Acceptance Rate 72.68%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 33.52%
Applicants 64,514
Admitted 46,890
Enrolled 15,716

Applying To Arkansas Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 72.68% at Arkansas colleges and universities where total 64,514 students have applied and 46,890 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $61.00 and the graduate application fees is $40.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Arkansas colleges.
General Admission Information of Arkansas Colleges
Open Admission Policy61 out of 89 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 61.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 40.00
Average Acceptance Rate72.68%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.52%
Average Test Scores1,086 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 64,514 students (26,152 men and 38,362 women) applied to and 46,890 (18,672 men and 28,218 women) students were accepted to admit Arkansas Colleges. Among them, 6,908 men and 8,808 women were enrolled into Arkansas schools. The average acceptance rate is 72.68% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 33.52%. The table below shows the Arkansas colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Arkansas Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 72.68% 71.40% 73.56%
Enrollment Ratio 33.52% 37.00% 31.21%
[Chart]Arkansas Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Arkansas college, 1,948 students (12.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 11,852 students (89.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,176 and 25th percentile score is 996. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 76 and 25th percentile score is 57. 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 Writing497.00589.00
SAT Math499.00587.00
ACT Composite20.0025.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English19.0027.00
[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 89 schools
Quarter1 out of 89 schools
Trimester0 out of 89 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 89 schools
Other academic year2 out of 89 schools
Differs by program3 out of 89 schools
Continuous29 out of 89 schools
Un-Known/Other3 out of 89 schools
Next table describes credits that Arkansas colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits52 out of 89 schools
Credits for Life Experiences30 out of 89 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits49 out of 89 schools
Credit for Military Training40 out of 89 schools

Application Requirements

17 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 14 Arkansas colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Arkansas colleges.
Admission Checklist for Arkansas Colleges
High School GPA171
High School Rank47
High School Record (or Transcript)180
Completion of College Preparatory Program113
Formal Demonstration of Competencies01
Admission Test Scores143
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)20