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#7 Best Public Universities in Arkansas

UAPB Admission Requirements

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UAPB and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,260 out of 5,464 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 89 percent. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 21% 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
800-1000
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 400
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 800
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 900

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 91 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 800 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 700. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 900 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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
1000 and Above Good >72%
900 to 1000 Avg + 60%-72%
800 to 900 Avg - 47%-60%
700 to 800 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 700 Low <34%
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UAPB ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 12
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

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 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 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 2020 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
18 and Above Good >72%
16 to 18 Avg + 60%-72%
14 to 16 Avg - 47%-60%
12 to 14 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 12 Low <34%
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UAPB GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
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 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UAPB accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,382 2,082 5,464
Accepted 2,086 1,174 3,260
Acceptance Rate 62% 56% 60%
Enrolled 415 270 685
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
74

Applicants have 74 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

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?

60% 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 800 and 1000. 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 14 and 18. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.