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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 1%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 99%
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Considering Applying Early to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Getting into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is slightly difficult. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepted 79% of students, around 2,535 of the 3,223 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to health occupations programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith must submit the following items. Double check with University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

Students admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 89% submitted a class rank. At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 7.3% were in the top 25% and 24.3% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 89%
3.75 and 3.99 25.6%
3.50 and 3.74 20.8%
3.25 and 3.49 25.5%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 9.5%
2.00 and 2.49 3.6%

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 2% of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 99% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

To be most competitive at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Arkansas-Fort Smith during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accept transfer credits?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's acceptance rate?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's acceptance rate is 79%.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

79%

How hard is it to get into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith? University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a less selective institution. The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith SAT Scores

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.39

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,887

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,130

Out-of-State

$14,220

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Application Deadline

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