University of the Ozarks

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School Overview

The University of the Ozarks sits on 30 acres atop College Hill in Clarksville, Arkansas. This four-year, private coeducational university is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Annual enrollment for the school averages about 630 students, which come from state throughout the nation and 20 different countries.

The University of the Ozarks provides students with individualized academic advising and attention, as evidenced by its student/faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 14. The university offers 29 major areas of study, professional preparation, several pre-professional sequences, and a curriculum that emphasis liberal arts education.

The University of the Ozarks was ranked No. 1 Best Value in the Southern Region by the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges in 2012. It has also been ranked as a “top tier” college by U.S. News & World Report in the South Region for the past 13 years.

The University of the Ozarks is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

415 North College Avenue

Clarksville, AR 72830-2880

(479) 979-1227

(800) 264-8636

Fax: (479) 979-1417

Contact: Kim Myrick

Dean of Enrollment
Main Address

415 North College Avenue

Clarksville, AR 72830-2880

(479) 979-1000

Total undergrads: 675

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 195

Degree-seeking undergrads: 636


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 96%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of the Ozarks Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (479) 979-1000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 415 N College Ave, Clarksville, AR 72830
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 824
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 824 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $25,950
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,710

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of the Ozarks Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of the Ozarks.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Education 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 30

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of the Ozarks and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,950
Out-of-state $25,950
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 273 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 260 95% $19,710
Student loan aid 206 75% $5,712

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 867 99% $20,635
Federal student loans 454 52% $5,557

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of the Ozarks. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of the Ozarks students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,855 698 1,157
Percent admitted 100% 51% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 14% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of the Ozarks Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 824
Undergraduate enrollment 824
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of the Ozarks Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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