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Arkansas Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Arkansas? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 12,337 out of 20,542 applicants or 60% were admitted making Arkansas a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of Arkansas typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,942 8,600 20,542
Accepted 7,106 5,231 12,337
Acceptance Rate 60% 61% 60%
Enrolled 2,680 2,235 4,915
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 43% 40%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arkansas and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Arkansas regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1290
SAT Reading 550 650
SAT Math 540 640
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 22 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >74%
25 to 28 Avg + 60%-74%
23 to 25 Avg - 50%-60%
21 to 23 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 21 Low <39%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >72%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 60%-72%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 47%-60%
990 to 1090 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 990 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Arkansas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arkansas was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Arkansas accepts 60% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.



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