Different is in our DNA.
Since 1834, we’ve been pushing boundaries and blazing new trails. It's a tradition we plan to keep going.
A history of firsts
A history that began more than 180 years ago...
first University in Oklahoma/Arkansas Territory
A tradition of forward thinking.
first university in Arkansas to admit women
A tradition of equality.
first historically white university in Arkansas to graduate an African-American & integrate athletics
A tradition of innovation.
first university in the nation to establish a program for students with learning disabilities
A tradition of global responsibility.
first of three universities in Arkansas to partner with the Walton International Scholars Program
Today, we continue to break new ground, adapting our curriculum to create a generation of bold new thinkers with the skills to lead in a changing world.