University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

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.

Tuition & Fees

$9,188

$15,998

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
23%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
40%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
30-36
14%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,880
Declined + 517
Total Received 5,397
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Public

9,134

undergraduate students

1,735

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

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,869
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Conway, AR

356-acre campus located in Conway (population: 65,782), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 10% of male students
 
16 sororities 15% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
23%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
40%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
30-36
14%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if applicant applies at a Bear Facts Day)
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 or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,880
Declined + 517
Total Received 5,397

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
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
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,810
Room $3,948
Board $3,250
Additional fees $2,378
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,586
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 20

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Cheryl Lyons
Director of Financial Aid
clyons@uca.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Brad Teague (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southland Conference
Mascot
Bears
School colors
purple and gray

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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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

10,869

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

9,134
students

Female
60%
5,491

Male
40%
3,643

16%

1,735
students

Female
74%
1,279

Male
26%
456

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

7,634
students

Female
62%
4,710

Male
38%
2,924

17%

1,500
students

Female
53%
781

Male
47%
719

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Student Break-down

4%
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
62%
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 Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Phillip Bailey
Associate Vice President for International Engagement
501 450-3262
phillipb@uca.edu

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