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University of Central Arkansas Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Central Arkansas

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Arkansas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Central Arkansas and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,823 out of 5,362 applicants were admitted making University of Central Arkansas an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. University of Central Arkansas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Central Arkansas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Central Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Central Arkansas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1130

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

University of Central Arkansas typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 4 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 Central Arkansas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >94%
1130 to 1210 Avg + 90%-94%
1050 to 1130 Avg - 84%-90%
970 to 1050 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 970 Low <76%
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University of Central Arkansas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for University of Central Arkansas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Central Arkansas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that University of Central Arkansas regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Arkansas.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Central Arkansas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >94%
24 to 27 Avg + 90%-94%
21 to 24 Avg - 84%-90%
18 to 21 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 18 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Central Arkansas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Central Arkansas was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Central Arkansas accepts 90% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Central Arkansas students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of University of Central Arkansas freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Central Arkansas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

University of Central Arkansas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,403 1,959 5,362
Accepted 3,123 1,700 4,823
Acceptance Rate 92% 87% 90%
Enrolled 1,215 722 1,937
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 42% 40%

Admission Requirements

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

University of Central Arkansas 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 Central Arkansas
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=106704 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Arkansas.