Central Arkansas is an above-average public university located in Conway, Arkansas in the Little Rock Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,070 undergraduate students. The Central Arkansas acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Health Professions. Graduating 41% of students, Central Arkansas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Professions89 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling72 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science72 Graduates
Elementary Education71 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies61 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems58 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.116 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses
University of Central Arkansas Reviews
When I first got to UCA, I was undeclared in my major but after many meetings with my adviser I was finally able to decide my major and major concentration. UCA offers so many career options and graduate program options, and they offer many different departments such as biology, liberal arts, mathematics, therapy, health care, etc. UCA offers a spot to anyone who is trying to better their careers! The campus is beautiful and the safety that UCAPD provides the community is unbeatable. Also, there is many helpful programs such as the food pantry, sexual abuse reach out, and different helpful opportunities to reach out during rough patches in life. The professors that I have had are so caring and take the time to work with us so we understand the material and are genuinely good caring people. Also, class times at UCA are easily managed because every class offers different times and you can always fix your schedule to make it work for your daily life.
I'm an upcoming freshmen at the University of Central Arkansas; though I have only visited there a couple times, the few times I have visited I've always felt such a warm welcome and the feelings of a good and friendly environment. The campus police are very protective over not only the campus but the students and I love how all around the UCA campus they have emergency buttons just in case danger occurs or help is needed. The cafeteria has such a wide variety of food it's amazing! The dorms are very nice and are slowly getting renovated from what some of the staff informed me on. I also got to meet one of the professors in the Behavior Health and Sciences, he was super nice and friendly he also was very great on not only giving advise but also relating it back to his personal college experience at UCA. All I can say is now is that I am beyond excited to start college, further my education and make new friends at my home away from home at the University of Central Arkansas! GO BEARS!
I have not actually started school there yet, but I will in the fall season of 2019. I have been acquainted with UCA my whole life, however. Both of my aunts went to that college and both had a great time there and I have gone on several tours and have numerous friends already going to it so I go up to the college very often. Every time I go, I am amazed at the new things they implement into the campus every time. The last time I have had the chance to tour, they had finished their new gym and have a new campus security protocol involving poles set around campus that you can press and call security to your direction. They even showed that if you're running away from something and press numerous poles in a similar area, they can triangulate where you may be. UCA is a very safe school and a very diverse one to attend and I cannot wait!