The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), established in 1873, is a dynamic public land-grant institution with a storied history. Originally founded as Branch Normal College, it played a crucial role in educating African-American students in the post-Civil War era. Over the years, UAPB has evolved, reflecting its commitment to academic excellence and community empowerment. It is recognized as a key player in higher education, particularly among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
With an enrollment of 2,387 students, UAPB offers a wide range of academic programs, including popular majors in Business Administration, Biology, and Agricultural Sciences. These programs underscore the university's motto, "Where Excellence is a Habit," highlighting its dedication to fostering academic and professional excellence among its students.
In athletics, UAPB competes in NCAA Division I as part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), with its teams known as the Golden Lions. The university's black and gold colors symbolize its enduring spirit and commitment to upholding its rich legacy. UAPB continues to be a beacon of education and opportunity for its students and the broader community it serves.
NCAA Division I - Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC Conference)
Team Name: Golden Lions