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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
UAPB is a public university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. As a historically black college, UAPB has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,250 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UAPB acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 29% of students, UAPB alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,200.
1200 N University Mail Slot 4789
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
About UAPB...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UAPB Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1040
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,465/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,867/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,250Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
223
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Focused
    36%
  • Energetic
    25%
  • Busy
    21%
  • Educated
    14%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.50 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Pride, Inspiration, Higher Education
    47%
  • Pride
    31%
  • Become a part of the pride
    11%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Persevering
    3%
  • Ridiculous
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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An unnecessarily frustrating school. Due to everything being disorganized in the admin department, class selection and the chances of landing a competent professor usually err on the low side. Not to mention how unfriendly this school is towards those with disabilities. Even for an HBCU, this school is severely underfunded, and this makes for a rather cumbersome experience for those who were expecting great things from a highly ranked HBCU. My experience here was for the majority an annoyance and constant stress, although I have also made great friends and had some valuable experiences. A plus side would perhaps be the uniqueness of the student body and the close knit campus; however these things are overshadowed by how overcomplicated and arduous things are be at this university.
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I am from Atlanta, Georgia so coming to Pine Bluff, Arkansas was defiantly a shock. But it was very pleasurable and still is. It is more of a slow paced environment, which I have come to love becuase I am able to foucs more on on me and my growth with the school. The school it isself, I love attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. I love my professors and the people you met. The criminal justice program is amazing! Financial aid is still some what slow as far as getting with students and helping them understand. But the school has made huge strides in online managment of the students courses and degree layouts and plans. The school still has a lot of growing to do. But it is an amazing school that I am proud of attending!
At the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, they have a family like atmosphere. The professors are wonderful when it comes to helping students really understand the material and the students are always helping each other. The parties are great! The school is small so you don’t have to do too much walking. It is overall a great place to be!