University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS)

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UAFS can be found in Fort Smith, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around eight thousand students are enrolled at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1170 (25th percentile) - 1710 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UAFS average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.38 for accepted students. 57% of all applicants are granted admission to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, from which 60% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UAFS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith was reported as 57.4% in Fall 2013 with over 3,910 college applications submitted to UAFS. 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

  • UAFS SAT Scores: 1170 - 1710
  • UAFS ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • UAFS Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, 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 UAFS has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.4%
  • 2010-2011: 58.5%
  • 2011-2012: 56.1%
  • 2012-2013: 54.3%
  • 2013-2014: 57.4%
  • Projected UAFS Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.8%

How Does UAFS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northeastern State University73.4%
John Brown University69.8%
Rogers State University54.5%
Oral Roberts University43.5%
University of Tulsa40.6%

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 Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading350 - 540
Math430 - 620
Writing390 - 550
Total Score1170 - 1710
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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