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University of Central Arkansas

United States of America (USA)
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University Facts

Intakes

Jan, Jun, Aug
(June) intake only applies for IEP (Intensive English program) students

Deadline

Always open

Address

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035, United States

Location info of University of Central Arkansas

  • Conway is ranked as the second least expensive city in which to attend college in the United States (Great Value Colleges).
  • Known as The City of Colleges, Conway has three universities offering students an open and welcoming community only 30 miles from the state capital of Little Rock.
  • Safe, clean, and friendly, Conway is a traditional American town.
  • Arkansas is known as the “Natural State” for its natural beauty. Arkansas offers many places to hike, bicycle, camp, kayak, or swim as well as other outdoor activities.
  • Arkansas has more than 240,000 acres of lakes and more than 15,000 kilometers of streams and rivers.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Central Arkansas

  • one of the best and most affordable options for higher education in the South. UCA offers over 150 degrees and certificates, spanning from certificate to doctorate.
  • UCA housing is top rate, offering 11 residence halls and 6 apartment complexes. UCA also has 5 residential colleges that are co-education living and learning communities that provide opportunities to connect to every aspect of student life.
  • Are you looking for opportunities to learn outside the traditional classroom setting? UCA offers study abroad programs through many academic disciplines, service learning initiatives through the Residential Colleges and the UCA Honors College is designed to take an interdisciplinary approach to learning through small classes taught in seminar format.
  • UCA will only charge in-state tuition for international students who live in University housing

University details

About University of Central Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university, a nationally recognized leader for its continuous record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly and creative endeavors, and engagement with local, national, and global communities.

Career at University of Central Arkansas

The mission of Career Services Center is to support UCA’s Strategic Plan by assisting students in maximizing their educational experience by providing access to career coaching, programs, presentations, experiential learning, and employment opportunities to empower all students to be active participants in their career development, through learning during and after college

International students enrolled in the F-1 visa program can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) when they graduate. UCA international graduates are guided through the OPT application process by our staff and have a very high application approval rate for both postcompletion OPT and STEM OPT. An estimated 95% of students approved for OPT were hired by various companies and organizations, including Acxiom, Price Waterhouse, Microsoft, State of Texas, and Kate Spade.

Campus life

  • UCA has the most beautiful university campus in Arkansas according to Buzzfeed.

When you come to UCA, you have the chance to connect with a community that will support you. We have so many opportunities for you to pursue you passions and develop your strengths. Whether you join one of our 200+ Recognized Student Organizations, show your school spirit with the Bear Den, enjoy Homecoming festivities, or attend Family Day, you’ll find your fit in Bear Country.

 

Scholarships

  • The first scholarship is the Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship. All international students are automatically offered a full out-of-state tuition scholarship after they are fully admitted and choose to live in university housing.
  • The second scholarship is the International Student Merit Scholarship and it is available to new UCA students who start in Fall semester. The scholarship award is $4,000 per semester for a maximum award of $32,000. Awards will be for fall and spring semesters only.
  • The third scholarship is the Global Citizen Scholarship and this scholarship is available to our current UCA students. International students must have completed 12 hours. Recipients will receive an award not to exceed 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or 9 credit hours (graduate) for the fall and spring semesters plus the International Administration Fee.
  • UCA has added on their website scholarships awarded from other UCA divisions in order for international students to have a complete understanding of the scholarship options at UCA.

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Central Arkansas

  • The University of Central Arkansas maintained a ranking in the top 30 best regional public institutions in the South, according to the 2019 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Sept. 10.
  • The University of Arkansas is the only institution in the state ranked in the first tier of national universities in America’s Best Colleges.
  • With fewer than 5% of business schools accredited worldwide, UCA’s College of Business received accreditation in 1984 and remains accredited at the undergraduate and MBA levels. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

 

Student Accommodation at University of Central Arkansas

You are about to begin one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of your college career: living with other students. Living in the residence halls or other campus housing offers you everything you need for college survival, as well as many advantages.

  • single room: around $5300
  • double room: around $6800

Programs at University of Central Arkansas

Bachelor

  1. Accounting (BBA)
  2. Applied Data Analytics (BS)
  3. Computer Information Systems (BBA)
  4. Cybersecurity Management (BS)
  5. Economics (BBA, BS, Or BA)
  6. Finance (BBA)
  7. General Business (BBA)
  8. Human Resource Management
  9. Information Systems (BS)
  10. Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BBA)
  11. Insurance & Risk Management (BBA)
  12. Logistics & Supply Chain Management (BBA)
  13. Management (BBA)
  14. Marketing (BBA)

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Master

  1. Master of Accountancy
  2. MS in Applied Data Analytics
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Bachelor

  1. Fine Arts
  2. Art History
  3. Art Education
  4. Interior Design
  5. Ceramics
  6. Drawing and Illustration Emphasis
  7. Graphic Design
  8. Painting
  9. Photography
  10. Printmaking
  11. Sculpture
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Master

  1. Master of Science in Biology
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Bachelor

  1. Bachelors of Science in Biology
  2. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  3. STEMteach
  4. Pre-Medicine
  5. Pre-Physician Assistant
  6. Pre-Dental
  7. Pre-Veterinary
  8. Pre-Optometry
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Bachelor

  1. Bachelors of Science in Biology
  2. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  3. Pre-Medicine
  4. Pre-Physician Assistant
  5. Pre-Dental
  6. Pre-Veterinary
  7. Pre-Optometry
  8. Bioinformatics
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Bachelor

  1. BS in Chemistry/ACS-Certified Standard Track
  2. BS in Chemistry/ACS-Certified Biochemistry Track
  3. BS in Chemistry
  4. BS in Environmental Science/Chemistry Track
  5. Pre-medicine
  6. pre- pharmacy
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Bachelor

  1. Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Master

  1. Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology Information Sessions
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Bachelor

  1. Computer Science
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Data Science
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Master

  1. Master of Science in Computer Science
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Bachelor

  1. Elementary Education (K-6)
  2. Special Education (K-12)
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Master

  1. Reading
  2. Special Education
  3. MAT in special Education
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Bachelor

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Planning & Administration
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Bachelor

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Physical Education
  3. Coaching Endorsement
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Master

  1. Athletic training
  2. Exercise sciences
  3. Sport management
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Bachelor

  1. Film MFA
  2. Film BA
  3. Theatre
  4. Creative Writing BA
  5. Creative Writing MFA
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Bachelor

  1. Geography
  2. Geospatial Concentration
  3. Environmental Science – Planning & Administration
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Master

  1. Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)
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Bachelor

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion
  2. Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences – Health Services Administration
  3. Bachelor of Science Degree in Addiction Studies
  4. Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  5. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  6. Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiography
  7. Pre-Cardio Respiratory Care
  8. Pre-Dental Hygiene
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Master

  1. Master of Science in Health Promotion
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Bachelor

  1. BA in History
  2. BSE in Social Studies
  3. African and African American Studies
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Master

  1. School leadership, management and Administration
  2. Library media and information technologies
  3. college student Personnel Administration
  4. Instructional Technology
  5. School counseling
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Master

  1. MS Program in Applied Mathematics
  2. MA Program in Mathematics Education
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Bachelor

  1. B.S. Pure Mathematics
  2. B.S. Applied Mathematics
  3. Mathematics Education
  4. B.S. Mathematics – Data Science
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Bachelor

  1. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
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Bachelor

  1. Bachelor of Arts – Music
  2. Bachelor of Music – Composition
  3. Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance
  4. Bachelor of Music – Instrumental Performance
  5. Bachelor of Music – Piano Performance
  6. Bachelor of Music – Piano Pedagogy
  7. Bachelor of Music – Jazz and Studio Music
  8. Bachelor of Music Education – Vocal
  9. Bachelor of Music Education – Piano/Vocal
  10. Bachelor of Music Education – Piano/Instrumental
  11. Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental
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Master

  1. Master of Music – Performance
  2. Master of Music – Music Theory
  3. Master of Music – Conducting
  4. Master of Music – Music Education
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Bachelor

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  2. RN to BSN
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Master

  1. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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Bachelor

  1. Nutrition Sciences
  2. Community Nutrition
  3. Dietetics
  4. Family & Consumer Sciences Education
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Master

  1. Family and Consumer Sciences
  2. Nutrition
  3. Dietetics and Nutrition Therapy
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Bachelor

  1. Philosophy
  2. Religious studies
  3. Gender studies
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Bachelor

  1. Political Science
  2. Public Administration
  3. International Studies
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Bachelor

  1. psychology
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Master

  1. Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
  2. School Psychology (Ed.S.)
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Bachelor

  1. Sociology
  2. Criminology
  3. Anthropology
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Bachelor

  1. Middle level Education
  2. Secondary level Education
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Master

  1. Advanced studies in teacher leadership
  2. Gifted and talented Education
  3. Teaching
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Bachelor

  1. Communication
  2. Journalism
  3. Public relations
  4. Writing, Rhetoric, and Information Design
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Bachelor

  1. English
  2. Chinese
  3. Spanish
  4. Linguistics
  5. German
  6. French
  7. Japanese
  8. Latin American and Latino studies
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Bachelor

  1. B.S. in Physics
  2. B.S. in General Science
  3. Engineering Physics
  4. Pre-Engineering
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