University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)

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UAPB is a historically black college found in Pine Bluff, AR. UAPB has an enrollment of over 2,600 students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at UAPB. A score between 890 - 1050 on the SAT exam, or 16 - 20 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the UAPB average GPA (2.71 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 44% with 22% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UAPB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was reported as 43.9% in Fall 2020 with over 5,140 college applications submitted to UAPB. 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

  • UAPB ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • UAPB Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to UAPB and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

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 at Pine Bluff has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 41.9%
  • 2017-2018: 46.7%
  • 2018-2019: 44.4%
  • 2019-2020: 43.9%
  • Projected UAPB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 41.2%

How Does UAPB Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is twenty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ouachita Baptist University61.4%
Henderson State University75.6%
Central Baptist College40.0%
Hendrix College70.0%
Harding University61.3%

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 Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math450 - 520
Total Score890 - 1050
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 19
Composite Score16 - 20
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