University of Central Arkansas (UCA)

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University of Central Arkansas can be found in Conway, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UCA has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students.

The majority of students accepted into this school have scored in-between 20 - 26 on the ACT. We were able to estimate the UCA average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 90 percent with 66 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UCA acceptance rate 2015 will be around 89%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Central Arkansas was reported as 90.0% in Fall 2012 with over 3,660 applications submitted to UCA. 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

  • UCA ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • UCA Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Central Arkansas?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Central 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 Central Arkansas has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 58.0%
  • 2009-2010: 94.1%
  • 2010-2011: 90.9%
  • 2011-2012: 92.9%
  • 2012-2013: 90.0%
  • Projected UCA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 89.2%

How Does UCA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Central Arkansas is sixty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Arkansas at Little Rock52.7%
Arkansas Tech University85.0%
Harding University76.3%
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith57.4%
Arkansas State University-Main Campus75.5%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCA (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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