University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Marching Band
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Marching Band. sbctb / Flickr

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Description:

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public, historically black university located about 40 miles south of Little Rock. UAPB is part of the University of Arkansas System, and about 65 percent of students come from Arkansas. Founded in 1873, UAPB is the second oldest public university in Arkansas. Business administration is the most popular undergraduate major, and academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Student life includes an active fraternity and sorority system and the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South. On the athletic front, the UAPB Golden Lions compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,658 (2,545 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,898 (in-state); $12,988 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,372
  • Other Expenses: $2,848
  • Total Cost: $18,118 (in-state); $24,208 (out-of-state)

    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 94%
      • Loans: 65%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $10,235
      • Loans: $5,894

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Health and Physical Education, Industrial Technology, Psychology

      Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

      • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
      • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
      • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
      • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 23%

      Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

      • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country
      • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country

      Data Source:

      National Center for Educational Statistics

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      University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Mission Statement:

      read the complete mission statement at https://www.uapb.edu/about/mission.aspx

      "The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public comprehensive HBCU 1890 Land-Grant Institution. The University embraces its land-grant mission of providing cutting edge research, teaching, outreach, and service programs that respond to the social and economic needs of the state and region.

      Its mission is to promote and sustain excellent academic programs that integrate quality instruction, research, and student learning experiences responsive to the needs of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population."

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