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.

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