University of the Ozarks

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415 N. College Avenue

Clarksville, AR 72830

Phone: (479) 979-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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University of the Ozarks is a private institution that was founded in 1834. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 576, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of the Ozarks's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 6. Its tuition and fees are $24,350 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

University of the Ozarks is a private, four-year, Presbyterian-affiliated university that is committed to providing a comprehensive undergraduate education. The heart of Ozarks' mission is "To Provide the Best Education Possible for Each Student, Every Time." Ozarks provides an education that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and focused on practical career preparation and lifelong learning, all within a safe, caring and Christian environment. With small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratios, Ozarks is small enough to offer the personal attention students need to be successful. However, Ozarks' picturesque modern campus, diverse student body, and numerous degree programs make it large enough to stimulate and challenge its students.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1834
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $87,538,444


When applying to University of the Ozarks, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of the Ozarks is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 91 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 91.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of the Ozarks is 11:1, and the school has 88.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 36%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

University of the Ozarks has a total undergraduate enrollment of 576, with a gender distribution of 48.6 percent male students and 51.4 percent female students. University of the Ozarks is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 576
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of the Ozarks offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. University of the Ozarks also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of the Ozarks, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of the Ozarks.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of the Ozarks, 70.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,912.

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Tuition and fees $24,350 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,900 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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