University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

1200 University Dr, Pine Bluff, United States
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Overview of University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

About this school

U Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public, historically black, land-grant institution. It was founded as a Normal school in 1873, became a four-year college in 1933, and merged with the University of Arkansas in 1972. Its 318-acre campus is located in Pine Bluff, 43 miles south of Little Rock.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,545
    • Men:1,111 Men (43.7%)
    • Women:1,434 Women (56.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1200 North University Drive
City, State, Zip
Pine Bluff, AR 71601-2799
Phone
(870) 575-8492
Fax
(870) 543-2021
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
-
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 4,452 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 2,562 applicants were admitted
Men
43% of 1,890 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
885 (43%) of 2,055 admitted students enrolled
Women
486 (39%) of 1,235 admitted students enrolled
Men
399 (49%) of 820 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18 average |16-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
7%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
48%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,408|Out-of-state: $13,738 (38.16%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,672 (39.52%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (5.15%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,332 (17.16%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001086
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
714 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
714 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
676 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
300 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$7,569
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 500 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 626 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 136 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,825 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,825 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,701 (95.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,200 (44.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$8,121
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,132 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,608 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,100 (77.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


161

Part-Time Faculty


38

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
175
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


7.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


21.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


26.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Gerontology
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Aquaculture
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


47,035

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


327 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Pine Bluff
Nearest Train Station
43 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Golden Lion
School Colors
Black and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, union programming board, student government association, pan hellenic council, lion year book, arkansawyer newspaper

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,312

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,545
Women
1,434
Men
1,111

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.4% Asian
  • 93.3% Black/African-American
  • 1.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 4.6% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 14 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


113

Student Resources

Study resources