University of Central Arkansas

country rank  361
world rank  996

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University Overview

Founded in 1907, University of Central Arkansas is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Conway (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Arkansas. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Central Arkansas (UCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UCA
Founded 1907
Motto Go here. Go anywhere.
Colours Purple and gray

University Location

Address 201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway
72035-0001 Arkansas
United States
Tel +1 (501) 450 5000
Fax +1 (501) 450 5095

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is neither required nor recommended
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway 72035-0001
(501) 450 3128
800 243 8245

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Central Arkansas's Library
University of Central Arkansas's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 329,732 physical volumes, 16,361 physical media and 143 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Central Arkansas provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,650 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • American Chemical Society
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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