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Arkansas Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Arkansas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Arkansas and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,512 out of 18,732 applicants were admitted making University of Arkansas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of Arkansas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Arkansas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
26%
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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 >85%
1195 to 1290 Avg + 77%-85%
1100 to 1195 Avg - 66%-77%
1005 to 1100 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1005 Low <54%
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Arkansas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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. The school ranks #2 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arkansas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >85%
26 to 29 Avg + 77%-85%
23 to 26 Avg - 66%-77%
20 to 23 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 20 Low <54%
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Arkansas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into 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. The school ranks #3 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.62 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Arkansas accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Arkansas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

57% of University of Arkansas freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Arkansas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,921 7,811 18,732
Accepted 8,554 5,958 14,512
Acceptance Rate 78% 76% 77%
Enrolled 2,790 2,218 5,008
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2021
Days left to Apply
203

Applicants have 203 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Arkansas prefer SAT or ACT?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to Arkansas. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Arkansas?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Arkansas. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Arkansas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1290. 26% 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?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.