Where Should I Live?


Please look over the information below to help decide where you want to live. Availability for some choices is limited and they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember to state your preferences accurately when filling out our application.

On Campus Residence Halls (UA Conditionally Admitted Students Only)
Cost Advantages Considerations
Price varies upon residence hall availability Detailed information about campus residence halls is available at housing.uark.edu Prices on the Housing website are based upon an academic year (August-May).

All students living in a residence hall must purchase a meal plan for the University of Arkansas dining centers (i.e. cafeterias). 

Meal plan:

$1,823.00 per semester and up

  • Easy access to campus facilities,   computers, gyms, libraries,   Spring International classrooms, UA transit stops, and shopping
  • Kitchens and free laundry room  on site
  • Free cable TV access and cable   internet services
  • Chance to live in an intergrated   American & International   community
The University of Arkansas requires freshman students to live in campus residence halls.

This option is restricted to Freshmen students with conditional admission to the university.

 

  • Shared room (limited single rooms  available at a higher cost)
  • Learning to get along with a roommate is sometimes a challenge
  • Community bathrooms on each   floor. Bathrooms are cleaned daily.
Georgetown Square (Off Campus)
Cost Advantages Considerations
Cost (2 Residents per Apartment):

Approximately $1,200.00 per 9-week term per person and $300 security deposit to be returned if apartment is in good condition upon departure.

Cost (3-4 Residents per Apartment):

Approximately $1,000.00 per 9-week term per person and $300 security deposit to be returned if apartment is in good condition upon departure.  For those who do not want to cook, food is available at various places on and off campus.

  • Easy access to campus facilities, computers, gyms, libraries, Spring International classrooms, UA transit stops, and shopping
  • Opportunities to interact with other international students from many other countries
  • Kitchen, washing machine and dryer in the apartment
  • Bed linens, towels, cookware, microwave are provided
  • Shopping, groceries and restaurants are nearby.
  • Free cable TV and cable internet services
  • Telephone Service
LIMITED AVAILABILITY

For Graduate and Upper Classmen

 

  • A 9-week contract is required for the term
  • Limited personal attention
  • Two to four people per 2-bedroom apartment
  • Learning to get along with an apartment mate is sometimes a  challenge
  • Need to clean your own bathroom, kitchen and bedroom
Noble Oaks (Off Campus)
Cost Advantages Considerations
Cost (2 Residents per 1 Bedroom Apartment):

Approximately $1,00.00 per 9-week term per person and $300 security deposit to be returned if apartment is in good condition upon departure.

Cost (Single or Family Occupancy):

Approximately $1800.00 per 9-week term per person and $300 security deposit to be returned if apartment is in good condition upon departure.  For those who do not want to cook, food is available at various places on and off campus.

  • Easy access to campus facilities, computers, gyms, libraries, Spring International classrooms, UA transit stops, and shopping
  • Opportunities to interact with other international students from many other countries
  • Kitchen, washing machine and dryer in the apartment
  • Bed linens, towels, cookware, microwave are provided
  • Shopping, groceries and restaurants are nearby.
  • Free cable TV and cable internet services
  • Telephone Service
For Graduate and Upper Classmen

VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

 

  • A 9-week contract is required for the term
  • Limited personal attention
  • One-bedroom apartment (double occupancy)
  • Learning to get along with an apartment mate is sometimes a challenge
  • Need to clean your own bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom
Off Campus Apartments
Cost Advantages Considerations
Cost (Unfurnished):

  • 1 bedroom: $450 and up, plus   additional deposit
  • 2 bedroom: $550 and up, plus   additional deposit

Cost (Furnished):

 

  • 1 bedroom: $500 and up, plus   additional deposit
  • 2 bedroom: $600 and up, plus   additional deposit
  • Easy access to campus facilities,   computers, gyms, libraries,   Spring International classrooms, UA transit stops, and shopping
  • Kitchens and free laundry room  on site
  • Free cable TV access and cable   internet services
  • Chance to live in an intergrated   American & International   community
  • Expensive – You will have to pay deposits and monthly bills for telephone, gas, TV cable, internet, etc.
  • Most apartments require a to six month-twelve months lease.
  • You must provide sheets, towels, pillows, dishes, pots, pans, TV, phone, food, etc. VERY COSTLY for short stays
  • Need to clean your own apartment.
Homestay with an American Family
Cost Advantages Considerations
$500 per month

Living with an American family
(Breakfast and dinner included)

  • An opportunity to see how Americans live
  • A good chance for you to improve your English
  • Two meals a day are provided
  • Transportation to and from school is provided
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

 

  • Living with strangers
  • You may not enjoy the local foods or cooking style
  • Cultural differences may arise between you and your host
  • May live a 15-20 minute drive from the university
  • You will be part of the family. You must spend time with your family and respect their rules.