|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Arkansas is 78%. It ranks #15 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Arkansas is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,361 out of 19,777 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1090/1280 ACT 23/29). University of Arkansas typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Arkansas application fee is $40 and applications are due by May 31.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Arkansas is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arkansas?
University of Arkansas typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. Arkansas ranks #2 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1185 to 1280||Avg +||78%-86%|
|1090 to 1185||Avg -||68%-78%|
|995 to 1090||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 995||Low||<55%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Arkansas?
Admission data indicates that Arkansas regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Arkansas and #212 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>86%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||78%-86%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||68%-78%|
|20 to 23||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 20||Low||<55%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Arkansas?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Arkansas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arkansas was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.75 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Arkansas accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||25.67%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.05%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||13.7%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||7.33%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||2.82%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.1%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
57% of University of Arkansas freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||29%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||33%||31%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 31, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Arkansas is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106397 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas.
26% of students submit their SAT scores to Arkansas. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
78% of those who apply are granted admission to Arkansas. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1280. 26% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.