THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
YOU’VE GOT TO
We know you’ll love what we have to share in this viewbook about our university, but we want to show it off in person! We think seeing is believing, and if you can make it to campus, you’ll see what makes UAM the destination for students committed to their academic and professional success. Contact Admissions to TAKE A TOUR of our campus - we think you’ll see yourself as a future student.
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11 CONNECT 17 cheer 19 succeed
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Centennial Clock Tower on the Campus Quad
BY THE NUMBERS In 1909 the Fourth District Agricultural School was founded by the Arkansas Legislature, starting a long tradition of excellence at what is now UAM. Once known as Arkansas A&M, we became the University of Arkansas at Monticello after joining the UA System in 1971. UAM was established to educate Arkansans in the Southeast corner of the state, and has grown its mission to offer affordable, high quality education to anyone who is motivated to achieve their academic goals. We currently have students from 39 states and 6 countries attending classes on our Monticello campus, with even more online and at our colleges of technology in McGehee and Crossett. We’ve also grown beyond agriculture, with a program to meet nearly every interest.
As part of the University of Arkansas System, UAM students earn degrees from the state’s largest system of higher education, all while on a campus small enough that your professors will all know your name. Our competitive student-to-faculty ratio includes only instructors and professors not graduate students. With close attention like this, we know you’ll get the most out of your coursework and go on to succeed in the career field of your choice.
The number of intercollegiate athletic teams competing all year long in NCAA Division II sports. Tickets to home games and matches are always free for our students.
73 The number of campus residence halls to choose between - whether you’re a first-year student or an upperclassman. Learn more about the benefits of living on campus in one of our engaging residential communities on page 5.
10 The number of unique academic programs you have to choose between when selecting (or re-selecting!) your major, minor, or emphasis area. Can’t pick just one? There’s room for double majors too!
5 UAM is the largest campus as measured by land mass in the state, making for a beautiful place to spend your college years. And it’s not just for scenery - UAM’s property (more than 1600 acres) includes 1,465 acres of forestLand and 255 acres of pasture, supporting hands-on instruction and faculty research in our forestry, agriculture, and natural resources prorams.
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5 HALLS with 5 unique personalities
WHY LIVE ON CAMPUS? Living on campus is an easy way to become part of our UAM community, but that’s not the only reason we have more than 500 students who chose to live on campus each year.
Research says students who live on campus for at least one year are MORE LIKELY to complete their degrees within four years. Not to mention, our residence halls have gathering spaces great for study groups, and each one is just a short walk to the Taylor Library and Technology Center.
Students who live on campus don’t have to travel far to make it to class on time, and with a meal plan, they save time preparing food. That’s more time to study, work, or play on campus. With some of the most affordable room and board options in the state, UAM residence life is a cost-effective way to stay close to the student resources you need.
It’s easy to meet neighbors on campus just by living in a residence hall, but that’s not the only social benefit to living on campus. The Office of Residence Life (and each residence hall) hosts events all year long that help you make connections with your neighbors. It’s a fun and effective way to make new friends and find groups on campus that pique your interest.
FITS YOUR STYLE
With halls that feature double rooms, private rooms, apartment style, single-sex, co-ed, or suite style living, you’re sure to find a living arrangement that fits you. But don’t wait to apply - housing space can go fast!
What’s the ResLife team up to? Follow along:
HORSFALL (Renovated in 2019)
About our halls Shared Rooms
Allowed to Cook
Each residence hall includes room furniture (desk, chair, bed), cable, Wi-Fi, free laundry, and common areas to gather. *Female Students Only **Male Students Only
students live on campus
Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen a campus Chick-fil-A like this before! UAM boasts one of the first ever fully-operational restaurants to open on a college campus.
Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s easy to make the right choices when you see nutrition information posted throughout the Dining Hall and on UAMDining.com!
chow down Dining on campus is easy with a Meal Plan!
Any student living on or off campus may choose a meal plan to fit their dining needs and save them money. Each meal plan includes a variation of meals in the Dining Hall and Declining Balance (DB) Dollars! DB Dollars work like a debit card through your student ID and may be used at any food location on campus, including Chick-fil-A and the Boll Weevil Bistro, Proudly Serving Starbucks favorites and Grab and Go snacking and meal solutions!
Opening in fall 2019, the Boll Weevil Bistro will be located right inside Taylor Library.
ACADEMICS Whatever your field of study, UAM will get you on the academic path you need to prepare you for life after graduation. With a 15..1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’re in the capable hands of subject matter experts who give you the attention you deserve in the classroom. When you come to campus for a tour, you’ll even get a chance to talk to faculty in the departments you’re considering studying.
90 % greater than
acceptance rate into professional programs
(Medical, Pharmacy, Veterinary School, etc.)
THE only college of Forestry in the state
Degrees, Majors & TechnicAl Certificates Degrees, Majors & Technical Certificates Associate of Applied Science Advanced Manufacturing Technology Crime Scene Investigation* Forest Technology General Technology Law Enforcement Administration* Industrial Technology Nursing (LPN to RN) Associate of Arts Associate of Science Agriculture Business Administration Computer Information Systems Land Surveying Technology Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Arts Art Communication English Health and Physical Education Non-licensure History K-6 Elementary Education Liberal Arts Middle Level Education Modern Languages Music Political Science Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Science Agriculture Biology Chemistry Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice
Education Studies Health and Physical Education Exercise Science Land Surveying Mathematics Natural Resources Management Natural Science Psychology Teaching and Learning Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Social Work Pre-Professional Studies Allied Health Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Medicine Pre-Law Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Advanced Technical Certiﬁcate Computer Information Systems Electromechanical Technology Instrumentation Technical Certiﬁcations Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Automotive Service Technology Business Technology Computer Maintenance and Networking Diesel Technology & Transportation Early Childhood Education Electromechanical Technology Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Health Information Technology Health Professions Heavy Equipment Operation Construction Timber Production Hospitality Services HVAC/R Technology
Industrial Production Technology Practical Nursing Welding Technology Certiﬁcates of Proﬁciency Automotive Diagnostics Basic Business Principles Child Development Associate Computer Repair and Networking Emergency Medical Technology Technician Basic Healthcare Office Skills Heavy Equipment Safety & Basic Maintenance Hospitality Skills HVAC/R Technology Fundamentals Industrial Equipment Repair Manufacturing Principles Nursing Assistant Timber Equipment Safety and Operation Tractor-Trailer Operations Welding Master of Arts in Teaching – Online Master of Education – Online Education Educational Leadership Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Online Master of Music in Jazz Studies – Low Residency Master of Physical Education and Coaching – Online Master of Science Forest Resources
For more details, visit www.UAMont.edu or call Academic Affairs at 870.460.1032.
*To successfully complete a program, students must take special courses through the Criminal Justice Institute along with general education courses from UAM.
STUDENT LIFE % 57 female 43%
2,433 undergraduate students
See the latest from the Office of Student Engagement: /UAMStudentAffairs
student organizations compete in (elaborate) bed races
of first time freshmen are first-generation college students
GET TO KNOW
a few hundred of your new best friends at the annual crawfish boil
When students ENGAGE in some aspect of campus life, they position themselves for success. Not to mention, getting involved is a ton of fun!
UAM has student organizations for all sorts of interests, and if you don’t see one you’re looking for, it’s easy to start your own. There’s something going on all year, starting with Welcome Week, your orientation to life at UAM. You’ll waste no time getting fully immersed in campus culture, even before classes start for the fall semester.
hang out on campus... (Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy - there are 2 hammock hives!)
Monticelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost of living is
22.4 % LOWER
than the U.S. average.
In Monticello, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a warm Southern welcome. As the hub of the southeast region of the state, Monticello has all the amenities you need for your college experience. And a quick drive to a larger metro area makes for a great way to bond with your new friends.
Historic Downtown Square
... and around town City population: 9,820 County population: 18,778
40+ Restaurants 3 city parks with walking paths 13 mi. to Lake Monticello 29 mi. to nearest state park 85 mi. to Monroe, LA 91 mi. to Little Rock, AR
With more than 70 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to choose from, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure to make the most of your free time.
the Student Government Association, includes officers and representatives elected by the student body who advocate for the interests of UAM students
to serve their community, and the community recognizes them for it!
the Student Activities Board, plans and executes studentfocused events campus wide, from comedy acts to bowling nights, to homecoming competitions.
Greek Chapters 15
groups for academic interests
Serving as an officer in an RSO is a great way to develop
you’ll use long after you graduate You’ll build friendships that will last a
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boll weevil athletics One of the best ways to feel part of our proud community of students is to sit in the stands at a sporting event and cheer on our athletes. UAM has 10 NCAA Division II Athletic teams and an amazing spirit squad. 280+ student athletes each year compete in the Great American Conference, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no stranger to championships. Our students have dozens of opportunities each semester to see Boll Weevils earn bragging rights when they play at home, and many students choose to travel to away games and cheer on the Weevils on the road.
What in the world is a Boll Weevil?
Founded as an agricultural school, UAM has roots in issues affecting farming and agriculture. When it was selected as the mascot in the early 20th century, the boll weevil was one of the most fearsome beasts imaginable - weevils could ruin acres of farmland in no time, and lead to swift economic failure. Thanks to research at universities, including UAM, the weevil is no longer the threat to farmers it once was but our Boll Weevils still strike fear into the hearts of opponents.
UAM athletes were named to the GAC Academic All-Conference Team in 2018-2019
GAC baseball tournament champions
GAC baseball regular season champions
GAC menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball regular season champions
Weevil Football appears at the Corsicana Bowl
positioning you for
SUCCESS College should prepare you for lifelong success after graduation, and at UAM we take that responsibility seriously. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have all the resources you need to succeed right on campus, many in the same building. From financial assistance, to academic advising, to wellness - you can be sure UAM has what you need to achieve your goals.
Opened in 2018, the Student Success Center brings together many of the vital services youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need in one convenient place.
Tutoring sessions with students who excel in an area mean you can get extra help on a walk-in or appointment basis. Career Services can set you up with skill workshops, internships, and student jobs all to get you ready for “the real world!” Plus, the annual career fair is a great place to meet future employers.
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services include screenings, emergency first aid, assessment for minor illnesses and injuries, assistance with navigating the health care system, education opportunities, and a convenient campus exercise center. The Counseling Center offers appointments with a licensed professional counselor as well as workshops on conflict resolution, relationships, and stress management.
Taylor LIBRARYand Technology Center isn’t just for books. We’ve got the physical materials, sure, but you’ll also need access to databases and resources online, plus equipment and meeting spaces to make your assignments and study breaks go smoothly.
The Center for Writing & Communication offers help with pre-writing, drafting, revising, and citations for papers in any subject area.
TUITION, FEES & HOUSING How much does it cost to attend UAM? Tuition & Fees
Room & Board
Books & Supplies
The estimates above reflect the tuition and fees for a student taking 30 undergraduate hours during the 2019-2020 academic year. Always consult UAMont.edu or contact an Admissions Representative for up-to-date information about the current rates of tuition and fees and other expenses.
Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re committed to offering higher education at an accessible price point. In fact, undergraduate in-state tuition at UAM is
19% lower than the national average
among state colleges.
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(Source: U.S. News & World Report fall 2018 average tuition rates)
LET’S TALK SCHOLARSHIPS 96% of first-year UAM students have some type of financial aid. How do you qualify? First, you need to file a complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at FAFSA.gov in addition to your UAM application for admission. Your ACT (or comparable SAT) score may mean you’re eligible* for an institutional scholarship:
Chancellor’s Scholarship (30+ ACT composite) University Scholarship (27-29 ACT composite) Academic Scholarship (24-26 ACT composite) Weevil Excellence Scholarship (22-23 ACT composite) Leadership Scholarship (19-21 ACT composite)
*Visit UAMont.edu for detailed scholarship eligibility information
There are also more than 300 private scholarships available through the UAM Foundation Fund. You’ll fill out a separate UAM scholarship application after you complete your application for admission online. The sooner you complete your scholarship application, the better!
UAM Rodeo has competed at the College National Finals Rodeo in 7 of the last 9 years
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of undergraduate students receive aid from grants or scholarships
students received private scholarship funds in 2018-2019
on-campus student worker positions
Final Scholarship Deadline June 1 UAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Financial Aid Code: 001085 UAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ACT Code: 0110 24
Applying is Easy. Visit UAMont.edu and click on Apply. You can save your application and keep working on it later. Only completed applications can be considered for admission and scholarships.
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Remember, March 1 is the priority scholarship deadline! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait!
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Student Success Center Suite 101 PO Box 3600 Monticello, AR 71656
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