Why Cell and Molecular Biology?

Why the University of Arkansas?

Also see University of Arkansas: By the Numbers

  • Ranked 69th in public research universities in the United States
  • Carnegie Foundation Highest-Research rating, top 2%.
  • Seventh fastest growing public university in the United States
  • In 2012, U.S. News & World Report named the University of Arkansas one of the nation's top 10 "up and coming" public universities.
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences named after Senator J. William Fulbright who served as university president before going to congress
  • Graduate School has a $100M endowment
    • Funds some graduate stipends
    • Funds graduate travel to meetings ($1000-1200 per student per year)
    • Land Grant university
      • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
      • College of Engineering
      • Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
      • College of Education and Health Professions
      • Walton College of Business
      • Law School
      • Fay Jones School of Architecture
      • Beautiful Northwest Arkansas
        • U.S. News & World Report ranked Fayetteville the 3rd best town in America to live in for 2016.
        • Numerous outdoor activities
        • Unemployment for the region under 5% for decades
        • Three of the world’s largest companies in their sector: Walmart, Tyson Foods, JB Hunt

 

Why the Cell and Molecular Biology program?

  •  In existence since 2000
  • Rated in top 100 nationally in 2008 (no rating since)
  • Incorporates more than 100 faculty from 17 departments in 4 colleges
  • Largest PhD program on campus
    • Since 2012, nearly doubled in student numbers
  • Highly diverse program
    • 70% international students representing 20 countries
    • 50% female
    • Largest graduate enrollment of international students on campus
    • Conditional admissions are encouraged
    • No minimum GRE scores
      • GRE can be taken after admission.
  • For 2015
    • $3.3M in new grant funding to faculty
    • $18.8M in continuing grant support
    • 47 peer reviewed publications
    • 112 presentations and invited seminars