Big Red, Boss Hog, and Tusk III are the well known mascot names of the University of Arkansas, but they are officially known as the Arkansas Razorbacks. Located in the heart of beautiful Fayetteville, the school was originally founded as the Arkansas Industrial University. Enrolling almost 24,000 students and with a staff of close to 4,000 members, the college is busting at the seams with students and is continuing to grown each year.
In 1871, the university was started on a place called "The Hill" because of its location on a hilltop that was looking over the Ozark Mountains. In 1872, classes officially began on January 22. One of the first buildings to be erected was "Old Main." Completed in 1875, "Old Main" was the location of many of the instructional classrooms and some of the administrative offices. It was built as a replica of a similar building that was on the campus of the University of Illinois, but the one in Illinois has since burnt down. "Old Main" still stands today and includes a bell tower, a clock tower, classrooms, the Giffels Auditorium, offices, and a few historic displays. The clock towers chimes on the hour every hour but at 5pm, the clock chimes the Alma Mater. In front of "Old Main," the lawn includes many of the trees that are native to the state. Another interesting landmark at the University of Arkansas is the Senior Walk. This sidewalk is one of a kind and has all students names listed who have earned degrees from the university. It includes 2.5 miles worth of sidewalk and includes names such as J. Edgar Hoover, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton.
In the ten colleges located on the main campus, 214 areas of study are available for attaining law, bachelors, doctoral, or masters degrees. The schools and colleges located on the main campus in Fayetteville are; Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, the Fay Jones School of Architecture, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the College of Education and Health Professions, the College of Engineering, the University of Arkansas Graduate School, the School of Law, the Honors College, and the University of Arkansas Global Campus.
On the campus there are 130 buildings. Out of these 130 buildings, there are 11 that were added to the National Register of Historic Places. As mentioned before, the "Old Main" building is the main focus on campus. Other historic buildings and places on campus include; Agriculture Annex, the Ella Carnall hall, the Original Chemistry Building, Peabody Hall, the Women's Gymnasium, the Engineering Hall, the Agriculture Building, the Chi Omega Greek Theatre, Vol Walker Hall, the Chemistry Building, Gibson Hall, the Gibson Annex, the Former Men's Gymnasium, Memorial Hall, Ozark Hall, the Home Economics Building, the Delta Gamma House, Davis Hall, the Geology Building, Gregson Hall, Holcombe Hall, Pi Kappa Alpha House, the Fine Arts Center, and the Phoenix House.