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University of Central Arkansas Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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The University of Central Arkansas offers more than 100 undergraduate courses, 33 master/ specialist courses, 7 doctoral courses, and 16 professional certificate programs. Couse of study available at the university is Finance, Film, Engineering, Health Studies, Journalism, Pharmacy, Physics and Sociology.

The university has an acceptance rate of 91% making the admission is less selective. The admission for graduate students is rolling. So the applications should reach at least 2 weeks before the session starts.

The university encourages students to apply early to ensure consideration for academic scholarships. International students have to apply through the University online application portal.


Application fees$50
Acceptance rate90%
Average SAT score26 in writing and reading
Average ACT score (Fall 2018)24.4
Institutional codeACT - 0118
SAT - 6012
TOEFL - 6012
Mode of paymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Students to Faculty Ratio16:1
Academic programs159
Intake season (for international students)Fall/ spring/ summer
Total enrollment11177
Contact details for International

University of Central Arkansas Admissions Deadlines

The application forms for undergraduate admission should reach before the deadline. Otherwise, the applications would be passed for the next season intake. The graduate admission is rolling, so applicants should check the dates for their particular course.

Intake semesterUndergraduate deadlines
Fall (August - December)July 10
Spring (January - May)December 10
Summer (June - August)April 15

University of Central Arkansas International Admissions

University of Central Arkansas has International Students and Scholars Services that helps the international students in the admission process. The university is home to 534 international students.

The international applicants should follow the basic requirements to get admission in the university.

Admission requirements - Official transcripts, ACT/SAT/GMAT/GRE/ scores, English language proficiency scores

Submit the supplementary documents, which may vary for every course. These may include a letter of recommendation, resume, portfolio, statement of purpose, writing sample, etc.

Supporting documents - Copy of the passport, Documents for Financial proof.

English proficiency test scores requirements

The minimum scores required for English proficiency are mentioned below:

TestMinimum Scores (Undergraduate)Minimum Scores (Graduate)
TOEFL (PBT)500550
SAT26 in writing and readingNA
ACT19 in reading and EnglishNA

Visa process for international students

Applicants will have to apply for an F class student visa from the US embassy in their country. They are required to arrange all the documents and apply for an appointment for a U.S student visa interview through the VFS website.

Documents required for visa interview:-

  • A valid passport and previously issued passports
  • 2 or 3 recent passport size photograph.
  • DS-160 confirmation page with barcode
  • HDFC visa application fee receipts
  • VFS appointment letter
  • SEVIS receipt and I-120 (This will be issued from the university, once your Confidential Statement of Financial Support Form is received by the office of admission.

University of Central Arkansas Undergraduate Admissions

The University has more than 100 undergraduate courses and admission to these courses would require the following:

Where to apply:

Admission requirements -

  • Official transcripts
  • The applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.50 on the 4.0 scale.
  • ACT/SAT scores
Test scoresMinimum requirements

University of Central Arkansas Graduate Admissions

The admission in the graduate programs is on a rolling basis. So applicants should check for the particular course and the documents should be sent at least 2 weeks before the session starts.

Where to apply:

Admission Fee: $50

Admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • A course-by-course evaluation of the transcripts should be done be UCA recognized party.
  • The minimum GPA required is 2.70 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

The above requirements are general requirements for PG programs. Specific requirements for popular graduate programs are given below -

CourseAdmissions deadlinesAcademic requirementsMinimum English Proficiency requirements
MBAFall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1
GMAT score - 500, GRE score - 110,
Undergraduate GPA - at least 2.70, SOP,
Two LORs, Professional resume
TOEFL (PBT) - 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
MS in BiologyFall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1
GRE scores, Statement of purpose,
cover letter, Updated Resume,
2 Letters of support
TOEFL (PBT) - 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
Creative writing (MFA)RollingA statement describing why the applicants want to join MFA,
10 - 30 page portfolio in poetry/ fiction/ creative non-fiction/ or any other,
2 Undergraduate course in creative writing, Two LORs
TOEFL (PBT) - 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
MA in EnglishRollingTwo LORs, Writing sample (7-15 pages),
SOP, GRE - 153 on the verbal reasoning (only if GPA is not up to the mark)
TOEFL (PBT) - 600 and minimum 5 in the essay portion
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5
MA in HistoryRollingGRE - 153 on verbal and 4.0 in analytical writing,
A writing sample SOP, Two LORs
TOEFL (PBT) - 550
TOEFL (IBT) - 79
IELTS - 6.5

Once the university receives all required admission documents, an admissions analyst will review the application. The university will notify the status by mail. It typically takes approximately three weeks for review and notification to arrive.

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