About University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Founded in 1927, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. is a Public college. Located in Arkansas, which is a city setting in Arkansas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,814 full time undergraduate students, and 2,932 full time graduate students.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 441 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Arkansas at Little Rock include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate89%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range890-1100
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at UALR are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 40 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    74 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    67 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    96 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    102 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    103 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    102 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    103 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    103 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

44 Students rated University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Carolyn - 05/23/2023

I attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a student-athlete. I loved my time as an athlete. The athletic directors and coaches definitely cared about the student experience and held high expectations for learning before athletics. However, the facilities at the school were not the greatest. They are revamping a lot of the campus, though, and many areas are much nicer than when I first began attending here. The class sizes are great with a small professor-student ratio, most professors are willing to work with you and get to know you personally. The location of the school is in a more dangerous part of the city. I also always wished the amenities were better, like more student discounts and better restaurants on campus. We had a knock-off Starbucks until my junior year, and when they finally built that, they got rid of all the coffee and snack stands on campus except for one on the far side. And the convenience store on campus literally only sells junk food, cheese, and milk. Good luck finding an apple that isn't weeks old. Regardless, the education was fair and I made many friends. Little Rock itself isn't too bad, either (as long as you know the right places to go)!

Karla - 05/12/2020

I haven't started yet but I will be starting very soon

Kenya - 01/14/2020

UALR is a great school. I love how the school has available facilities after hours for studies and workout classes. Also the atmosphere on campus is strong, such as everyone participates every Thursday for spirit day. Lastly the business program is very helpful with preparing you for your future.

Tranita - 01/03/2020

its a great school to prepare you for the future. The people are friendly. the professors give out their phone numbers/emails so you can ask questions and respond quickly. The food on campus is pretty good and there are some fast food restaurants in walking distance to eat at when you get tired of campus food. Some classes are a little large, though.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 89%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    College is about learning, about friends, about community, and about making a difference. I gained all of this from my experience in college. My learning experience went above and beyond anything I had ever expected. It went above and beyond what I thought I was capable of. I will never forget my experience at this university and how it has helped me throughout my life and career.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst part about my school there is not a lot of school activites that don't focus on greek life.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Very friendly and wanting to learn everything they can.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How expensive college would be over the years. The amount of debt I'm having to rack up in student loans is scary. Also how much time and effort is needed to study for each class.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the professors. The professors are willing to help you if you ask to get a better understanding on the subject.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is very convienant for working students, parents, and those who are going back to college after a sufficient amount of time. During my undergraduate years Dr. Karen Kuralt was a great mentor advisor and professor. I would highly recommend UALR for anyone in the Little Rock or surrounding areas. The Faculty and Staff are always willing to lend a helping hand and I appreciate that so greatly.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is best known for it's accredited College of Engineering and Information Technology. The college is highly valued by workers across the United States. Hirers of engineering and technology jobs seek graduate students of the university for their expertise.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    UALR is unique compared to other schools because there is a high population of non-traditional students. I felt right at home at the university because of the teacher to student ratio, wonderful instructors, and helpful staff/faculty.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    There is no type of person who should not attend this school. It's a very flexible school with a wide range of plans of study. UALR is the perfect choice for someone who is hardworking, independent, and wants a good education. It is never too late to get an education.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    This college made a difference in my life. It made me buckle down and work for, not just knowledge, but a career. I left this University and felt prepared to face the challenges of my field. I felt that I could make a difference, and I believe that I did. I wouldn't be standing where I am today if it wasn't for UALR.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students wanting a higher educations, all age groups attend.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academically, I think its among the best. I'm a political science major, and I believe that we have some very impressive undergraduate professors of political science.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love it here. I love the people. I think if I had went anywhere else in Central Arkansas, I wouldn't be as involved with the campus as I am here.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The biggest stereotype accompanies UALR is that most of us are over the age of 25, married, and have children. Our school is viewed as having only a few traditional students that attend. That is NOT true. At UALR, there is a big diversity between race and age groups. In fact as a freshman that transferred straight from high school to college, I have seen an overwhelming amount of students that are in my age group 18-20. In all my classes, there have been maybe 2 people over 25 and non over 60. Even though our institution supports the continuing education of non-traditional students by the Adult Student Advocacy, we are composed of mostly students coming straight out of high school seeking to further their education.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek and alumni

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    transfers who partied themselves out of other schools, elderly who go to school free because the state pays for it, commuter college only, so their is no social scene

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  19. What's the Greek scene like?

    The Greek Scene is very divided and has far too little collaboration, but they are the biggest force on campus when it comes to African American students. Predominantly white Greek life is more cohesive and less combative.

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  20. Tell us about your professors.

    Most of my professors have been a great influence to my life. They teach you the importance of the subject of what ever you are majoring in. Now I only had a few professors I had trouble with such as the class not being organized, the expectations are high, and I had to make an appeal in those classes. Overall, the professors are great. You just have to work really hard and create a network with them.

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go to this school, because it was closer to the center of business, politics, culture, and education for my state. It offered an opportunity to be around professional who work in the fields that they instruct rather than teaching the hypothetical. The professors are constantly looking at opportunities and advancing their careers, so they are more in tune with the state of economic opportunities offered both locally and abroad, so you can expect a realistic view of the job market upon graduation.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending University of Arkansas at Little Rock receive some sort of financial aid. 58% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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