University of Arkansas-Little Rock

2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, United States
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Overview of University of Arkansas-Little Rock

About this school

U Arkansas at Little Rock is a public institution. It was founded as a junior college in 1927, became a private, four-year college in 1957, and joined the state university system when it merged with the University of Arkansas in 1969. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Professional Studies, and Science and Engineering Technology and the School of Law. Its 150-acre, predominantly modern campus is located in southwest Little Rock.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,384
    • Men:3,823 Men (40.7%)
    • Women:5,561 Women (59.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Arkansas at Little Rock is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2801 South University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Phone
(501) 569-3127
Fax
(501) 569-8915
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 1,751 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 1,032 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 719 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.21
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,430|Out-of-state: $21,431 (61.51%)
  • Room & Board: - $5,900 (38.49%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Arkansas at Little Rock accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001161
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
759 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
474 (62.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
474 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$13,731
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 469 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,736
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 401 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,875 (84.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,520 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,520 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$13,138
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,496 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,482
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,572 (62.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


453

Part-Time Faculty


287

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 46% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Arkansas at Little Rock provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


8.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


18.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


24.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (54)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Systems Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (49)


  • Adult Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public History
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


196,537

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


229 acres

Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


2% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Trojans
School Colors
Silver and maroon

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, university program council, housing activities council, international student organization, panhellenic council

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,921

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,384
Women
5,561
Men
3,823

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 27.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.5% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


2.4%

Average Age


27

Number of Graduate Students


2,261

Student Resources

Study resources