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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. 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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students9,616
   Women5,699 (59.3%)
   Men3,917 (40.7%)
Graduate Students1,871


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate90% of 4,922 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.48
SAT Math460-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing400-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,143
Out-of-state: $27,366
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,224
Out-of-state: $14,447
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman AwardNot reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


Conway Population62,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 36% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBears/Sugar Bears
Sororities21% of women participate
Fraternities 20% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
17.7% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students5.9% from 73 countries
First-Year Students Returning72.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.60 3.49     26
Low 2.60 2.80     21
High 4.00 4.01     31
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• UCA's men's sports teams are called the Bears, and its women's teams are called the Sugar Bears.

• UCA's cultural scene boasts a full season of plays, three art galleries, concerts and recitals almost daily and an annual literary magazine produced by students.

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