91%

Acceptance Rate

$7,519

Avg.Financial Aid

001092

FAFSA Code

University of Central Arkansas (UCA)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Public

  • Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

    HLC

  • Website

    www.uca.edu
  • Student Population Number of Students attending College

    11,177

  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

    Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Email:

N/A

Fax:

Address

201 Donaghey Ave

Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. University of Central Arkansas, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    None

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

    91%

  • SAT Range

    970 - 1170

  • SAT/ACT

    Recommended

  • ACT Range

    21 - 27

  • High School GPA

    Required

  • Application Fee

    $25

  • Accept Common App

    None

The admission to University of Central Arkansas is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $25, as part of the admission process at UCA. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 960-1160, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to University of Central Arkansas, must score 24 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 21 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001. To gather more information, they can call them at (501) 450-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

    $14,241

  • Average Annual Cost

    $6,523

Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies

    $1,200

  • Other Fees

    $2,229

  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

    $6,854

  • Budget For Other Expenses

    $5,757

Total One Year Cost

$22,563

Before applying to UCA, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $27,130. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

74%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

40%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$412

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Most Popular Majors:

  • Psychology, General

    123 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    105 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    93 Graduates

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    93 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    89 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    72 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    68 Graduates

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

    61 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    89 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    72 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    68 Graduates

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

    61 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    58 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    56 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    53 Graduates

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

    51 Graduates

  • Marketing

    51 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    50 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    48 Graduates

  • Sociology

    48 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    45 Graduates

  • History

    38 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    33 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    32 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    29 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    27 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    27 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    26 Graduates

  • Economics

    26 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    25 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    25 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    24 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    24 Graduates

  • Music

    24 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    23 Graduates

  • Insurance

    22 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    20 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    19 Graduates

  • Journalism

    16 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    14 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    14 Graduates

  • Criminology

    13 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    13 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    13 Graduates

  • Physics

    11 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    10 Graduates

  • Public Administration

    10 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    9 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    9 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    8 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    6 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    3 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    3 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    3 Graduates

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

    1 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

9,425

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time / Part-time

83% / 17%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

White

68%

Unknown

0%

Black

16%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Non Resident alien

5%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska native

0%

Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

0%

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

10%

Out Of State

88%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$48,706 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

51%

Averege Housing Cost

$3,760/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,094/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,094/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bears

School Colors

purple and gray

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southland Conference

Total Male Athletes

223

Total Female Athletes

146

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At UCA, $7,198 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at UCA costs around $3,094 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At UCA, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 40% and 60%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$15,000 - $26,700

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - $277

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,519

Students Receiving Federal Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,945

Students Receiving State Aid

71%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,495

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,637

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,174

$30K - $48K

$7,803

$48K - $75K

$6,130

$75K - $110K

$4,760

> $110K

$4,280

The financial aid department of University of Central Arkansas helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,993, whereas the financial aid is $6,778. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,530 as well as institutional aid worth $6,778.

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