Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to attend UCA?
A: UCA costs are competitive with other state institutions, and the university is more economical than most private schools. Visit our page, Money Matters, to learn more about the financial assistance offered through UCA. You can also access our tuition and fee schedule online.

Q: Where is Conway, Arkansas?
A: Conway has a population of 50,000 and is located 25 miles north of Little Rock, close enough to enjoy its weekend and nightlife entertainment.

Q: Can I receive advanced placement credit?
A: Absolutely! CLEP credit may be awarded to those students who have met the minimum score requirements set by the university, have not already satisfied the general education requirements, and have not enrolled for the course. The university permits a student to take either the general examinations or specific subject examinations to earn college credit for a maximum of thirty hours of general education courses. We offer a variety of CLEP exams in a wide range of subjects from Art to Writing and everything in between.

Q: Where will I eat?
A: Our Christian Cafeteria will have something to satisfy any craving. Meals are available daily from a variety of stations that serve pasta, deli selections, all-day breakfast, fresh market fruits and vegetables, and more. No time to hit the cafeteria? Then head over to the Student Center where you can choose from Deli selections, Quizno’s, Chick-Fil-A, Miso, or Pizza Hut.

Q: How can I get involved?
A: Getting involved on campus is as simple as identifying your interest or cause. Whether you want to get a taste of Greek life, help plan student activities, or promote a worthwhile cause, UCA students have developed more than 125 recognized student organizations, so there’s no excuse for not getting involved.

Q: Should I live on campus?
A: Studies show that freshmen who live on campus, as a whole, attain a higher grade point average than freshmen who don’t. On campus, there is a greater access to the library, computer, and study labs and greater interaction with faculty. Freshmen are required to live on campus their first year, unless they meet one of seven exemption criteria. Visit the housing website or call (501)450-3132 for more information.

Q: How can I stay active?
A: The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center features basketball courts, volleyball and badminton courts, a walk/jog track, an exercise class studio and a fitness center complete with a full slate of cardio and strength training equipment.

Q: What about my laptop?
A: From almost anywhere on campus, UCA’s wireless network allows you to complete homework assignments, e-mail professors, watch videos, stream music and more.

Q: How will I find out if I’m admitted?
A: Once we receive your admissions application, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, other college transcripts and proof of immunizations, admissions officers will review your application. It typically takes about four weeks for approval and notification. We will notify you with a letter in the mail to let you know your admission status with UCA.

Q: Where can I find information on what classes will transfer to UCA from previously attended AR schools?
A: Our Transfer Agreements page provides lots of helpful information on transferrable courses from Arkansas 2 year colleges. The ACTS tab, also found on that page, lists course transfer information from other Arkansas public institutions.