University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035
Phone: (501) 450-3128
rolling application deadline
University of Central Arkansas is a public institution that was founded in 1907. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,823, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 262 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Arkansas's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 54. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,183 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,569 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Over the last century, the University of Central Arkansas has become a four-year, public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. It is one of the best and most affordable options for higher education in the South. UCA offers more than 100 undergraduate courses of study, 33 master's degree programs, and four doctoral programs for students to explore.
Regardless of where your interests lie, UCA offers programs and extracurricular activities to pursue your passions. Do you enjoy browsing a great art exhibit? The Baum Gallery is an education art museum for students, faculty, and staff featuring local, national. and international touring exhibitions. Maybe you prefer to listen to a world-call music performance? Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall is a state-of-the-art performance hall bringing renown dance troupes, plays, and musicians to campus.
UCA housing is top rate, offering 10 halls and abundant apartment housing. UCA has three residential colleges that are co-education living and learning communities that provide opportunities to connect to every aspect of student life. Residential college students are enrolled in the same cluster of classes to promote collaborative learning and have the added bonus of living side by side UCA faculty and older mentoring students.
Do you enjoy being physically active or participating in sporting events? The new HPER center located on campus features basketball courts, volleyball, badminton, an indoor track, and exercise class studio and a fitness center complete with a full slate of cardio and strength training equipment. For the competitive type, our intramural sports give every UCA student a chance to participate in a competitive sports activity. In fact, sports plays a HUGE role in the UCA experience! The University of Central Arkansas proudly participates in 15 NCAA Division I varsity sports: Seven men's sports and eight women's sports. As a member of the Southland Conference, UCA competes against schools from Texas and Louisiana. Join the Bear Den and get involved in the excitement that is UCA sports!
Are you looking for opportunities to learn outside the traditional classroom setting? The UCA Honors College is designed to take an interdisciplinary approach to learning and is designed to provide some of our most creative and talented students with the opportunity to fulfill some general education requirements through small classes taught in seminar format.
And this is just a glimpse of what UCA has to offer! Which leaves us thinking...
Why not UCA?
Bring out the bear in you!
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1907
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $5,305,428
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 91%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - N/A
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 17:1
4-year graduation rate - 21% - Low
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 7% Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6% Business Administration and Management, General 5% Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 5% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5%