Tuition & Fees

$8,224

$14,447

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
55%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
12%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
40%
400-499
35%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
47%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,667
Declined + 396
Total Received 5,063
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Public

9,887

undergraduate students

1,867

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Sciences
  2. Biology
  3. P-4
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Codes

SAT 6012
ACT 0118

School Facts

The University of Central Arkansas is a public institution. It was founded as a teacher's college in 1907, became a state college in 1967, and gained university status in 1975. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Applied Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Division of Continuing Education; and the Honors College. Its 365-acre campus is located in Conway, 30 miles north of Little Rock.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,754
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Conway, AR

350-acre campus located in Conway (population: 63,816), 30 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Little Rock.

University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 20% of male students
 
8 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
55%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
12%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
40%
400-499
35%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
47%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,667
Declined + 396
Total Received 5,063

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Courtney Mullen
Director of Admissions
P: 800 243-8245
admissions@uca.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,223
Room $3,476
Board $2,772
Additional fees $2,001
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $15,672

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Bears
School colors
purple and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership
African/African-American Studies
Applied Computing
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Business/Marketing Education
Business/Marketing Technology
Chemistry
College Student Personnel Services/Administration
Communication Science/Disorders
Community/Economic Development
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Digital Film Making
Digital Filmmaking
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
French
French Education
General Science
General Studies
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Health Education
Health Sciences
Health Systems
History
Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Instrumental Music
Insurance/Risk Management
Insurance/Risk Management Financial Planning
Interior Design
International Studies
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Physical Education
Leadership
Liberal Studies
Library Media/Information Technology
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Math Education
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Performance
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano/Organ
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radiologic Technology
Reading
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Leadership/Management/Administration
School Psychology
Secondary Science Education
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Speech Pathology
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
Vocal Music
Writing
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Undergraduate

84%

9,887
students

Female
59%
5,812

Male
41%
4,075

Graduate

16%

1,867
students

Female
75%
1,398

Male
25%
469

undergraduateFull-time

83%

8,281
students

Female
61%
4,997

Male
39%
3,284

undergraduatePart-time

17%

1,606
students

Female
51%
815

Male
49%
791

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

15

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented China
Cote D Ivoire
Japan
Kazakhstan
Saudi Arabia
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ashley Pettingill
Associate Director of International Engagement
501 852-2434
apettingill@uca.edu

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