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About University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas is a public, state school that was founded in 1907. It is moderately difficult to get into University of Central Arkansas. It enrolls around 10,335 students a year, including 8,615 undergrads.

University of Central Arkansas does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for University of Central Arkansas

Around 94% of applicants get into University of Central Arkansas each year. Out of 5,642 applications received in 2021, 5,291 students were offered admission .

University of Central Arkansas Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas does not offer early decision. University of Central Arkansas does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.6
In-State Tuition $6,810
Out-of-State $13,620

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to University of Central Arkansas.

Financial Aid at University of Central Arkansas

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas offers housing for up to 3,658 students.

The majority of University of Central Arkansas students live on campus.

Homecoming, Miss UCA Pageant, and and Family Day are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Central Arkansas.

GPA and Test Scores for University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0.

Is University of Central Arkansas Test Optional?

University of Central Arkansas 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.

Out of all applicants, 3% submitted the SAT. 96% submitted the ACT.

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. University of Central Arkansas reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is University of Central Arkansas a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Arkansas

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Central Arkansas, around 79% return for their sophomore year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does University of Central Arkansas sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Central Arkansas a good school for you?

What is University of Central Arkansas's Endowment?

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Where is University of Central Arkansas?

University of Central Arkansas is located in the small town setting of Conway, Arkansas .

If you want to see University of Central Arkansas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Conway, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Central Arkansas and Conway are like without leaving home.

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College Info

201 Donaghey Avenue Conway, AR 72035-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Central Arkansas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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University of Central Arkansas ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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University of Central Arkansas SAT Scores


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950 - 1120


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470 - 570


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480 - 580

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University of Central Arkansas Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Central Arkansas is like? There are approximately 10,335 students enrolled at University of Central Arkansas, including 8,615 undergraduate students and 1,720 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from AR and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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