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 11,000 students.

Most of the students getting into University of Central Arkansas earned an SAT score within the range of 960 - 1160, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 21 - 27. We were able to estimate the UCA average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 90 percent with 38 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UCA acceptance rate 2021 will be around 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Central Arkansas was reported as 90.4% in Fall 2020 with over 5,400 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: 21 - 27
  • UCA Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Central Arkansas has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.8%
  • 2017-2018: 89.9%
  • 2018-2019: 91.1%
  • 2019-2020: 90.4%
  • Projected UCA Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 84.1%

How Does UCA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Central Arkansas is fifty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Arkansas at Little Rock65.8%
Arkansas Tech University94.7%
Arkansas State University-Main Campus79.9%
Northeastern State University99.6%
Louisiana Tech University64.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 UCA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math470 - 580
Total Score960 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 27
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