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 3,600 students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at UAPB. A score between 1018 - 1353 on the SAT exam, or 15 - 20 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the UAPB average GPA (2.64 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 30% of students who applied are admitted to the school.

Overall UAPB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was reported as 27.7% in Fall 2013 with over 4,090 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 SAT Scores: 1018 - 1353
  • UAPB ACT Scores: 15 - 20
  • UAPB Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.97

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UAPB, 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 at Pine Bluff has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 32.7%
  • 2010-2011: 30.2%
  • 2011-2012: 29.4%
  • 2012-2013: 32.8%
  • 2013-2014: 27.7%
  • Projected UAPB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 30.0%

How Does UAPB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ouachita Baptist University70.1%
Henderson State University62.2%
Central Baptist College54.1%
Hendrix College80.4%
Delta State University89.4%

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 2013)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading330 - 430
Math348 - 493
Writing340 - 430
Total Score1018 - 1353
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math16 - 20
Composite Score15 - 20
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