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 four 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 1020 to 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 23 to 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UARK average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. 59% of all those students that apply are granted admission to University of Arkansas, from which 39 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UARK acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UARK Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas was reported as 58.6% in Fall 2013 with over 18,900 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 - 28
  • UARK Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arkansas?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Arkansas, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.1%
  • 2010-2011: 60.4%
  • 2011-2012: 60.9%
  • 2012-2013: 63.5%
  • 2013-2014: 58.6%
  • Projected UARK Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.4%

How Does UARK Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UARK is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arkansas Tech University85.0%
Missouri State University-Springfield85.1%
University of Central Arkansas90.0%
University of Arkansas at Little Rock52.7%
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus76.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UARK (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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