University of Central Arkansas Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Central Arkansas
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
University of Central Arkansas ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of University of Central Arkansas freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||42%||40%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Arkansas and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
4% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Central Arkansas. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
90% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Central Arkansas. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1210. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.