University of Central Arkansas

public university Estd 1907
Conway, Arkansas, USA
University of Central Arkansas

Founded in 1907, as the Arkansas State Normal School, the University of Central Arkansas (Central Arkansas or UCA) was only established in January 1975. Located in Conway, Arkansas, this is one of the oldest universities in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The university is noted for programs in business, education, nursing, performing arts, physical therapy, and psychology.

The University of Central Arkansas is home to five residential and one community college including EDGE Residential College, EPIC Residential College, HPaW Residential College, STEM Residential College, The Stars Residential College, and the Minton Commuter College. Along with the above, the university also comprises of six colleges. They are

  • The College of Fine Arts and Communication that offers five areas of study for a degree, including music, public relations, communication, etc.
  • The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers eight fields of study in physical and natural sciences, along with six pre-professional programs.
  • The College of Business provides an associate, graduate, bachelor, or MBA degree in the fields including accounting, economics, finance, innovation, etc.
  • The College of Health and Behavioural Science offers bachelor and graduate degrees in health, exercise and sport science, nutrition, psychology, counseling, etc.
  • The College of Liberal Arts offers graduate and bachelor’s degrees, including anthropology, Chinese, criminology, sociology, political philosophy, French, international studies, etc.
  • The College of Education nurtures future trainers, teachers, and educators.

The University is one of the largest universities in the state with a current total enrolment of 10,870 students (Fall 2019). The university offers over 150 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs spread across 120 buildings within its 356 acres of occupied land.

The university dedicates itself to academic vitality, integrity, and diversity. The university is considered to be one of the largest universities that offer a wide range of programs and courses to its students. The faculty of the university adopts interactive teaching methods and provides students a comfortable environment to nurture and grow themselves.

The university also consists of the Student Government Association that represents the student body under all circumstances. The association is to ensure that there is adequate student representation on campus and to support all initiatives that would benefit the student body.

Besides academics, the university is also known for encouraging its students to be a part of extracurricular activities. The university offers 17 kinds of sports, including basketball, golf, football, golf, soccer, etc. consisting of about 400 student players. The official colors of the UCA sports teams are purple and grey for all events.

The university has a long list of notable alumni, some of who Sheffield Nelson – American attorney, Scottie Pippen – American basketball player, Gil Gerard – American actor, Benjamin Travis Laney – Former Governor of Arkansas, Dale Alford – American Politician, Monte Coleman – American football head coach, Jimmy Driftwood – American songwriter, Mary L. Good – American chemist, Hiroyuki Nishimura – Japanese entrepreneur and Raymond Simon – American educator among several others.

MS in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 4.8 Lakh

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Master of Science in Applied Computing
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 4.8 Lakh

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Master of Business Administration
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : 500, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 4.8 Lakh

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BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BS in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BBA in Management Information Systems
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BBA in Marketing
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BBA in Finance
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 4.8 Lakh

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B.S. in Information Systems
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BS in Computer Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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BBA in Accounting
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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B.S. in Economics
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 6.6 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
BBA - 5 CoursesIELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 61 & Above
PTE - 43 & Above
MS - 2 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
BE/Btech - 4 CoursesIELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 61 & Above
PTE - 43 & Above
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - 500 & Above
GRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
Other Courses - 2 CoursesIELTS - 6-6.5
TOEFL - 61-79
GRE - Accepted

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Not required
LOR - Needed for all courses
Essays - Needed for all courses
CV - Needed for all courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 50
Type of deadlineRolling

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
BBA - 5 Courses4 YearsINR 6.6L
USD 9,014
MS - 2 Courses18 - 24 MonthsINR 4.8L
USD 6,598
BE/Btech - 4 Courses4 YearsINR 6.6L
USD 9,014
MBA - 1 Course18 - 24 MonthsINR 4.8L
USD 6,598
Other Courses - 2 Courses2 - 4 YearsINR 4.8L - 6.6L
USD 6,598 - 9,014

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