Arkansas Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Arkansas? The school has a 63% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,613 out of 21,539 applicants were admitted making Arkansas a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. University of Arkansas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arkansas?

University of Arkansas typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Arkansas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >74%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 63%-74%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 50%-63%
990 to 1090 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 990 Low <37%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arkansas?

Admission data indicates that Arkansas regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arkansas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
26 to 29 Avg + 63%-74%
23 to 26 Avg - 50%-63%
20 to 23 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 20 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Arkansas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arkansas was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Arkansas accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Arkansas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,338 9,201 21,539
Accepted 7,909 5,704 13,613
Acceptance Rate 64% 62% 63%
Enrolled 2,744 2,223 4,967
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 39% 36%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2018
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 130 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2018.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Arkansas before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 5 May 17
Jun 2 Jul 11
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 14 Apr 24
Jun 9 Jun 19
Jul 14 Jul 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Arkansas Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Arkansas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106397 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas.