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Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
43.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
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Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into UAPB and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,257 out of 5,136 applicants were admitted making UAPB a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAPB SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 970

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >57%
970 to 1050 Avg + 44%-57%
890 to 970 Avg - 32%-44%
810 to 890 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 810 Low <21%
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UAPB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UAPB regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >57%
18 to 20 Avg + 44%-57%
16 to 18 Avg - 32%-44%
14 to 16 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 14 Low <21%
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UAPB GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.99*
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

You can get into UAPB with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 2.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UAPB will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.99 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,221 1,915 5,136
Accepted 1,443 814 2,257
Acceptance Rate 45% 43% 44%
Enrolled 271 217 488
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
38

Applicants have 38 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106412 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

FAQs

Does University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to UAPB. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to UAPB. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1050. 16% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.