At Ozarks you will learn to succeed, to serve, and to lead on campus and for a lifetime. Here you can be part of a community of professors, staff, and students who will all invest in your success by mentoring and encouraging you as you experience the challenges and rewards of college life.
Ozarks' students enjoy a wide variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities. With more than 60 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs and about 50 campus clubs and organizations, our students quickly become involved on campus. In fact, you will come to expect more of yourself than you think possible because you will experience more.
Founded in 1834, Ozarks recently celebrated 175 years of service to students and our community. Ozarks is an accredited, private, undergraduate university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our picturesque 30-acre campus lies at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains in Clarksville, Arkansas, approximately 100 miles west of Little Rock and 60 miles east of Fort Smith.
University of the Ozarks has consistently been rated among the top institutions of higher education in the region by publications and surveys such as U.S. News & World Report, National Survey of Student Engagement, and the Great Colleges to Work For Survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University’s comprehensive academic program includes more than 60 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, and small class sizes and faculty-to-student ratio ensure the type of personal attention that allow students to thrive.