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University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Check whether University of Central Arkansas is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Conway, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 1874
  • Program types -
  • Programs total -
  • Acceptance rates 63%
  • Nationalities 72
  • International Students 482

Study at the University of Central Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is a highly regarded public research university that offers an exciting college experience for international students: engaging academics, NCAA Division I sports, and all located in the center of the State of Arkansas, in Conway city. The University is all on one campus covering 356 acres with 124 buildings and facilities. Students have a wide range of study options, with 86 undergraduate, 35 master’s, 11 graduate and 12 post-master’s certificates.

Student life at UCA provides not only opportunities for learning, but for extra-curricular skills such as leadership, community building, creative expression, volunteerism, mentoring, and more. There are over 200 student organizations, clubs, and recreational activities at the University, creating a real sense of community around campus.

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Why study at UCA?

  • Sports and athletics

    UCA Bears play in the NCAA Division I - southern conference

  • Student staff ratio

    a ratio of 15 to 1 means students can get personalized academic attention

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Life as an international student

The Office of International Student Services is at the University to provide assistance and support to all international students. Services include assistance with immigration regulations, housing, social, and academic progress. The office also provides an orientation program for new students. Each group of 15 students complete their orientation activities together making it a great way to get to know fellow students like you.

UCA offers in-state tuition for international students living on campus. Students can choose from several campus halls and apartments.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Diving Pools 3
    • No. of Climbing Wall 2
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber 1
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 8
    • Cafe’s 8
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 9
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations 27
  • Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Centre
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

The cost of attendance for international students at UCA will vary depending on your program level and whether your will be living in campus housing or off campus.

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Undergraduate: $9,648 / year Graduate: $6,866 / year

For students living on campus, the out-of-state tuition is waived! Undergraduate Students Tuition waiver - $3,575 / semester ($7,180 / year) Graduate Students Tuition waiver - $2,635 / semester ($5,270 / year)

The International Student Merit Scholarship

An award of $7,000 for the first year of undergraduate study at the University of Central Arkansas. The scholarship award is $3,500 for the Fall semester and, pending renewal, $3,500 in the Spring semester.

Deadline: March 31

Requirements: GPA (minimum 3.0), SAT (minimum 1160) /ACT (minimum 24) score, TOEFL/IELTS score, essay and letter of recommendation.

Location

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035

Conway is a community of educational institutions. Lake Conway is a popular recreational area to the south; Woolly Hollow State Park is 12 miles to the north.

  • To Clinton National Airport

    45 minutes

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Visa requirements for UCA

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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