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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
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 7,863 undergraduate students. The Central Arkansas acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Business. 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.94 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education86 Graduates
Health Professions77 Graduates
Information Science72 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science67 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling61 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities60 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.118 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.160 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
I'm not going to pretend to say I had an unforgettable first semester at the University of Central Arkansas. I had a rough first semester as a freshen. I was trying to adjust to the college life and it took me longer to get the swing of things than most college students. The campus and resources itself are great. There's no complaining. I wish the professors where a little more hard on the students because it feels like they don't care that much, but they're amazing professors. University of Central Arkansas isn't the school for me and I know it's not. Therefore, I will be transferring to Arkansas State University in the fall of 2020 to have a fresh of breath air!
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!