The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) is a four-year liberal arts university within the University of Arkansas System. It offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
UAM opened in 1910 as the Fourth District Agricultural School. It later became the Arskansas Agricultural and Mechanical College before joining the University of Arkansas System and taking on its present name.
UAM is home to the only forestry school in Arkansas. The School of Forestry and Natural Resources makes use of the university’s 1,400 acres of forest for hands-on lessons in forestry, wildlife conservation and environmental science. Almost 1,500 trees of 80 different species are spread across the main campus.
Aside from the School of Forest Resources, UAM has seven other schools: computer information systems, nursing, business, education, arts and humanities, agriculture, mathematical and natural sciences and social and behavioral sciences. It also has specialised divisions of music, general studies and military studies.
The Monticello campus is an idyllic place to study, with deer roaming its woodland and walking trails around the campus pond. Students can visit the planetarium, take a fitness class at the exercise centre or join an intramural sports team. Dozens of student organisations are active at UAM, from the creative artists society to the Missionary Baptist student fellowship.
As well as its campus in Monticello, UAM has sites in McGehee and Crossett.