Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1116
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $6,354
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    4,148
  • University Selectivity
    65%
  • University Yield
    40%
  • Job Offers
    84%
  • Average Salary
    $49,542
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1926
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
328 Business Building
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, United States
Website
405x225

Walton College of Business

Founded in 1926, the business college at the University of Arkansas became the Sam M. Walton College of Business in 1998 thanks to a $50 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. The college has grown to become the state's premier college of business and a nationally competitive business school. The Walton College combines excellent academic programs with a wide range of experiential learning to help its more than 4,000 students connect scholarship with real business practice.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

I am able to graduate with a supply chain management degree. This is such a new department that alot of schools lack it. I am able to be that much more competitive in the job market. Also we are the Walton College of Business. We get so much support from Walmart since they are in our back yard. The only negative is, if you don't want to work for Walmar or one of their vendors, your opportunities are scarce.

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About University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
65% University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 930
  • Min. ACT 20
  • Min. GPA 3.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
17382% 17,382
65% 65
40% 40
65% School Selectivity
40% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International - TOEFL of 550 (paper) or 79 (internet), official IETS of 6.5, or PTE-A of 58, not over two years old, official academic records, diploma or exam certificates and a financial statement. Transfer - 2.0 university GPA required on 24 hours.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3256% 3,256
91% 91
49% 49
91% Program Selectivity
49% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 79
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 10%
Top Industry
  • Other 5%
  • Consulting 5%
  • Non-profit 4%
Walmart/Sam's Club 33
Top Employer
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. 16
  • J.B. Hunt Transport 12
  • ISNetworld 8
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
84% 84
62% 61.74527272727272
84% Receive Offers
84% 84
59% 59.252482758620694
84% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
78% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
93% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
6% 6
$53,750.00
42K 69K
Finance/Accounting
21% 21
$53,225.00
38K 70K
General Management
25% 25
$48,474.00
27K 90K
Human Resources
3% 3
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
9% 9
$51,056.00
35K 56K
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$48,538.00
28K 65K
Operations/Production
3% 3
$46,500.00
46K 47K
Logistics/Transportation
5% 5
$44,776.00
35K 58K
Other
8% 8
$45,796.00
46K 57K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
5% 5
$51,833.00
48K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
34% 34
$48,939.00
32K 76K
Consulting
5% 5
$53,583.00
42K 69K
Financial Services
10% 10
$47,800.00
38K 60K
Government/Education
5% 5
$35,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
$41,000.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3
$43,333.00
35K 50K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
$47,667.00
45K 50K
Non-Profit
4% 4
$42,880.00
28K 57K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$66,667.00
60K 70K
Real Estate
1% 1
$40,000.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$52,500.00
50K 55K
Technology/Science
12% 12
$49,714.00
40K 61K
Transportation
10% 10
$47,213.00
34K 63K
Utilities
1% 1
$52,000.00 Data not provided
Other
5% 5
$54,072.00
45K 65K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
1% 1
$60,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
70% 70
$47,731.00
27K 76K
U.S. Southwest
21% 21
$53,705.00
28K 70K
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$47,917.00
42K 56K
U.S. West
1% 1
$45,000.00
40K 50K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. 20
  • Walmart/Sam's Club 6
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. 6
  • Johnson & Johnson 4
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 94
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 137
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,386
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career advising, resume review, interview preparation, offer evaluation, salary negotiation, social and dining etiquette, Walton College Career Closet, personal branding, Leadership Walton (undergraduate professional development program).

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,140
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,354
  • Fees $2,364
  • Expenses $10,422
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,396
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,610
  • Fees $2,364
  • Expenses $10,422
26% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 4% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 0%
  • Merit 100%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://finaid.uark.edu
Scholarships
$5,053,198
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$5,299,453
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Walton College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
62% 57
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
67% 39
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Walton College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Analytics and Retail
More Information
Business Program Classes
24% Less than 20 Students 30% More than 50 Students
46% 21 to 50 students
39 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • WCOB 410V Faith, Values and Authentic Leadership
  • SCMT 3633, Behavioral Supply Chain Management
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in International Business
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
190% 190
35% 35
Prominent Faculty
  • Linda Myers

    Accounting

  • Scot Burton

    Marketing

  • Viswanath Venkatesh

    Information Systems

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study opportunities are available to students who have completed the FASFA and qualify for the work study program. Cooperative Education is an optional academic program that enables students to work and earn degree credit.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    A wide range of global experiences for students include programs in Brazil, China, Japan, Belize, Italy, Denmark, Mozambique, Sweden, Austria, India, France, Spain and others. Students may study abroad in the summer or participate in exchange programs in an academic semester.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Students are encouraged to volunteer and participate in community service through academic classes, student organizations, study abroad, Enactus (SIFE), and the Leadership Walton Program.

Students

12% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 31% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1110 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
83% 83
Hispanic
7% 7
Multiethnic
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
14%
%
40%
45%
%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
97% 97
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Canada
1% 1
19 Average age of full-time students
82% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
34% 34
48% 48

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 25,570
Alumni Donations
$790 Average Gift $100,961 Largest Gift

Greg Lee, retired CEO, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Ann Bordelon

    CFO, Walmart Asia

  • Doug McMillon

    President and CEO, Walmart International

  • John Roberts

    President and CEO, JB Hunt Transport Services