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University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

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  1. UCA's Honors College welcomes exchanges from partner Honors programs.
  2. 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  3. UCA ranks as the most beautiful campus in Arkansas.

About This Campus

The University of Central Arkansas offers outstanding academics and a lively campus community. With more than 160 academic programs all taught by dedicated faculty members, UCA delivers in quantity and quality. At UCA, there’s no shortage of activities to refresh your mind and connect you with fellow students. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a tight-knit community with a vibrant downtown that makes our campus a home away from home. UCA has a diverse student body of more than 10,000 students. UCA offers 90 undergraduate degrees and 64 graduate degrees and certificates. The campus includes a nature preserve and walking trails on more than 350 acres. UCA students represent all of Arkansas’ 75 counties, almost all 50 U.S. states, and more than 70 foreign countries.

Location Information

Located in the heart of Arkansas and just a 30 minute drive from the state's capital, our campus provides the perfect balance of both natural beauty and city attractions! Conway is located in one of America's fastest growing areas. It has a vibrant downtown with shopping, dining, entertainment, and miles of biking and walking trails. The campus is also within a short drive of breathtaking rivers, lakes, and state parks.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Conway
Population | 67,638
Enrollment | 10,869
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/10
Spring | 01/13-5/6

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 15%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Two or more | 4%
White | 68%
Other | 5%
International | 0%


  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing major. Teacher Licensure program in concentration areas.

Art and music programs may require portfolio review/audition or other demonstration of ability.

Notable Academic Programs

  • BS in Cybersecurity - The multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science program in Cybersecurity is designed to produce graduates who can identify, assess, and manage cyber threats.
  • BS Mathematics: Data Science track - This track is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in data science and analysis.
  • Philosophy - This program is uniquely pluralistic, including expertise in non-Western philosophies.
  • Engineering Physics - This program has a focus on robotics and automation.
  • Geography - The Geography-Geospatial Concentration major focuses on skills in GIS, remote sensing, and other geospatial technologies, and has been popular with students since its inception several years ago.

Unique Academic Programs

  • UCA has the only Film degree in Arkansas.
  • UCA has the only Chinese major program in Arkansas.

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Network Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Data Processing
  • Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Nutrition
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $4669.15.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15 ($302.71 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15 ($302.71 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001092

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/23/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 32% living on campus
  • Double: $4298 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
All NSE students are required to live on campus and will pay in-state tuition. Out of state tuition is waived for students in campus housing.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21


  • Health records due by: Before beginning of classes for the term in which enrolled
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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