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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Established: 1927

Enrollment: 13,119

Founded as Little Rock Junior College in 1926, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is Arkansas’s premier metropolitan university. UALR is committed to responding to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus, community and commerce. As a metropolitan campus, the university serves a different kind of student – about half are balancing families, careers and school. UALR is able to put its students in close contact with the state’s most influential leaders in government, business, industry, medicine and information technology because of its location in Arkansas’s capital city.

UALR offers more than 140 programs of study through six colleges and the William H. Bowen School of Law. This includes 10 doctoral programs, 45 master’s degrees, 23 graduate certificates, two professional degrees, 57 baccalaureate degrees, and four undergraduate certificate programs. UALR offers roughly 400 online courses ─ more than any public college or university in Arkansas.

With a student body comprised of traditional and non-traditional populations that reflect ethnic, racial, and socio-economic diversity, UALR attracts students from all over Arkansas, 43 other states and 75 foreign countries.

For the past three years, the university has enrolled more than 13,000 students, a notable accomplishment after raising admission standards twice during this time period. The new standards have helped the university raise its average ACT score of entering students by three points and raise its graduation rate. In spring 2010, UALR awarded a record 2,132 diplomas to 2,036 students.

UALR opened a new $35 million Engineering and Information Technology building in fall 2010, starting a wave of new construction growth that includes a $23.3 million residence hall that opened in fall 2011 and a student services one-stop center that opens in spring 2012. The nursing and health sciences facilities will be renovated in 2012.

UALR launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2005 and, despite the challenging economic climate, reached its $75 million goal a-year-and-half early. That goal has been extended to $100 million, which is close to completion.

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Total Tuition $16,447.00

School Information

  • 2801 S University Ave
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
  • (501) 683-7566
  • (501) 683-7567
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Midsize
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Common name(s): UALR|University of Arkansas-Little Rock|Arkansas Little Rock|

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Health, Other
Public Policy Analysis, Other
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, Other
Systems Engineering
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

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