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Acceptance Rate 74.12%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 31.02%
Applicants 68,887
Admitted 51,058
Enrolled 15,837

Applying To Arkansas Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 74.12% at Arkansas colleges and universities where total 68,887 students have applied and 51,058 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $61.00 and the graduate application fees is $40.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Arkansas colleges.
General Admission Information of Arkansas Colleges
Open Admission Policy61 out of 90 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 61.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 40.00
Average Acceptance Rate74.12%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.02%
Average Test Scores1,084 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 68,887 students (27,671 men and 41,139 women) applied to and 51,058 (19,808 men and 31,218 women) students were accepted to admit Arkansas Colleges. Among them, 6,878 men and 9,011 women were enrolled into Arkansas schools. The average acceptance rate is 74.12% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 31.02%. The table below shows the Arkansas colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Arkansas Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants68,88727,67141,139
Admitted51,05819,80831,218
Enrolled15,8376,8789,011
Acceptance Rate 74.12% 71.58% 75.88%
Enrollment Ratio 31.02% 34.72% 28.86%
[Chart]Arkansas Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Arkansas college, 2,164 students (11.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 11,147 students (82.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,185 and 25th percentile score is 983. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 54. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Arkansas colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Arkansas Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing494.00598.00
SAT Math489.00587.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math17.0024.00
ACT English18.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Arkansas Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Arkansas Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Arkansas Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Arkansas State, 51 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester51 out of 90 schools
Quarter1 out of 90 schools
Trimester0 out of 90 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 90 schools
Other academic year2 out of 90 schools
Differs by program3 out of 90 schools
Continuous29 out of 90 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 90 schools
Next table describes credits that Arkansas colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits52 out of 90 schools
Credits for Life Experiences30 out of 90 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits49 out of 90 schools
Credit for Military Training40 out of 90 schools

Application Requirements

16 Arkansas schools require High School GPA and 18 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 9 Arkansas colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Arkansas colleges.
Admission Checklist for Arkansas Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA161
High School Rank35
High School Record (or Transcript)180
Completion of College Preparatory Program113
Recommendations40
Formal Demonstration of Competencies10
Admission Test Scores93
TOEFL140
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00