Why Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
At the Fay Jones School, you will encounter the world through international travel and may address real-world problems through community design and planning projects. After graduation, you will be well-prepared for professional practice, graduate studies or jobs in construction management, urban planning or historic preservation. Our students have enjoyed a strong placement rate in the field or in graduate school.
University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas is what is called “a very high research university," a formal classification that places us in the top 2 percent of the nation’s 4,600 universities and colleges. This means that you will have access to world-class faculty, who will be able to write you helpful letters of recommendation and support your progress every step of the way. Even as a freshman as you are working to write your first paper or sign up for your classes, you will have a community of people to help you reach your goals. We want your life on this campus to include many one-on-one relationships and a host of once-in-lifetime experiences.
The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s more than 27,500 students come from every county in Arkansas and some 120 nations, and they have more than 200 academic programs in which to study. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies.
Fayetteville & the Region
Fayetteville is located in the foothills of the scenic Ozark Mountains and close to metropolitan areas including Little Rock and Tulsa. Fayetteville boasts a thriving cultural scene, easy access to outdoor recreation, eclectic shops, and restaurants that serve everything from comfort food to organic cuisine.
- Fayetteville is "one of the country's best-kept secrets with its thriving economy and a family-friendly atmosphere nestled in the Ozark Mountains." – Sperling's Best Places
- Outside Magazine "Coolest College Towns in the Nation" ranked No. 23
- Forbes Magazine ranked Fayetteville the 7th best college town
- Money Magazine has chosen the Fayetteville area as one of the "Best Places to Live in America."
- The city has also featured in Lifestyle Magazine, Southern Living, and The Best Towns in America – a where-to-go guide for a better life.