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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. Its goal is to be Arkansas's best and most beautiful public university. 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. It has developed nationally respected programs in physical therapy, teacher education, occupational therapy and music and is planning a major telecommunication center in conjunction with the Arkansas Education Television Network. The campus appearance has been transformed in recent years by more than $50 million in construction and a widely admired landscaping program, focusing on trees and flowering plants. Its 365-acre campus is located in Conway, 30 miles north of Little Rock.

Website: uca.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,425
Undergraduate
Students
(59.6%) 5,614 Women
(40.4%) 3,811 Men
2,493
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 5,541 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,903
Out-of-state: $30,713
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,188
Out-of-state: $15,998
Room and Board
$7,198
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Conway Population
62,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Bears/Sugar Bears
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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