University of Central Arkansas Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.57 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 33 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 11,754 (9,887 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $5,644 in-state; $10,018 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The Physical Therapy program at The University of Central Arkansas is one of the best in the nation. The instructors employ a rigorous and all-inclusive curriculum which allows students to be knowledgeable in all areas of physical therapy and client care.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2004

When I graduated, getting your Doctorate in Physical Therapy was a very new and exciting thing, and UCA was on the cutting edge as only the 6th school in the nation offering the DPT. I feel it successfully pioneered the way for other PT programs to grow and expand in our great state of Arkansas. Our PT program always wanted to be the best of the best, offering students the very best opportunities and experiences possible. The faculty were amazingly approachable and honestly cared that you learned the field thoroughly and enjoyed learning. While they did not make the program easy by any means, they ensured the students who "stuck it out" and studied hard really had a passion for their field. We were given many hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom to practice our skills with patients in need and many opportunities to volunteer with the surrounding communities. We had instructors who had a strong passion for their jobs and shared their experiences with us to help us learn. We were offered seemingly endless opportunities to work in a variety of settings as part of our hands-on training and were given fair opportunities to go and practice in clinicals where we wanted. The classroom and lab work adequately prepared us for clinical experiences and made me feel confident and comfortable working in new settings with a variety of documentation styles. The experiences and knowledge I gained from UCA's PT program made me a confident new employee right out of grad school. UCA's program would be an exceptional experience for anyone interested in PT school.
3.43 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2013

My graduate program was an excellent program with very professional instructors who guided me along the way. The only con of my graduate program is like many, there are few if any opportunities for financial aid outside of student loans.
4.57 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great program. This program has very knowledgeable faculty who are experts in their respective fields. This program provides great variety and expectations for clinical rotations. Overall, UCA's DPT program provides a perfect route for developing competent and effective entry level physical therapists upon graduation.
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Physical Therapy program at UCA is very dedicated to it's students and strives to create competent physical therapists. UCA PT program offers hands on experience while in the program and professors are always available for questions or guidance. All professors are dedicated to the success of their students and strive to help them in any way possible.
4.57 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

A great and very competitive school. An education from this program is highly respected in our field.
4.46 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The Physical Therapy program at the University of Central AR is exquisite and has very educated professors who are easily approachable and always willing to help.
4.79 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I believe one of the main pros of this program is the faculty and staff. Their knowledge and care for student success in incredible and makes the program fun! They make you feel like they are your colleague on a professional level! I believe the success of this program and its students is highly due to the faculty and staff!
4.89 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Professors are amazing! All the course work is awesome and everyone in class becomes a family. Great place to live and go to school.
4.07 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

This department offers a high quality education that emphasizes the integration of physical, psychosocial, and functional aspects of patient care. The program is highly involved with relevant clinical research and advocates for an Evidence-Based Practice approach to physical therapy.
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