University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$9,338

$16,148

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
29
25th
20
75th
25
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,291
Declined 351
Total Received 5,642
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Public

10,179

undergraduate students

2,154

graduate students

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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 356-acre campus is located in Conway, 30 miles north of Little Rock.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,333
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational

356-acre campus located in Conway (population: 65,782), 30 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Little Rock.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR
72035

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
29
25th
20
75th
25
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee (waived if applicant applies at a Bear Facts Day)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,291
Declined 351
Total Received 5,642

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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Financial Aid

84%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,294

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,810
Housing $4,140
Food $3,414
Additional fees $2,528
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,092
Average Financial Aid - $8,294
Total with Avg. Aid $9,798

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 501 450-3140
F: 501 450-5159
finaid@uca.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminology. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History, General. yes yes
Insurance. yes
Interior Design. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library Science, Other. yes
Linguistics. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Writing, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,333

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

10,179
students

Female
60%
6,057

Male
40%
4,122

17%

2,154
students

Female
74%
1,598

Male
26%
556

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

8,231
students

Female
61%
5,018

Male
39%
3,213

19%

1,948
students

Female
53%
1,039

Male
47%
909

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented China
Cote D'ivoire
Japan
Nigeria
Vietnam
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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