things I would change.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Plenty of campus security and a program to give rides to students alone at night. It is wonderful!

    Greek Life

    ARKANSAS KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 140 registered student organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is great for any type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Woooooo Pig Soooooie!

    Bang for the buck

    Arkansas offers in state tuition for surrounding states and tremendous financial aid for in state students.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic events are HUGE at Arkansas! Woo Pig Sooie! There are always opportunities to support the hogs!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is AMAZING! There is always plenty to choose from and variations of food for students with dietary issues to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at the University of Arkansas gives you the complete college experience. There are always events going on to make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor truly depends on personal discipline and area of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to map out the classes that you register for. The campus is large and you have to give yourself enough time to get from class to class.

    In three sentences

    There are numerous ways to get involved on campus. Fayetteville is a great community. The University truly cares about students and will assist in every way possible.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the amenities that this school offers the tuition is super cheap. $204.70 per credit hour is very comparable to other universities and U of A has a great academic reputation. These were the main reasons I transferred here.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. They have free movies every Thursday in the Union theater, Dickson St. has the nightlife, plenty of educational lectures, free concerts and events.

    Food and Dining

    The union has a taste of food for everyone-fresh chinese, mexican, burger king, chik fil-a, there are also the dining halls that have EVERYTHING. Coffeshops and sub shops-you can't go hungry here!

    Dorm Life

    Sorry I can't tell you about dorm life-I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here will definitely prepare you for your field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come and visit the campus. You will love it! This is my 3rd school, I loved it from the first day!

    In three sentences

    There is always something to get involved in. Plenty of extra-curricular activities. There is a major for everyone.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One thing im extremely glad we have is amazing campus safety. There is emergency buttons on every corner of the campus along with safe ride adn razorback patrol to give you rides late at night instead of walking alone or drinking and driving.

    Greek Life

    There is tons of Greek life oppurtunities for everyone. This year all of my roomates are ina sorority .

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus! they have an activity and club for EVERYONE! theres zombie wars, movie nights, talents shows, sorority/faternity functions, pep rallys and many more things to do all the time.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus are good. When you get tired of one dining hall there are plenty of others. Plus we also have meal trade options that they don't really tell you about at orientation that come in handy after a late night of studying!

    Dorm Life

    This is problaby the craziest part for my self. I live in ad orm with 3 other girls and let me tell you, its where the arguing begins. I STRONGLY suggest stepping out of your comfort zone and rooming with random people that you have never met before. Although you and your friends may be close now, trust me that will all change within the first few months if not less. If you plan on attending the U of A i suggest the quads. They tend to be more expensive, but they are well worth it! easy to keep clean, great RA's and you get to have your own personal space.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here can be very hard, especially depending on the teachers that you get. Learning how to manage your time efficiently helps to lessen the burden of the tough academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    TIME MANAGEMENT. A Lot of people think that the academics here are hard, which they are. The key here though is to manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    The campus here at the U of A is gorgeous. There is always something fun to do and they have a lot of activities to do on campus to get you involved. There is also a lot of interesting things you learn about once you get here.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police have drug and bomb dogs that regularly walk campus. Emergency contact poles are located all around campus. With the area always being partially awake police maintain regular patrols not only on campus but all the immediate surrounding area.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most universities the U of A is moderately cheap as far as prices go.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling allies in the area, a sports center with pool and work out areas, clubs covering almost every interest, and the college life to experience.

    Food and Dining

    It's okay going through the school. The food at the places around campus tho are very good and a wide variety of everything.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is a great place to live. Some times it can get loud being built in the middle of the city but, the neighborhood is good and patrolled well.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very intense learning environment that challenges even those who are used to breezing through. Even with the challenge so many free tutor programs are offered on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up to all of the classes. Do all of the homework assigned on time. Don't neglect to see the area.

    In three sentences

    A very large active campus. A good education although tough sometimes. The variety of people here is large and many of the students are friendly.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always patrolling, and there are several transportation choices for late at night that help keep campus safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely everywhere, but if you're not wanting to get involved with Sororities/Fraternities it's not a big deal. There are plenty of people that aren't a part of Greek life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WOO PIG SOOIE!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do around Fayetteville. There are parks and trails, Dickson Street, and lots of places to eat. No matter what, you can find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different choices for food places on and off campus. The meal trades for late night in the Union are really helpful, that way you don't have to always eat at the dining halls. Usually the dining halls have decent food, but it's nothing like home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    My experience of dorm life has been pretty great! Depending on who your hall mates are, and how social you are with them will definitely affect how much you like living on campus. Yocum Hall is where it's at!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be really easy, or really hard. It depends on your professor, but if you're struggling don't be afraid to ask for help! All of the teachers are willing to help you, even out of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Starting from day one, get involved. Your experience in college will be what YOU make it. Also, a car on campus is not necessary and if anything, it's a hassle.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great place to be. There is a lot of diversity, and opportunities for everyone. The tradition and sense of community is so amazing to be a part of.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great, especially at night! we have two different patrols, not including police, that patrol at night and offer rides (or you can call) if you are far away from home!

    What to do for fun

    religious organizations, INTRAMURALS, sporting events, go to the lakes,

    Food and Dining

    Great Food!

    Dorm Life

    Its pretty fun! I live in the Maples. I have had great roomates who are now my best friends! Dont be afraid to meet your neighbors!

    Academic Rigor

    I am an engineering student, i have to say some classes are harder than others, it just depends who your professor/TA is!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Theres so much to do, and dont be afraid to ask around for help! ALso, get an Athletic Pass, go to all sorts of games! They are so fun!

    In three sentences

    I love the U of A! Beautiful campus and just the right size! I wouldnt want to go anywhere else!

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the HPER with friends and enjoy numerous physical activities. Go to the technology center in the game and enjoy gaming. Attend sporting events and receive tons of free stuff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of your housing as soon as possible, that can be a real headache when applying.

    In three sentences

    Most beautiful campus in all the land. The faculty and staff are extremely pleasant to be around. The campus life is surpassed by no other.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe ride, Campus PD, and Razorback Transit are just a few of many Campus wide efforts to keep safety and protection a number one priority at the U of A.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is HUGE on campus. There are so many sororities and fraternities to choose from, you're bound to find the one that suits you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for every type of person on campus, but on the off chance you can't find just what you're looking for, start it up yourself! There are just a few rules and regulations, but they aren't hard to follow at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taking a class in Old Main is a must, but be careful not to step on the Class of 1900 on your way in, it's bad luck. And Spoofer's stone has a rather romantic history of lovers and proposals.

    Bang for the buck

    The U of A sponsors many different events, the majority of which are free. There's always something going down on Dickson Street, just make sure to keep an eye out for it.

    What to do for fun

    Mt. Sequoya and Devil's Den are two fun natural things to do if you're looking to get off campus. Bikes, Blues, and BBQ is a huge event that happens once a year and is definitely something to experience. The Hog Homecoming Parade is an awesome show. Any athletic game! Anything down Dickson Street!!

    Food and Dining

    Food is plentiful here! The Fulbright and Brough dining halls are always safe choices, but there is nothing like a Pomfret cookie. Feeling a little different? Late night (which has Chik fil a, Mexican food, sandwiches and wraps, pizza, and stir fry) and the Hill Grill are awesome alternatives. And then Dickson Street always provides a good amount of outside food sources, like Jimmy Johns or Damgoode Pies.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something fun happening somewhere in the dorms. Everyone is friendly and inviting. It's like a perfect little community.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging or they can relatively easy if you know what teachers to look for. It all depends on what you as a student want. Look at the Rate My Professor website. But don't pass up the stricter teachers, sometimes those are the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Double check the locations of your classes! You don't want to have to run across campus to be on time. Get involved as much as you can! Whether it's an organization or just a fun event, being apart of something will bring you friends, experiences, and memories. Remember what you're here for. School is important. Watch that GPA. You can't have fun if you don't make the grade. There is always something fun and exciting going on, you just have to look!

    In three sentences

    The absolute greatest experience I have ever had. The campus is beautiful, the people are open and friendly, and the on campus activities are always exciting. There is truly no other school that I would choose over the University of Arkansas.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I have know idea since i am not in it.

    Great for these types of students

    Who like diversity. That like a school environment where it becomes part of your family. Also a sporty student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a building called old main where one tower is smaller than the other one because long time ago when some they where building it the constructor was drunk so he could not tell if they where the same height.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of recreational places one campus that let you met new people like an arcade slash game room and a rock wall are some of the things we have but there lots more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always use the resources they college provides for you.

    In three sentences

    A place where no one is turn down a chance for eduction no matter your economical background, or ethnicity.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is after hour police escorts and call stations all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can join a club or even start one and it can be about anything.

    What to do for fun

    The campus and the community has an unlimited array of things to do. On campus, you have exercise rooms, pools, basketball courts, a rock climbing wall, and many other things. There is also a Outdoors Club that goes camping, canoeing, and hiking. The activities are unlimited.

    Food and Dining

    With meal trades on campus, you never have to worry about tiring of cafeteria food. On campus is Chik-fi-la, Burger King, Papa Johns, Subway, and a Starbucks. Off campus has an even bigger selection and a mall within a few miles.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is dorm life. It is the same anywhere you go but the RA's actually try to be your friend instead of causing problems.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors are willing to listen and help but you have to study. It is not like high school where you could look over things and pass the test.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like city life and can handle of lot of people, the University of Arkansas is the place for you. If interested, be sure to get informed on scholarship opportunities and remember that it is never too early to start looking at a university. If you're worried about size, the transit system is a big bonus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is the perfect community to have fun, be involved, and get the education you want. With something for everyone and teachers who care, no one could ask for a better school. The Razorback Pride is a bonus as well.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is seen throughout the campus. There are Emergency polls are scattered all over campus. All one has to do is press the button on the poll and an officer will talk to you through an intercom and will come to you to make sure you're safe. There are also police stations on campus, with campus police patrolling during the day and for some of the night.

    What to do for fun

    Some people have Quiditch games, before the football games there is most likely people celebrating somewhere, the Greek Theater holds concerts and plays, the Union Theater shows movies, there are talent shows, and lots more. In other words, one can't say that there isn't something to do on campus because there is ALWAYS something to do on campus. If one wants to get off campus though, they can go down Dickson St., which is right next to campus and has a great selection of places for college students to enjoy the nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, and there are definitely options for students to choose from. Just make sure you don't get caught up in the fast food, and remember to actually eat your fruits and vegetables because it helps to keep moving. But UofA has a lot of different options for people to choose from, and with the meal plans you can really get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    EXCELLENT! The dorms are kept clean and safe, there is always something going on at the dorms, the RA's are friendly, and there are a plethora of choices for students to pick from.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, that's for sure. However, all of the material is available in multiple places, and there are numerous places for one to get help: S.I groups, library, professors, upperclassmen, and much more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, get enough sleep, do your work. Those are the three things that are really hard to balance out with friends and relationships, which is why it's best to not go to college with a significant other with you. However, one of the hardest lessons was learning how to balance out my freedom with my schoolwork and friends. I paid the price around finals, and had to work extra hard to make up for it, but once you learn how to do that then it's smooth sailing.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a really great place for students to blossom and pursue their dreams. There is help whenever it's needed, the professors are exquisite, and the classes really aren't that hard if you do what you need to do. I would highly recommend younger friends of mine to come to the UofA.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They offer many resources for getting around campus at night. You can call razorback patrol for rides around campus if you need. But on any campus, especially for girls, I would recommend traveling in groups.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a big deal hear on the U of A campus. Brother and sisterhood bonds run deep.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not a part of any organizations, but we have very active clubs. There are a wide variety of choices, so there is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love meeting people. It is a pretty large campus, and I am continuously meeting new people! There is a stone on campus that couples used to sit on and propose and chip off a piece. We aren't allowed to chip it anymore though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Quitagge which is the game from Harry Potter. People play it around campus. I think only once a year, maybe more, but students have these zombie war things.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny you spend. I could not have made a better choice to further my education.

    What to do for fun

    If you are a girl, it is always fun to go with a group of your friends to the frat houses! Each dorm also has different activities every now and then to get involved in. U of A is also within walking distance to Dickson St. which is where all the fun happens!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias usually have pretty good food. Late night is available where you can do meal trades at the fast food places in the union. There are plenty of choices!

    Dorm Life

    Great and helpful RAs. The dorm experience can be crazy, but it is worth all the memories.

    Academic Rigor

    U of A is competitive academically, so you are forced to try your hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to do a lot of walking. Tons of hills on campus, but at least we are less susceptible to the freshman 15. Some classes are hard, but the professors are just pushing you to do your best. It is worth the time and effort that you have to put in.

    In three sentences

    Amazing school! Beautiful campus. Wonderful, caring staff.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    As a student you must utilize the HPER. They have many types of intramural activities. There is an urban bike trail which is great for bikes, running, or just a leisurely stroll.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here at the U of A. They offer a variety off vendors so you don't have to eat the typical cafeteria food. I suggest Razorbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. I hear the dorm life her is great. I suggest you learn to compromise to make dorm life successful.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is most stressful in the science department. As a prospective student make sure you meet your professors outside of class. The U of A has a tutoring center.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a student you must attend classes. A student must put forth effort studying. As a prospective student take part in activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    The university offers a great experience for students. However, they do not cater to non-traditional students very well. I would recommend the U of A to future college prospects.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has a beautiful campus and the professors are almost all very flexible with us. The students are all very social and friendly. Its easy to find help on any subject if you ask.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a student technology center where you can rent video games, movies, or even Ipads.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do on and off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a great education go here, they give out lots of scholarships every year. There's also tons of places to chill and relax on campus. Most of the teachers are also very nice and care about your education. They have a major for everyone here.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good college, they actually care about students' education here. Most teachers are very willing to help and there are lots of places on campus to go for extra help. All in all this a great school that provides great education.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ill be honest I'm the wrong person to ask (2hr commute).

    Dorm Life

    I live of campus so don't tack my word on this won.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go talk to the advisers well before you intend to start attending and mack sure you now all the requirements for your degree.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a good college whit a nice campus (despite the current construction), and I enjoy going there.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University Police Saferide Service Locked Dorm Buildings

    Greek Life

    Many sororities and fraternities. Even black sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    See University of Arkansas Fayetteville website for club listings. There are over a hundred clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Quiet Environments-Mullins Library,Union study lounge Loud-Dorm Lounge,Game Rooms in union

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rock Camp/Extended Orientation Programs

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent Dorms Food is best in the Northwest Quad Dining Hall

    What to do for fun

    Hyper Athletic Facility Arkansas Union,Theater, Exercise Room, Game Room, Recording Studio

    Food and Dining

    3 dining halls-Pomfret, Borough, and Northwest Quads Buffet Style Food in Dining Halls, Late Night Options such at the Union Grill and the Hill Grove-offers Chic-fil-a,Subway,Burger King, and etc Papa Johns,Quiznos, and Starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are laid back. The nicer dorms are Northwest Quads, Maple Hill,Futrall, plus new dorms under construction. Each dorm had either a lounge area or a cafeteria connected to it, such as the Quads.

    Academic Rigor

    Even the elective classes are challenging but it is possible to get an A or B in them if you study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Best place to study is in the union study lounge. Mullins Library is open until 2 am on the weekdays and 12 on weekends. Use safe ride service at night time if you need to walk alone. If you are not a hospitality management major donor take hospitality management the test are extra long (100 plus questions)

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is an excellent university that offers challenging academics and athletics. The university also encourages students to participate in community service and other activities that can enhance their academic experience

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have incidents like any other campus but there is a police station on campus. The University offers Razorback Patrol and Safe Ride to ensure more safety.

    Greek Life

    IFC, NPC and NPHC are all available to you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Business Sciences Nursing

    Bang for the buck

    Attending U of A is cheaper than attending colleges and Universities in my home state at the in-state rate.

    What to do for fun

    There is everything to do for fun. Go to Friday Night Live, a Razorback game (for any sport) or any club or organization's activities. There is never a time when you should have absolutely nothing to do (including studying).

    Food and Dining

    There are alot of options on campus including Papa John's, Quiznos, Subway, Burger King and Chick-fil-A. The downside of this is you get tired of eating the food from these places. The actual school cafeterias are pretty good as well. They have their good and bad days but you can always have a salad, pizza or a sub sandwich.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome. You have so many options as to where you can live. A lot of upperclassmen (including myself) live off campus but the apartment complexes there are very affordable and there is a free bus system for available to you.

    Academic Rigor

    As a chemical engineering major, I would say that the program is VERY rigorous. Their are some rigorous general education courses as well. We utilize ratemyprofessor.com alot as well and the ratings are pretty accurate.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is not what you see on TV. If you are a high school student and unsure of what you want to major in look into their summer programs. If you come for a tour request to speak with a student besides your tour guide about the major you are interested in. If they don't find one for you find one for yourself on the sidewalk. Many of the students are willing to talk and answer your specific questions.

    In three sentences

    There is a great variety of majors, classes and programs. You have the opportunity to do everything you ever dreamed of in college if you apply yourself. They will help you as long you as willing to help yourself.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun around the University of Arkansas Campus. The best thing about college is something is always going on that you can join. There are recreational fields were students play sports or just hang out and there is also a separate set of fields for intramural sports. Many students look forward to game days and showing their Razorback spirit. There is a movie theater, a technology center for those who enjoy video games, and many lounges where students hang out in the Student Union. There are two gym's on campus. One is located in the Student Union and the other is located in the HPER building. The HPER building also has an Olympic sized pool, rock climbing wall, racquetball,basketball,and volleyball courts and even has an outdoor center where you can rent camping and canoeing equipment. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arkansas has great food and dining options available on campus. There are three main dining halls on separate parts of campus that provide a breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is nice having three dining halls so the dining halls do not get too congested. The food tastes pretty good and each dining hall has a variety of choices for every meal. Some of the options change daily but there is always a sandwich bar, a salad bar, and a grilled food option. If a student does not want to eat in a dining hall they can go to the Student Union and choose to pay money or spend flex dollars (that come from their student account). The Student Union has a Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Sandwich, Wok, and Pizza restaurant. Around the campus you can also find Subway, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, and a Hill Grill. The University of Arkansas provides various options for food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    Campus dorm life is great at the University of Arkansas. There are many dorms to choose from all over campus. Most of the dorms are co-ed but there are a couple that are specifically male and female only. There are dorms that have the basic two roommates to a room style but also some dorms are known as suite-style where two people share a bedroom but they also share a living room and a bathroom with another two people. The suite-style dorms feel more like apartments. Living in a dorm on campus is a great experience. Living so close to your classes raises attendance for students. The dorm life creates a sense of community and friendship with everyone and most of your friends will be in your own dorm. People keep their doors open when they are in there and everyone is really friendly and everyone enjoys hanging out with each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas provides classes that range in academic rigor. Not only are there classes that are there to challenge you every year, the University of Arkansas has a very beneficially rigorous Honors Program that allows your resume to set you apart and increase your job opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing is to obviously focus on your education. College is a completely different world from high school. It does not matter how well prepared you think you are to begin college, you will have to learn how to adapt to changes very quickly. Establish good relationships with your professors and let them know that their class is important to you. If you have an issue with a class, let the professor know immediately; they are there to help you and they will. The most important thing aside from a strong GPA that will help you throughout college is to be involved as much as possible. When you meet people and establish relationships and participate in things you enjoy, college is much easier. Get to know the people in your classes so that you can help each other out. Friends you make become great motivators that help you make it through to graduation.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a wonderful college located on a beautiful campus in the unique town of Fayetteville. The professors make an effort to get to know their students and focus on class discussions instead of only teaching through lectures and are very approachable. The bond developed by Razorback fans share in college is unbreakable at the University of Arkansas.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Along with over 350 registered student organizations on campus, the community around campus offers a ton of fun! Their is state parks within 30minutes of your dorm where you can hike and Fayetteville has everything you would want!

    Food and Dining

    The two dining halls on campus offer many options that constantly change and they also offer food-to-go if you are on a tight schedule. On campus their is also something called Late Night where you can have free chick-fil-a and Burger King from 5-11pm!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a blast! The University offers many different rooming set-ups like community style, suit style, co-ed, and gender specific. Your RA's plan lots of fun activities like Superbowl and Oscar watching parties too!

    Academic Rigor

    Arkansas is a respected University and the professors all know what they are teaching about. I would never say that school is easy but it definitely doesn't consume your life. You can still be involved outside of the classroom!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the Honors college! You will be able to register for classes earlier and class sizes are smaller. Also get involved in tons of groups or organizations! They make your college experience!

    In three sentences

    The University has what any perspective student is looking for! The campus is beautiful, the education is first class, and the sports team are worth cheering for! GO HOGS!

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Alive and Well!

    What to do for fun

    Too much to name. The campus is always alive and has multiple and diverse events occurring at all times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as transparent as possible. The staff and instructors go to great lengths to assist the students when they know the problem or concern of the student.

    In three sentences

    I love the University. The staff and instructors are extremely helpful. The curriculum is comparable for the career responsibilities and requirements ahead of each student.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There are campus police who are there at all hours to help. There are emergency buttons on campus if you feel threatened at anytime where the police will pick you up and escort you to where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    It is definitely there i am not involved in it. Although, they are always very spirited during game weeks and always have new things set up around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always chances to join new groups and people who are always trying to get more people involved. You just have to get out talk to the people who are trying to get new members.

    Great for these types of students

    Sudents who like to get out and have fun and be challenged in the class room.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite places on campus are the Greek Theatre and the gardens by the Fine Arts building. They are both relaxing and beautiful. Most days that are nice outside you will see people sitting around them and reading or just relaxing.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to attend school here but i feel like the full experience is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are different activities going on, on campus every week. There are plays and concerts and other group activities what seems like all of the time.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food choices at the University. There is the cafeteria and there are other places throughout campus that you can eat. Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Starbucks, Papa Johns Pizza, and even more. You never have to eat at the same place more than once a week if you don't want to.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Walton Hall and I love it! The rooms are nice and the people around me are great. Altough there are some nights where it gets a little loud during the later hours.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the teachers most often want to challenge their students and make sure that they are getting the most out of the class. That is if the student is willing to get up and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus and make sure that you feel comfortable and at home when you are there. Talk to some of the students and teachers while you are there, most of them will answer your questions and give you a feel for how life is as a razorback.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a big campus with a lot of students but there are so many groups and ways to get involoved with people on campus that it is easy to become a part of the student life. The teachers are helpful and are very willing to help if someone needs help. There are lots of great oppertunities for everyone at the University of Arkansas.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    JOIN GREEK LIFE

    Clubs and Activities

    Inter-murals are awesome

    What to do for fun

    Once you make friends there will always be something to do. Inter-murals are a great activity as well. Although if you find yourself bored on the weekend, Dickson Street is always the place to be.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is better than you think. Mix it up every now and again. The local restaurants in Fayetteville are the bees knees. Figure out where each hole-in-the-wall establishment and your dining experience will be more than satisfactory.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm is life decent. I live in Pomfret so we have the luxury of having our own cafeteria. Sharing a 10x10 room with someone takes some getting use to but it's a good experience and I've come to enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Content was definitely harder than high school. I was overwhelmed at first by the pace that each class runs at. Tests are rigorous but definitely achievable with good study habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with any college, GO TO CLASS. It becomes a lot harder to wake up for class when it's not mandatory to attend. Time management is also key.

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Arkansas was one of the better decisions of my life. The campus is spectacular and growing rapidly. Life is great in Fayetteville.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am a non traditional student who felt welcome in this young community.

    What to do for fun

    Socialize

    Tips for prospective students

    Come try it you'll like it.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful learning environment. Students are full of energy and school spirit. Freat support advice from adviser.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life at the University of Arkansas is big. I would strongly recommend checking it out or at least researching it if you are the slightest bit interested.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoying mostly hanging out with the new friends I've made at school. Weather thats going to the gym or out to eat or to a movie near by.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias on campus are great, but my favorite thing about the dining plan is our option to do a meal trade at Chick-fil-a or Burger King or the Wok in the Student Union.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. Our campus also has a great dorm life community. Each floor has its own community and so does the dorm as a whole. This allows you to make more friends and feel more comfortable and at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are not too challenging, but they do require work and dedication if you plan to maintain a high GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afraid to apply to a school that is out of state for you or really far from home. It may seem challenging or scary but it has its own perks as well. So try not to rule out a great school due to location.

    In three sentences

    This College is great for a student looking for a school with long standing traditions. Upon arriving I quickly made friends due to the numerous opportunities to join clubs and groups on campus, where you can begin to feel at home. I would strongly recommend applying to The University of Arkansas.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports minded students and Greek life. Neither of those two categories apply to me but I'm still content. Huge diversity here on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of history. The buildings are amazing. Tons of art and statues.

    What to do for fun

    Coffee!

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes seem easy but harder courses are an option. You choose the pace you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    The instructors are good but not great. The campus is huge but is familiar to me now after one semester. This university makes college life an easy step for high school graduates.

    In three sentences

    For the price this college is excellent but I am an Arkansas resident and I am staying at home. I'm very happy here. I'm doing better than expected and enjoy my classes.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great here, I am part of a sorority myself and I love it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I enjoy going to Devils Den, biking on the trails, hammocking, going to the farmers market and just whatever the city/school has in store. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of the dining scene, I prefer home made food. But it isn't grotesque. I would avoid Brough, you will reek afterwards. Go to the Quads.

    Dorm Life

    I Lived in Maple East and it was alright. I enjoyed not having a community bathroom but everyone kept to themselves mostly. Location wise, I would have chose Yocum or Humphreys.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty decent. Some classes aren't too bad. Some are ridiculously hard. So I'd say around average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give to prospective students is to be wary that the campus is huge. If you're not used to walking around a lot, especially in a hilly area, I'd keep that in mind.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is amazing, hands down. Fayetteville is gorgeous, the school is welcoming and the people are great. I feel like anyone can fit in easily; it's so diverse.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activites on campus such as movie nights, nerf gun wars, zombie wars, and a student technology center where you can go to play games or watch television. They are updated with the newest games and software to do and make anything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ratemyprofessor.com before enrolling in a course--it is very helpful and accurate! Studying is really what it takes.

    In three sentences

    The university is very helpful and resourceful. They are very updated and try to keep things modern. The school has many wonderful classes and opportunities.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24 hour police.

    Greek Life

    There is a sorority or fraternity for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone about the oddest stuff. We even have a Dr. Pepper Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for literally every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a senior walk that is imprinted on the sidewalk. Your name will be imprinted into the cement when you graduate from U of A.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't imagine going anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on-campus. Sporting events to concerts. Students also love to go hiking and biking in the Boston Mountains

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices for everyone's taste.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't so hard, just make sure to stay on top of all your assignments and attend class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a beautiful campus. It is full of amazing professors and amazing students. There is a spot for everyone and their individual personalities.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus offers many free activities available to students and the location of the campus relative to the town is great for quick access.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the degree chosen, it could be ranked from 3 stars to 5 stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your study habbits before attending college.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a flagship institution. The help for students is excellent. Student life on campus is tremendous.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's always Dickson!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a quality education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    The transit can take you to many hot spots on and around campus including the mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must check out the campus. It is a great selling point full of many opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Great school with great people. I can't wait.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police posts around every corner where you can call if you need any assistance. Also Safe Ride is an awesome service provided to students free of charge.

    Greek Life

    So much fun!!! Lots of frats and sororitys to choose from!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure you get a list of all the concerts and events that go on at the Greek Theater!

    What to do for fun

    Join an inter-mural team, join a frat or sorority.

    Dorm Life

    If you can handle an all girls dorm, Reed is an awesome place to live!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in on-campus activities. There are endless clubs and organizations available to anyone who is interested. It is a great way to meet people and make life long friends.

    In three sentences

    U of A is an incredible university that I got the pleasure to attend. The professors are overall very impressive and the campus itself is beautiful. U of A offers an excellent variety of degrees and I would recommend this college to anyone!

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Its a huge campus, but the classes are small enough for individual attention when needed. The professors are easily reached and are excellent about responding. There is a lot of opportunities around campus and on campus to keep you entertained.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun at the University of Arkansas whether it is on the campus through organizations or around the Fayetteville area. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is good, but the meal plans are pricey. Meal options can get repetitive quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are wonderful here and conveniently close to everything freshmen need. The university offers a wide variety of dorms to fit each student.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor will depend on the major, but overall the courses are not overwhelmingly challenging. Free tutoring is available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Clubs, greek life, and student government are a great way to get involved. Taking the time to learn about all the resources offered by the university is definitely worth it.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful university that is beautiful and full of opportunities. It offers everything that a college should. College years are definitely well spent in this environment.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus offers safe ride and razor patrol if you are not in position to drive or if you do not want to walk home alone at night.

    Greek Life

    Don't come here if you don't plan on going greek. I am not greek and I stick out like a sore thumb because I don't dress in the typical sorority girl fashion.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus is right on Dickson street so there are always fun things going on there!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who plan on going Greek or are worried about the scenery.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there are stores everywhere! There is also pep-rallys, concerts at the greek theatre, and sometimes even out door movies!

    Bang for the buck

    Arkansas is fairly cheap if you have instate tuition but I know I am getting the best education I can being here.

    What to do for fun

    There is devils den where you can go hiking with all of your friends! There is always fun activities going on around campus for students, like Friday night live where everyone gets together and just has a great time!

    Food and Dining

    Depending on where you live determines where you will mostly eat. I do not like brough, but at night you can attend late night and trade one of your meals for chickfila, pizza hut or many other places!

    Dorm Life

    I love how social the dorms are and how you have everything right at your convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are challenging but can be done if you are willing to put in the time and effort. There is no better feeling then getting an A in a college course.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not plan on joining Greek life you might not enjoy Arkansas because the majority of the social activities are Greek and they are very exclusive.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a beautiful campus. All of my classes are enriching and enjoyable. Arkansas is a good school for anyone looking to love their location and classes.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is Razorback Patrol almost all hours of the day. Campus Police are available 24/7

    Greek Life

    Amazing, supportive, fun, lots of philanthropic events going on all of the time.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hog Call (wooooooooo pig sooie!)

    Bang for the buck

    The student fees are used in odd ways, but that is too be completely amended for the upcoming school year and beyond.

    What to do for fun

    Everything. Sporting events, on-campus activities, intramural sports, Greek life

    Food and Dining

    They always have a good variety of food. Especially healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    It's also fun and inviting. The Resident Assistants are so helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The U of A loves to help its students succeed in their academics, and there are so many ways to succeed in every class you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for everything as early as possible. Don't miss deadlines. Get involved in what interests you to find out what you will be interested in for the rest of your life. Study hard and well.

    In three sentences

    The U of A exemplifies everything it advertises. It is a great school, because I can get involved in a lot of things and get any help I need with academics. The U of A will continue to grow and succeed because of the work of the faculty, staff, and students.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The UofA is very friendly, you feel like your their priority. The teachers are friendly and the environment is welcoming!

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No worries here at the You of A! Our team of campus police are always looking out for us here on campus. We even have a program that escorts students to and from bulding, Mon-Fri from 6pm-12:30am for campus safety. You can always feel safe on our campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the University of Arkansas is absolutely remarkable! Our Greeks are very involved in the community, host philanthropies, and work with each other to create a better Greek community overall. We have some of the largest recruiting organization in the United States! Go Greek at the YOU of A!

    What to do for fun

    On the hill there is fun for every student just around the corner. The university host game nights and other events through out the semester that are free for all students. Furthermore, for students who are old enough and enjoy the night life, the university is very close to many bars and clubs namely on Dickson Street. There is no limit for having here in Fayetteville.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is absolutely delicious! As I mention above there are several food choices. Additional places are Subway, Starbucks, Chinese Food, and several in dorm cafeterias where the food is remarkable!

    Dorm Life

    Door life here at the University is amazing. So many friendly people from all over the U.S. and even international students as well. Students whom live in the dorms have access to many dining halls and late night food choices like chick-fil-a, burger kings, and Papa Johns pizza to name a few. A great place to get involved and meet live time friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic performance is a must here at the You of A. Students engage themselves in academic settings, and excel. Every student is given an opportunity to become high achievers.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be apart of something bigger than yourself, choose the University of Arkansas. With such diversity here at the University, everyone will fit in and feel right at home. Most if not all, of the University professors build close relationships with their students and help out with any problems students may encounter.

    In three sentences

    The university of Arkansas is challenges their students to become the best they can be. Each student is given an opportunity to excel. The recent updates within the school provide educational opportunities one couldn't find anywhere else but here at the You of A.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, but I realize there have been issues for some. I think it comes down to common sense and making good decisions.

    Bang for the buck

    I make good use of the resources that the university offers to students, and I would advice others to do the same. My personal favorite is the library. I constantly ask for inter-library loans!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many events. The Arkansas Newswire Headlines are sent out daily to students' emails. These include information on events, lectures, and exhibits. I'm a little nerdy, so I appreciate guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options! It would be difficult to be dissatisfied.

    Academic Rigor

    If I have been lucky to take classes with particularly great teachers, then I am certainly grateful. I have yet to take a class I did not enjoy or learn from. I do feel that classes are only as challenging as one makes them. If you seek to dig deeper, professors will certainly help you do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your advisers and teachers. You never know who or what you may find on such a large campus! There are extraordinary opportunities if you take the time to find them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas seemed intimidating at first, but I have met some of the most compelling people on this campus. Every semester I am met with challenges, and I always discover new surprises on campus. My experience here has allowed me to grow so much as an individual.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The university is located right off of Dickson Street, which is the main hub for entertainment, food, drinks, and anything else you could imagine. There is always something to do on campus as well as directly off of it. If you lived on campus or even close you could walk to all of these activities.

    Food and Dining

    I never lived in a dorm or had to eat food from the dining room.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus or in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult but you learn a lot and your teachers will push you to do your best. Night classes especially you will develop a great relationship with your classmates and instructor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the tutoring and SI options given to you, they really do help a lot. Also make sure as soon as you are accepted you apply for a parking permit, they are expensive but they are worth it.

    In three sentences

    Very large, but split up into several smaller colleges based on your major. The tutoring options are wonderful and very helpful. The parking, however, is horrendous.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Visit Old Main and the Greek Theatre.

    What to do for fun

    Go roller blading. See a movie. Go to devil's den. Pick up swing dancing (some new hobby at the HPER)

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. I understand that it can't be gourmet food, and it's kind dry because of how long it has to stay out under heat lamps.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are what anyone would expect of a dorm. Not a resort, but not like living in a motel either. They definitely keep everything clean.

    Academic Rigor

    It's about the same as my high school, but I took all AP classes. There is definitely more homework and more information divided between tests, but it's not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    First, get plugged in ASAP, and don't feel bad if you're not in a sorority of fraternity, there are a bunch of other things to do. Second, talk to other students about which classes and teachers to take. Finally, get on top of your HOMEWORK and PRIORITIZE your time.

    In three sentences

    Arkansas has been great so far! It's a beautiful campus especially in the spring.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    sometimes you get yucky teachers but most of the time worth the money

    What to do for fun

    hiking, biking, yoga, lots of parks, lots of shopping, its kind of hard to get bored in fayetteville.

    Dorm Life

    didn't live in one. Maple Hill is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering and physics student. Not too much free time, but well worth it

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're not into frats or sororities, it might bother you. The town of Fayetteville is cute and liberal with lots to do. campus is huge so know the bus routes/get ready to pay $$ for parking.

    In three sentences

    The university is very large and has a wide range of degrees offered. The faculty is large as well, with a whole bunch of knowledge. Sororities and Fraternities are a huge part of the culture here though.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus safe ride will pick you up from anywhere IN FAYETTEVILLE and bring you back to anywhere on campus! Police are always on call on campus and there are places for emergency calls all around campus just in case you are walking around by yourself dead at night. It is a party at night, but it has exponentially increased in safety.

    Greek Life

    ALOT! You will be able to find any Greek Life that suits your needs. The Razorbacks have it all!

    Clubs and Activities

    More than enough! And you can petition to start one anytime! All you have to do is make the 1st step to get involved. It is as little as sending an email!!

    Great for these types of students

    the hog wild.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Call those hogs!!

    Bang for the buck

    Calling the hogs and really being part of any of the tradition is well worth being here. It is unlike any experience ever at football games and really any other well-known sport. And even small events all around campus that happen from time to time!

    What to do for fun

    Movie theaters, mini-golfing, bowling, Dickson street, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food is wonderful on campus! I definitely recommend a meal plan, because you can get food from well-known chains such as Burger King, Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and Quiznos all prepaid for to get anytime with a meal plan! You can only get one from these places PER DAY just so it is known. Lots of places to eat. Rarely a time where the food is not worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus, you either have to not care about other people goofing off all the time or be tortured the whole time. Be ready for loud music, crazy hallway stunts, and...the screamers...and by that I mean the people that yell our their windows and do alot of hooting and hollering.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers can be tough and others don't push as hard. It was alot like how my high school classes were, but not as many hours are spent in a classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible and make good grades in high school to get any scholarship reward. And also, get to know your roommate as much as you can if you are to live on campus. You want to make things work as best as possible. Have fun but don't give all of your money to Dickson Street!!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a wonderful campus and full of unique traditions. Being a part of the hogs stays with you for the rest of your life with your name etched into the sidewalk. The teachers are great and usually fair, but every once in awhile you do happen to get that professor who wants you to know every solitary detail and try to trick you on tests, so be aware!

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek theater is unique

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of botiques in Fay-town that are fun to got to. There are also many outdoor activities to do in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would go look at the school junior year or early senior year. Sign up for orientation early to get a spot.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is an incredible school that offers many academic and extra-curricular activities. The campus is beautiful and the student life is fun. It is a great school!

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    SO many different sports teams and clubs. Even if you don't want to play strictyl for the university, they have teams just for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different dining halls to choose from, and you get flex dollars with every meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Great selection in student housing. Everything's around the same price.

    Academic Rigor

    Just don't fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use 'rate my teacher' to see who you should get for your classes. It helps out a lot!!!

    In three sentences

    Great campus, wonderful teachers, and great selection of classes.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall pretty safe; assaults and thefts are rare. Most of the people that get arrested on campus are just people who got drunk in public or underage or smoked a joint. You still shouldn't walk around in the dark yourself though, especially if you're a girl; there have been some attempted rapes lately, all taking place at night. UAPD generally seems on the ball when something does go wrong.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know much since I'm not in a fraternity, but they party hard.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty to do, though some of the niche clubs have died out. Especially if you're an outdoors type, though, you'll always have stuff to do; the UREC facilities provide rock climbing equipment, boats, camping gear, anything you could possibly want.

    Great for these types of students

    Basically, as long as you're not a math and science student, the University is great. If you are, then it may not cater to your needs very well. If you manage to get past the first 2 years of engineering, you're good to go. I'm also told by all the grad students I've met that it's excellent for anyone seeking education beyond a Bachelor's degree, since it's a research university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock in front of Old Main that used to be a large boulder. Traditionally, men would propose to their girlfriends at the boulder and chip off a piece as a keepsake. However, over the years, the boulder dwindled in size and the University put the rock under protection, since there isn't enough of it left to continue the tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty cheap (though certainly not the cheapest in state), and they offer many resources. However, some of the money is wasted on things that aren't at all related to academia (for example, a video game lounge).

    What to do for fun

    Anything under the sun - the U of A has AWESOME clubs and all sorts of stuff to do. You'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    A little bit on the expensive side, but the options are great, and almost all of the food is quite tasty. They have options for vegetarians/vegans and the health conscious, as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a terrible place to study. Lots of partying and loud music. Stuff breaks fairly often and takes a while to get fixed, especially in the older ones.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes. For most of the liberal arts/ core classes I took, I could study an hour or two a week and get all A's. Math and science, you're gonna have to hit the books HARD.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're from a small school, know that you won't get nearly as much time with your teacher as you used to. Labs can be very unforgiving. However most of the professors are very nice and helpful when they do have the time to interact with you.

    In three sentences

    Not a bad school, but very hard if you're in math/science. Weeding you out is often more important than helping you pass, and you simply can't have much interaction with the teachers in such large classes. Lots to do and many other resources.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. You can call the golf cart service to take you if you really feel threatened, and Safe Ride, which will take you where you need to be.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life ROCKS here. Seriously love every aspect about it and love that Arkansas is becoming bigger Greek school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game Day is crazy! The whole town basically shuts down and EVERYONE is tailgating for the game. Plus, we call the Hogs and no other school does that :)

    What to do for fun

    Greek Life has been my main involvment on campus, but off campus and on the weekends I've liked exploring the small cities in the Northwest Arkansas Region and spending my time outdoors. There are so many places to hike, camp, kayak, float, fish, or anything (I recommend Devil's Den). Also there are so many cool cities with cool shops just like 30 minutes north.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, if you get to the dinning halls at the right hour. They close pretty early for dinner, so once they close you are limited to Late Night at the Union (which is good because it's Chick Fil A and Burger King and other fast food places) and there is also Hill Grill which is just a quick place to get food.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Reid Hall, the all girls traditional dorm, and absolutely loved it. I got to know so many people around me on multiple floors. The community bathrooms aren't bad, because they get cleaned everyday. The only bad thing about Reid is that it's at the corner of campus so everything is a 10+ minute walk.

    Academic Rigor

    I really think Academic Rigor is really based on your classes. I've heard the Freshman Business classes can be difficult, but also if you're a pre-med major, you're going to have tough classes. They aren't impossible, but you can basically choose how hard they will be based on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO THE EARLIEST ORIENTATION POSSIBLE! The early you go, the better the class schedule you will get. Also, get involved because it really does keep you occupied (greek life, student government, CRU).

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arkansas and everything about the campus. It's not too big, yet not too small. I also love how it's centered in a college town; Fayetteville is centered around the Razorbacks.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Arkansas is the only campus that continues their Senior Walk. With every degree you get from the U of A, you get your name etched in the campus concrete. How awesome is that!

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville is one of the most diverse places to live in! From mountains to malls, there's something to do for every type of college student. Devil's Den is a popular place to climb, hike, and hammock; there's a bowling alley and mini golf place off of College Avenue. The mall is only 10 minutes down the road, and there's plenty of restaurants around town to try new things!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls are all-you-can-eat buffets, which automatically means that if you like food, you're in heaven! Also, there are places on campus you can do meal trades every night, but each place does trades on certain nights (Papa John's, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, etc.). It's nice to have variety and step away from dining halls every once in a while!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I stayed in was the Northwest Quad. These dorm rooms are extremely nice with LOTS of storage! The closet space is incredible, and the desks are massive! There was lots of space to place books, a printer, lamps, and a laptop. Also, you only share a bathroom with one other person; you have your own sink and counter space though. No community bathroom means no shower shoes! Also, the living room space was nice to relax and watch television after a long day of work and classes.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently in the College of Engineering; the rigor of the classes all depends on the college. I have found that everything that is labeled II (i.e. Calculus II, Physics II, etc.) requires work...and lots of it! In the end, it's worth the studying and time put into the course, especially because it helps you gain credits towards your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy all of the amazing opportunities the campus has to offer. There are so many clubs and events that it takes effort to not be involved! The organizations and games only help you meet even more people outside of your classes. Also, get to know your professors! They're the ones who will write you recommendation letters and could even potentially find you a job. Knowing your professors just means more connections for your future career!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is big, but not too big. While the SEC football games make you feel like the campus is huge, everyone at the university is like family. The YOU of A is a beautiful campus with gorgeous scenery, friendly people, and a great education.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is top tier. There are officers driving the campus as well as walking around making sure things are safe. Also the campus police are located on campus and have implemented dogs that if needed will find what they are trained to get.

    Greek Life

    This is my personal favorite its a great Greek program. Theres many houses that have been here for a long time and have a great institution on campus. One sorority even started here so a good place to check out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything here. Theres nothing that you are interested in that this school wont offer. If you want to be social theres no stopping you here.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that like the outdoors. Also for students who want to go into Greek life. Lastly for students who want a good quality education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Old Main building is the symbol location of our school. Its got some cool stories behind it. Along with the greek theater which is a cool place to study and hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    The amount of money this school is compared to others is great pricing. Along with the quality of education to go along with the money aspect. It is a school with a good economical school budget.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there is a lot of clubs and Greek organizations that are amazing. Also there are a lot of pretty sites and open areas to talk and hang out. Also the Devils Den state park is not far from the campus down the highway a ton of fun outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the school is great just depends on your meal plan and money. Some places are outside of meal plan but have the typical good food you would find anywhere else. The places that are the major food plans meet are great with good quality food in a range of spectrum of preference.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great some of the dorms are amazing while some aren't as nice as others. In overall atmosphere the dorms are great to meet friends and new people. Just stay on top of classes and be focused when you need to study in the dorms if your not you wont be able to focus.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the classes are tough and sometimes you can get overloaded. This is needed to make you get good study habits and learn the library is your best friend. The professors are there to help but make sure that notes are being taken constantly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of the classwork or will become over loaded. Get to know your professors in every class will help when able to get extra credit. Most of all sit in the front of your classes will change your grade a whole letter if you pay attention.

    In three sentences

    I believe the University of Arkansas is amazing. The classes are tough but that is needed. Along with the atmosphere and social climate is the best.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    U of A's campus is beautiful, in the Arkansas Ozarks. The campus is hilly, so walking to class will get you in shape. the trees on campus are beautiful in both the Fall and Spring.

    What to do for fun

    Football, Football, and more Football in the Fall. Arkansas is crazy about their HOGS! There are several clubs to join, and planned activities and Greek life. Just take your pick.

    Food and Dining

    Food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Northwest Quads. They are pretty nice. You have you own bedroom and share a bath room with just one person. The bedroom is cramped, but it is your own space.

    Academic Rigor

    If you jump in with both feet it can be really tough. You advisor will push if he/she sees a strong GPA and high ACT score. If you decide to take on a tough schedule block out plenty of study time. I can only speak for the engineering department, but I can say not everyone is cut out for it. But, I survived and managed to keep my scholarships, so you can too, if you work at it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decide from the very first day that college is going to be a great experience. You get out of it what you put into to it. There is always something going on, on campus. Just be sure and take care of you class load first. I would not suggest taking all honors classes your first semester. Build a little fluff in there at first. Learn from my mistake, don't take on too much too soon. You can survive, but it is not much fun being under that much pressure.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is student driven. If you are having trouble with a class there is plenty of help. If you want to do well, the opportunity is there.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at the UofA! Its a lot fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    THERE ARE SOOOOOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Academically gifted, social (greek life) and etc!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They carve all the graduates names onto the sidewalks all throughout campus!

    What to do for fun

    I love going to sporting events!

    Food and Dining

    It has its okay days but for the most part its delicious

    Dorm Life

    It is a lot of fun and the RA's are pretty cool!

    Academic Rigor

    You have to stay on top of your school work, I definitely fell behind and its very hard to catch up, but the professors are always there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is something for everyone at the University of Arkansas, you will find something you love! Whether it is academics, or greek life, etc.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arkansas! The environment is great. The academics are also pretty awesome!

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek Life Fraternity Functions, Dickson Street (bars), climbing/hiking Devil's Den, many lakes around Fayetteville, exploring small unique towns, hanging out with friends!

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall hours SUCK and close early, but there are still late night options. Not too much diversity on the food, but it's pretty good quality.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed my dorm life very much! I lived in the all girls dorm, Reid Hall and was very pleased. Although it sucks when one of the elevators breaks, it was very nice. The distance to classes is a little bit of a walk (10+ minutes) but it isn't too bad. The community bathrooms are cleaned at least once a day and aren't bad at all! I loved the traditional style dorm and many of my friends that lived in the more private dorms loved coming to my place because you meet so many people!

    Academic Rigor

    I've found my classes challenging, but fair. Studying outside of class in necessary, but I still have tons of fun on the weekends and am not locked in my room studying1

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as early as possible, so you get the best option for you! Also, attend class, even though attendance may not be required in some classes, still attend. AND talk to your professors because they are great for letters of recommendation, and bumping your 89 to an A at the end of the semester!

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arkansas and the college-town feeling that comes along with Fayetteville. The campus and city is absolutely beautiful and the people are very welcoming. I couldn't imagine attending another university.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a service that will take students home anywhere in the city of Fayetteville for late nights and safe rides. There are also emergency poles located around campus where the Campus Police can locate and speak with you, should you need their assistance. The campus is also pretty active so there aren't many times when you would find yourself alone.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek Life at the University of Arkansas but it is not known as a party school. Personally, I am not interested in Greek Life, and that is one of the reasons that I chose the University of Arkansas. The campus has to much other stuff to be involved in!

    Clubs and Activities

    See What to do for fun!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for those who love the outdoors such as hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. The campus is 25 minutes from a 2,000,000 acre national park, and even closer to rivers, lakes, and streams for avid outdoor enthusiasts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WOO PIG SOOIE! The phrase goes back to many years ago, some farmers started hog calling at a football game to rally. The cheer caught on and has become todays catch phrase for the Arkansas Razorbacks!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the main reasons that I chose this University was because of the price. It is very financially practical. especially for one living in-state or acquiring the in-state tuition scholarship. Not only is the tuition affordable, the housing is half the price of other major universities at around $4500 per year.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 50 clubs and countless intramural sports to participate. There is also an Outdoor Connection Center where you can rent anything needed for a weekend in the outdoors. The OCC also takes trips all over, from white water kayaking, to hiking, to skiing, there is always plenty to fit one's interests.

    Food and Dining

    There are 5 dining halls across campus from which to eat, and the meal plans are very flexible, There is also an option to eat at on campus restaurants like Subway and Chickfila on weeknights as a substitute for meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are co-ed but there is also a same sex option for for guys and girls. The dorms are great communities to meet friends, seek help, as well as study or sleep. Each dorm has its own leadership council to think of activities and improvements for the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Although i have not yet attended this school, i have heard that the classes are very tough, but all the professors want you to succeed. The whole campus is focused around the studets success, not failure. They have peer study halls, peer tutoring, and peer paper reviews as resources to help the student succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and stay on top of things such as housing, roommates, scholarships, etc. Even little things like signing up for a fish camp to get involved, or signing up for and early orientation can pay off. You will meet new friends and potential business partners, as well as get first choice to your schedule for the semester!

    In three sentences

    The campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The people are extremely welcoming and the campus is compact. They have a good engineering program and great business school.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are too many clubs to name in this box; basically, if you want to do it, it will be available for you to do while you are there.

    Food and Dining

    There is no other way to describe the food available on campus than to say it is amazing. The cafeterias on campus are all you can eat. Every kind of food you could ever want is available in at least one of the cafteterias.

    Dorm Life

    Look at their online photos of the dorms. Compare the options and rates also. Then decide which one is best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are always going to be a challenge. Make sure you take the time and study daily and take good notes. In the end, the classes you take decide the degree you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure and apply for all scholarships you can find. Research your degree ahead of time and figure out what you want to do. Most of all, have fun!

    In three sentences

    The campus is easy to navigate. The students there show school spirit at all times. Overall, the campus gives off good vibes wherever your are while you are there.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great school to attend. It has a variety of students coming from different countries enjoying the beautiful scenery and entertainment opportunities on and off campus. It's never a dull moment at the U of A.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Speaking from experience, I'm in a sorority on campus, it is a big part of the University. The University has a dominate and respectable group of students that participate in Greek Life and they are very involved in helping the student community and growth of the school. However, it's definitely not the only option out there when deciding what to participate in at Arkansas. If you decide not to rush, and do sororities or fraternities, you will find plenty of other things to occupy your time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club or organization for anyone on campus who wants to join one! So many different options and so many friendly people. And even if a student comes along and some how there isn't an activity that he/she is interested in, they can go through a process to create their very own club. This university makes it very easy to become involved with the campus and other students who have the same passions and views! Like I said earlier, the campus is so diverse and there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love tradition and some great football games. It's also great for those who like to challenge themselves academically, because you're not going to find an easy class! But that's a great thing, college is meant to push you to become a better student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WOO PIG SOOIE! You will hear that every day, everywhere you go. And it's an awesome tradition. Students will shout it on campus and everyone who hears it will gladly shout it back in return.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, being a college student everything seems a little expensive. But if you catch places at the right time, it's not too bad. Dickson street restaurants are going to be a little more expensive, just like it will be at The Square. But there are some good, budget-friendly places scattered all down MLK and the surrounding area.

    What to do for fun

    There is a really beautiful running/biking trail that goes through campus down by Dickson Street. And there are plenty of parks and walking paths all over the place. About 30-45 minutes away is Devil's Den, which is a really cool nature park with trails and picnic areas. Great for biking, camping, hammocking, caving and sight seeing! I went almost every weekend, its a nice place to get away from the city. If you're not into the whole nature scene, there are also some awesome little shopping boutiques in The Square and on Dickson Street. Also there are some great Restaurants and Bars in those areas. There are usually some fun concerts choices either at the bars on Dickson or at the Fayetteville Music Pavilion as well. Overall, Fayetteville has some unique places to go to find some fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food options around campus are pretty good! Big variety. On campus dining is a little less satisfying, but its cafeteria style food so you cant expect too much - If you're looking for really fresh and healthy foods then it would be considered a little lacking. But they do have some pretty good salad bars, and vegetarian options when requested. The locations are very accessible as well and there are plenty of different options when trying to decide where to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at the university are so much fun! I lived in the all girls dorm, Reid Hall. Granted, Reid Hall was ancient and so were its facilities, but it didn't really matter because it has a great view of Baum stadium and the whole campus. I ended up meeting all my best friends because I lived in a dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what classes you take. But overall, freshman classes prove to be challenging and require commitment. If you don't study, you likely will not pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never forget that college is a time of trial and error. Don't beat yourself up for getting the first C in your life. Remember to get out there and try new things. Absorb all that you can, and realize that studying really is an important part of college life!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a culturally diverse campus! Everyone that works and attends this university is so helpful and willing to assist you. All in all, Fayetteville and the university have so much to offer no matter who you are!

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on this campus. It is well lite and people are generally always out and about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do on campus from christian organizations to greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    The U of A is the place for you if you enjoy hiking, camping or just being in nature.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old Main lawn in a traditional place to set up the hammock, or throw around the Frisbee on a sunny day.

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of all the free activities going on around campus. Go to the job fairs, there are always professionals looking for potential people to hire.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do, its hard to find enough free time. There is the hper which is the gym on campus. There is a pool, rock climbing wall and even ping pong tables. If your into technology, the Union has wii and xbox set up to play on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and the staff are extremely nice. When finals come around you will be glad you don't have to cook all your own meals.

    Dorm Life

    I came to know so many amazing people while living on campus. It will teach you responsibility and to get along well with others.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect college level work so give it all that you have. Make sure the not turn assignments in late.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your freshman year. The friends you will make will make your time at the University that much better. Also, don't abuse your freedom and attend class regularly.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has some of the most highly trained staff there is. This campus is wonderful and you are guaranteed to get a great education. I encourage prospective students to tour the school.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE on this campus. Every 1 in 6 undergrad is affiliated with Greek in some way. It's an incredible way to meet friends and get involved in the school and community!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Learn how to call the hogs ASAP! Woo pig sooie!!

    What to do for fun

    The university's recreational center sets up incredible adventures through the Ozarks (camping, hiking, kayaking, etc). And for the less adventurous, Dickson street is the focal point of night life in Fayetteville.

    Food and Dining

    Arkansas has an incredible food selection. The dining halls all serve a variety of foods that'll satisfy anyone, and if not, there are plenty of places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I've visited the dorm I'll be staying in and I am thrilled to experience the new friendships and hardships that'll come with it. Arkansas has many different types of dorm living to choose from, from suite-style to co-Ed dorms to traditional dorms. There's something for everyone here.

    Academic Rigor

    Not entirely qualified to comment on academics yet (haven't started a class there yet!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get talking to people early! Find what you love and make connections through that. It'll break the ice and save you when shyness comes along later.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a gorgeous campus with a friendly and sociable student body. There are many resources at your fingertips to create a successful academic atmosphere. There's a certain home feeling you get when you're on campus that is comfortable and easy to thrive in.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I would rate University of Arkansas 10 out of 10. I love this college and academic environment. I have learned a lot from this college professors. I really enjoy the way they teach and help out their student.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the value of education that you receive at The University of Arkansas the price is truly a steal!

    What to do for fun

    I am a member of the Razorback Marching Band! It's an amazing, world class orginization and I could not be more proud to be a member of it! The University of Arkansas offers several things for students to get involved in! One of my favorite is Friday Night Live! Each Friday night there is a themed activity day in the student union. There's free food, music, and so many games! It's amazing!

    Food and Dining

    While the quality of the food is okay, I have to give it two stars because there are simply not enough dining halls. You could easily be waiting in line for 20 minutes to get inside the doors of one of the three dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at the University are cool! Within each of the dorms there are different communities geared towards matching your interests. For example, if you're interested in Music/Arts Pomfret has an arts learning community that takes students to plays, musicals, concerts, etc..

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas is a research institution that prides itself on the value of its education. Some of the classes are difficult, but this is college and all things worth having (college degree) are worth working hard for. If you make a study plan and follow it then you'll be successful at The University of Arkansas or any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know each of your professors. The professor here are incredibly helpful once you get to know them. A trip to visit or discuss class during office hours shows that you are about your grade. Also, get ready for some killer calf muscles--- we're not called The Hill for nothing!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a beautiful, diverse, and supportive campus. There are so many people that want for you to succeed and would do anything to help you achieve at the highest levels. No matter who you are or what you like there's something at The University of Arkansas to get involved in.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There's greek life and it's very influential on campus. I can't speak too much on it but an interesting fact about our campus is that Chi Omega was founded here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Or unusual tradition and winner of SiriusXM College Sports Nation best tradition is The Hog Call. During pregame, before every kickoff, at halftime, and during 3rd down on defense 75,000+ razorback shout Woo Pig Sooie! It's an experience unlike any other.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the HPER! There are some many things to do there it's crazy. I can't list them all but some that stand out and are school sponsored are: Snow boarding trips, rafting, rock climbing, and hiking to name a few. Each of those events range from $18 to $35 to participate and the HPER provides transportation. We also have a tech center for gaming.

    Food and Dining

    It's better than I thought it would be. You know you expect cafeteria food but it's like 5 steps above that. It's nothing like your home cooked meal. But it will hold you over until a break or a trip back home.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Period. Each dorm has it's own community and you can tell where a person is from just by talking to them. If I were to give a freshman advice, live in yocum!

    Academic Rigor

    With any college classes are challenging. You spend nights studying and worrying if you understand the material. But what's great about this campus is the library open till 5am and someone is always there to help. There are so many places to get tutoring it's amazing and FREE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just dive in, head first. It's only natural to be nervous in the beginning but that will quickly go away. People are so friendly. Upperclassmen actually help you and want you around them. All you need to do is ask.

    In three sentences

    In all honesty Arkansas is a great place if you let it be. I came here afraid of not knowing anyone but all the student events helped. This campus is all about community and is very welcoming.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    average college food. not bad.

    Dorm Life

    depends, the new ones are very nice, the older ones serve their purpose. Go for the quads

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that this is a very large school with alot of people

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a very good school, you learn SO much here. The staff is incredibly helpful and the campus is very beautiful. Tons of different people here.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had any problems or worries with on campus safety. Emergency poles are located throughout the campus and police patrol constantly.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is heavily emphasized on campus. Around 25% of students participate in greek life. Many of the main events revolve around greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university heavily emphasizes on campus involvement; as a result there are a huge variety of on campus clubs and groups.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek Theater is a classic on campus location, always something going on here. Also Old Main is a beautiful building centrally located on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Being relatively inexpensive, I feel like I pay for what I get at this school

    What to do for fun

    Fayettville is full of fun shopping and dining. The surrounding area offers natural beauty and an abundance of hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, etc. On campus, greek life is always a guaranteed good time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is reasonably mediocre. Not especially delicious but it will keep one going.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in Yocum Hall on campus and it is a great co-ed dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a state school, the level of academic rigor required is quite low. Most classes are easy and professors are quite understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend trying out the greek scene. Students involved in greek life will be exposed to many new friends and experiences.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a classic southern big state college.The university provides high quality education at a reasonable cost. Also, this college focuses on involvement, especially involvement in greek life.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UAPD(University of Arkansas Police Department) is always patrolling and making sure the campus is safe. The RA's also do routine nighty walks around the dorm to make sure nothing crazy is going on. I promise that you will fell 100% safe at the UofA if you choose to call this wonderful place your home for the next 4 years.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE here. I did not choose to go greek, but I have many friends who are in fraternities and sororities and they absolutely love it. Over 25% of the students are involved in greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Arkansas has 30 active club sports that you may participate in. Also, intramurals are a big thing here and often can get very competitive.

    Great for these types of students

    1) Open minded 2) Hard working 3) Determined

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure if this is a tradition or not, but a lot of students seem to walk around the grates metal doors that are part of the sidewalk. Also on gameday you should walk through the tailgaters to get some free food and drinks!

    Bang for the buck

    The UofA is known for being lower on the academic scale in terms of requirements to get into the school, but I can tell you the students here are very dedicated to their studies. Also, the classes are not just a cake walk. The professors are very helpful and friendly and will stay after class with you if you need some help.

    What to do for fun

    The UofA is located in such a beautiful area that you should take advantage of the outdoors. Devil's Den is a place you and your friends can go on the weekend to get away and relax, it is also very pretty. Obviously calling the hogs at the football games is very exciting and it gets very intense.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 main dining halls: The Quads, Brough Commons, and Pomphret. They are situated throughout campus with The Quads being located on the northern part of campus, Brough is situated right in the middle, then Pomphret is on the bottom of the hill at the bottom of campus. They serve good food, but it just gets really repetitive and old very quick.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are very comfortable and the RA's are very friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself and don't procrastinate, you will be just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the first week or two keep your dorm room door open so you can meet all the people you can in your dorm. Walk your class schedule prior to the first day so you won't be the lost freshman. Get involved early and stay involved.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a wonderful place to call home. It lets you be yourself while allowing you to soak up all the different cultures in northwest Arkansas. By the time of graduation, you will have had all the tools needed to go out and have a great, successful life.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have multiple emergency buttons around campus for those in need of it, and they also offer a safe ride. That ensures a safe ride home no matter what the condition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a few statues with fun traditions and symbolism. One that stood out to me was the statue of an Indian pointing an arrow above him and another man. The story goes that this is a rite of passage. It shows if the man is brave and has trust. If he stays, that shows much integrity, which the University promotes.

    Bang for the buck

    Textbooks and tuitions are going to be a little pricey no matter where you go, but with financial aid, grants, scholarships, and such the University has been worth the money spent.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is a huge part of the University's history and environment. The Walton Arts Center is also very close to campus. Each year Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque is placed on a street apart of campus. Many events are also placed throughout campus all year long. It's definitely not a boring campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a large range of options to choose from, including 5 coffee shops alone. It has multiple all-you-can-eat buffet dining area as well.

    Dorm Life

    I gave an average, but I do not live in a dorm. I would not know about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require time and patience. You need to build in study time for each class in order to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your classes seriously and read your textbook. College is not the same as high school.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is diverse and goal-oriented. They offer many resources and provides multiple opportunities for the students. It has a very friendly environment.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe while on campus, no matter the time of day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life encompasses many of the things that can be done here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 different clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that if you can get in-state tuition then this is a cheap school compared to others of its stature.

    What to do for fun

    If you are an outdoor person then there are dozens of things to do. If you enjoy video games, the area has some of the fastest internet I've seen.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is always increasing the number of places to eat on campus and the places off campus are amazing as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were awesome! The RAs were always cool.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to be a A student then you need to put the work in, no matter what major.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great place to find friendships and passions. The area has plenty to do and see when you want to take a break from classes. The Campus and staff are overwhelmingly attentive to your needs, both academically and socially.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do not over react about daily struggles. Press on through difficult class situations and utilize the resources given to aid in academic success

    In three sentences

    This university creates a friendly student body atmosphere by consistently keeping students motivated to attend a variety of organizational functions. My university excels in advising and direct students in a path that best fits their long term goals. I have been thrilled by my experience and I know that the student body has a general since of well being thanks to the care shown by the affiliates of the university.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Amazing.You never have to worry about your safety. Blue emergency poles all over campus and a service you can call at any time to pick you up when you need it.

    Greek Life

    The majority of freshman rush and get into a sorority. It is a huge part of campus life, each sorority or frat are always organizing an event. It is a great way to make friends and socialize.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone. Club sports, intramural teams, language clubs, quidditch team, honors program etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you plan on going greek, come here! If you love football, come here! If you want a fantastic education without finding yourself in a ton of unnecessary debt, come here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of school spirit when it comes to razorback football. Investing in a sport event pass is a must. Old main is the famous building at the university of Arkansas and holds a special place in every U of A students heart.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of scholarship opportunities from the school and the state and even the opportunity for out of state students to get in state tuition rates if they have a 26 on the ACT.

    What to do for fun

    Dickson street is the heart of faytown! 2 great theaters with broadway shows coming to town frequently. Lots of beautiful trails to walk and Crystal Bridges art museum is only 20 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of alternatives to the typical boring cafeteria options. Always easy to find a new place to eat in Fayetteville, especially on Dickson street.

    Dorm Life

    Range of dorms to choose from based on whether you are going greek or not. Great new facilities, especially Hotz and Founders hall. Be prepared for loud hallways so ear plugs are a must.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year will feel very easy as there are many general requirements that must be completed which gives you time to settle in and become comfortable with college. You can begin taking courses for your major right away which is also nice!

    Tips for prospective students

    Good place for AP credit, you can come in as a sophomore quite easily. Great honors program and brand new honors dorm for freshman. Good place for students that want the city feel but not too big of a city.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus in a great location! Always lots to do and lots of opportunities to explore future career options. Lots of school spirit and diverse student body.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt scared on campus. If you do get worried, SafeRide will come pick you up at night and take you back to your dorm. There are emergency phones all over campus and there is even a service for girls to call if they feel uncomfortable walking at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big at the You of A, you don't have to be involved but it creates instant friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of clubs and activities a the You of A. Everything from Quidditch, to Young Leaders, to Intramural Sports can be found at the You of A. If you can't find what you want, you are encouraged to start it at the You of A. New clubs and teams are always welcomed.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type of student would do well at the You of A. Athletes, nature lovers, academics, Greek life lovers, and every other group is made to feel at home here at the You of A.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling those Hogs is the biggest tradition here! At every sporting event the hogs will be called and everyone will do it! Woo Pig Sooie! The Senior Walk is a great tradition at the You of A. The graduating students have their names engraved into the sidewalks on campus to remember them. Spending time on Old Main Lawn is a must! Whether its stargazing or catching the last of the warm weather its always a great time! Dickson street for food and fun! Dickson is always packed and it gives so many food options. Friday Night Lights is a great way to meet people at the beginning of the school year. Fridays at the Union are filled with food, games, and music for all students to enjoy.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, sports, and more sports! Calling those hog swill be embedded in your mind after one week here, and you will grow to love it! If you aren't that sporty there are always musical acts and plays at the performing arts center. For the outdoorsy people, there are hundreds of hikes and trails to go on, in or around Fayetteville. Devil's Den is a must!

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good and there is always a huge variety. The dining halls close at 7pm which isn't helpful, but the union food market stays open until 11pm which is awesome!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is the best idea! Its a great way to meet new people and have loads of fun. The newer dorms are nicer but the dorms like Yocum and Humphreys are cheaper and you meet loads of people. Even though the dorms in the middle of campus aren't as nice inside, it means less walking to class in the snow!

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes with mostly great professors. If its a class you don't want to take, make sure you get a great professor. The classes aren't too hard, they are challenging while keeping in mind that you have other classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes! The Union will become your best friend its the only food place open late. Bring great walking shoes! Learn how to call those hogs! Get a moped!

    In three sentences

    The You of A is everything you could want in a university. It called the You of A because in Arkansas its all about making this experience the best one just for you. Great teachers, academics, sports, activities and a way to make lifelong friends.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergncy poles posted all over campus that calls emergency responders to you whenever you need them. The campus police station is right outside my building's door, and there's a thing called safe-ride on campus which will come and pick you up no matter where you are or what you've been doing with no questions asked and bring you back to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely big on campus, if you feel like greek life is for you, or your on the fence about it, I would definitely consider rushing. Even if you don't pledge, it's a great way to meet people before classes start.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many groups on campus, and if you can't find one that suits you, it's super easy and cheap to create your own! It's impossible not to get involved here, and with all the activities constantly going on all over campus, you won't want to miss out!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is definitely home to all types of students. No matter your personality, major, or hobbies, there's something here for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We call the HOGS all the time! All the people that graduate from here get their names engraved in the sidewalk, it's super inspirational to get to walk to class on the names of those that came before you, and you get to look forward to seeing your name engraved there one day too! Just be sure not to step on the class of 1900 as a freshman, there's a superstition that then you won't graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas was the cheapest school I looked at, and I'm definitely glad I picked it! You get a top of the line education and you get the feeling of going to a big school without having to pay big school tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Typically every day looks different here on campus. I spend a lot of my free time playing ping pong in the lobby of my dorm with one of my roommates. We love going to Razorback football games and sitting in the trough, the student section, as we cheer on our hogs!

    Food and Dining

    Your meal trade is so flexible! The cafeteria food isn't that bad, and if you don't like one of the cafeterias, you always have two others you can choose from! You really only have to eat in the cafeterias for lunch, because at dinner the union opens their food court to meal trades which has restaurants like papa johns, chick-fil-a, burger king, and much more! Also there's a Hill Grill right underneath my dorm which takes meal trades, a slim chickens, a Quiznos, and tons of other places on campus that take meal trades for supper. Also if you have flex dollars, which typically come with your meal plan, you can use those anywhere on campus at anytime, including Starbucks and Einstein bros. Bagels! You'll definitely never go hungry here especially with all the free food events!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! I live in a dorm that has two bedrooms in it, a bathroom for all of us to share, and an upstairs loft area with a tv and some couches which are great for hanging out with all of the new people we meet! My roommates and I get along great and we meet new neighbors every day because people always keep their doors open to be social in the hall ways. Being able to walk to class and sleep in because my class room is close is soooooo nice! I'm actually planning on living on campus again next year because it's so convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the honors college, so my academics might look a little different than someone who doesn't qualify for honors, but I haven't been to a class yet where I haven't felt prepared or lost. The professors are really helpful, and you meet people in your classes that form study groups for crucial tests. There's a free writing center and free tutoring sessions available to current students, so if you are ever feeling behind there are people all over campus willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning on coming to the University of Arkansas make sure you check out the possibility of going to ROCK Camp, I'm so glad I went! You get to meet a ton of new people and learn all of the traditions that most freshman don't know! You're mentored by a current student and they can answer any questions you have about campus or being a Razorback. Everyday is different here on campus, so be sure and get involved!

    In three sentences

    Choosing the University of Arkansas has been by far the best decision I have ever made! You get the big college experience, but the people here and the relationships you build make it feel so much smaller! Everything is within walking distance, the campus is gorgeous, and the professors are so enthusiastic about their jobs and your evolvement.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on and you'll be invited to lots of different greek events, even if you don't go greek. There's something here for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food offers lots of different variety and always accommodate any dietary needs,

    Dorm Life

    My neighbors are loud 24/7 and they keep me up at night. But other than that, the RAs are very helpful and nice and it's easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are intellectually challenging but the teachers are willing to work with you and want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great place if you're looking for something a little smaller and peaceful.

    In three sentences

    The people here are very friendly and always willing to help you out. The campus is beautiful and there's always something to do. The staff is very friendly and always willing to accommodate your needs.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe. You hardly ever hear about dangerous things.

    Greek Life

    I wasn't a part of Greek Life. You don't have to be a part of it to make friends and fit in on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Calling the Hogs at football games!

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you can do the obvious and hang out with friends. You can also go to the school game center, where you can rent out games to play. Every dorm also has ping pong tables and/or a pool table. You can go and explore the big and beautiful campus.

    Food and Dining

    I really like the food and dining possibilities on campus. There are many places to eat all over campus, and you don't have to always eat in a cafeteria, there are many kind of places to go.

    Dorm Life

    I personally love dorm life. It is very lively and there are usually always people around, doesn't matter what time of the day. You sometimes have to fight to get your clothes washed, but that is all part of the experience. The dorm I currently live in a dorm that has community bathrooms. Before moving in to that dorm I was kind of dreading those bathrooms, but once I moved in I realized that it's no big deal. The showers or toilets are never full so you always have room. The only thing I would recommend is wearing flip flops into the showers. A down side of the dorms is that it is expensive and you should really consider before singing the year agreement.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, (if your taking chemistry I'm sorry haha ) but you can always go visit your teachers and ask them for help. There is also a tutoring center where you can make appointments for and they will help you witch all the questions you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget to make use of the Hyper ( the gym). It has lots of things available and if you like sauna's....well the locker rooms have them. Also take advantage of the bus system.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great school. There is a lot of school spirit, and there are many ways to get to know new people. The campus is beautiful and is a wonderful place to hang out with your friends.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my two years, I have only heard of one crime story on campus, so I would say the campus is definitely one of the safest.

    Greek Life

    Plain and simple: RUSH

    What to do for fun

    The infamous Dickson Street is connected straight to the campus for any student wanting to experience the history and livelihood of fayetteville. There are plenty of lecture series, plays, and musical performances throughout every semester for students to enjoy to themselves as well.

    Food and Dining

    Even since my freshman year, new places have been built and opened to where you can eat. Also, the late night meal trade has to be the best option on campus giving prospective students plenty of choices for a delicious meal.

    Dorm Life

    One of the best experiences you can have. Living on campus is so resourceful as you have places to eat in walking distance. Also, having the library in close distance is always essential, especially around finals week. Also, you get to meet new people from just about everywhere. The diversity of colleges are growing with more and more ethnicities becoming interested in higher education.

    Academic Rigor

    The University prides themselves in academia and they continue to work towards creating more structural areas of study. Every semester, teachers take input from the students and other advisers and create a new study plan that is different from the semester before.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip is a rain-jacket. The weather in Fayetteville is bipolar, and you cannot go wrong with a rain-jacket. Also, do not be afraid to get into situations. It is the only way you will know if you like them or not, and it definitely helps to build the you that you want to be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a fantastic school! There are so many opportunities to be involved academically, and especially, non-academically! If you are looking for a diverse area where you can be comfortable, this is the school for you!

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dickson street is always inviting. Especially on nights when we win games.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of dining options. Always fresh food and many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Gregson when I first transferred in. Clean and spacious rooms. Only thing I did not like was the community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, it can be very easy or difficult. Workload depends on time management and priorities.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are better off not having a car due to the strict ticketing and parking costs.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed my experience thus far. The university is steadily growing and there is so much school spirit and opportunities for students. Professors are very knowledgable and the campus dining options are diverse.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There's so many organizations!

    Food and Dining

    Quads has the best food but is so far away!

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you live. I stay in Yocum AKA the hood and love it. Everyone is so nice and friendly. But I have heard living in Maple Hill (where all the rich people stay) you don't get a close connection to your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you attend your classes, study and occasionally go to tutoring you should be able to maintain a 3.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're an out of state student apply for as many scholarships as you can because the cost is on the high side!

    In three sentences

    The UofA is an excellent school to consider, especially if you're a business major. It has many different sources on campus to help you excel as a student and grow as an individual. From the beautiful scenery to the amazing professors, I don't know what I love the most!

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is big here.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    I play video games, spend time with friends, watch anime, and work out.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but I'm a picky eater. The food area is diverse with many places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. The people you live with will become family. It's not hard to find a friend. People tend to have the same interests as you and the open-mindedness to try something new.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are almost impossible to pass, but most require a reasonable amount of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study.

    In three sentences

    The class settings are nice. The people are friendly. The time spent there will not be forgotten or regretted.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safest campus with alert buttons on every corner.

    Greek Life

    The top of the line greek life, for example, 1600 girls rushed this past fall and boys rush is almost exactly the same. Top of the line parties...did I mention Juicy J came last year... 10 sororities and 10 fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL STUDENTS belong here and will find their place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old Main is the most beautiful building on campus, especially covered in snow.

    What to do for fun

    Hike at Devils Den, drive up to mt. sequoah, great dining and bars on Dickson Street along with great shopping. Great performers as well. Hiking and outdoorsy activities available almost all year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! and apply for honors college

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus, great teachers with great credentials, students from all over and great choices for majors

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The campus has a ton of places to eat on campus and Fayetteville itself has a range of everything that someone could possibly want to eat. The campus is placed perfectly beside Dickson St. which is one of Fayettevilles biggest tourist attraction especially during holidays or Bikes Blues and Barbecues. No matter what you are craving there is a place very close to campus if not on campus that can satisfy whatever you need.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very enjoyable and definitely something that can be fit to make anyone happy. You'll meet a ton of people that stay in your dorm and you will be sure to make plenty of life long friends. The dorms are also conveniently placed on different parts of the campus that could work in your benefit if you requested a dorm close to where most of your classes will be.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas takes pride in the academics of its students. Grades are taking seriously and there are very few if any just blow off college classes. The campus is set up to make sure you succeed in every way possible. There is access to everything a student could possibly need right at their finger tips. There are tutors ready at all times as well as open study halls and even study get togethers right before the big exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to really research not just the college but the towns surrounding the college. It is going to be more than likely that you will spend most of your time in those cities around the college. It's good to know the layout of the town as well as the entertainment and see how the other side lives.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a very beautiful campus that will take your breath away. The professors work with you in ways that most other campuses cannot achieve. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help you out whether it be moving into your dorm or studying for the big exam.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There'Â?Â?s no other word I can use to explain Greek life other than it'Â?Â?s simply amazing. Deciding to join Greek Life was one of the best decisions of my life, after deciding to attend the University of Arkansas. There is always something going on in the Greek Life circle, functions, philanthropy events, pep rallies, and so much more. While being involved in Greek Life at the University of Arkansas you meet so many amazing people and form lifelong friendships while helping your school and community. It truly is an amazing experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of clubs and activities at the University of Arkansas is almost infinite! There are so many to choose from, anyone can find something that fits their interests!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At any and every sporting event there's the traditional calling of the hogs Arkansas fans chant.

    What to do for fun

    During the fall there are a ton of fun football games and tailgates to attend. The University of Arkansas on a game day is unreal. There are so many students, parents, alums, and children all dressed up in game day red ready to call those hogs! It'Â?Â?s a great experience. During midterms the University had fun activities all around campus for students to enjoy to relieve some midterm stress. Around Halloween there was a scary movie showing in the union. To make a long story short there is always something fun to do around campus, for all different types of interests.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great! And the late night options in the Union are a wonderful choice if you don'Â?Â?t feel like going to the dining hall or if you want to eat later than the dining halls are open.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! I live in a smaller all girls dorm and it'Â?Â?s great! I've already met some of my best friends here!

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for students looking at the University of Arkansas, 1. Bring warm clothes, it snowed my first semester 2. Get involved! Whether it be Greek life or an intermural team, just jump in and meet people! 3. STOP LOOKING! Once you decide to take a tour of the University of Arkansas just know that you're going to fall in love and never want to leave.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has to be the most beautiful campus I have ever seen, here at the UofA you get all four seasons and they are all breathtakingly beautiful. The UofA is known to be called the You of A, which couldn�t be more perfect for this university, here at Arkansas there isn'��t a single club or class that'��s left out. There is literally something for everyone.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of opportunities for campus and community activity and involvement

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help if you need it. It is available and gladly offered

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a beautiful campus with a supportive faculty. The University provides a rigorous learning environment in a small town setting.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Arkansas is extremely safe. At night you can call Safe Ride which is a service that will pick you up and take you anywhere you need to go free of charge. It's included in your tuition so you don't have to pay for it separately. There is also Razorback patrol that will also pick you up when you call them and take you where you need to go. With these services and all the lights and people around campus, I always feel really safe.

    Greek Life

    The University of Arkansas has about 10 sororities and 14 fraternities. Although there as many as other schools, many more people are allowed into them and the sororities and fraternities are quite large. The Greek life is very influential and fun for all involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Arkansas has over 200 clubs that are available to join as well as intramurals and other activities. It is so easy to get involved in the college here. We even have a Dr. Pepper club. There is literally a club for just about anything.

    Great for these types of students

    We have clubs at the University of Arkansas for almost any type of student. There's a really good business school and ROTC program here as well as nursing school and creative writing. The University of Arkansas has really good programs for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Arkansas has the hog call which all students will know and learn. It's extremely fun when the whole campus does it at events and it's thrilling to know it's your school call. The University of Arkansas also has senior walk where all seniors who graduate will get their names carved into the sidewalk on campus for all to see.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas definitely has good deals. The season passes are only 80 dollars, and there are free tutoring services as well as the health center here is included in fees. Meal trade is also free at night and the tuition here is not bad at all. There is also in-state tuition for the states touching Arkansas, but it also depends on the ACT score of the student. If you get a 24 or higher you should be good with the in-state tuition although you won't get full. You must get a 26 on your ACT for full instate tuition. The University of Arkansas definitely has good deals.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Arkansas has many opportunities to get involved and have fun. Students can join clubs or intramurals or even invite other students for a movie night or a nerf gun war night. Mostly everyone is so easy going and so finding events to do for fun is extremely easy.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arkansas has an amazing meal plan. You can get meal trade at nights where you can eat at places like Chick-Fil-A or Papa Johns, or Slims Chickens instead of the common eating areas. Breakfast or lunch, most students choose to eat in the dining halls and it's still superb food. There are so many choices to choose from and it's really tasty. The University of Arkansas has really good food and dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not for everyone, but if you're easy going and acceptable, you will love dorm life. My dorm has an open door policy where if the student chooses, they will leave their dorm door open and other dorm residents will usually come hang out or invite you to events or just to meet new friends. You don't have to keep your door open but it's definitely more fun if you do! I absolutely love my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class you have. Some classes are easy A's, while others are a bit more difficult! Nonetheless, studying and going to class are definitely keys to success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is the main key. Depending on the class, although most are like this, you must learn to study days in advance. Don't just try to cram the night before, it won't work. Also, get involved. The University of Arkansas is so fun but you have to be willing to put yourself out there, although even if you aren't, you can still have fun!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a place where absolutely anyone would fit in. Everyone is so welcoming and nice, and there are so many ways to get involved depending on what you like. The University of Arkansas is the best university there is!

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, there are campus police everywhere and golf cart people that take you place to place if its at night and your scared. Also a bus called Safe ride that you can call if you are drinking or scared.

    Greek Life

    Very good!! Everyone is Greek it seems.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities, hundreds actually.

    Great for these types of students

    For someone who wants to be on their own but not somewhere that doesn't feel like a home. It is just the right amount of crazy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The WOO PIG SOOIE is most definitely something I can't describe.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, not going to lie. But college all is, and with this one you get your moneys worth. Not only a degree but an experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things around campus, that are fun and outdoors. There is also very good Greek life so lots of parties and something always going on.

    Food and Dining

    They have meal plans and flex dollars. You have so many on campus options for food, from the union to the cafeterias. You can also use your flex for papa johns, chick fil a, quiznos, Starbucks and much more! College food is much better than I thought.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Reid hall and it is the best experience ever. The dorms are super fun and just a great place to be. They are also really clean!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are pretty hard but not horrible. As long as you try hard you'll do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in shape, there is a lot of walking! Even in the cold.

    In three sentences

    The campus is so beautiful it's hard not to fall in love with it. The people are also super friendly and it's easy to feel at home. The teachers also try to get to know you and are always there to help when you need it.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In comparison to other schools, they University of Arkansas has a lot to offer for a very reasonable price. Lots of kids from Texas come here because the schools there are so expensive, and they see nothing wrong with the University of Arkansas. It is big enough to feel like you are at a major university, yet small enough to offer something for everyone. I don't think you can pay enough money to be in the location that you receive when you go here, because the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

    What to do for fun

    There is anything you can think of to do for fun in the NWA area. It is a big city with a mall for those who like to shop and restaurants to eat at. The Bentonville- Rogers area is also very close and they have an additional set of stores and restaurants. For the people who love to be outdoors, there are plenty of places to go around here to fulfill your nature craving. Devils Den is about twenty minutes away, which is a place to camp and hike. There are other places you can climb, hunt, fish, or cliff dive around the area as well, you just have to explore and find them.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining can be okay at times here. There are certain days on campus when the food isn't that great and then other days when it is awesome. After eating the same thing over and over since there aren't many options, it can kind of get frustrating to continue to eat the same things. The cafeterias get extremely busy right after class is released, so if you can help it, you should try to avoid going right after class.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome at the University. There is a big presence of community here that a lot of other schools don't have. There are lots of people from different places so everyone is very willing to meet new people and accept them for who they are regardless of where they are from. A lot of kids leave their doors open when they are in their rooms just so they can have random people stop by to meet them and to interact with all their new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic load here is the real deal here. I am in the Walton College of Business and it is no joke. You have to take your classes seriously and go to class to do well on tests. Studying is a big part of my life and I had to teach myself how to do that when I came up here because I had no idea how in high school. Some classes are based heavily on tests, which means you only get a few chances to prove yourself and show that you deserve a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    From what I've learned so far attending here, almost every bordering state to Arkansas receives in-state tuition for kids who want to attend the University of Arkansas. Having said that, the University is pretty stingy with the amount of money they give out in scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Arkansas is a wonderful place to be. There is everything you would want or need in the city of Fayetteville, and the campus is absolutely beautiful. This is a University you won't want to overlook.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe Ride will pick you up if you ever feel you are in danger. There are also many emergency buttons all around campus if you don't feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 200 RSO's on campus. If you can't find a club you're interested in, you can create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a student who likes video games, there is a technological center where you can rent out an area to play a bunch of different video games.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Hog Call is the most famous tradition. Being in a stadium with a bunch of people yelling WOOO PIG SOOIE is an amazing experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Each meal plan comes with flex dollars. You can use them at most any food place on campus if you're not in the mood for cafeteria food. You can also sneak in a Starbucks run without your parents knowing.

    What to do for fun

    They have a variety of movie nights. There's Hog Welcome Weeks oriented to make new friends and play a bunch of games. There's Friday Night Live which has a new theme every week. I believe one Friday was Harry Potter based.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of food. There's a salad bar, a burger bar, a pizza bar, home style cooking bar, an oriental bar, a sandwich bar, a gluten free bar, and now even a pasta bar!

    Dorm Life

    While your neighbors may be loud, many are very friendly and end up being your best friends. Most of the dorms are community based so it's really easy to get to know people. They also have kitchens in each dorm so if you ever want to make cookies you can.

    Academic Rigor

    The more classes you take and the higher up they go, they become more difficult. Many times a lot of reading will need to be done, especially in the upper level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to sign up for the earliest Orientation date. At the end of the orientation you sign up for your classes and if you have an early date, you may not have to have a 7am class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is one of the most beautiful campuses I have seen, especially in the fall. The school has programs that will help with writing essays and many tutors to help with a variety of subjects. Everything people need is on campus such as an on-campus Walmart!

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the University of Arkansas they engrave every graduates name into a side walk on the campus. If you go to visit this college it is something you need to see very special to see everyone who has gone through the college on the walk. I also should add that the campus is very hilly so be prepared to burn off the freshman 15!

    Food and Dining

    Food served by the University is great and there are numerous places for students to get their own food. From fast food to Mexican to sea food or just a place for breakfast everything is accessible to the students.

    Dorm Life

    While some maybe older than others overall they are nice and dorms spacious. Like any college it depends on the dorm but from what I have seen and heard the dorm life at the U of A is great.

    Academic Rigor

    They take academics very seriously and want students to truly succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has a beautiful campus and great people. Perfect for someone who doesn't want a college in a big city yet there is still plenty to do in the surrounding towns. The area is home to multiple corporate headquarters and the people are very welcoming and accepting to anyone coming from other states or from other cities.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It is very exciting. Although I am not participating at this point, I plan on it.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of activities on campus including sports and daily campus activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and be sure you learn how to study.

    In three sentences

    It is a very prestigious college with a rigorous curriculum. It is important to stay on top of your grades here at the University. They guarantee that you walk out of college with a job.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Arkansas is very safe! There are emergency pole buttons that a person can push at any time if they feel unsafe, along with police officers stationed right on campus! At any time of day or night there is always someone there to make you feel safe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of the culture on campus! Being involved in Greek life has given people so many opportunities to do other things that they would have never even dreamed of! It is something that a lot of people highly recommend!

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is huge thing on campus, and is a great way to get involved in extra things like volunteering! Stumo which is fellowship group has a huge impact on the student body and is an amazing thing to experience! There are over 200 clubs, organizations and activities to do on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arkansas is a great campus for any type of student! There is a mix of culture for everyone, and the school strives to make each and every person feel welcome! No student is left behind, no matter where your from and what your background is!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old main is great monumental building on campus! When a person graduates from the U of A, there name will be put on the sidewalk, which is one of the coolest things a campus could do! Calling the Hogs is a big tradition in Arkansas, that isn't going anywhere!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arkansas, is a pretty reasonable place to get an education! It is not to expensive! The school would rather see you succeed then anything else!

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville is a really outdoorsy town! There are a lot of opportunities to go hiking on Mount Sequoyah, or even campout at Devils Den! Going to football games is the highlight of fall semester, along with basketball games, baseball games, and even gymnastics meets during spring semester!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was pretty decent! It got kind of old after eating what felt like the same things almost every week! I loved having actual restaurants on campus, so I could trade my meals!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life, was one of my favorite things about freshman year, and I wish I could do it all over again! The dorms were very clean and up to par. It was amazing being able to interact with everyone and having all of your friends on campus!!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic's at the University of Arkansas allow you to push yourself and really learn all of the material! This is a school that you have to work pretty hard at in order to succeed! In the end it is all worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    A great tip for prospective students is to tour the campus! There are so many hidden things that the U of A has to offer! Get as involved on campus as much as you possibly can!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is an amazing school that gives each and everyone of its students the potential to achieve goals! The staff at the U of A pushes you to be the best student you can possibly be and wants nothing more than to see you succeed! The U of A is such a welcoming and school spirited school, and shows you the college experience of a lifetime!

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school does an excellent job of catering to students who enjoy the party lifestyle and those who would rather avoid that. If you like parties, Greek life allows you to go nuts on the weekends, but the University Police and Greek life representatives ensure that it's a safe but fun environment. If partying is less interesting to you, University Programs organizes events around campus throughout the year where you can meet fun people and learn more about the U of A and Fayetteville.

    Food and Dining

    Not only are the dining halls on campus known for their creative, quality, and healthy options for students, the restaurants and fast food locations on campus allow for anyone to find something to eat regardless of diet. Personally, I loved The Wok, a creative take on Asian dining that has two convenient location on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although I personally did not live in the dorms, I have been in many of the buildings and the variety of costs, sizes, and locations makes it easy for freshman to find a dorm that suits their lifestyle. The U of A is constantly updating and building new dorms as well, so many dorms are brand new and are quite luxurious.

    Academic Rigor

    There is the perfect balance of challenging classes and easy ones, so that students can decide how they want to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Branch out of your comfort zone! Making new friends and experiencing new things will make your experience so much more rewarding.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is constantly striving to grow and provide for it's students - and it does a wonderful job of it. The abundance of programs allows just about any student to find their niche, and the professors are all so kind and easy to connect with. Fayetteville is an absolutely beautiful college town, filled with everything a student could want, making the school a wonderful place to attend.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police always on alert and emergency poles are all over the place. Campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    A large portion of campus participates but there is no stigma if you do not.

    Clubs and Activities

    RSO's are easily accessible and widely diverse.

    Great for these types of students

    Lovers of large student bodies and people with LOTS o' money lol

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the two missing years on senior walk by the Union....or you'll fail out next year. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    Love the dorms, not the price.

    What to do for fun

    Hit the town! There is plenty to do such as musicals, concerts, parades, shops and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Good food but unfair prices and odd hours on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive but incredibly nice dorms. Just stay away from Yocum and Gregson.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are helpful and assistance is always easily accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money and get your math credits earned as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful school but a tad pricey. Parking is terrible and I've heard a rumor that freshman after us will not be allowed cars. Beautiful scenery and plenty to do in the city.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a big thing around this campus. There are 911 help stations all around campus and employees to walk with students at night if they don't want to walk alone.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus would be great for outgoing students that have came from a larger school.

    What to do for fun

    There are all of the sporting events to attend, clubs to join, many people to hang out with if you want to make new friends, and there are always events going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    I have only ate in the student union because there is Chick-Fil-A and who doesn't like that? There are several fast food eating places around campus but I have not experienced the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus so I do not know about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teacher to how hard the class is going to be; each teacher teaches differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying should always come first. Make friends. Relax and have fun.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very big campus but pretty when during the spring and fall. There is wide variety of students enrolled in the school. There are many activities and clubs to be involved in.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Go greek! Even if you aren't in your favorite sorority, it is a great way to meet new people and I love it

    What to do for fun

    I am a part of a sorority so I love hanging out with my sisters. There is always something to do in Fayetteville.

    Dorm Life

    Love living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineer is hard, so my academic rigor is hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources! I became in touch with my advisor and mentor. They are so helpful, but only if you contact them. They are not going to reach out for you, you have to go to them. But once you do, it is worth it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is a great school. It has a wonderful Engineering program that not only helps students succeed in the Engineering College, but also in real life problems.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The U of A is a safe campus. The U of A has their own policy department and they are willing to walk any student to their car if they request it.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of greek like.

    Clubs and Activities

    The U of A has different clubs and activities to choose from. I am currently a member of NAMI and SWAG, they are both clubs for social work majors. I am also part of Gamma Beta Phi and that is an honor society.

    Great for these types of students

    The U of A is great for all students, they offer different majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans are helpful. There are ways to pay for school.

    What to do for fun

    Personally, I like to go to the movies. There is a movie theatre about 20 minutes away from campus. I enjoy going out for walks. There is a trail the goes through Fayetteville and leads to the U of A campus.

    Food and Dining

    The union houses different alternatives. The campus has three cafes, including starbucks. The food on campus is delicious and there is a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student and live off campus; however, I hear living in the dorms is fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arkansas has a variety of majors available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other campus, the University of Arkansas has many commodities for those who live on campus. The atmosphere/environment of the campus is fun and interactive.

    In three sentences

    The university of Arkansas has a respective program for social work majors. The teachers and staff members are friendly and are willing to work with you. The advisors are helpful.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is VERY important. There a quite a few different options for being safely transported to and from cars in far parking lots, and also Safe Ride. A bus will come get you from anywhere in Fayetteville and take you back to campus, no questions asked.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Senior walk, the sidewalks all over campus are engraved with graduates names LOTS of chalk on the sidewalks to announce things also

    What to do for fun

    Fayetteville is a very laid back and outdoorsy area, also called fayettechill. There are lots of things to do off campus, especially on Dickson street which is basically the social scene of the city with tons of unique places.

    Food and Dining

    There are MANY options for food at the university and the dining halls are up to par.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at the University are too expensive for the quality. I had a few issues with my neighbors that have gone unresolved because a lot of the residential staff just doesn't care.

    Academic Rigor

    The university wants you to succeed, but it is also a huge school that is very competitive with academics. It all just depends on the professor, many of them want you to work for your grade, but occasionally you get lucky with one who loves bonus points or something like that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a place within the university that fits you, my freshman year would have been much better if I would have put in the effort to do so. Also, use rate my professor, this has become a vital tool for me when signing up for classes. Lastly, don't forget to have fun. I know that college is stressful, especially if you are a full time student and employed, but college should be the best years of your life!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas has one of the most beautiful campuses, I love it despite all of the hills! The business college is wonderful and if you seek help there, you will get it- not to mention that it's a great location for the industry. There is a lot to get involved in, but Greek life and athletics seem to be the only ones anyone cares about.

  • 03/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unique tradition at the U of A is that every single students that graduates from the university is put on the senior walk. On the senior walk, every student's name that has graduated is engraved on a sidewalk on campus. The senior walk consists of more than 150,000 names of University of Arkansas graduates.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining available at the University of Arkansas is great, they have a huge variety of dining options. Anything from fast food, to delicious dining is available all across campus. And there are hundreds of places to eat at in Fayetteville at walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in a dorm, but I have heard that the dorm life is pretty exciting. You get to meet new people and join in on all the activities going on in Fayetteville.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are easy to understand, yet they challenge your mind to learn new things. The University of Arkansas for the most part is easy, but a lot of the classes can be challenging. However, the courses that have a history of being hard for students offer SI session that help you review the course material and improve your grades, all in a small class setting; and they also have hundreds of tutors available for any students who wants help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attending the University of Arkansas is a great choice. If you plan on attending the U of A use all the resources that the university offers, as a freshman I recommend getting as involved as possible in school and in the community. Join organizations, sororities/fraternities, and volunteer as much as possible. Also, try to get the highest possible GPA your first year, because it is really hard to raise your GPA if you do really bad your first year.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arkansas is, in my opinion, among the best universities in Arkansas. It has so much to offer to all students and they meet the interests of every students. The U of A has so many student organizations that help each student with their careers, and the professors and staff are genuinely interested in you success.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'd say it's a pretty safe school overall. In my 2 years, there have only been two reported incidents of sexual assault. However, the school's party culture seems to cause problems and the dining halls and hallways are often filled with posters on sober vs. drunken consent. Other than that, I'd have little to say. The only other issue I can think of are the roads during the winter. The colder months are subject to freezing rain and snow/slush and can cause HUGE problems with iced roadways and the dangers are only exacerbated by the number of hills on and around campus.

    Greek Life

    HUGE part of this school. Believe me, you'll have no problems here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Opportunities with clubs vary depending on your college, department, and major. But it's a big school and have activities ranging from ultimate frisbee tournaments to a LARPing group (look it up - personally, I don't find the appeal but it's pretty amusing to see a bunch of dudes in wizard robes and medieval armor chasing each other around the Union lawn).

    Great for these types of students

    Razorback fans/football fans in general, students interested in greek life, agriculture majors, business majors, partiers, and Arkansan students looking to avoid going out of state. I'd also add that while an overall very right-wing state, the north west region of Arkansas is a very liberal exception.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fayetteville itself is a pretty interest town. On one hand it has a very hippie/Austin, Texas kind of vibe and on the other it's dominated by sports, drinking, and greek organization. Downtown Fayetteville is fun and has a lot of interesting shops to explore. If you don't mind the drive, the areas outside the town are filled with opportunities for outdoor activity.

    Bang for the buck

    As a TX resident, I was able to get in-state tuition due to my SAT/ACT scores. Without this, I wouldn't have been able to attend. Because of this, I'd certainly say it's a bargain university for students looking to attend college out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots to do - if you're in a greek organization and/or like parties. While campus puts on a monthly festival of sorts, there's little to do in the meantime. Athletic opportunities exists at the few (2...?) gyms on campus and computer labs give students a digital escape but other than that there's little to do for those who live on campus. The areas around campus are filled with opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and other outdoor activities but, without transportation, are often difficult to access.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. Overall, nothing to get excited about but decent. I will say, however, that Chartwells does a terrible job making dining options available to students. Dining halls close at 7:30 PM on weekdays and 7 PM on weekends (including Fridays). While meal trade/alternative dining options remain open later into the evenings, almost all are fast food. A healthy diet and the late-nights typical of college simply don't coexist at this university.

    Dorm Life

    Albeit pricey in relation to tuition, the dorms are pretty decent in terms of the facilities themselves. That said, there's typically horrible enforcement of quiet hours. During my time living on campus, the housing department itself did little to accommodate students and made housing changes (temporary housing for new students, failure to process housing requests) without any notification to students or parents. There's also a massive and unfortunate gap between the high end and low end dorms, both in terms of upkeep and funding allocation.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy and some are exceedingly difficult. Unfortunately, it seems that the harder lower-level classes needed as prerequisites for level 3000-4000 classes are the most frustrating. My chemistry class (a subject I've always had issues with) was around 150 students and my microbiology class was over 200. In settings like this, it's the limited access to a full understanding of material that makes classes rigorous. But, as I said, I've also had relatively easy and enjoyable classes. My department was relatively small and class sizes there were MUCH lower than in other areas of the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to get a lot of individual attention. It's a huge school and I found it extremely easy to get lost amongst my thousands of classmates. If you're applying out of high school, be prepared for an academic environment much, much bigger than anything you've been part of in the past. My advice? Find professors whose classes you do well in and build relationships with them. They'll come in handy for times when you need personal references/assistance.

    In three sentences

    Greek life, football, and party culture are a huge part of this university. The academics are decent but prospective students should look at the individual apartments within the university as opposed to the school as a whole; there are significant disparities between the qualities of each program. Arkansas is a big school and it's easy to get lost but it holds it's academic reputation and clearly works for a great many students.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have on campus police men on duty at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Multicultural center

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the technology center, which is great for students who like to game.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and there is tons of options. My personal favorite is the food court in the student union.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, but they are with any college; however, Fayetteville is full of apartments and bus routes which seem better to me.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but in a good way. You just need to make sure you study a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest creating time in between classes to work on homework. Also make time for lunch, you will need at least an hour.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy this school very much. The degree plan I am going for is easy to understand and not too stressful. I am currently enrolled as a Interior Design Major with the intent of getting my bachelors at the University of Arkansas.

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good choices and awesome desserts.

    Dorm Life

    So many new people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a lot in my core classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Though core classes are important, be sure to take a couple classes for your major so you can get excited about your future.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school with so much open space and spacious buildings.