University of Central Arkansas Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Conway (AR)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,275
100% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Chloe
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school does not care about their students UNLESS they are in the Honors college. If so then you will get everything handed to you. All the other students have to fight to get advisers that are helpful. But again the academic and financial advisers do not know what they are doing. There is one single adviser for each college. The adviser for the Liberal Arts College needs to be fired. She tries to push everyone into changing their major to Psychology because "I majored in it and look where it got me. I'm very happy." She also uses the fact that you're a girl or not to judge you. UCA provides a very helpful and free counseling service, but if they find out you are suicidal they will kick you out and not give you any refund. Most classes are not offered. Some classes still show up as options yet haven't been taught in over 20 years. Transferring out of this school to save my sanity and not give them any more of their money. They also block students with GPAs lower than 3.0 from doing any free activities that would benefit you such as resume writing, job fairs, tutoring, and similar."
Rachael Wood
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2019
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The University of Central Arkansas provided me with every tool I needed in order to succeed in my career field. What I loved best about the faculty and staff at this university was that they don't teach to a test, they teach and prepare you for what you will see in real life. With Athletic Training, I got to spend as much time as I wanted in the Athletic Training Facilities gaining clinical experience working with athletes and learning how to best care for a variety of different injuries. I was also able to aid the Certified Athletic Trainers during sporting events to provide medical coverage. After graduating with my Bachelor's degree, I felt completely prepared to be on my own as a Certified Athletic Trainer myself. I am so glad I chose to attend the University of Central Arkansas. I completely believe that it prepare me to become the best AT I could be."
KellyT
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The University of Central Arkansas is very nice and has a beautiful campus. I believe that it was even featured on Buzzfeed as one of the prettiest college campuses in Arkansas. It offers numerous degree options with both on-campus and online courses. The university has many opportunities for students to get involved with school and community events, projects, societies, and clubs. The price of attendance for this university is very reasonable and offers dozens of scholarship opportunities to its students through its foundation scholarship program. This past year, they were able to raise one million dollars to put towards its scholarship fund! Honestly, a student here can receive the same "college experience" and degree as any other school but for half the price. To me, that seems like a win. I received my bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in management. I had an assigned advisor that I met with on a routine basis from my sophomore year all the way up until I graduated. This was helpful in my meeting the goals and grades that I needed in-order to successfully graduate in four years. The biology department is full of devoted faculty and staff that truly want their students to succeed and do great things. While some people may think that the cost of tuition determines the type of education one receives, at UCA the students will get a great biology education for a much cheaper price. The school also recently added a brand-new science building that is full of state-of-the-art equipment that many upperclassmen get to enjoy working with. UCA was a perfect choice for me."
Tiffany Yori
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCA. They have a beautiful campus and all the faculty was very helpful and understanding! This is the first college I have ever attended where I felt like all of the faculty cared that you excel in your academics. All of the faculty was very approachable when I had questions, and they never made me feel dumb for asking silly questions! Faculty even encouraged everyone to participate in research. Overall I feel like i was part of a very inspiring department!"
Katey Howard
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2018
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"The University of Central Arkansas is a top notch school that has a wide variety of majors to choose from. My goal when I started the FACS program with a focus in Interior Design, was to become an instructor teaching at UCA. While this did not end up working out, I was offered a job at the Walmart home office, where I had a successful career designg stores. UCA had a lot to do with me getting that job and it prepared me to be successful in the different roles I held at Walmart."
Cassaundra Mierke
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I love the University of Central Arkansas, this has been my home away from home. They truly make it feel like a family atmosphere. They also have tons of resources to help you with classes. They have tutoring services and the teachers are always there to help. I have had a very positive experience here. They have also helped me a lot with finding jobs after school. The degree I have is very hard and some of the classes I am not sure why I have to take, but most of them I will use in the future and have now. The campus is also very beautiful, they maintain a very clean campus. UCA has around 11,000 students, it isnt too big but has enough to feel like you are in college."
Autumn Taylor
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I absolutely love UCA. The staff and students are all so amazing and are there for you when you need them. I never had a class where I felt that my professors did not care about me and my success as well as how well they taught the class. In terms of atmosphere, It is a beautiful campus and everyone is so southernly friendly and warm. I have learned so much from here and am looking forward to continuing my doctoral education there."
Allison L.
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I loved my time at UCA. I thoroughly enjoyed going to class and getting to learn from the professors. I always felt really plugged in, since there were so many clubs/organizations ("RSOs" or Registered Student Organizations) to choose from. From the first time I set foot on campus, even for just my orientation, there was a true pride that was exuded by every person I met. Every person I ever went to for help was more than willing to assist me with any questions I had. I never felt like I didn't have the answers I needed when I went to my advisors, or to my professors. I highly recommend UCA to people from introverts to extroverts. You have to TRY to dislike this school; every one I knew fell in love with UCA almost instantly."
Jessica Roach
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"UCA was the best undergrad college I could've gone to! I am so happy I chose to go to UCA. The faculty and staff really do care about students' success and it shows everyday! They are always meeting with students during office hours and outside of office hours to offer assistance. I had the pleasure of being on the Student Government Association where I saw first hand how much the men and women that work at UCA care for their students. The only things you'll ever really complain about is parking, but that is every where."
Kayiraba Toure
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My college program at the University of Central Arkansas was great. I had the chance to be though by so many good instructors. they were very patient and clear in their teaching. I also had the chance to meet new people from different place around the world. It was one of my best experience and the program was fun."