UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

United States, Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas, commonly called UCA or Central Arkansas, was established in 1907 as the Arkansas State Normal School. This national school was designed to concentrate on the training of teachers in Arkansas. The university is located in Conway, Arkansas, and is regarded as one of the best and most affordable options for higher education. UCA welcomes approximately 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students every year, making it one of the largest universities in the state. With more than 80 undergraduate majors, learners have the opportunity to discover their interests and follow their passions. Nevertheless, the university’s occupational therapy, drama, education as well as physical therapy programs have received special attention. All in all, UCA has created an academic community where students can learn and grow in and outside the classroom.

Campus Life

UCA’s 300-acre campus is situated in the geographic center of Conway, Arkansas, near the state capital, Little Rock. The campus offers over 200 student organizations which include 23 Greek societies. A large number of pupils belong to fraternities or sororities, and many others also join one of UCA's interest groups, such as the Dancer Federation, African Student Association, American Student Veterans Association, or Japanese Society. Such a wide range of diversity adds vibrancy to the college experience. Besides, residential life has a positive impact on learner’s life by providing services and support while providing a safe and attractive living environment.

Noted Alumni

The goal of the Alumni Association is to keep all alumni connected, no matter how far and whenever they flourish. The university proudly boasts the former grads walked from its doorway. Some of them are singer and American Idol winner Kris Allen, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives Joe Farrer, actor Gil Gerard, 33rd Governor of Arkansas Benjamin Travis Laney, Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas in 1990 and lawyer Sheffield Nelson and many more such eminent personalities are affiliated with the university.