Top Arkansas Colleges and Universities

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Arkansas is located in the southeastern part of the United States and includes some beautiful lake and mountain scenery. The following are four of the most distinguished public universities in the state.
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Top Four Schools in Arkansas

University of Arkansas

The main campus of the University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, which is in the northwestern corner of the state. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas has several excellent academic programs, including its poultry science division within the agriculture department. There are currently 14,350 undergraduate students enrolled at this college who have the opportunity to choose from over 200 academic programs. The campus has a strong commitment to increasing excellence and is currently ranked #124 by U.S. News and World Report.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the only metropolitan college in the state of Arkansas. Many of its current students are nontraditional or returning, which is truly reflective of its metropolitan nature. The campus sits within the urban center of Little Rock, and the 9,235 undergraduate students often take advantage of the many research and internship opportunities available due to its proximity to the state capital. The Little Rock campus was originally founded in 1927 and has since been a community college, private institution and finally a public university.

University of Central Arkansas

Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is located in Conway, which is just north of Little Rock. The university has several departments that give it some distinction not only within the state of Arkansas, but also across the nation. The Carnegie Foundation has described Central Arkansas' Honors College as, 'one of the most widely imitated programs in the country.' Another program that receives accolades is the drama department -- its drama program that is usually considered the most premier in the state.

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University is located in Jonesboro, in the northeastern portion of the state. The institution was founded in 1909 as a public land grand college and now has an undergraduate enrollment of 9,562. Arkansas State University began as an agricultural college; and although that commitment to agriculture continues, the university now encompasses ten distinct colleges with hundreds of academic majors. The Arkansas State University System includes seven campuses with a total enrollment of almost 18,000 students.

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