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  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that UCA is great for almost any type of student! The campus is very diverse. It seems like this school offers something for just about everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you get a tour of the campus, from a student that goes there if at all possible. Also, go to SOAR (summer orientation advanced registration), it is an amazing experience. Last but not least, if you decide to attend UCA, GET INVOLVED!!! There is so much to do on this campus, you will always have something to do!

    Bang for the buck

    UCA is a wonderful school. As far as Bang for the buck goes, I feel like I am getting what I am paying for. Great faculty and staff, a wonderful campus, and a great college experience make me think i made the right choice to attend this school. In my opinion, UCA is so worth the price I pay to attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it here! The environment, the campus, and the people are so welcoming! UCA has become a home away from home for me. There is always something going on around here to get involved in.I am having the time of my life here at UCA and I am so glad I got the chance to become a UCA BEAR!!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a second semester freshman. In the classes i have taken so far, I have learned so much! The science department here is a really great one. If you are struggling in any of your classes there are people, including your professors that are here and wiling to help you in any way they can. In my opinion, the professors here really seem to want to help you succeed.

  • 12/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is not the best but they do offer a lot of scholarships, and the scholarships are increasing as tuition increases, but you have to keep up your grades in order to keep them.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students at the school are very friendly. The school has functions that give new students the chance to interact with other students and faculties so that their stay at the University is good.

    Am learning a lot

    This school has so much you can learn from. Every class I have taken I have learned something from it. The teachers are very passionate about the topic they are teaching and do A good job at it.

  • 02/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UCA is a great place for people who love meeting new people. There are tons of people on campus who are eager to get to know new people and just have fun. It is also a perfect place for someone who is really serious about their studies. There are faculty members in every department with office hours just to help students who need help or to discuss interests with students who really apply themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    The two most important things a student can do: Really get involved with organizations on campus, and really apply yourselves in your classes. The former will ensure that you are meeting new people and making the most of your time at UCA. The latter will make certain that you are earning the respect of your teachers and classmates and, most importantly, yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is somewhat steep, but not unacceptably so. When you consider how much the campus has to offer (free concerts in the courtyard, a two story gym, free entertainment from some of the best comedians, many different food choices in the Student Center and cafeteria) the price is really worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    First of all, the campus is gorgeous. Just going for a walk is an enjoyable way to pass the time. Beyond that, there are so many ways for students to get involved. There are student led clubs from Chess Club to Ballroom Dancing Club that allow the students to use their free time doing what they love to do with people who share common interests. There are also things like SAB (student activities board) in which students are encouraged to get involved with the planning and working of the events on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a junior here at the University of Central Arkansas, and it honestly has been one of the best life decisions I've made. I've walked away from ever class that I've taken here at UCA with new knowledge, not only of the subject matter, but also of the world around me. The key is to walk into every class expecting to learn. Believe me, the professors are more than willing to give you the tools that learning requires.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for students who are eager to learn, and especially for those who are going into the medical field. Be sure to be on your P's & Q's and it will take you far!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into attending UCA, you are already on the rite track. Although you are coming to obtain an education beware the temptation. Always remember to be on time for class and attend as MUCH as possible. Also study hard and remeber whats important, and lastly get involved in as much as possible and make new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    If your looking for a bang for your Buck I have three letters for you...UCA!

    Am enjoying being here

    Since i have been apart of the UCA family I have been exposed to the best! Never is there a dull moment. From the class room activities, to the dancing on the yard, even to the pranks in the dorm, it is all spontaneous.

    Am learning a lot

    Hands down, UCA is one of the best schools as far as education goes. In each class you will feel the desire to learn because the instructors ensure that.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is fairly expensive but it is also the only school in Arkansas that offers a Physical Therapy Doctorate, so in my opinion it is worth the money.

    Will enjoy being here

    Conway, AR. is a pretty big town with plenty to do.

    Will learn a lot

    I plan on getting my Physical Therapy Doctorate here, just the fact that they offer a Physical Therapy Doctorate tells me something about their emphasis on education.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's kind of hard to get your financial aid. I know that there is a lot of money out there for me to get. I have to find a way to pay for a wonderful school that I know I will love!

    Will enjoy being here

    I love this University! At first I thought that I wouldn't be able to leave home, but I feel very comfortable with this college. It is very important for me to be comfortable.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe that I will learn absolutely everything I want to know and more. UCA is known for a great academic program and that is what I was drawn too.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Wait for first class to buy books. Ask professor what books are needed.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the classes were very informative.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Get bearbucks. The cafeteria is good, But can get tiresome. The student center has great food and places to eat, plus theres a starbucks.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty dang hard if you ask me, and I was a 4.0 honors student lol. But doesn't mean I didn't get help to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    BUY RAINBOOTS! The campus floods pretty bad. Don't be afraid to ask questions, even after class. Always get help from the writing center for essays.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous, perfect for those from a small town or a big town wanting to size down. If anyone is struggling in anyway the professors are always willing to help, but only if you ask.

  • 04/13/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I think UCA was a great college. They got a new business building and good environment around the campus. I have been attend their bear facts day and it was pretty awesome.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for a yearning to meet new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm planning to get my mind together and learn myself what the of college life has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Its not very costly. Just start strong and finish strong. I think you'll get what you pay for if you work hard.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have recently been accepted and attended bear facts day and must admit that I love the scenery. I cant wait until I finally start school there. yaay me! (:

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UCA is good for students who want to be close to an urban area, but not necessarily live in it. It's also good for students that like a calm, relaxed environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip class! Its a black hole to destruction.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part, everything is worth it. Raised tuition for the new striped turf on the football field is slightly irritating, as well as some of the fees every student pays for things they will never use, but tuition is still relatively lower than those other colleges have.

    Am enjoying being here

    UCA is a wonderful campus that is calm, but not too calm, and all my classes have been comfortable environments with good professors.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors I've had (apart from one) have been extremely helpful and are excellent at teaching.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police station on campus, safety constantly practiced on campus through drills. emergency call booths located all around campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is desirable, yet bare when walking around campus except for the occasional t-shirt.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities include greek life, religious ministries, student gov't, along with many others.

    Great for these types of students

    greek life oriented, task oriented, degree oriented, foreign exchange students, the average student

    Bang for the buck

    bang for the buck overall is pretty average at the university of central arkansas. the rental housing off campus is very well priced and the food is reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    the typical fun at the university of central arkansas includes student activities, such as greek life. there are many other activities one may get involved in, but overall, greek life provides great opportunities to make one's resume more hearty.

    Food and Dining

    the university of central arkansas has many food choices in many different areas around campus. the new college of business building even has a java city in the student commons. the food selection is diverse in all of the different places foods are served.

    Dorm Life

    although the options for dorm life are very diverse, the pricing and the placements of the dorms on campus are not great. the school requires the dorm students to purchase a plan as well that requires them to spend a certain amount of money on campus. this can be very frustrating, or it can be a good thing, based on your predicament.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the students that attend the university of central arkansas are geared towards earning their degree and building a hearty resume in the process via internships and school activities. like any normal college campus, there will be the occasional college student who does not have a care in the world about their studies. these are the people who drop out of school within the first of a few semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    when attending uca, get involved in school related functions. the school activities allow one to make new friends and to build a hearty resume. community service and fun in one package can be hard to refuse.

    In three sentences

    the university of central arkansas is a community oriented school. this school has a 1:19 professor-student ratio, which allows for individual based learning in a higher education type learning environment. this school is great for those who like the pleasures of both a small town and a larger town.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the officers go above and beyond to ensure safety.

    Greek Life

    is growing at a rapid rate, and there is truly a spot for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    there is always some fun event being hosted on campus.

    Food and Dining

    they are making many changes in order to improve and better suit the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    anything you do, go in with an open mind.

    In three sentences

    the campus is gorgeous, well kept up. the employees are always helpful and friendly. there are numerous opportunities to get involved on campus.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 92

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i don't really do much, i study. i never stay here on weekends because my friends are at different colleges.

    Food and Dining

    the food at the cafeteria is hardly good except breakfast. the student center has many choices to offer though.

    Dorm Life

    meeting people is okay but it's harder to establish relationships with the people on a daily basis.

    Academic Rigor

    definite studying is needed to achieve a favorable gpa.

    Tips for prospective students

    be certain that uca is the college that you want to attend. the academics are very informational, but you need to be sure you have a support system if you are going to be away from home.

    In three sentences

    i thought people here would be more friendly and easy to talk to but they aren't. i miss my friends and family that are two hours away and haven't been able to make any friends here. i changed my major and all of my credits got messed up and i can't keep my scholarship even with a 4.0 to study radiology here without transferring.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I was afraid that when I came to college I wouldn't feel as safe here as I do at home. It turns out though that this can't be further from the truth. I feel super safe here at UCA! The campus is super well lit and I really don't mind walking around campus at night. I love how safe I feel on this campus.

    Greek Life

    I love being a part of Greek Life. We have a ton of different sororities and fraternities to fit anyone's needs. We have nice All Greek things like Greek Weekend and All-Greek Step Show. It's definitely a fun thing to be involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different things to be involved with here on campus. From greek life to sociology club. There are so many different things that you can get involved in with a ton of Registered Student Organizations like service clubs and religious campus ministries. You are sure to find where you belong at UCA.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to go to college in a suburban setting, people from smaller towns (Conway is not that big of an adjustment after you have been here a while)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not anything unusual that I am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    Some people consider it too high. But for the amount of fun things to do, the quality of the teachers, and the scenery I think it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games (We have a lot of different sports teams such as Football, Men and Women's Basketball, Softball, Baseball, et cetera. SAB activities, Student Activities Board puts on so many fun things all the time like Build A Bear and Spring Fling to name a few. Clubs, like Greek Life and Intramural teams. Going to Theatre shows put on by the theatre department.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of different places to eat on campus. Get the meal plan that will allow you to eat in the SC. Unlimited Cafeteria may sound amazing, but trust me you'd rather be able to eat in the SC too!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great, annoying sometimes, but I love my dorm family! It is definitely an experience worth having, don't get out of at least one year of it if you don't have to.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, but you will be challenged in every course you take at some point. Teachers are amazing. If you study, you will succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be a slacker, work hard! This is super important, it seems fun to party away your days, but you really need to focus on school as much as possible. Education first, fun later!

    In three sentences

    I love UCA, it is an amazing school. The faculty, staff, and people here are just amazing. I learn so much every single day.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. There is always people around to help if you need it. Also, the campus police are always driving around making sure everything is running smoothly.

    Greek Life

    There are lots and lots of Greeks. They are always seen on campus and on the yard performing. They are very friendly and like to try to recruit people. I would love to join one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus( to many to name). They are filled with friendly people and they welcome you with open arms. Also, there is never a dull moment on campus there is always some type of activity taking place.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student on campus can be involved in any activity they would like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not noticed any unusual locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the UCA clothing in the book store is a little over priced, but other than that the prices of everything else is normal.

    What to do for fun

    They have different shows on campus, movie nights, carnivals etc. Most of the time you will receive emails with different on campus activities that you can attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. There is food that we all love to eat like french fries etc , but they also have many healthy choices as well. I think a new student center should be added so the students will have a wider variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. The rooms are bigger than the rooms of other colleges that I have toured. Also there are a variety of places you have to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are difficult ,but not so hard where you are will to quit. I like the fact that the courses are a little bit of a challenge it makes me feel like I am learning something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students are be open to meeting new people. There are a lot of people on this campus from different parts of the world that are very helpful and looking for friends. Also, stay on task and do not fall behind once you fall behind it is hard to catch up.

    In three sentences

    I rate this University a 8. This is a great place to attend college. There are a lot of staff members on the campus that will help you to become successful in the career of your choice. The 8 is for the little things the campus can do in order to make it a 10.

  • 08/27/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very expensive , but I'm currently applying for every scholarship i can.

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone I know says they enjoy it here, so hopefully I will to. I've wanted to attend UCA since my freshmen year of high school.

    Will learn a lot

    I have three family members that attend this college and one who has graduated. They say the academic program is great and you get a lot of help.

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    UCA is definitely worth the price! I've had an amazing time here, and it just keeps getting better! You learn so much, meet so many new people, and the faculty, staff, and students alike here are so welcoming!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many activities going on around here all the time! It's so much fun and there are so many new people here for you to meet so have fun, meet new people, and get involved!

    Am learning a lot

    So far, all my professors are really helpful and I've already learned a lot! The professors seem to really want to help you out if you ever need it and are so friendly.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm excited to experience college at this wonderful campus.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Toad Suck Daze in Conway where college is located.

    Food and Dining

    They have a Starbucks on campus!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions if there is something that you don't understand. Everyone is very helpful and want you to be very successful.

    In three sentences

    UCA has proven to be outstanding in all areas. Their financial aid office goes above and beyond to assist their students. They are the only college in the state of Arkansas to offer the Addiction Studies program.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus, so there's always help nearby! They are also there to help with car troubles. They will jumpstart cars and such and they respond quickly!

    Great for these types of students

    Science majors will feel at home here, but business majors will also like the new business building just built.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie Run! Before midterms or finals, everyone strips down to their underwear and runs around campus and through the library!

    Bang for the buck

    I think the University of Central Arkansas is a little pricey, it's no bargain, but you're also getting quality, so there's nothing to complain about!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of intramural sports teams, clubs to join, band concerts, movie showings, and festivities the campus provides! There's always stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria rotated their food schedules a lot, but it was generally good! There are also restaurants on campus, Chick-fil-a, Quiznos, Pizza Hut, and a ton of choices around campus! So you're never out of options.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in one of nicer dorms, but the dorms are always clean. Even though we had communal bathrooms, it was private and comfortable!

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging, but in the best way! You study to review what you learned in class, not to teach yourself, which is how it's supposed to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard because the teachers expect you to learn, and learn well. If you're planning on getting a biology or science degree, go to the University of Central Arkansas because they are renowned for the science department.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas has a dedicated staff, challenging curriculum, and a welcoming campus. It has taught me more than I could have ever expected, and I plan on returning next semester. I couldn't have imagine a better university experience.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 92

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are parties about every weekend, but there are also a lot of great RSO's that you can join and have fun with. As well as little scheduled events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Center always had good choices if you had prepaid money on your card, but the cafeteria was a good go to place as well. They had the basic staple items.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience was okay but I enjoy living in my own apartment much more. It was nice to have neighbors that you see everyday though.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't too hard, but some require a lot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class! Social time is important but the classes will get you into the real world!

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere and great people. There are many opportunities to network and meet new people. The learning environment is great.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I ALWAYS feel safe at UCA.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a little disappointed that the sports fees continue to rise each year for students (especially if you can't attend every game or if you don't play a sport) However, I know that the school has to have money to pay their own bills, it just seems to go up and up and up each year.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot going on in and around UCA. From sports events to Conway life there are plenty of free activities for fun! You just have to pay attention to your inbox. SGA emails students daily about fun events and more often than not, the events are free!! Can't beat that!

    Food and Dining

    The BEST college cafeteria!

    Dorm Life

    UCA wants to make sure that students feel like they're a part of a community while in a dorm and they do a great job of that!

    Academic Rigor

    I always do my very best because everyone around me is doing their very best. We strive for exellence here at UCA.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCA is a great school with an immense amount of school spirit.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    All clubs are located on campus, many school activities.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Central Arkansas is great for students that want to strive to be great in everything they do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not too many unusual traditions, but the University of Central Arkansas has a great water fountain located in the middle of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Following the school sports is one of the most fun things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for the new students coming in would be pack for all seasons and be ready for a long year of studying.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Arkansas is a great school to attend. The campus is located in a good spot in Arkansas. University of Central Arkansas has many students from all around the world.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police station with at least 100 cops.... NEED I SAY MORE???

    Greek Life

    I personally am not in Greek life but I am friends with many of the people that are and it is an amazing lifestyle. There are the fun parties and activities within Greek life but they also require you to have certain amounts of library hours every week so that you keep up with your academics. Greek Village is being built right now which is a new housing subdivision where all the Greek's will have houses right there together on like their own little campus instead of being spread out everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAB Greek Life Any christian organizations ETC.... There are so many activities that I cant even think of all of them.

    Great for these types of students

    UCA IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE! YOU BELONG AT UCA is our slogan and it fits every student interested in attending.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every semester during exam week there is an Undie Run where everyone that wants to participate, strips down to their Undies and you run all around campus. Girls and Guys are allowed to participate. Its a fun break from studying for exams to just relax and enjoy a good laugh.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot for your money. Though the college tuition is kind of expensive, it is worth it completely. Financial aid also helps you by giving you as much excess aid as they can to help you pay for a wonderful college experience. Don't let lack of money keep you from getting a good quality education, and a place to make friends for life.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many activities on campus to do so that you are never bored. We have SAB (Student activities board) that plans all sorts of fun movie nights and comedians to come and perform. There are lots of parties and Greek life activities also. The RA's of every dorm plan little activities that you can do within your residence hall.

    Food and Dining

    Their food is amazing in the cafeteria and in the student center! I reccomend the pasta lady in the cafeteria. She is so sweet and she is such an amazing cook. There is also a deli bar, a salad bar, home cooked food, pizza and much more to choose from in the cafeteria. In the student center we have quiz-nos, chick-fil-a, Grill works, pizza hut, and a sushi place. There is also an Einsteins Brothers, Starbucks, and Java City on campus.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are nice and clean. They are nice in size and they pick your roommates pretty well if you do random roommates. You also have the option of which dorm you want and also the choice of your roommate! It is an excellent place to call home

    Academic Rigor

    The Staff is amazing. There are so many resources on campus that help you out when you're struggling in a class. We have tutoring labs, a writing center, and many other excellent sources for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get your financial aid done before school starts so that you are on time and don't have to wait for the aid to purchase your books. 2. Get your books as early as possible, it is okay to rent your books, its cheaper and easier! 3. Check student accounts and financial aid during welcome week so that you can make sure all scholarships, and aid are in order. 4. Make sure to go by the post office and rent out a mailbox. Its already paid for in tuition so you might as well use it.

    In three sentences

    I love UCA it is the best school someone could ever attend. The faculty and staff are absolutely amazing and they will do anything to help their students progress in their learning. The students here at UCA are so much fun, and they are so kind and genuine.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 92

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are everywhere you go. They also hold programs teaching you self defense and how to be safety smart on campus. I feel right at home because of them.

    Greek Life

    I am not Greek but I have been to several Greek functions. Greek life on campus is very laid back. They really do make an effort to have fun events everyone can enjoy. They also are very helpful and friendy. The Greeks are just an overall good part of the student body.

    Bang for the buck

    I think for the low cost of this college you are getting that big school feel on a smaller level. The classes aren't huge so you get more one on one time with your professors which really helps. Overall if you apply yourself the academic challenge is pretty manageable.

    What to do for fun

    Conway is a college town so it has alot of fun things to do. The college itself has alot of student life activities that range from intramurals to movie watching. There's something for everybody at UCA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to always check your email and blackboard. Eat breakfast and show up for class. Do homework and take advantage of any extra credit opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The best choice I could have made! It has a great atmosphere, a smaller school with a big college feel to it. I love the classes and teachers; they make it a positive experience.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UCA has lots of things constantly going on. They have all sorts of tournaments from basketball, dodge ball, flag football, and volleyball. They also have things like casino night, foam parties, and paint wars. For those that aren't as outgoing, they have events like poetry night, movie sunday, and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    UCA has a cafeteria and a student center. The student center consists of Quizno's, Chick fil A, Moo Yah Burgers, Pizza Hut, and Sushi Bar. There is also a convenience store and Einstein's coffee. Our cafeteria serves all day and the variety of food is great. They have their main serving line with foods that would be considered home cooked. They also have a pizza bar, salad bar, burger bar, omelet bar, sandwich bar, stir fry, and dessert bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UCA is wonderful! My dorm is like our own little family. We keep our doors open for people to stop by and visit. Also we do activities, weekly, together and our RAs are like older siblings to us. Also, the dorms are kept well clean and not a lot of noise disturbance which is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone has been told that college is not like high school and it is true. The classes are challenging but UCA provides lots of help. They have college dorms that have learning assists to tutor. The library also has great resources for extra help and there is a writing center on campus. Also the professors are really open and encourage their students to come see them for extra assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to UCA, make sure you jump into all the things offered at UCA at the beginning. It gives you a chance to meet people and see what interests you for the future.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a well rounded school with academics, sports, greek life, and clubs on campus. There is something for everyone to do. The atmosphere is friendly and good natured.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 92

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fountain is definitely a popular landmark on campus. Every gathers in the spring to read, study or just hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    UCA is right in the middle of the road when it comes to tuition costs throughout the state. It's not too terribly expensive, however it's not the cheapest institute either. I believe in the educators at UCA, so I think you definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Arkansas is a beautiful state, so there's several options outdoors. Hiking, swimming, hunting, fishing, etc. Also, there's also the Greek Life that you can get involved in on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of foods on campus that are accessible for students.

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally lived in the dorms at UCA but I've had several friends that have. They have enjoyed experiencing life on campus. It seems to be entertaining.

    Academic Rigor

    UCA offers such a wide variety of different academics. These programs are some of the top programs in the state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get registered early! Show up early for class, parking is chaos.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Arkansas is a beautiful, natural campus located in the heart of Arkansas. With breath-taking buildings, water fountains, and sports complexes, UCA is just where you'd like to be in the South. I really enjoy the brick sidewalks and the landscaping throughout the campus. Just a beautiful site.

  • 11/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing and hard workers

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 92

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    elevation!

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 92

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    What to do for fun

    i feel has if i have little leisure time, but when i find time i like to participate in the intramural sports available.

    Food and Dining

    with living on campus it is extremely hard to eat healthy, but the hper helps compensate that.

    Dorm Life

    i'm not exactly a people person, so i enjoy having my own room but dorm life is a fantastic way to get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    well i'm not sure about other majors, but my particular field is challenging. i've talked to other pt majors and all so far have told me how stressed they are at times, and how we seem to all be perfectionist but in the end i believe it will all be worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be to consumed with parties, stay focused and remember your reason for going to college. don't get too stressed out, relax. there is always someone to help.

    In three sentences

    it's a really amazing school. they care about the students education. i couldn't see myself going anywhere else.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    lots

    Tips for prospective students

    bring your check book

    In three sentences

    great school expensive awesome art program

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    In my opinion, the food is either really great or not good at all. For how much the meals cost, plain white rice is served far too often. Also, the cafeteria hours are not the best fit for college students. For example, you cannot enter the cafeteria after 6 pm on Fridays, which is when dinner usually starts for college students. However, one great advantage is the ice cream bar if you can catch it while it's open.

    Dorm Life

    There are always things going on in dorm life. I lived in the STEM Residential College which is for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics majors and is located in Arkansas Hall. There were constantly events such as parties for the residents and community outreach projects to get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had great professors and not-so-great professors at UCA, but the classes will be what you make of them. So far, I have had to work for an A in all of my classes, and I most enjoyed the ones in which I was challenged. The courses above general education courses that I have taken have been rigorous, and I have learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take the easy classes. You're paying for a higher education, and you should get your money's worth. Challenge yourself, and grow while you're at college!

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Yum.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really know, I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Map, use the maps. And don't be afraid to ask passing people where certain buildings are.

    In three sentences

    It is huge and confusing, but continue to carry on, it will get easier.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You nearly get ran over every time you go outside and they have oxygen problems in the buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Non-Traditional students can get a scholarship for choosing to go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We raise awareness about AIDS but not wearing shoes one day a year

    Bang for the buck

    Free yearbooks at the end of the year... but its not really free. We get vaccination and doctor visits and DSS and counseling.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Chi-Alpha! They also have a fair that comes to the school once a year.

    Food and Dining

    They cook pretty much the same stuff everyday. But the staff is wonderful!!

    Dorm Life

    Fire alarms are pulled quite often and the people are really loud walking down the hallway... but other than that dorm life is what it is expected to be. RAs are wonderful by the way

    Tips for prospective students

    Park your car and never leave!!

    In three sentences

    I really don't like the parking situation. The parking is a pain the butt... theres not enough space for students to park. The classes are ehhhh ok.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria that has all types of food. The Student Center has Chick-fi-la, Quiznos, a sushi bar, and a hamburger joint.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are your second home. The staff make you feel extremely welcomed.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are great. The teachers really teach you as well making the courses interesting. The classes are somewhat hard, but it is college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved in school activities. It makes the transition so much easier.

    In three sentences

    This University has every aspect of a good school. The teachers make you feel welcomed from the first day of school. The atmosphere of the campus makes you feel right at home. This school also gives college students plenty of opportunities to be involved.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing to watch. I haven't become a member myself, but I can only imagine the fun that they have and the opportunities that they give and get.

    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for any type of student. There's a place for every one to fit in.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're paying all that money to go there or going by scholarship or whatever the case may be, don't waste it. Go to class and learn something, do the homework and don't slack off too heavy.

    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports that you can get involved just about year round. There are many clubs that would love to have you on board. They have many plays and events that you can go to on campus that are sometimes free. Also just living in the dorm is fun all by itself depending on the people that you surround yourself with.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not bad at all. They don't always have a good selection so the student is great when you want something familiar that you know will be good such as Pizza Hut.

    Dorm Life

    There are amazing people in just about every dorm, you just have to get out there and meet them.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is only as tough as you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and never lose your determination. No one is going to push you anymore so manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    UCA has wonderful and willing professors. The campus is beautiful with a variety of students. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're at home.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the parties of course.... Attend the programs on campus that could be fun and attending the greek stuff.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but after two months will you get tired of it.. They have Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Hamburger Place, and a Sushi Bar... Of course the cafeteria also.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an amazing experience. You're already on campus for everything. You get a chance to just experience living with other females or males. You're not gone like it at first because of the bathroom and taking showers knowing all them people in there too but its cool later on.

    Academic Rigor

    UCA dont play about their academics so please try to stay on task about your grades and work you have to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always always go to class you can party but make sure you do your work and even the extra credit because every little information counts. Join various clubs on campus. Be social because there are upperclassmen's that know what you are going through.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    39 of 92

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    Campus Safety

    Average.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plethora of different clubs, organizations and activities to choose from. One of the many benefits of attending a large campus!

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. There's something here for everyone. The campus slogan You belong here rings very true.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I fell in love with UCA's Catholic Campus Ministry. The CCM house is welcoming and peaceful and the community is even better!

    Bang for the buck

    On campus living is great for new students because of the level of community, but I'd transfer to off campus when possible as an upperclassman!

    What to do for fun

    Conway is full of different venues for entertainment from shopping, to music, to food, and theaters and parks. We are also a short distance from Little Rock which provides another hub of interesting places and people.

    Food and Dining

    I've heard they've got a huge dining facility equipped with several different restaurant style options and a traditional cafeteria option.

    Dorm Life

    I'd recommend campus life for new students, but I strongly encourage upperclassmen to live off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend a course here since I begin in the Fall, but I've heard many good things about their English and biology Departments!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisers. Keep a consistent sleep schedule, regardless of how many parties are going on (there will always be more parties, but that deadline only comes once!).

    In three sentences

    UCA provided quick and efficient help throughout the transfer process. Everyone was cheerful, helpful and student centered. The atmosphere from the staff is amazing and highly conducive to success.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university has their own police department on campus, and four officers are on patrol at night. If someone needs to be walked back to their dorm, they just call UCA police number and an officer will escort them home. If you are concerned about an electronic device being stolen, you can register its serial number and a brief description with the UCA police department.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is popular at UCA. Sororities meet on a weekly basis and they always have activities and parties going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, there is something for everyone. Intramurals, writing groups, science clubs, theater, an open choir, residence hall programs, religious groups--if you can think of it UCA has it. If they don't have it you can create it!

    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for every type of student. It is a large campus, but a tight community is found within the halls and student groups. Whether you like to be around people 24/7 or if you prefer a few close friends, UCA will provide the atmosphere you are looking for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football field is like no other in the U.S. It has purple and gray stripes in honor of the UCA colors!

    Bang for the buck

    UCA is definitely worth whatever price you pay. They have numberless opportunities, and the professors want their students to succeed and make the most of their time here. One of the best parts is a writing staff that reads your papers and helps to make corrections--all for free!

    What to do for fun

    UCA offers plenty of on-campus activities. Whether it's Greek life or the Harry Potter fan club, it's here at UCA. If want to start your own club, go right ahead! Off-campus there are plenty of restaurants and shopping strips. Bowling, go-karts, a skating rink and a movie theater are all close by.

    Food and Dining

    This will sound strange, but the cafeteria food is excellent! Cereal is offered all day long, but stir-fry, burgers, deli and salad are always available at lunch and dinner. Plus, there is a special entree at each lunch and dinner that comes with four different sides. They even have a vegan entree at every meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UCA is great. Each of the halls have their own programs to get involved in, and UCA offers a wide variety of living styles. They have everything from two people sharing a room with community bathrooms to a four--bedroom suite with a private bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    If you complete your homework ahead of time and take notes in class, then you will be fine. Some classes are easier than others, and some are pretty difficult. Your skills and personality decides which classes you will find to be the easiest or most difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the syllabus. It gives the dates of assignments, tests and it tells what the professors expect when you come to class. Make time for fun! UCA has plenty of organizations and programs. They are an excellent way to relieve stress and make friends. When you go shopping or eat out, show your student card to the cashier. Many local stores give a discount to UCA students.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a fantastic school for students who want to learn and have fun! The professors genuinely care about the students and want them to reach their full potential. If you are a student looking for a school with opportunities and lots of activities, then UCA is the place for you!

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police station is located right next to the cafeteria. The police are constantly on patrol and available on call. The emergency phone booths are set up all around campus to provide safety even in the dark.

    What to do for fun

    There are often events going on around campus that anyone can go to and enjoy. The many christian organizations allow for students to plug in to their faith while plugging in with their peers on campus. There are also many things around the city that can be done during free time.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options available on campus. The cafeteria has hours that don't always agree with the college age appetite. Having the Student Center open with real restaurants fill in the gaps and allow students to stay on campus and satisfy Chickfila cravings.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a good size that can be customized through furniture arrangements. Personal control of the air conditioning makes up for the community bathrooms. Living in a residential hall is very convenient with classes being located in the first floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are challenging to those who wish to challenge themselves. If you are looking to coast through college then that too could be possible. With the depth the teachers go into and the extra help available the classes are only challenging if you don't keep up with the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should personally talk to Academic Advisors to ensure their future success. The way class schedules work out could affect graduation dates. Also with how Master programs change it is important to be updated with what programs are available at the time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas has a wonderful campus. The classes are taught by knowledgable teachers who have past teaching experience to give examples from that add depth to understanding. There are also several tutoring opportunities if extra help is needed.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Here on campus, the UCA PD (police department) strive in protection and security of the students and staff. With systems set up across campus for a police escort, you can feel complete safety no matter your location. Also providing a service that alerts students and faculty immediately over text and email if there is a warning danger or concern.

    Greek Life

    There are several different organizations hosting Greek life, as one of the main aspects of UCA you can choose to go Greek or avoid it all completely. The Greek life at UCA is very in touch with campus activities and also very active throughout the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are PLENTY of organizations to get active in ranging all across the spectrum of interests. Opportunities to excel or just be involved in campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending University of Central Arkansas in Conway, education is the main goal to keep in mind, however there are various opportunities available to work on campus or off campus in order to make just a little extra money, and they are typically very flexible with your class schedule.

    What to do for fun

    In Conway, there are plenty of activities that you can go out and do with your friends. Located only 30 minuets away, Little Rock hosts numerous activities for young adults to explore and enjoy time with piers!

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is good on most days, meaning our cafeteria creates food from various countries making it a little strange to try at times, but they always have pizza! But also having various restaurants on campus such as chic fila and quiznos, you can always find something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something the University is very observant in, Each dorm has different qualities which assist the students main interest. Our dorms have various opportunities, tutors to help with homework, great people to go out and have fun, and even activities such as flag football teams soccer teams and other sports.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Central Arkansas is very understanding and recognizes every student and helps to make the student comfortable. Yes at times it is challenging but so is every other institution. Overall it is what each student creates it to be, if you dedicate yourself to your work then you will be perfectly fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at all your opportunities and go with the one that best fits you. Visit the school and get a feel for the campus life and the facilities you would be studying in. Definitely ask any questions you have, the people working on campus and are here to help you have a complete understanding, no question is too dumb to ask.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas is a great college with a wonderful learning atmosphere. The professors are very helpful and the smaller classroom settings allow for a better one on one with the professor. Plenty of opportunities await for any individual in Conway.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Too many things to count! To sum it all up, there is never a time on campus that you could actually be bored, always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    So, there's a cafeteria with a wonderful group of works that make amazing food, including what ever is on the special menu, 3 different types of pizza, excellent dessert, ice cream on certain times, a salad and fruit bar, and even drinks like soda from the machine or milk out of the machine. As well as that, there's restaurants you can eat at too! And a store, for when you just want something not in the center or cafe. Oh, and there's a Starbucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    LOVE the dorm life! Living in a dorm gives you more of a chance to meet new people and get involved with on and off-campus activities/organizations!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really not that hard and the instructors are always there to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only one: Take advantages of all the resources the college gives you, after all, you are paying for them, so use them!

    In three sentences

    The Campus is amazingly beautiful! Everybody on the campus, whether faculty, staff, or student, is very nice, awesome, and willing to help you at any time that you ask. The classes are relatively small so there is a bigger chance to have 1 on 1 help time from your instructor.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every where you look there is a campus cop. Also, if at any point you feel unsafe or want someone to walk you some where they are available to do just that at any time.

    Greek Life

    They have several Sororities and Fraternities that can be joined and they are always having a n information meeting about their life with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and different activities that anyone can join. Even the Freshmen have several options.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for anyone. I am a small town girl and love it and my roommate is from St. Louis and also loves it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have yet to find any unusual traditions here at UCA.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great University and I would suggest it to anyone. It has the feel of a large campus and a smaller one all in one. It is also not that expensive.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Life is always having non alcoholic parties, great tailgating, intramural sports, comedy and magic shows travel here as well.

    Food and Dining

    THe food is great. They have a home cooking section in the cafe and in the Student Center there is Chick Fil A, Mooyah Burgers, Sushi, Pizza Hut and Quiz-nos.

    Dorm Life

    It is going to depend on how you get along with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend you fill out your housing as soon as possible and pick the meal plan with 10 meals per week. It will be plenty.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great fit for anyone. The campus has a great community/family feel to it. The professors truly care about you and want the best for you.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UCAPD (UCA Police Department) is always at your disposal. They are constantly on their toes to respond to any emergencies. Afraid to walk to your car at night? No problem! Give UCAPD a call and an officer will walk you to your car. Car won't start? Keys locked inside it? They can give you a jump or unlock your doors for you too! Truly a great police staff, and yes they are real police officers.

    Great for these types of students

    Active!

    What to do for fun

    Take a walk around campus through the week, there is almost always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    One of the very best cafeterias i have ever been to. Many different options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour! If you plan to live on campus, consider checking out all of the different residence halls.

    In three sentences

    I love my school! UCA is such a wonderful place with an inspiring campus! The teachers are great and always willing to help!

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    All I can say is YUMMMMMMMMM.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really care for dorm life that much since my family lives right in this city with me I'm at home most of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that college is about all fun and games that's a big way to mess your self up.

    In three sentences

    I've loved this college since I was a little girl. I knew from the very beginning this was my college. Since the first time I stepped foot on this campus I instantly feel in love.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UCA PD is awesome and so willing to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of every student.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Greek Life on this campus and I can truly say that it has helped me tremendously! At present, we have deferred recruitment, which means that you cannot go through formal recruitment (rush) until the second semester of your freshman year. This is such a positive thing because it really gives you a chance to assimilate to the UCA community, and make yourself feel at home before jumping into something that you may be on the fence about doing. Go Greek, Go Bears!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE! You belong at UCA. I promise there is a group for you and a place for you to belong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our striped football field is one-of-a-kind!

    Bang for the buck

    I have a really great scholarship, as do most of the people I know. Financial Aid WILL work with you, so talk to them!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things go on on campus. Greek Life, RSO's, etc. are all great options to get involved and find your place. There are always intramural games going on that you can compete in with your dorm, and the dorms have special programs one to three times a week that offer many opportunities to socialize and take a break from classes. Also, our football team is awesome! We have an all-around great athletic program. Come out to the football games and you can tailgate before with Alumni, Greeks, Clubs, and all of your friends!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really great! The only downside is that the hours of the cafeteria does not always work for everyone. I would say that the Block Meal Plan is definitely the best option for Freshmen, but keep in mind that you will not always eat every single meal on campus- Conway has great food!

    Dorm Life

    I am a Sophomore and still live on campus. I absolutely love the dorm and all of the people on my floor. I have had such a positive experience, even when I have had troubles with roommates. Everyone here is so willing to help you.

    Academic Rigor

    You should definitely study for everything and always do your assignments on time. Teachers are willing to work with you, but you have to do your part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on your study skills now because they will really come in handy when you have several tests or papers in one week. Our library is now open 24 hours a day during the week, so there is always someone up who will study with you!

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus and during each season, something new and beautiful stands out while walking around. I have gotten to know so many of professors and they always make me feel comfortable in and out of the classroom. There are a lot of people here, but it still has that small school feel; so, there is no fear about not making friends because there are things to do everywhere at all times!

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Well, I go to what ever the campus has going on. They are always having something fun.

    Food and Dining

    Great

    Dorm Life

    Pick who you want to be your roommate to avoid getting someone is your complete opposite.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer many resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded be involved in everything.

    In three sentences

    The school is wonderful. They make you feel at home from day one. The professors really care.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UCAPD is on top of things. They are constantly patrolling and are so helpful. They will even escort you from anywhere to your dorm if you don't feel safe. They are just great and all the cops are super awesome!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UCA is different than any other college in Arkansas. Freshmen can't rush until their second semester which is great because it gives you more time to look at all your options. Sororities and Fraternities are smaller here, which allows you to get closer with your sisters or brothers. And Greeks at UCA are really involved in their community and with the college.

    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for literally everyone. It's so diverse and the people are so nice. So, if you are looking for a place that is really accepting and provides tons of opportunities, then this is the place for you. They also have great physical therapy, teaching, and nursing programs available to those who are wanting to major in any of those areas.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Intramural sports are surprisingly really big on campus and are so much fun! You can either join a team or be a fan, either way they are fun.

    Bang for the buck

    UCA is not too expensive and is completely worth every penny! Great community. Great friends. Great food.

    What to do for fun

    There many opportunities to get involved from on campus ministries to sororities. There are also just a bunch of activities going on almost every night like movie nights with free pizza, popcorn, and drinks and career fairs that open up opportunities that get you on the right path for your future!

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of options to choose from in the cafeteria, but it would be nice to have more healthy options. Not to mention the great options in the Student Center and Starbucks is on the meal plan (who could ask for more)!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great for meeting people, but the people in my dorm are so loud and messy.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are so nice and helpful. They actually care about helping students to get a good quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus, there are so many opportunities! And seriously, go to class and don't slack off in class. Have fun, but remember you are here for an education.

    In three sentences

    UCA has a great atmosphere right on campus. There are so many opportunities to get involved, so you will easily find where you fit in. The classes aren't too big and the teachers are very helpful!

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a police force on campus. It is strictly for the campus.

    What to do for fun

    They have all types of activities going on almost everyday so you can never say there isnt anything to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is good but you can also go to other places on campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I love it. It gives you many opportunities to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Do what you would like to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to study very hard.

    In three sentences

    UCA is very good school. The teachers are very one on one with students. They also have different types of tutoring programs that will help when yo need it.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    UCA doesn't give enough money to clubs and activities so be ready to pay out of pocket expenses.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie Run!

    Bang for the buck

    I think we are paying way too much for what we are getting.

    What to do for fun

    SAB puts on awesome activities!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know every aspect of financial aid and tuition cost. Know where your money is going.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus, but they spend money on things that students do not need. Also, while enrollment is declining, hiring teachers is increasing. The need to learn how to better spend money.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Explore Conway or drink.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of it.

    Dorm Life

    Met a lot of great people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, go to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study harder.

    In three sentences

    It's been fun. I like the community. I don't like the architecture.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has its own division of the local police force as their own. Monitored day and night and several patrols of every inch of campus.

    Greek Life

    Many to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at UCA, there is biking, swimming, Riding(horse back), math clubs, language groups, music clubs, and even extensive writing journal called the Vortex that encourperates the whole fine arts department.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone has a place at UCA where the motto is You Belong!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We love to place soap in our fountains and play like children in the bubbles, we also hold a color run, where we host a race that anyone can enter, and throw paint at the runners.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny! The tuition is reasonable and the national level of recognition is up to par.

    What to do for fun

    There are variety of activities to participate in including a very intensive Jujitsu club.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe' food is nice and that of the sponsored chains is reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fruitful, with a wide diversity in students and a environment that is open and non bias.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UCA can be challenging but that is what makes them interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    College isn't like that of high school, there is a higher expectation to fulfill but the rewards of achieving those goals are more important than the added stress that comes with a college environment.

    In three sentences

    Its is a widely diverse campus, with good classroom sizes and teachers adamant about helping their students achieve their goals. The students are liberal, accepting and always willing to lend a helping hand whether it be in the classroom or the study center. Opportunities are wide and the sky the limit.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is not big here. It is very laid back and most the people that are greek are nice and just like everybody else.

    What to do for fun

    There are always games going down in the HYPR. Its fun to go watch or play. My dorm always has a fun activity going down in the common room, like movie or dance games. The Student Center shows movies that are not out on DVD yet, ever Sunday.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is alright. There aren't very many choices for a hot meal. They server the hot meal and a veggie meal. There is a pizza line, salad bar, stir fry, sandwich bar, and desert line.

    Dorm Life

    I stay in Bernard right now and it is very clean and nice. It doesn't seem old at all. The rooms are pretty big for a dorm room and each room has its own sink, which is nice. The rooms come with a bed, desk and chair, and a closet. Definitely bring your own desk chair because the one UCA provides are like the school desk chairs you get in high school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UCA are smaller than they would be at a bigger college. My biggest class is about 30 people. The classes are more engaged and I like that about UCA.

    Tips for prospective students

    You do not have to be nervous. No one will judge you and if you need help you can literally ask anyone around and they will help you. The school is strict about skipping class so don't come in thinking you can go to class once a week.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas is a great school that has helpful, caring teacher, nice students, and an accepting atmosphere. There is a place for everyone here. You will not have to worry about not fitting in.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This looks like a wonderful school to attend. I will definitely look forward to going here if I'm accepted.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They are tons of activities

    Food and Dining

    I like the Caf. They have a huge variety of food, and is all you can eat

    Dorm Life

    Their dorms are really old, specially restrooms. The rooms are small though, I think they overcharge for what you actually get

    Tips for prospective students

    The clinic and Hper have a lot of benefits and they do so many things for free such as vaccines, blood pressure, STDs exam. At the gym you can get a free assessment and have a trainer for free

    In three sentences

    UCA is a good school overall but their building are very old. Parking is very reduced so plan to come at least 15 before clad if you want to find parking

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, you have the movie theaters, restaurants, skating, bowling, shopping, and parks to go to if you want to have a little fun.

    Food and Dining

    Student Center food is awesome! The cafe has it's days where they have wonderful food and sometimes it's okay. Either way it goes you'll get full and enjoy what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life depends on where you stay. Most people abide by the rules and others don't. Just something you'd have to experience for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here can be difficult, but it is up to you to apply yourself and seek help elsewhere if you need extra help, there will always be someone available to assist you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that this is where you want to be. Enjoy the full experience Be and stay on top of your work

    In three sentences

    University of Central Arkansas is the best college by far for me. I'm very much thankful that I chose this college. Everyone here are nice, they don't have to know you but they will smile and speak to you.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is amazing do to the cooks trying to make you feel like you are right at home, and it works

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are constantly putting on activities for the residents in their free time. This is a great way to meet everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work can be tough but it is only preparing you for the next step in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors, be assertive and outgoing, and relax.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas is a wonderful school in a wonderful town. This university gives students every opportunity they need to succeed at this level and the next. The University of Central Arkansas will provide great experiences where students can grow and mature into great people.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Exercise!

    Food and Dining

    There isn't a lot of variety in the food choices, but if you like classic American cuisine this town is great.

    Dorm Life

    The community in Conway is great, classic friendly Midwesterners.

    Academic Rigor

    My courses have not been terribly challenging, but I am attending for design, which does not have many core requirements of challenging subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the exchange program! The options are very broad, and there are travel scholarships available!

    In three sentences

    Everyone is friendly and helpful. The exchange program rocks. The campus and town are beautiful.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety appeared to be quite good. I was told there are always cops on campus who also work in the community so they are real cops and not just security guards.

    Clubs and Activities

    There was a plethora of clubs and activities presented to me while i was visiting the UCA campus, i was very impressed with the way that there was basically a club/activity for any personality.

    What to do for fun

    On my visit i gathered that there are many clubs and organizations you can join in order to be more involved on campus and in the community. Also Conway is a pretty large town which probably has many things to do for fun and Little Rock is only about a half hour away.

    Food and Dining

    I got to eat lunch in the cafeteria when i visited the campus and the food was great! I am coming from a school with terrible food, but this food was very good. There was a variety of food to choose from and all of it looked quite tasty.

    Academic Rigor

    The medical field i am going into requires a large work load and I know that it will be challenging to me, but I liked the fact that the school provides people to help you study and work on essays and stuff. The teachers also seemed skilled and helpful, they answered all questions me and my parents asked.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do campus tours! Thoroughly research the school, its reputation and talk to current students for advice.

    In three sentences

    UCA has a gorgeous campus, great student life, good food and excellent educational opportunities. For the major I am going into, the tools available to me seem to be expansive along with skilled teachers and a helpful learning environment. UCA seems to provide everything I am looking for in a college!

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCA is a little sketchy at night due to being so close to Little Rock, but overall I've never felt like I was in any real danger.

    Greek Life

    I'm personally not involved in Greek Life, but they're about to develop a new Greek Village. There are currently off campus frat houses, but no sorority houses except the sorority dorm Carmichael Hall.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 Registered Student Organizations on campus. You can always create your own too!

    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for someone wanting a smaller school with a great college atmosphere. It's very laid back, but still good for studying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a free observatory night every few weeks in Lewis. The football field is purple and grey striped.

    Bang for the buck

    It's less expensive, and less preppy than UA. It is a much bigger college town than some of the other smaller schools in AR.

    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of all the free stuff that comes to campus! There's a bowling alley, movie theater, and several lakes near Conway. Little Rock isn't far for great shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Aramark is a pain. The food choices are great, but the lines get congested.

    Dorm Life

    I always lived in the Honors College dorm. Farris is AMAZING.

    Academic Rigor

    The education program is very easy. Science classes are very tough. Competition for grad programs is high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships! Live in a residential college, and go to the gym daily (They are currently renovating it)!

    In three sentences

    UCA is great for health sciences, teaching, business, and music. There are not a lot of options for engineers, interior designers, or graphic artists. The Honors College is the best in the state.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on with the Student Activities Board. You can also find clubs for every interest here.

    Food and Dining

    You can choose either the cafeteria that is buffet style or go to the student center which has fast food restaurants and a c-store which is a small grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    UCA offers Residential College which are dorms which have classes inside them. This might not seem that important, but when you have to wake up at 8am for class, you'll appreciate it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a reasonable size and professors are always willing to help outside of class if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get comfortable with people wanting to help you.

    In three sentences

    UCA is all about belonging. There is something here for everyone. UCA captures the essence of small town college with big world thinking.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I didn't really get out much, but there is a movie theater near-by. Mostly, I went to Bear's Den for the pizza and to hang out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    Te cafeteria food is pretty terrible on normal days, but on Bear Facts Day, it gets significantly better.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on what dorm you stay in. I stayed in Carmichael Hall and it really wasn't an enjoyable experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I love my classes here. They provide the perfect amount of challenge and what-not.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a great school, because it's not too big, but not too small. I love the student to professor ratio in most of my classes. The sciences is where it gets a little crowded.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is countless things you can do for the fun. Things such as hang with friends, go to the movies, or even go to the campus and they will have something fun for you to do. You will never become bored.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the campus and around the campus are really great and delicious. They have many options to choose from that can satisfy your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    I hear from past UCA students that this university always helps you make friends in the dorms. There is always a friend in the dorms who you will be happy to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm pretty sure they won't be harsh if you need help with your academic education. They will help you overcome the stressful problems that you encounter if you have any.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have a great attitude once joining this university, cause everyone wants to see you smile. Always be nice to the faculty and the students and they won't hesitate to do the same for you.

    In three sentences

    Well I hear from teachers in Tucker man High, that this university is one of the cleanest most beautiful university they had ever been to and seen. Their good letters and information guides have brought enthusiasm into me, that i decided to attend this university. This university knows how to truly satisfy a students interests in attending college.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Have many clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    International and rural community students getting used to america or a city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have many international students.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a little too high.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and school functions going on all throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Many options to choose from from chick filet to the food store inside the student center

    Dorm Life

    Am currently a commuting student but their dorm life is fairly down to earth.

    Academic Rigor

    High in academic standing

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and work hard.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Arkansas is a down to earth college with a 10 rating. Their teachers are one-on-one and provide deep information about their subject of expertise.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always patrolling and checking dorm doors to assure that they are locked.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is AMAZING! I suggest if anyone is even the least bit interested you go for it! It will change your life for the better!

    What to do for fun

    Find your place! Join an organization that best fits you. The University of Central Arkansas has so many organization for students to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great for a college campus. Although now that it isn't required I will not be having a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not as bad as everyone thinks. I do suggest suite style instead of community restrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    UCA's academics are excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest mapping out your classes and walking to them during welcome week. This way you do not get lost or go to the wrong class on your first day. Also, take advantage of your professors office hours. They are always willing to help!

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas is the most beautiful campus I have ever visited. The teachers are always willing to help and go the extra mile to make sure you reach your full potential. UCA is the best college in the United States.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCAPD Are All Over The Campus and Surrounding Areas So You Have Protection Everywhere You Go .

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life There Is Very Entertaining I Love The Greek Life.

    What to do for fun

    Music on the yard, get more involved on campus, and the events they have around campus are extremely fun.

    Food and Dining

    Café Has Excellent Food and The Student Center Does As Well.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms Are Not Up To Part Except One Dorm and They Just Built This Dorm and It's A Long Waiting List. An Excellent Way To Meet New People Though.

    Academic Rigor

    It Is Extremely Hard To Focus At This University and You Mainly Have To Do Every Thing On Your Own.

    Tips for prospective students

    If You Want To Attend This School Think Long and Hard and Read Every Thing Carefully.

    In three sentences

    I Would Give This University A 7 out of 10, I Would Because This School Doesn't Help All Students The Way That They Should Be Helped. The University Is Expensive and Charges Students For Unnecessary Things. If I Could Switch My Schools I Would But I Have Already Gone Into Debt With UCA.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Just about anything you'd want. You can go to the pool and swim, go and play soccer, volleyball, go golfing, go for a run, or you can go to the dorms lounge area and play your Xbox games.

    Food and Dining

    It's got great food from my experience and I'd recommend the college for any student.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are the right size and it's very quiet at times but it is also lets students experience life out of home.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very well attuned to the students and it's very hands on for a large campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not apply to early and apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can before your acceptance or rejection.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Arkansas is the best college that I have been to that accepts students and will help them even more. It's a college that I would recommend for others.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, science, psychology, or pre med, pre law students you belong at UCA

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fountain is a big part of UCA culture as well as the alumni circle

    Bang for the buck

    This school is affordable! It's one of the reasons I chose to attend UCA!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of groups to participate in and be a part of! All you have to do is be involved.

    Food and Dining

    The caf is a good social and eating place. It won't ever disappoint!

    Dorm Life

    Making friends and learning to live in a community is one of my favorite parts about college. Remember, there are others who are just as nervous about college as you. You aren't alone!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but with help from professors and student staff anything and everything is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for freshman year!!! It is so important to get integrated into campus life. You make new friends and have fun while doing it. It's all about the college experience. Go to class and study with friends! Don't stay in your room, get out and explore. This is what college is all about, exploring and learning

    In three sentences

    UCA is a beautiful campus with tons of places to study, have fun, and make new friends. I have discovered the beauty of having friends and studying at UCA. The professors want you to succeed and with hard work the sky isn't even a limit anymore.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not so much very pricey for someone paying their own way about 6000 for tutition and fees....not including a place to stay and food

    What to do for fun

    Conway is a fun city with Little Rock being 20 miles away

    Food and Dining

    Lots to choose from

    Academic Rigor

    Nutrition

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early

    In three sentences

    I just transferred in this coming semester but the campus is nice.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCA PD does a great job. sometimes too well. (They like to give parking tickets)

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always getting better here at UCA. we are slowly becoming a Greek community, not just a bunch of greek organizations. I can't wait to come back 10 years from now to see where it's at.

    What to do for fun

    I'm in a fraternity (FIJI). I like to go to the movies, read, and hang with friends. my pastime while I'm at home is to dream up new products and businesses,

    Food and Dining

    I don't care for Aramark. every year they seem to get a little worse. I think they're a shady company.

    Dorm Life

    UCA housing is neither great nor terrible. I lived in the dorms for a year and enjoyed the student activity. last year I lived in on campus apartments. the sense of freedom was great but its not just not your own place.

    Academic Rigor

    I have gotten so much out of my education here at UCA. the one thing I would like UCA to fix would be making GenEd's more interesting. My suggestion would be make the classes relate to the students major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to stick to your major. Have fun.. If you don't you'll hate every moment of college. Join a greek organization. Talk to your professors, I wish I would have known that sooner. Don't cram.. we all do it but save yourself the headache! Study throughout the week.

    In three sentences

    UCA has arguably the best business program in the state. UCA's Greek life is always growing and improving. UCA could improve by creating even stronger connections with the conway business community.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Meet New People , Join Clubs , Book Study

    Food and Dining

    Great Selection , Healthy Selection

    Dorm Life

    Haven't Lived There Yet , But What I Seen Its Amazing. Im Ready.

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Just Ask Questions , And Look Around

    In three sentences

    Touring The Campus I Love The Way It Is. The Students Are Friendly. the Academic Majors Is A Great Selection.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Group exercise classes,Wally ball which is like volleyball on a racquetball court there are several concerts you can go to & the university is always bringing famous people to UCA

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on Campus!!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love UCA. I love my English professors I love all the friends that I have made through a campus ministry here called Chi Alpha and I wouldn't trade any of it.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police are right here! So you are safe and so you don't get hit by crazy drivers.

    Greek Life

    Like I said , there are lots of different sororities to join and fraternities!!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 different clubs to join! all of them very interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    Active or the conservative type, so basically everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of Greek life for those of you who want to join!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friend. Go to the events they have open.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is actually good! great options every day.

    Dorm Life

    The people here are awesome and the mentors are very helpful if you go to them!

    Academic Rigor

    It's not like high school, you do have to put forth effort, but the teachers here help you all they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go with dorms for your first year.

    In three sentences

    Very great School. Teachers here are willing to work with you. I love going to class.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    My sister went to UCA and graduated there with her Masters. I have visited the campus many times and even stayed in a dorm a few times. It's a beautiful campus, I love the area and I'm extremely comfortable with going there! I've wanted to attend UCA for a long time. Attending Bear Facts Day in October!! :)

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security police are there to help in any way possible. I have even had the experience that i was leaving campus late at night and had an uneasy feeling about walking to my car in a remote parking lot, called to pd and they came, picked me up and drove me to my car. I felt much better, especially since there was a car just a few spaces down that had a male who was slumped down in the front seat that the pd went and checked out after dropping me off.

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved in your school. Enjoy the activities and join clubs. Many of these will look great on resumes and be beneficial to your future.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a Non-trad office that is available for non-traditional students to aquire information that you may not find elsewhere. It is also a great meeting place for non-trads to meet other non-trads that you may not have otherwise have met. As a non-trad, this is a great way to find others in your situation that are willing to help you out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a prairie preserve that is available to go walking or running in. Its a very calm serene place! I'm not sure of unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Able to get into the home games FREE!!!

    What to do for fun

    Watch for what SAB (Student Activity Board) has planned. Typically most activities are either free of little charge!

    Food and Dining

    There are many many different types of food on campus and ways to pay for them. Look into the many different payment options and determine what will work for you. My only complaint is that the food prices are high, especially for us being broke college students, but that is pretty much true for any college you choose to attend.

    Dorm Life

    unknown, i have never lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    The work can be challenging, just stick to it and work at it early enough that if you have a question you can either contact a classmate or the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the junior and senior students to find out what is on campus to benefit you in the way of money, social, and personal opportunities. Don't be shy, introduce yourself, many life friends will be found while attending college.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Central Arkansas is a productive school that has an incredible retention rate. The teachers are phenomenal and want what is best for the students. The students are so diverse that it can be one of the best eyeopening experiences of your life.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus - good lighting and always someone outside. I think the police escort hours should go beyond 10:00 p.m.

    Greek Life

    Investigate fraternities and sororities before you commit to either one.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Activities Board; Political Organizations; Mentorship Program

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a small to average class size; and like a down home feeling.

    Bang for the buck

    Quality education for the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends on campus and attend some parties. Go into town to shop or dinner.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food ok.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is quite different from having your own room at home - you have to share about the same size room with another person. Pack lightly, as you can't bring everything from home. You should be considerate of your roommate. You get to meet people from many different background and ethnicities.

    Academic Rigor

    Science and math classes very intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't become distracted. Be prepared to study quite a bit; and classes are more intense than AP high school classes. Don't skip class - you might miss something very important.

    In three sentences

    I like the small class sizes. People are friendly. Professors extremely helpful. Love the library hours! Diverse population.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Central Arkansas has its own police. If something was to happen on campus, students would not have to wait on the local police departmental arrive due to police being on campus. To add, I have walked around the campus at night, and I have never feared for my life or approached with violence.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous sororities and fraternities throughout campus. The Greeks have anti- hazing policies, and they have events on campus made for your enjoyment. Lastly, from living on campus, I noticed how well the Greeks respect others and themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    UCA is the first public institution that I know of that promotes equality. There are programs that help homosexual students feel comfortable about themselves, as well as programs to help people deal with depression. To add, there are numerous free activities on campus such as free movies, laser tag, et cetera.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to have a good time, and work hard, then UCA is the place to be. There are parties on the weekend, but tutoring programs available throughout the entire week. Also, the library stays open longer than your normal library to ensure that you have access to computers and books.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus, people tailgate before every game. At the tailgate, there are charities and programs there to talk to you about joining them. Also, different companies are present to share their products with you.

    Bang for the buck

    UCA is inexpensive for in state students. It only costs about $6,000 a semester to attend. UCA students receive a Bear Card, and with the Bear Card, one may purchase gas or food at the local gas station. Also, out of state students find UCA to be inexpensive as well, only costing them $10,000.

    What to do for fun

    There are always free activities on campus. If you want, you can go to the on campus gym and workout or palsy sports. Also, there are great movies shown on campus every weekend. Lastly, UCA has intramural sports teams, so if you would like to join, you can.

    Food and Dining

    There are 5 meal plans that one can choose from, and they are all great. UCA has a student center with a food court that includes Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, and Mooyah. If you choose not to eat in the cafeteria, you can exchange a cafeteria meal for a food court meal.

    Dorm Life

    Not every dorm is perfect, but they offer you very great experiences. When living in a dorm, you get to meet so many diverse people and build friendships. Lastly, if you live in a dorm, you will never be bored, unless of course you never leave your room.

    Academic Rigor

    UCA has a great academic program. Your advisor will ensure that you take the right classes to graduate on time, as well as prepare you for the world beyond college. Moreover, even the football players takes academics serious seeing that they have the highest GPA in their division.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come to UCA, come!!! Campus life is amazing, and every teacher will try and help you to become successful. Oh yeah, 6 times NBA champion Scottie Pippen is an Alumni to UCA!!

    In three sentences

    UCA offers life changing experiences. Students develop close relationships with their RA's and their advisors. I don't even believe that the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville can compare with UCA's social life.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Conway is a safe place to live in general. It is comprised of 3 Colleges/Universities and a lot of elementary and secondary schools. Campus is very maneuverable and many people have bikes or long boards to get around. There aren't many streets within campus so there are no worries of accidents.

    Greek Life

    From NPHCs to Christian fraternities like Brothers Under Christ (BYX). UCA has no shortage of Greek life. We are even in the process of building a Greek Village to house all the fraternities and sororities!

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though there are a ton of clubs already on campus, it is not hard to start others simply because there are so many students with so many interests. It would not be weird to say a new club is organized every year.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Central Arkansas is great for all types of students due to the variety of things there are to do. However, specifically, if you are ready to learn but also can settle for some fun in between studying, this is the perfect place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The UCA football field is one of the only colored football fields in the United States if not the only one. On the Purple and Gray striped field UCA boasts one of the best home records in college football and every home game the fans and players know it.

    Bang for the buck

    Whether in-state or out-of-state, UCA is a great school to attend and every student leaves knowing that they learned something. It has everything to offer and more.

    What to do for fun

    UCA has a state-of-the-art Recreational center for purposes such as swimming, running, lifting weights, and cardio workouts. The employees take their jobs seriously, as they should, and it is always a good environment. With Conway being a college town, there are many places here to ultimately suit the tastes of college students. Restaurants, movie theaters, gaming places, you name it!

    Food and Dining

    With places like Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Quizno's, and Mooyah's; there are plenty of options to choose from. The Christian Cafeteria is perfect for mixing and matching healthy items and having a surplus of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has its own personality. That in itself makes it worthwhile. While some might not be as energetic as others, it is not hard to meet new people and find some with the same interest, especially with various Residential colleges dedicated to certain fields.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are rigorous and that is to be expected of college level classes. However, they are not impossible to pass, it takes plenty of time and dedication to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with the mindset to learn. There are many things to get involved with and most of the learning doesn't have to be in a classroom. Be ready to wear Purple and Gray and wear it proudly becomes everyone on campus will do the same thing.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas is a 4 out of 5 school. Everyone that attends is there to learn and you can feel it in the atmosphere. There is an understanding that education is above all else.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports!

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    Love dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take some can be rigorous! but you will learn so much more than you ever expected!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus! You will have the time of your life!

    In three sentences

    I love UCA! There are so many opportunities to get involved. Teachers are always willing to help and everyone is very personable.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Could use a lot of work

    Greek Life

    There are numerous Greek opportunities there.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join bear den!!!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to be in a large student but don't just want to be a number should definitely consider coming to Uca

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library is not just a study place but it's like a party and hangout spot. Very unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes yes yes!

    What to do for fun

    There's always somewhere to go. Shopping. Go karts. Movies. Little rock. Russellville.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty soon, student center and cafe food get old. Check out the downtown area for great food choices

    Dorm Life

    The best dorms are the ones that are suite style.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics go, Uca is challenging but not impossible to pass. You must stay on top of your homework and class work and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to UCA, make sure you get the 220 block plan. Also, the library is your friend. Go there a lot! Mainly realize why you are in college.

    In three sentences

    I am really pleased withy experience at UCA. It has the perfect mix of academics and social life. Plus it is in a very well populated and bustling city.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UCA P.D. is always available, I feel safe walking alone at night because there is always a patrol car driving around campus and there are also emergency telephones posted all over the campus. If a student ever feels threatened or feels uneasy about walking alone, he or she is encouraged to call the UCA P.D. to get an escort to his or her dorm. They take their job very seriously and are respected members of the UCA community.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, just get involved! Every dorm has intramural teams to join and face off in different events. If you want to go Greek, UCA has several different greek organizations to join that allow you to meet people, get involved in your community, and hold leadership positions! There are so many different clubs at UCA to be a part of there is no reason for you to not have anything thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different food opportunities on campus. There is Christian Cafeteria, which alone offers the main entree as well as a selection of a deli, stir fry, hamburgers, and salad bar. There is also the Food Court in the Student Center which holds Quiznos (my favorite), Chic-Fil-A, Mooyas, Pizza Hut and an asian selection on food. There are also C-Stores in two separate locations where you can buy some groceries.

    Dorm Life

    I am a freshman and am staying in a dorm this year. Personally, I am not fond of the idea but that is probably because I was an only child growing up and I am not used to having to share a bathroom with 40+ other girls. If you are in a dorm, take advantage of the hundreds of people in your building and make friends. Most dorms have weekly events to have the residence of that hall interact!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at UCA are challenging enough that you will have to study the material to make A's and B's but easy enough that you will have time to be a college student and hang out with your friends and keep a job if necessary. The teachers are always willing to help out if you demonstrate need, but they will not remind you that you have assignments due every day. This is not high school and you will be held responsible for any and all assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school to attend for any major. Most of the professors are awesome and will help you out if you don't understand the material. Take as many concurrent credit classes your high school offers so you can jump right in to your major classes and don't have to spend a full year taking your basics! It is worth it. When you choose UCA, get involved in every social event there is. The people at UCA are friendly and we are as excited as you are to welcome you to our campus!

    In three sentences

    UCA is a great school and provides many opportunities for its students. Here, students are offered an array of majors and minors to choose from and can easily contact academic advisers if he or she needs help choosing what classes to take. There are also many different social opportunities, providing a great way to make friends, starting with 'Welcome Week' and lasting all throughout the remainder of the students stay at the University of Central Arkansas.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well lit at night and emergency phones are placed throughout the campus. Police are always patrolling the campus and parking lots and are willing to escort anyone who feels uncomfortable walking alone in the dark.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Actually have an on campus nature preserve. Great for undergrad biology research.

    What to do for fun

    Movie theater on the other side of town, a bowling alley, lots of restaurants, and Little Rock is only a half hour away. Always have parties being thrown at the frat houses. A few shopping complexes and a cute little downtown. A few parks (Toad Suck)

    Food and Dining

    Student center contains: Quizno's Sub Shop, Chick-fil-a, Mooya Burgers, Pizza Hut, and Asian cuisine (fried rice, sushi, etc.) All food here is excellent. Bear Den Sub shop: Hidden shop on a lower level of an academic building. Build your own sandwiches with fresher ingredients than Quizno's, baked potatoes and frito chili pie as well as breakfast foods All excellent. Caf: Salad bar never disappoints. Always have pizza and burgers available. Vegetarian choice is usually good. However, many of the main and side dishes can be a bit bland. Somewhat decent.

    Dorm Life

    Specifically in Arkansas Hall, the communal bathrooms are decent and cleaned frequently. Quiet hours are observed every night and are respected by all. The dorm is an excellent place to meet people and make friends. The communal kitchen and dining area are usually somewhat clean; for the most part, everyone cleans up their mess. There are study rooms or Nerd Nodes on every floor that are used by all. This is a co-ed dorm, however, the building is separated into two different wings; one for boys and the other for girls.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too difficult as long as you put aside time every day to simply look over readings and class notes. Papers are doable as long as they are started BEFORE the day before the deadline.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study throughout the semester for finals; they sneak up and before you know it they are the next week so to avoid stress don't start studying then. Make sure you actually attend class. Professors actually do teach (well, inform) and know about their field (not like some high school teachers). Whether you use it or not, tuition covers a gym membership so you may as well go!

    In three sentences

    UCA is an excellent school for traditional students; campus life is exciting and welcoming change from that of high school. The classes are small, engaging, and interesting. This university contains an exceptional and welcoming atmosphere.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCA has it's own special police force that constantly patrol the grounds. Safe all times day and night.

    Bang for the buck

    More than worth the money. Great experience so far.

    What to do for fun

    Ping pong, basketball, hanging with friends, playing games, Greek social events

    Food and Dining

    Little difference between meals day to day, but good alternatives in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, lively. Many awesome people who plan lots of activities and games. Never a dull moment.

    Academic Rigor

    Great selection of classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't slack off. Studying is everything. UCA gives you everything you need to succeed, you just have to take advantage of all of the opportunities given.

    In three sentences

    UCA has an excellent staff and many recourses to help with classes. Informative lectures, life tips and great people are everywhere. Very good college to attend.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isn much to do for fun here . We have a place called bears den that's across from campus that is pretty popular and has good pizza but if your looking for fun the best place to go would be little rock. The malls and everything are there and its only about a 30 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning on campus inst the best unless you have a meal plan where you can eat in the student center which has a variety of food places to go . They also have a c store which a mini grocery store which comes in handy at times . The only downside is that they are a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depending where you stay is ok I would advise to get an on campus apartment so you have your own space . That's only if you can handle that type of responsibility. when rooming on campus make sure you room with somebody you know because random roommates can be a pain .

    Academic Rigor

    Academics like i said in the first paragraph is really good they also help for those who feel like giving up after a semester they have a program for that. I was in the UCAN program and it put me back on the right track to graduate .Make you stay in contact with your teachers on a regular basis , this itself can always help out with grades .

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students Get Involved big time with some time of organization it will make your college experience so much better and it also helps when you graduate it looks great on a resume . use the library as one your main resources and take advantages of all the tutoring opportunities they have .There also a Starbucks in the library which is always an upside to studying

    In three sentences

    The university of central Arkansas i would rate 8 for there academics. Overall the campus is nice and the people are too .The teachers in my chosen major which was health education were really helpful and nice as well . The student services and resources that school offers are also pretty good . The only down side i would say is the price for tuition and fees .

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UCA PD has been trying to make themselves more approachable over the past year or so, which makes feeling like you can trust them much easier. They warn you when crimes are happening and remind you to lock up your rooms. Good folks right here.

    Clubs and Activities

    These are awesome for resumes, but it gets difficult to juggle these and your major in your higher level classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So there's this Undie Run where upperclassmen strip to their boxers and/or bras, and run around the campus at night. It's once a semester, I think.

    Bang for the buck

    But still try for scholarships because school is expensive and loans are the devil.

    Food and Dining

    I always heard about people hating the caf and getting bored with the student center, but I never had a problem with it.

    Dorm Life

    Two words: Fire alarms Necessary? Yes. Maddening at 2 am? You bet..

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get involved (in the campus/community--not questionable recreation that could get you kicked out.) 2. Go to class. Even if the professor doesn't take attendance, they still care whether or not you are there. Don't let their I don't give a hill of beans if you come or not crap fool you. 3. Don't take yourself too seriously. First time for everything, so don't be crushed by your first F, or the first time you forget your umbrella in the car and it starts pouring 5 minutes before you class lets out.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a wonderful blend of the fast-paced society we live in and the down-home feel of Arkansas living. The campus provides several different outlets of adventure and interest for students through clubs and organizations, meaning there's usually something for everyone. Plus, the professors actually care about you, which makes school insanely better than the alternative.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UCA has a really nice police force, but they are more concerned about parking and students drinking on campus than anything else. The crosswalks on campus have also been a new safety problem. There is a new brake for bears initiative by campus pd.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not an end-all at UCA. It is fantastic if you are involved, but if you are not, you don't feel like you are missing out. Like in most schools, there are sororities/fraternities who like each other and sororities/fraternities who don't like each other. There is not a lot of out-right hostility toward each other, but greek unity is slim.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus, and the student government is always open to new ones being formed. The only problem is getting students involved. Many new clubs fail, from lack of interest, but well established ones are so because there is a lot of on-campus involvement.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for non-traditional students and students that don't want to go too far from home. The entire school has a very home-y feeling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Welcome week, even though it is corny, is something you will never forget. All of the games and events that week help you get to know all of the people you will be attending school with for the next four years. During finals week, there is an undie run, during the middle of the week there is a facebook event sent around that tells you the time and place where everyone will be meeting to make a lap around the school in your most outrageous underwear. You could say that it helps relieve some of the finals week stresses.

    Bang for the buck

    UCA has a lot of opportunity for financial aid. With a good to exceptional GPA in high school accompanied with a decent ACT score, UCA will offer scholarships to you as a prospective student.

    What to do for fun

    The most fun, and the best way to meet people, is in the intramural sports teams. There are a lot: basketball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, softball, baseball, tennis, badminton, table-tennis, and the list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not so great. It is okay for the first couple of weeks, but as the year(s) go on and you learn what is good and what is bad in the caf, you figure out the good is mediocre and the bad can be just awful. The stir-fry line is okay. The omelet line is usually good. The panini maker usually makes a good sandwich. The salad bar is usually not so fresh. The homemade line is usually bad. Finally there is the fried line: it tastes pretty good, but your body will hate you for it.

    Dorm Life

    This varies drastically by which dorm you live in. Some halls like Conway and State Hall should be avoided at all costs, but others like Baridon and Bear Halls are very nice and help you to meet lots of your fellow students with there welcoming staff and friendly atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Average. There are some courses that will make you go nuts with the time spent in the library combined with the work-load, but then there are some courses that you just show up to receive an A. most courses are somewhere in the middle.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCA is a good school. Good, as in, not excellent but not poor. It is okay. If you are looking for something exceptional, you will not be impressed. If you are looking for somewhere to party, you will not be impressed. UCA has good financial aid and down-to-earth students. The course work is not ridiculously difficult, but it is not easy either. This is a middle-of-the-road school.

    In three sentences

    UCA is an average school through and through. It has some rigorous courses and some not so rigorous courses; it depends on your professors and your specific major. The social life on campus is average too-- if you know where to look, it can be fun.

  • 05/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are not a lot of options in Conway: Movie theater, bowling, dirty bars, fraternity/sorority parties that are busted before midnight, etc..

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT live in Carmichael Hall. Try to ONLY get DCB when choosing meal plans. Always check ratemyprofessors.com before registering for classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Arkansas has a beautiful campus. If you are into greek life, UCA has a lot of greek life. Downside about the campus is that it floods and the cafeteria food is only good on Bear Facts Days.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    UCA offers many events and opportunities for fun without leaving campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't awful on campus, but you will grow tired of it, especially in the cafeteria. The dorms all have kitchens so it wouldn't be too difficult to concoct a homemade meal occasionally.

    Dorm Life

    The state of the dorms on campus are typical. Housing and campus security have taken special measures to ensure student and faculty safety. RAs take special care to set up events throughout the school year like Halloween/Christmas parties or movie nights.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of your course-load depends on the classes and professors you take from. Some professors are difficult to please while others are ridiculously easy to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good school to attend especially if you are unsure of what you want to major in. The general education courses offer a variety of classes that really help you dive into your interests. There are many opportunities to get involved on campus so don't be afraid to sign up for different clubs and events.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a good medium-sized university. The campus and town are big enough that you'll see new faces every day, but not so big that it's overwhelming. Everyone on campus is friendly and willing to help.

  • 07/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call buttons almost everywhere, but it still feels a bit empty and sometimes unnerving at night.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're wanting to study film, this is great school. The faculty in the department are really helpful and understanding.

    What to do for fun

    Check your emails regularly (like once a day), and you'll find all kinds of things going on. Join a club, make friends. It's really not hard to find something going on on campus. And if you want to hangout with friends but not on campus, there's Bears Den Pizza across Farris St. This is where a lot of the students go since it's right next to the campus, and it's relatively cheap.

    Food and Dining

    There's the Christian Cafeteria and the Student Center. Never been in the cafeteria, but I've heard mixed reviews about it. Some say it's good on occasion and other say it's pretty good the entire time. The Student Center has a small convenience store then a food court, which can be quite crowded at certain times.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about it since I never lived in one, but it's pretty standard from what I've seen. Two people in a small room having to share and put up with each other, but it did look like each room has got it's own bathroom. However, if you can get into the Honors College dorms, you'll get your own room (looks kind of like an apartment).

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely more difficult than high school and junior college, but completely doable if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to have a basic idea where the buildings are located, because it is bigger than the average high school and junior college. This will help when planning your schedule, because you'll want to avoid having one class on one end of the campus then the class directly after it on the other end (getting across campus in under ten minutes can be a bit difficult).

    In three sentences

    They have a great faculty. They could be a little more organized and thorough when admitting new and transfer students. They have a challenging but doable curriculum.

  • 10/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel 100% protected on this campus. The police close all the gates around 10:00 p.m. only allowing one or two entrances on campus. I see the police cars everywhere on campus either driving or walking and monitoring. There are also multiple emergency buttons around campus if you're in trouble and need immediate help.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have yet to join any clubs but I will try to get involved with intramural soccer.

    Great for these types of students

    UCA is great for people who like to get close with the community they live in. Everyone i've talked to is friendly and open for discussion.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel very fulfilled here, education wise. I am learning the information I want and need to to become a elementary school teacher.

    Food and Dining

    I dislike the cafeteria because of the scarce selection. The student center has awesome food places like pizza hut, sushi, and quiznos. The dinning halls are great for space. There is always plenty of places to sit an plenty of space for big groups to meet at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not nearly as bad as I imagined. My roommate and I decorated our room to make a more homey feel. It's our personal sanctuary, great for studying and relaxing. There is hardly ever anyone in the bathroom while i'm in there and the showers are kept clean and have hot water.

    Academic Rigor

    I really have to slow down and step back and really process what is being taught to me. I learn a lot of new information every class period and I don't like to rush through lessons incase i easily misunderstand something.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a calming feel to it, making it less stressful while trying to make it to class on time. The size makes is super easy to commute from my dorm to any building in 10 minutes. My teachers are very willing to help me succeed and actually learn what they teach.

  • 10/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I see campus police all the time and feel very safe here.

    Greek Life

    Not involved myself but my current roommate is pledging and it appears to be quite time consuming. Just not for me but I know it's great for a lot of students

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't joined any yet. I wanted to get my bearings on time management

    Bang for the buck

    My sister is going to a much pricier college and I'm thrilled with what I'm getting for the money.

    What to do for fun

    My church has a Green House right off campus that's a lot of fun for me to go to when I just want to hang out, play some games, bonfires, music jams, pancake nights... but the school always has something you can plug into like movies, clubs to join...

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy eating more at the Student Center than the Cafeteria. That may change after a while but overall the food is decent. You can get creative and buy some supplemental items to make their selection even better.

    Dorm Life

    As I mentioned about take your time checking out the different options. Move in day was a total breeze with lots of volunteers to help. Look for a dorm where there is a good hang out space for a group.

    Academic Rigor

    So far I've been impressed by my professors and their knowledge of their subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definately check out the Bear Facts Days! Really ask around about the different dorm options. I didn't realize you can live in for example Short/Denney even if you aren't an ARTS major. Location is important but so is just the general vibe If you're an Introvert like I am, join a club or try to form a study group as quick as possible.

    In three sentences

    UCA is a beautiful and diverse campus that in my opinion is just the right size. The location is very convenient to shopping, nightlife, hospital & great dining. The faculty at UCA are very friendly and eager to help in any way.