Residential Colleges

UCA is the only four-year, public institution in Arkansas that has a residential college system available for all students.

Bear Facts Day

On Bear Facts Day, prospective students and their parents visit classrooms, labs, the Student Center, cafeteria and housing, and get a chance to talk with current students, faculty and staff.


Acxiom hires more UCA graduates each year than from any other institution in the state.


In the Fall 2011, UCA had 3,811 Lottery Scholarship recipients enrolled at the University, the second highest in the state.

Honors College

More than 80 percent of UCA’s Honors College graduates pursue post-baccalaureate training.


UCA’s freshmen class has grown for the past four years: 1,847 new freshmen in 2010 (up from 1,777 in 2009); 1,960 new freshmen in 2011; 2,157 new freshman in 2012; 2.202 freshman in 2013.


UCA’s high school outreach: Model UN, History Day Arkansas, Southwestern Energy Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair, State Geography Fair and Boy’s State.

Diverse Student Body

UCA’s diverse student body includes students from 59 countries, 46 states, and from each county in the state of Arkansas.

Buildings and Facilities

UCA has a total of 118 buildings and facilities, a total square footage of 3,007,295, and an infrastructure replacement value of $501,226,870.

Top Public School

UCA ranks 26th in the category of “Top Public Schools” among regional universities in the South according to U.S. News & World Report.