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University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas Overview

University of Central Arkansas is a public, state school in the small town setting of Conway, Arkansas. University of Central Arkansas was founded in 1907 and the school currently enrolls around 10,105 students per year, including 8,244 undergrads. University of Central Arkansas provides housing for up to 3,675 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at University of Central Arkansas

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Central Arkansas students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? University of Central Arkansas has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Central Arkansas has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Central Arkansas on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Central Arkansas Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%
In-State Tuition $9,778
Out-of-State $16,728

Is University of Central Arkansas a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what University of Central Arkansas offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

University of Central Arkansas Acceptance Rate 2022

University of Central Arkansas is moderately difficult to get into. Around 92% of applicants get into University of Central Arkansas each year. Out of 6,057 applications received in 2022, 5,595 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Arkansas

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 71% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Central Arkansasreturn for their sophomore year. University of Central Arkansashas a six year graduation rate of 49 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of Central Arkansas Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of Central Arkansas directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Central Arkansas

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on University of Central Arkansas's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Central Arkansas.

Based on this information, is University of Central Arkansas the school for you? 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?

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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University of Central Arkansas ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Central Arkansas is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Central Arkansas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Central Arkansas SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1130


Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

Not available

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 10,105 students enrolled at University of Central Arkansas, including 8,244 undergraduate students and 1,861 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from AR and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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