University of Arkansas (UARK)

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UARK can be found in Fayetteville, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Arkansas number about twenty nine thousand per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Many of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score in the range of 1120 to 1300, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 23 to 30. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UARK average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.64 for accepted students. 77% of all those students that apply are granted admission to University of Arkansas, from which 33 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UARK acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 68%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UARK Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas was reported as 77.1% in Fall 2020 with over 17,900 college applications submitted to UARK. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UARK ACT Scores: 23 - 30
  • UARK Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arkansas?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Arkansas has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Arkansas has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.2%
  • 2017-2018: 66.0%
  • 2018-2019: 77.5%
  • 2019-2020: 77.1%
  • Projected UARK Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.3%

How Does UARK Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UARK is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arkansas Tech University94.7%
Missouri State University-Springfield87.9%
University of Central Arkansas90.4%
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus70.0%
University of Central Oklahoma84.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UARK (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math550 - 650
Total Score1120 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math22 - 28
Composite Score23 - 30
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