If you are applying to Arkansas, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $40.
Students who apply to Arkansas for fall should anticipate a decision by September 15.
Here is an overiew of some of Arkansas's admissions stats.
|Arkansas 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||25%|
|Mean SAT Score||1133|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||78%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Arkansas.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||September 15|
Arkansas does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Arkansas will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Arkansas accepts approximately 96% of early action applicants and 83% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Arkansas admitted 14,343 of the 15,7 who applied early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to University of Arkansas, contact the school directly.
Arkansas has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 on the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Arkansas during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Arkansas for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Arkansas, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Arkansas's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0|
|Other Requirements||√||Minimum ACT Composite score of 20 or SAT total (math and EBRW only) of 1030, completion of 16 core academic units are Recommended for All and Required for Some|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Arkansas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Arkansas considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 59% submitted a class rank. At Arkansas 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
At University of Arkansas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||25.42%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.78%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.36%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.89%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3.06%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.03%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Arkansas directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Arkansas considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Arkansas has 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 2022, 26% of Arkansas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 78% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Arkansas applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Arkansas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Arkansas student is 1133.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Arkansas students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Arkansas students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
To be most competitive at Arkansas, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arkansas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arkansas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by September 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Arkansas during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Arkansas?
❌ Students who are admitted to Arkansas must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Arkansas accept transfer credits?
✅ Arkansas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Arkansas accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Arkansas accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Arkansas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Arkansas?
❌ No, Arkansas is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Arkansas's acceptance rate?
✅ Arkansas's acceptance rate is 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Arkansas?
❌ Arkansas does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Arkansas?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Arkansas was 96% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Arkansas? Arkansas is a somewhat selective institution. The Arkansas acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Arkansas is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Arkansas is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
28 and Above
21 to 28
21 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arkansas is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Arkansas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1210 and Above
1050 to 1210
1050 and Less
The median SAT score for Arkansas students is 1133. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Arkansas, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Arkansas.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Arkansas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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