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

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

University of Arkansas (UA) - Little Rock admissions are not too competitive as is evident from their acceptance rate of 90%. In the 2018-19 academic year, the university accepted 1629 applicants out of a pool of 2499, out of which 574 decided to enroll.

The minimum high school cumulative GPA required is 2.5. University of Arkansas admissions are competitive through SAT or ACT scores as the required scores are recorded at 1010 and 19, respectively.

  • The undergraduate and graduate applicants can apply through the online application portal of the university.


Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee40 USD
Minimum high school cumulative GPA2.5
Acceptance Rate90%
SAT score910 (reading & math)
1010 (total)
Minimum ACT composite19
Tuition (Annual)Resident: 9438.60 USD
Non-resident: 21693.60 USD
Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee40 USD
Tuition (per hour)Non-Business/EIT Course
Resident: 320.00 USD
Non-resident: 725.00 USD
Business/EIT course Resident: 345.00 USD Non-resident: 740.00 USD

University of Arkansas - Little Rock Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline for SummerDomestic: June 27, 2019
International: May 15, 2019
Application Deadline for FallNon-international: August 11, 2019
International: July 15, 2019
Application Deadline for SpringInternational: November 15, 2019
Final Deadline to file the 2018-2019 FAFSAJune 30, 2019
Fall ApplicationsJune 1
Spring ApplicationsOctober 1
Summer ApplicationsMarch 1

University of Arkansas - Little Rock International Admissions

Office of International Student Services (OISS) oversees the University of Arkansas admissions of international students. It provides support and assistance to prospective international undergraduate applicants, current international students and scholars. It helps international students by advising them regarding immigration, social, cultural, and academic issues during their stay.

International admission requirements:

  • High school and post-secondary school transcripts.
  • If the transcripts are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by an English translation along with the original language.
  • Foreign college or university transcripts, if applicable.
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0.
  • Minimum cumulative university transfer credit GPA: 2.0 out of 4.0.
  • Applicants of foreign colleges or universities have to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation. This will show the university the US equivalent of the applicant’s GPA, and courses that may transfer. It is advised that the applicants begin this process early in the admission process so that the university has enough time to evaluate the original, official documents.
  • Immigration verification form with a demonstration of financial support.
  • Students have to submit immunization records during a Health Screening after their arrival.

Language Requirements for International Students

International students are required to give proof of English proficiency by achieving at least one of the following:

English Proficiency TestGraduatesUndergraduates
iBT: 71
pBT: 525
iBT: 61
ACTNA19 on English and Reading
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be from tests taken within the past 2 years.
  • ACT or SAT scores must be earned within the past 5 years.

University of Arkansas - Little Rock Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Admissions manages the University of Arkansas admissions. Applicants should seek direct assistance from the office if needed.

Required documents for freshmen admission:

  • Official high school transcript with graduation date listed.
  • Official ACT, SAT, Compass or Accuplacer test scores.
  • Scores should not be more than 5 years old.
  • Proof of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.
  • Completion of the high school college preparatory core:
    • English – 4 units
    • Natural Sciences – 3 units
    • Mathematics – 4 units
    • Social Studies – 3 units
    • Electives – 2 units
  • Minimum 19 ACT composite or 910 SAT reading & math score 1010 SAT total score.
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.

Transfer applicants: The Office of Transfer Student Services moderates the admission process of transfer applicants.


  • Proof of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.
  • Official college transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on all previous regionally accredited college coursework.

University of Arkansas - Little Rock Graduate Admissions

UA, Little Rock Graduate School is the body responsible for the graduate admissions in the university.

They require official transcripts from all institutions applicants have attended. These can be sent via email. The students may be able to upload certain documents while filling the application through their account.

University of Arkansas - Little Rock Graduate Courses Admissions

Application Portal Online Application

Application Fee: 40 USD

CourseApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBADeadline for application is 30 days prior to the beginning of the term40 USDMinimum GPA: 2.5; Minimum GMAT score: 420; Minimum acceptable GRE score is equivalent to the minimum GMAT score when converted.TOEFL: pBT: 525, cBT: 197, or iBT: 71
IELTS: 6.5
M.S. Computer ScienceFall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
40 USDMinimum GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale); GRE:
Quantitative reasoning score: 156,
Verbal reasoning score: 145,
Analytical writing score: 3.0,
Combined quantitative and verbal score: 301
TOEFL: 80 or equivalent IELTS score
M.S. BioinformaticsFall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
40 USDMinimum GPA: 3.0; GRE: 3.3; Letter of intentTOEFL score
M.S. Information ScienceFall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
40 USDMinimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; GRE or GMAT:
Verbal reasoning: in the 50th percentile,
Quantitative reasoning: 50th percentile,
Analytical writing: 4.0
TOEFL: pBT: 525, cBT: 197, or iBT: 71
IELTS: 6.5
M.S. Systems EngineeringFall: June 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1
40 USDGPA: 3.0 or 3.3 on the last 60 credit hours; GRE scores:
Verbal reasoning: 140,
Quantitative reasoning: 155,
Analytical writing: 3.5
TOEFL or IELTS score

Supporting documents required for admission in graduate programs may include the following:

  • Writing samples
  • MMR immunizations (the state of Arkansas requires 2 shots)
  • Reference letters
  • Permanent resident cards (copy of front and back)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumes
  • Teaching license
  • Official transcripts
  • International students must have their transcripts articulated
  • A copy of government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of 2 MMR vaccines

The university is vastly welcoming of international students. The Office of International Student Services actively promotes international and intercultural understanding and cultivates a mutual commitment and support for international education throughout the campus community.

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