University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72913
Phone: (479) 788-7120
Fax: (479) 788-7108
Online: Founded in 1928, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus is located on 170 beautifully manicured acres in the River Valley of Western Arkansas, nestled between the scenic Ozark and Ouachita mountains. As a member of the University of Arkansas system, UAFS provides a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual while advancing economic development and quality of place in the Fort Smith area.
Enrollment 5379
School Type 4 Year
Funding Type Public
Admissions Information
Requirements Students who have a composite 19 or higher and a 3.0 GPA will be unconditionally admitted. All other applicants will be review on their individual merits.
Minimum GPA 2.25
Minimum ACT 13 math, 15 reading, 15 writing
Admissions Email
Admissions Phone (479) 788-7120
Scholarship Information
Highlights UAFS’s merit scholarship program rewards students who have excelled academically. These annual scholarships can range between $1,000 and $6,000 depending on your GPA and/or ACT scores. Every merit scholarship includes a $1,500 on-campus housing stipend. You must be enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester. Renewal is based upon earning 24 hours per academic year. (Additional GPA requirements apply.)

Generous scholarships are available for transfer (up to $3,000/year), graduate ($1/000 per semester), military/veteran, and non-traditional students. More than 1,000 program-specific and need-based scholarships, totaling more than $2 million, are available through the UAFS Foundation’s Lion’s Share Scholarship program.

Your admission application also acts as your application for merit and foundation-based scholarships. Visit the UAFS scholarship webpage for full details.
More Information Click Here Scholarship Email Scholarship Phone (479) 788-7090
Tuition Information
In-state Tuition $5,640.00
Additional Annual Fees $2,875.00
Annual Fee Notes First year students are not required to live on campus.
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Early Application Deadline Rolling Admissions
International Application Fee $50.00
Bilingual Admissions Contact Betsy Corona (479) 788-7635
Financial Aid Information
The Financial Aid Office at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is here to assist you with applying for and maintaining financial assistance to help cover the costs of your education. We work with federal, state, institutional and outside aid resources.
Financial Aid Contact Karen Jeffers Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Phone (479) 788-7090
Financial Aid Email
Financial Aid Priority Deadline Jul 1, 2023
More Information Click Here

Degree Programs

Criminal Justice

Electromechanical Technology (or Electrical & Electronics Technology, or Electronics Technology)

General Studies

General Technology


Surgical Technology

Automotive Service Technology


Early Childcare Education

Engineering Technology (Choose a focus in: Electrical or Mechanical)

Welding Technology

Engineering Technology

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design


Business Administration


Criminal Justice

Dental Hygiene

Electrical Engineering



Graphic Design


Imaging Science


Middle School Education (or Middle Level Education, or Middle Childhood Education, or Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence )



Organizational Management (or Organizational Leadership)

Political Science



Studio Art



Biological Sciences—Teaching Emphasis (or Biology—Teacher Licensure )

Elementary Education

English Education (or Teacher Licensure, or Teaching Emphasis)

General Studies

International Business

Mathematics Education (or Teacher Licensure or Teaching Emphasis)

Communication–Media Communication

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Education: Elementary Education

Music Education–Choral

Social Studies Education (or Social Studies—Teaching Emphasis)

Social Work

Music Education–Instrumental

Business (General)

Business Administration & Accounting

Business Administration–Finance, Management or Marketing


Celtic Studies

Computer Science

Early Childhood Education

Automotive Drivability Specialist

Automotive Drive Train Specialist

Automotive Undercar Specialist

Early Childhood Education (or Early Childhood Development)



Welding Layout & Pipefitting (or Welding: Layout & Fabrication)

Welding-MIG (Metal Inert Gas)

Welding-Tungsten Inert Gas

Emergency Medical Technician (or Paramedia, or Emergency Medical Technology or Emergency Medical Technical-Basic, or EMT)

Renewable Energy Technology

Industrial Electrical Systems (or Industrial Electronics)

Teaching English as a Second Language

Computer-Aided Design


Health Care Administration

Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Industrial Electronics (name varies greatly by school)


Early Childhood Education

Practical Nursing