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Students Come First
Our motto may not be very catchy, but it says what we are about. Students tell us they enjoy the family-like atmosphere in their major. One reason is that students and faculty share a strong interest in what they are studying. All courses are taught by faculty members instead of graduate assistants. Our faculty are dedicated to providing academically excellent, career-oriented learning experiences and to meeting the needs of each student.
Bumpers College offers 12 diverse majors for student interested in plants, animals, food, business, the natural environment and the human environment. Majors and related minors are provided by 10 academic departments and the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
The University of Arkansas application for admission will also serve as your application for University scholarships. In order to qualify for scholarships in Bumpers College, you must fill out the College scholarship application form by February 15 or contact the Bumpers College Dean's office for an application form.
Once you are formally admitted to the University of Arkansas, the Office of Admissions will mail you an application brochure for University Housing. Make sure you return the application card found in the brochure to the University Housing Office with the $15 application fee. If you have specific questions about housing on campus, you may contact University Housing at (479) 575-3951.
New Freshmen and their parents should make plans to attend orientation sessions during the summer. Sessions are held June through August on the U of A campus. At your selected session, you will learn more about life at the U of A, meet with your academic advisor, and register for your fall classes. We recommend you plan to attend the early sessions of orientation.
Move into your new residence hall in August and prepare for the fall semester. Make connections with your fellow students in your classes and through extra-curricular activities. Check into Registered Student Organizations and get involved! Get to know faculty members and your academic advisor in your new Bumpers College and University of Arkansas family.