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University of Central Arkansas

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1907
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 10,637
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,300,607
Admissions Address

201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035

Website

http://www.uca.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uca.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Penny Hatfield
Admissions office telephone: (501) 450-3128
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
https://www.uca.edu/admissions/reg/register.php  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 1 1
History 2 2
Academic electives 6 6
Total academic units 22 24


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 54%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 54%
Total applicants: 6,015
Total acceptances: 3,262
Total freshman enrollment: 2,371
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 3,530
Male acceptances: 1,326
Male freshman enrollment: 1,018
 
Female applicants: 2,485
Female acceptances: 1,936
Female freshman enrollment: 1,353
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile

Top 10 percent of high school class:

24%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 1%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 95%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 28
Math: 18 - 26
Composite: 20 - 27


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.2% 19.1% 5.0%
24-29 39.4% 34.1% 36.3%
18-23 39.6% 32.5% 35.5%
12-17 11.6% 12.9% 23.2%
6-11 0.2% 1.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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