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
- Social Sciences
- College of Professional Studies
- College of Science and Mathematics
- Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology
- William H. Bowen School of Law.
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.
2801 South University Avenue
Administration South, Room 208
Little Rock, AR 72204
Fax: (501) 569-8956
Contact: Tammy Harrison
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Total undergrads: 9,195
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,195
College has an application fee: No
Percent applicants admitted: 88%
Agriculture & Related Sciences
Arts, Visual & Performing
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
English Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Philosophy & Religion
Public Administration & Services
Security & Protective Services
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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