University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas ( abbreviated UA or U of A ) is a public university in Fayetteville in the Northwest of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The university is equipped with 17,821 students, the largest public university in Arkansas. It is the main site of the University of Arkansas System. The university is particularly well known for their research and teaching in the fields of architecture, agriculture ( particularly poultry) and economics.


The University was founded in 1871 as Arkansas Industrial University and adopted its present name in 1899. As the first public university in the southern states the UAF 1948, a African- American students.


The sports teams of the UAF are the Razorbacks, also called Hogs. They play in the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 76,000. The University is a member of the Southeastern Conference.



  • Bill Clinton - Professor of Law 1973-1976
  • Hillary Clinton - law professor 1974-1976


  • Lance Alworth - American Football Player
  • Steve Atwater - American Football Player
  • Jim Benton - American Football Player
  • Admiral Vern E. Clark - Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
  • Areej Ghazi - educationalist and member of the Jordanian royal family
  • Felix Jones - American Football Player
  • Barry Switzer - American Football Coaches
  • Jim Walton - CEO of Arvest Bank