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On a personal note, my kid was "provisionally" accepted by A&M and Texas (ranked in 12% of her class of over 500), so she took the out-of-state waiver to go to Arkansas (thank you, God!). After 5 semesters, she's made the Dean's List three times, is on track for her second Chancellor's List, and is on schedule to graduate in 4 years. I' really glad she carried on the family tradition on The Hill, but I'm confident she would have done just fine at UT or A&M. Their loss, so
Just shows you can't make everyone happy. Few years back folks were complaining that the UA was too selective, now they're not selective enough.I do know that this year the competition for scholarships at the UA was intense. There are a bunch of kids that in previous years would've been guaranteed a big scholarship that this year will get nothing.
Selectivity is overrated. The difficulty getting in is not as important as the difficulty getting out.
Suzanne McCray, dean of admissions at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, said the university projects it will have 20,700 students in the fall, up from 19,842 in the fall of 2009.
It's typically harder to get into Architecture school than other schools.
Speaking of that, does the UofA still hold a high ranking in that field? I mean, just public opinion, I know I could look it up somewhere... When I went in the early 80's it had a great reputation. I applied to a half dozen that were in the top ten, got accepted first by Princeton (No full ride? No way could I afford it.), then Minnesota (Can't get a partial hockey scholly? frick you...), and then Arkansas. Admissions was smart to have a young lady call me... the southern accent sold me! I believe I made the right choice to this day. There is nothing quite like walking by someone in bum-frick Egypt wearing Hog gear and doing an impromptu Hog Call...
Arkansas is increasingly, and noticeably, on more kids' radar screens in Texas. I have been surprised at how many kids I know of right here in Flower Mound alone have enrolled or are preparing to enroll at the UofA. The new Texas "top 8%" law, coupled with tuition deregulation since 2003, has really fricked a lot of good kids here in the ass. And many of those kids and their parents are finally 'discovering' Arkansas.
Damnit boy! Just when I think I've got you all figured out, you go and let just a little bit of the Stuart Smalley you're hiding deep inside bubble up through all those layers of Sean Hannity you so proudly display on the outside.
I don't know about the architecture school's ranking, but I think most people consider it to be one of the best schools at the UA. I feel it is the toughest program at the UA.
It's definitely the toughest program. Not even close.
This is just the start of a larger alumni base. Given the new lottery scholarship impact, I expect we'll see rapid growth for at least the next 5 years. I wouldn't be surprised if we pass 25k students within 3-4 years.Our endowment should grow to over $1 billion in that timeframe as well. We are already 3rd in the SEC, behind only Vanderbilt and UF.
Hmm.. In a ranking in 2008, I'm positive we were right at 900 million, with UF being slightly above 1 billion, and Vany being 3-4 billion.I guess the investments crapped out bigtime when the market crashed.
Where have you seen us ranked 3rd in the SEC? In the most recent NACUBO Endowment Study, we were nationally ranked 93rd behind Vanderbilt (21st), Florida (55th), Alabama (74th) and Kentucky (83rd). Bama was up $170MM on us.The net assets of the UofA Foundation was $562.5MM at the end of FY2009 (6/30/09) per the audited statements on their website. With the current student enrollment growth rate necessitating more capital spending, we are going to need some more huge gifts from people like the Walton Family Foundation to make it past the $1 billion mark in the next 3-4 years.
Resonance...metal folding chairs or hard tile floors cannot be beaten when it comes to firing off a loud fart.
The caveat is that I know Vandy is a private schoolThere was an article in the Chronicle this morning that said 10 people make more than 1mm a year at Vandy. Johnson and Stallings are two of the ten, and they are at the bottom of the list. Our legislators piss and moan at some of our guys making 140k. They also bitch about GA's teaching classes. With record enrollment we should be increasing salaries for faculty and staff not holding them. The UofA is losing faculty left and right because of state interference. This will lead to more GA's teaching with lesser salaries. Our elected officials are truly doing nothing to help Higher Ed in this state and we will continue to see diminishing returns. Pissed off students and parents is no way to increase your endowment. And yes, the "billion" was for the entire system, not UAF.
Throwing money at faculty does not make them teach better. When in a time of fiscal concern, EVERYONE needs to cut back and pause before spending."The UofA is losing faculty left and right because of state interference." Since you are going to throw out statements like that, you need to back them up with statistics. "Our elected officials are truly doing nothing to help Higher Ed in this state and we will continue to see diminishing returns." You have no idea what you are talking about and sound like a liberal activist or a grad student."Pissed off students and parents is no way to increase your endowment." WHAT pissed off students and parents???Don't believe everything the Chronicle says. It is obvious it has been edited by grad students for a couple of years now.
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