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About the University of the Ozarks

Founded in 1834, the University of the Ozarks is recognized for its comprehensive liberal arts and professional preparation curriculum. This commitment to academics is supported by a challenging, yet supportive environment and a culture of spiritual enrichment. With an average enrollment of 600 students, we are a small school where students find big opportunities. Learn more about the  University of the Ozarks.

Excellent education

The University of the Ozarks is a nationally recognized, four-year liberal arts institution.

The University of the Ozarks offers more than 60 majors, minors and pre-professional programs that are outcomes focused. Our university is fully accredited, including our specially accredited education and business programs, yielding consistent post graduate placement. Building on the Ozarks’ mission, our rigorous educational programs are focused on practical career preparation that leads to a lifetime of learning.

Empowering Culture

As a liberal arts university, Ozarks features a challenging, yet supportive environment.

Our culture encourages students to build strong character and Christian-influenced moral and ethical values. Featuring small class sizes for highly focused student attention and located in a tranquil setting that provokes exploration and self-reflective thought, our tight-knit community is inclusive and prompts students to consider new ways of thinking.

Scenic location

Our picturesque 30-acre campus lies at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains.

The University of the Ozarks is located in Clarksville, Arkansas, approximately 100 miles west of Little Rock and 60 miles east of Fort Smith. Within this atmosphere, students enjoy camping, canoeing, biking, and hiking, and our Ozarks Outdoors co-curricular program allows for each student to engage and learn at his/her own pace.

Deb Dillon

,    Mother of Greg Dillon '09
“JLC forms partnerships with students and teaches these kids to have faith in the system and, more importantly, themselves.”