University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1200 North University Drive
City Pine Bluff
State Arkansas
Zip 71601
Phone 870-543-8000
Total Enrollment 3040
Motto Quality Education with a personal Touch
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location The city of Pine Bluff is located on the Arkansas River, which provides an exciting variety of water recreation, including boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. The Southeast Arts and Sciences Center and the Convention Center are home to the area’s cultural and pop entertainment. Pine Bluff is located 45 miles southeast of Little Rock and 150 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.
History The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institution founded in 1875 as the Branch Normal College. The first classes were taught to 7 students in a rented frame building in Pine Bluff. In 1882, the state erected a two-story brick building on a 50-acre lot in suburban Pine Bluff. Between 1881 and 1894, ten Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded. From 1894 to 1929, Branch Normal College operated as a junior college. In 1927, several significant changes took place: first, the governor appointed an independent board of trustees; second, the state legislature appropriated $275,000 to begin building a new campus just outside the city. Finally, funds from the General Education Board and the Rosenwald Fund, totaling $216,000, were donated to aid the project. In 1929, the school became known as Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N). In 1933, Arkansas AM&N was certified to grant baccalaureate degrees. Two aggressive building programs begun between 1935 and 1940 resulted in the campus doubling in size by the late 1960s. Additions included academic and administrative buildings, student service facilities, additional living quarters for faculty members and students, and an expansion in services and research facilities at the 220-acre College Farm and Agri-Lab. On July 1, 1972, Arkansas AM&N merged into the University of Arkansas System and was renamed University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. As a land-grant institution, UAPB is committed to providing high-quality educational programs in the agricultural sciences as well as the arts and sciences. UAPB works to recruit students who are from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. ACCREDITATION University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and master’s degrees.
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Accrediation University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and master’s degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $2523 (in-state); $5045 (out-of-state) Room and board: $1864 (room); $2015 (board) Special fees: $502 Books: $800 Total cost: $7716 (in-state); $10,226 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2523
Out of State Tuition 5045
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 85 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $7,240,423 Financial Aid Specific to the School The Academic Challenge Scholarship Program is available to high school graduates who enroll as first-time students at the University, have completed the recommended precollegiate core curriculum, and meet criteria established by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Academic scholarships are awarded to students who are residents of Arkansas and have scored 21 or better on the ACT or rank in the top 10 percent of the class. The scholarships are for tuition only and are available for a maximum of eight semesters. Army ROTC scholarships provide two- and three-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact the ROTC Office.
Financial-Aid Deadline July 1 (fall); December 15 (spring); continuous notification.
Admission Deadline Open admission.
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 21 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 natural science, 3 social sciences, 2 foreign language, ˝ oral communications, ˝ physical education, ˝ health and safet, ˝ fine arts and 4 electives; official high school transcript; minimum C average; composite ACT score of at least 19; proof of immunization. No application fee required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 62 semester hours for an associate degree and a minimum of 124 semester hours for a bachelor’s degree; completion of core requirements, including 6 English, 11 science, 9 social sciences, 6 humanities, and 5 physical education; satisfy English proficiency by junior year; complete comprehensive exam in major field; minimum 2.0 GPA.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 3,040 In-state: 2,508 Full-time undergraduates: 2,610 Part-time undergraduates: 364 Graduate students: 66 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 2,837; Asian, 22; Caucasian, 172; Hispanic, 6; Native American, 1; Other/Unclassified, 2
Diversity 194
Student Life Campus Regulations: Mandatory two-day college orientation session for freshmen and transfers; cars must be registered. Campus Services: Health center; personal and psychological counseling; career counseling and placement; student employment services; remediation; tutoring; post office; testing service for ACT, CLEP, GRE, NTE, and GMAT; religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band, and chorale. Annual events include the candlelight march, concert, and other programs commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the month of January. Spring Emphasis Week, the Women’s Day Convocation, and Black History Month are celebrated each year. Students may get involved in the Arkansawyer (student-run newspaper) or the Lion, an annual student publication supervised by a faculty adviser. The Lyceum Program provides concerts, art exhibits, lecturers, and dramatic presentations. The Student Union Governing Board works to create and improve the University’s social, cultural, and recreational atmosphere and serves as an advisory board to the director of the student union. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government Association or the various other clubs and organizations on campus. Greek-letter sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa. Honorary societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: 1,000 housing spaces, including a new student dorm and newly remodeled dormitories. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 213 Student-teacher ratio: 19:1 Full-time faculty members: 188 Part-time faculty members: 25
Athletic Program The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I-AA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, and track and field; women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, flag football, handball, racquetball, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, North Cedar Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601; Telephone: 870-575-8676 or 8675; 870-543-8114 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Two summer semesters.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art Education, Criminal Justice, English, Fashion Merchandising, French, French Education, Gerontology, History and Government, History Education, Home Economics, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Drama, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theater Arts Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Animal Science, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Science, Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Finance, Fisheries Biology, Hospitality and Food Service Management, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Music Education, Nursing, Parks and Community Recreation, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Education, Physics, Pre-engineering, Recreation Education, Restaurant Management, Special Education, Trade and Industrial Education Master's Degrees: Elementary Education, English Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Education, Social Studies Education
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