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University of Central Arkansas Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Central Arkansas, the fee for the application is $25.

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 Central Arkansas Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Central Arkansas 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 96%
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Considering Applying Early to University of Central Arkansas?

University of Central Arkansas 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.

Is University of Central Arkansas Hard To Get Into?

Getting into University of Central Arkansas is moderately difficult. University of Central Arkansas evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Central Arkansas accepted 94% of all applicants, around 5,291 of the 5,642 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Central Arkansas, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Central Arkansas?

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 given the most weight 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Central Arkansas

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
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 Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Central Arkansas Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements minimum 2.75 GPA, minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1450
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Central Arkansas?

Students admitted to University of Central Arkansas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 88% submitted a class rank. At University of Central Arkansas 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Central Arkansas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 88%

University of Central Arkansas does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Central Arkansas is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 3% of University of Central Arkansas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Central Arkansas?

To be competitive with other University of Central Arkansas applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Central Arkansas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Central Arkansas students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Central Arkansas students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Central Arkansas?

To be most competitive at University of Central Arkansas, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Central Arkansas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Central Arkansas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of Central Arkansas

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Central Arkansas.

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

University of Central Arkansas Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Central Arkansas?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Central Arkansas.

Does University of Central Arkansas accept transfer credits?

University of Central Arkansas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Central Arkansas accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

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

University of Central Arkansas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Central Arkansas?

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

What is University of Central Arkansas's acceptance rate?

University of Central Arkansas's acceptance rate is 94%.

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University of Central Arkansas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

94%

How hard is it to get into University of Central Arkansas? University of Central Arkansas is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Central Arkansas acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Central Arkansas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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University of Central Arkansas ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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University of Central Arkansas SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1120

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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University of Central Arkansas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Central Arkansas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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

10,335

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,338

Out-of-State

$16,148

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Application Deadline

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