StudentsReview :: The University of Arkansas - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ
Alabama State University -- Montgomery, AL
Arkansas State University -- Jonesboro, AR

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The University of Arkansas

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Condescending

Not so bright
Lowest Rating
Excess Competition
Highest Rating
University Resource Use
She rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Mar 15 2015
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
The University of Arkansas is a well-balanced school. The students are given a large variety of opportunities to explore their interests; whether it be in their academics, future careers, sports, Greek life, or other fun activities. The campus is beautiful, and the general area is great for anyone who loves the outdoors. Greek life is a big thing here, but it definitely does not have to limit you in anyway. I am not a member of Greek life, but have not had an issue yet with making friends involved with it. Overall I would say the campus and city has plenty to do, and a good social life (You might just have to put yourself out there a bit more to meet new people if not in Greek Life).

I've heard great things about the business school, and although I would say the science department seems to be a more of "hit or miss" depending on the class and/or instructor, the school makes up for it by having excellent research opportunities. Working in a lab helped me to stand out a lot more than I thought when applying to medical school.

The few negatives I would have about the university would be about the parking, and having one too many frustrating meetings with employees in my major department and really the school in general. The guidance counselors are pretty much useless with certain degrees, and my counselor was extremely condescending about my class choices (she also told me incorrect information the two times I met with her). Luckily, I have two separate faculty (Actual professors) advisers who are very helpful. The only other real positive I have about the counseling and department system is that it's very easy to switch your major at the U of A.

Overall, the U of A is a school that gives you many opportunities, but seems to leave it up to you whether or not you get involved or succeed. If you aren't willing to step out of your "safety bubble" a few times, and try new things you might miss out on some of the many great opportunities the university has to offer.

My advice to incoming freshmen is to be willing to try new things, and even if you're shy put yourself out there. You won't regret it, and will most likely realize many of the students are very nice!

Ask a Question or add a response!
Compare UArkansasSave UArkansas