University of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, United States
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Overview of University of Central Arkansas

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,542
    • Men:3,945 (41.3%)
    • Women:5,597 (58.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Central Arkansas is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
10

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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Donaghey Avenue
City, State, Zip
Conway, AR  72035-0001
Phone
(501) 450-3128
Fax
(501) 450-5228
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
No
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
Minimum 2.75 GPA, minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1450 recommended for some freshmen
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
90% of 5,362 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 3,403 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 1,959 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,430 (50%) of 4,823 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,479 (47%) of 3,123 admitted students enrolled
Men
951 (56%) of 1,700 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.51
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-580 range of middle 50%
• 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
Sat Critical Reading
470-555 range of middle 50%
• 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
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,524|Out-of-state: $15,047
  • Room & Board: - $6,518 (48.89722430607652%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (9.00225056264066%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,612 (42.10052513128282%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Central Arkansas accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001092
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
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, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


539

Part-Time Faculty


187

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


55%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# 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
409,154

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
610
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 Central Arkansas provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


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, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education, Master of Geographic Information Systems

Master's Programs of Study (45)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


62,939

Nearest Metropolitan Area


356 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Conway
Nearest Train Station
36 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears/Sugar Bears
School Colors
Purple and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Central Arkansas offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, bears den, greek organizations

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,064

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,542
Women
5,597
Men
3,945

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 17.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.9% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


5.4% from 73 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,808

Student Resources

Study resources