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University of Central Arkansas is a public institution located in Conway, Arkansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$19,893 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Central Arkansas?


Contact details for UCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035-0001
Phone: 501-450-5000

How Do I Get Into UCA?

You can apply to UCA online at:

Admission Requirements for UCA

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCA?

92% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 92%, UCA is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UCA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Central Arkansas  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Central Arkansas  ( 480 to 560 )
UCA received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Arkansas  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Central Arkansas  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Arkansas  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Central Arkansas?

$19,893 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCA is $19,893. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCA, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,993 a year. That adds up to $23,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCA is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Central Arkansas Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,821 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,244 undergraduate students at UCA, with 6,821 being full-time and 1,423 being part-time.


There are also 1,861 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,821 full-time undergraduates at UCA, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Arkansas students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 153
Black or African American 1,129
Hispanic or Latino 441
White 4,464
International Students 274
Other Races/Ethnicities 360

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Central Arkansas. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 84 countries are represented at UCA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Côte d’Ivoire, Bahamas, and China.

Online Learning at University of Central Arkansas

1,295 Took All Classes Online
4,700 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 24 master’s degree programs available online at UCA. In 2020-2021, 4,700 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCA has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UCA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Arkansas was 7.2%. This is the #1,081 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCA regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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