The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, also known as UAFS, is a public, co-educational, four-year university
Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is one of eleven campuses that constitute the University of Arkansas System. UAFS is the fifth largest university in Arkansas, with a fall 2012 credit enrollment of approximately 7,587. UAFS offers in-state tuition rates not only to Arkansas residents, but also those from Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
The university campus occupies 168 acres (0.68 km2) of an award-winning, nationally recognized arboretum that has 1,182 GPS-inventoried trees representing 81 species. In 2003 the campus was named the “Best Maintained Landscape in the Nation”.
Through its seven colleges, UAFS provides certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, associate of arts degrees, associate of general studies, associate of applied science degrees, and bachelor’s degrees, as well as work-based learning and community education. The seven colleges are:
- The College of Applied Science and Technology
- The College of Business
- The College of Education
- The College of Health Sciences
- The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- The College of Languages and Communication
- The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
UAFS athletic teams are known as the Lions. The University competes in a variety of collegiate athletics as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university is a member of the Heartland Conference and sponsors men’s sports, including: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and tennis; women’s sports, including: basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, and volleyball. UAFS announced the addition of women’s soccer for the 2012–13 academic year.