B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Central Arkansas is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035
Website

University of Central Arkansas Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,798/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,248/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,913/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,392/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,584/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,759/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Happy
    18%
  • Stressed
    14%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Stressed during finals but driven and happy!
    12%
  • Motivated!
    11%
  • Mostly clueless about life
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.111 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Enjoyable
    25%
  • Stressful , strong education, and its became home.
    20%
  • Home
    17%
  • Strong education
    16%
  • Stressful as can be
    12%
  • Learning to Pursue
    5%
  • Dedication of professors towards education
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses
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As a junior at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), I've experienced many of the various aspects of our campus and I have had a wonderful time! The professors and other faculty have always been very supportive of their students as we all strive to reach our goals. They are always available for us to gain extra aid during their office hours and every single professor that I've had has been very knowledgeable in their field. My major is in Health Services Administration and the faculty in the health sciences department have always been willing to help me navigate choosing classes.

On the other hand, my advisors in the advising center were my biggest headache. I was stuck with two very weak advisors in the beginning that were very confusing and led me astray when navigating my academic map.
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After my freshman year of college, I decided to transfer to central Arkansas and attend the University of Central Arkansas. It was the BEST decision I've ever made. The professors and staff are the nicest people you will ever meet and the campus is safe! I would recommend anyone to go to UCA. Not because I go there, but because it's a great school. If I could give this school more than 5 stars I would with no hesitation! Go Bears!
The University of Central Arkansas is a fantastic school that offers a great academic program. The professors are very helpful and are very driven to help their students succeed. It's very easy to develop a personal relationship with your teacher, which makes everything easier. UCA has a beautiful campus and the social interactions are outstanding. Greek life is a huge deal and so much fun, go Greek or go home!