The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities. Fayetteville is located in the Northwest corner of the state with a metropolitan-area population of 500,000 residents. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of
the "100 Best Places to Live."