University of Arkansas, Little Rock

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock (referred to as "UALR") was founded as Little Rock Junior College in 1927 by the Little Rock School District. In 1957, it became a private four-year university and changed its name to Little Rock University. However, in 1969 it went back to public status when it merged with and co-created the University of Arkansas System with its current name. Today, this public university in Little Rock, Arkansas is the second largest university in the state of Arkansas in terms of student enrollment.

Because the university is located in the state capital, students at UALR are able to benefit from and interact with leaders in business, government, medicine (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), industry, and information technology. Consequently, UALR is able to create links between commerce, community, and the campus which serve the whole community. UALR is a member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and is the state's only metropolitan university.

UALR has more than forty buildings and has a campus-wide wireless network, a speech and hearing clinic, cyber café, television station, radio station, art galleries, special learning facilities (which include a learning resource center), and a library which has more than 8,300 audiovisual forms and CDs, access to more than 2,625 periodicals, more than 700,000 microform items, and more than 500,000 volumes.


UALR offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs through one of its seven academic colleges, which include:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology
  • William H. Bowen School of Law.

Financial Aid

UALR offers scholarships for incoming, transfer, current and graduate students. Also available is a full suite of federal financial aid, including work-study, loans and grants.


Known as the Trojans, UALR athletic teams are a non-football member of the Sun Belt Conference. Sports include baseball, volleyball and women's soccer.

General Information

Admission Office

2801 South University Avenue

Administration South, Room 208

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 569-3127

(800) 482-8892

Fax: (501) 569-8956

Contact: Tammy Harrison

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

2801 South University Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

(501) 569-3000

Total undergrads: 9,195

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,195


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Landscaping A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B

Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Applied technology B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Sign Language Interpretation A,B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health B
Nursing (RN) A
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (501) 569-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,581
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,372 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,544
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,754
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,815

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 582
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 122
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21331
Construction Trades 1
Education 104123
Engineering 1511
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1331
English Language and Literature/Letters 121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 112
Health Professions and Related Programs 11532
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43111
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 121
Mathematics and Statistics 121
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 321
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 323
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 351
Grand total 3610584010

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,544
Out-of-state $21,754
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,594
Out-of-state $14,884

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 528 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 497 89% $7,815
Student loan aid 330 59% $7,142

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,454 54% $8,019
Federal student loans 3,593 43% $8,524

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Arkansas at Little Rock students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,019 763 1,256
Percent admitted 100% 66% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 32% 27%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,581
Undergraduate enrollment 7,120
Graduate enrollment 2,461

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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