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University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

At A Glance

Main Address

201 Donaghey Ave

Conway, AR 72035-5001

www.uca.edu

Admission Office

201 Donaghey Avenue

Bernard 101

Conway, AR 72035

(501) 450-3128

admissions@uca.edu

Contact : Courtney Bryant

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 6012

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 43.0%

Total undergraduates : 9,134

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,840

In-State Tuition : $9,338.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $16,148.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Sep 1

SAT subject score report due : Sep 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Mar 16

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 43.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 75.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 20.0%
Health Professions : 19.0%
Education : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Family and Consumer Sciences : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Insurance B
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science M
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B

Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Education, General M
Educational/Instructional Technology C M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education C M
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B C M
Superintendency and Educational System Administration M

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B M
Writing, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B M
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B C M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B D M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling B M
Dietetics/Dietitian B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist B
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist B
Nursing Practice D
Occupational Therapy/Therapist M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics M
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B
School Psychology D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy M
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A
Forensic Science and Technology A

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics, General B
Geographic Information Science and Cartography C M
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Interior Design B
Music Performance, General B C M
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

610 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : observatory, greenhouse, nature reserve, 24-hour study center, human anatomy lab, herbarium, planetarium

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Little Rock.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 9,134

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,840

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,557

Graduate enrollment : 1,735

Student General Information

In state students : 91.0%

Out of state students : 9.0%

Part Time students : 11.0%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 16.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

White : 66.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 4.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

10.0% Men who Join Fraternities

15.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Echo

Student Newspaper URL : http://ucaecho.net/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 83.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 38.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bears

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,397

Admitted : 4,880

Enrolled : 1,840

Less selective 90.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Test scores and GPA

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 22.0%

Top Quarter : 50.0%

Top Half : 81.0%

Bottom Half : 19.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 19.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 12.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 12.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 15.0%

24 - 29 : 42.0%

18 - 23 : 40.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 40.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 14.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 23.0%

24 - 29 : 33.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 8.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: In any discipline (except history) in which Advanced Placement credit is earned, no CLEP credit will be allowed for any course lower than that course for which Advanced Placement credit has been awarded. A transcript of scores must be sent to the Office of the Registrar.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Academic Electives

0

6

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 3.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 95.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 580

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 580

ACT Composite

21 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

--

ART 1310

All

5

--

ART 1310 & elective

All

3-D Art and Design

4

--

ART 2312

All

5

--

ART 2312 & elective

All

Art History

3

--

ART 2300

All

4

--

ART 2335

All

5

--

ART 2335 & elective

All

Biology

3

--

BIOL 1400

All

4

--

BIOL 1440

All

5

--

BIOL 1440 and BIOL 1441

All

Calculus AB

3

--

MATH 1496

All

Calculus BC

3

--

MATH 1496 and MATH 1497

All

Chemistry

3

--

CHEM 1400

All

4

--

CHEM 1450

All

5

--

CHEM 1450 and CHEM 1451

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

--

CHIN 2320

All

4

--

CHIN 3300/3303

All

5

--

CHIN 3380

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

--

PSCI 1330

All

Computer Science A

3

--

CSCI 1470

All

Computer Science Principles

3

--

CSCI 1340

All

Drawing

4

--

ART 1321

All

5

--

ART 1321 & elective

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

WRTG 1310

All

4

--

WRTG 1310 and WRTG 1320

All

English Literature and Composition

3

--

WRTG 1310

All

4

--

WRTG 1310 and WRTG 1320

All

Environmental Science

4

--

--

All

European History

4

--

HIST 1320

All

French Language and Culture

3

--*

FREN 2310

All

4

--*

FREN 2320

All

5

--*

FREN 3300

All

German Language and Culture

3

--*

GERM 2310

All

4

--*

GERM 2320

All

5

--*

GERM 3300

All

Human Geography

3

--

GEOG 1320

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

--

JAPN 2310

All

4

--

JAPN 2320

All

Macroeconomics

3

--

ECON 2320

All

Microeconomics

3

--

ECON 2321

All

Music Aural Subscore

3

--

MUS 2300

All

4

--

MUS 1230

All

5

--

MUS 1230 , MUS 1232, and MUS 1231

All

Music Non-Aural Subscore

3

--

MUS 2300

All

4

--

MUS 1230

All

5

--

MUS 1230 , MUS 1232, and MUS 1231

All

Music Theory

3

--

MUS 2300

All

4

--

MUS 1230

All

5

--

MUS 1230 , MUS 1232, and MUS 1231

All

Physics 1

3

--

PHYS 1410

All

Physics 2

3

--

PHYS 1420

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

--

PHYS 1442

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

--

PHYS 1441

All

Psychology

3

--

PSYC 1300

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

SPAN 2310

All

4

--

SPAN 2320

All

5

--

SPAN 3300

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--*

SPAN 2320

All

4

--*

SPAN 3300

All

5

--*

SPAN 3320 or 3321

All

Statistics

3

--

MATH 2311

All

United States Government and Politics

3

--

PSCI 1330

All

United States History

3

--

HIST 2302

All

5

--

HIST 2301 & 2302

All

World History: Modern

3

--

HIST 1320

All

5

--

HIST 1310 and HIST 1320

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

51

3

College Algebra

48

3

College Mathematics

50

3

History of United States I

49

3

History of United States II

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Introductory Psychology

51

3

Introductory Sociology

51

3

Natural Science

50

8

Social Sciences and History

49

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

48

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Cheryl Lyons

Financial aid office phone : (501) 450-3140

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $227.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $454.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$9,338.00

$9,338.00

$9,338.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$16,148.00

$16,148.00

$16,148.00

Room and board:

$7,554.00

$7,511.00

$2,246.00

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,117.00

$2,117.00

$2,117.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,734.00

$3,467.00

$3,467.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$21,943.00

$23,633.00

$18,368.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$28,753.00

$30,443.00

$25,178.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 823

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 776

Transfers enrolled percentage: 67.0%

Transfers enrolled: 554

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $16,148.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $7,554.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,511.00

Additional estimated expenses: $1,000.00

Costs per credit hour: $454.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser