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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Overview

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a public institution located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The location of UA Little Rock is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Arkansas at Little Rock Known For?

1,747 Undergraduate Awards
$28,889 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UA Little Rock.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UA Little Rock has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#125 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#144 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UA Little Rock.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Construction Trades Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Other Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Biomathematics & Bioinformatics Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Other Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Social Work Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular American Sign Language Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Writing Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular English Language & Literature Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

Location of University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Contact details for UA Little Rock are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-569-3000
Website: ualr.edu/www/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ualr.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ualr

How Do I Get Into UA Little Rock?

You can apply to UA Little Rock online at: ualr.edu/admissions/application/

Admission Requirements for UA Little Rock

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UA Little Rock?

75% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, UA Little Rock may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UA Little Rock submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 580. Math scores were between 560 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock  ( 540 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock  ( 560 to 580 )
200
800
UA Little Rock received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

$28,889 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UA Little Rock is $28,889. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UA Little Rock, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,778 a year. That adds up to $27,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UA Little Rock is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,786 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,120 undergraduate students at UA Little Rock, with 3,786 being full-time and 3,334 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UA Little Rock

There are also 2,461 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,786 full-time undergraduates at UA Little Rock, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UA Little Rock

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas at Little Rock students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UA Little Rock Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 99
Black or African American 921
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 1,789
International Students 164
Other Races/Ethnicities 646

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at UA Little Rock. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2,338 Took All Classes Online
5,260 Took At Least One Class Online
9.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 19 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at UA Little Rock. In 2017-2018, 5,260 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UA Little Rock has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UA Little Rock

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 9.6%. This is the #1,360 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UA Little Rock regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UA Little Rock majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 14%
Construction Engineering Technology 10%
Education 15%
Engineering Technologies 21%
English Language & Literature 3%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 42%
Health Professions 4%
Health Sciences & Services 12%
Instructional Media Design 56%
Journalism 35%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 48%
Marketing 25%
Mathematics & Statistics 10%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 60%
Nursing 16%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 69%
Other Public Administration 16%
Public Administration & Social Service 8%
Romance Languages 20%
Special Education 33%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15%
Writing Studies 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UA Little Rock ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UA Little Rock.

Major Growth Rate Rank
American Sign Language #3
Construction Engineering Technology #4
Other Public Administration #6
Journalism #8
Romance Languages #13
Mathematics #20
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #24
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #29
Mathematics & Statistics #30
Information Science #31
Health Sciences & Services #32
Writing Studies #39
Social Work #40
Public Health #51
Communication & Media Studies #54
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #54
English Language & Literature #59
Instructional Media Design #74
Engineering Technologies #76
Communication & Journalism #82
Computer Information Systems #91
Teacher Education Subject Specific #111
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #112
Public Administration & Social Service #120
Accounting #138
Teacher Education Grade Specific #150
Educational Administration #155
Computer & Information Sciences #204
Criminal Justice & Corrections #218
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #248
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #250
Liberal Arts General Studies #250
Nursing #290
Education #371
Business Administration & Management #454
Health Professions #480

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 217 0 185 0 0 0 402
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 26 0 109 0 7 3 145
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 88 0 51 0 1 0 140
Social Work 0 0 0 34 7 87 0 128
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 57 5 62 0 124
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 124
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 3 0 0 22 28 28 0 81
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 34 12 26 7 79
General Biology 0 0 0 72 0 5 0 77
Journalism 0 0 0 54 1 10 0 65
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 29 1 34 0 64
General Psychology 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 59
Construction Engineering Technology 0 6 0 22 0 12 0 40
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 17 0 23 0 0 0 40
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 1 39 0 40
American Sign Language 0 23 0 15 0 0 0 38
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 37
Marketing 16 0 0 20 0 0 0 36
Special Education 0 0 0 5 22 9 0 36
History 0 0 0 30 0 5 0 35
Writing Studies 0 0 0 8 9 17 0 34
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Accounting 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 16 9 7 32
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
General English Literature 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 30
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 2 13 11 1 27
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 5 21 0 26
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Information Science 0 0 0 14 6 1 0 21
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 21
Chemistry 0 0 0 15 0 6 0 21
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 14 7 21
Sociology 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Public Health 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 3 13 0 16
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 14
Mathematics 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Anthropology 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
International Business 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Dance 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
Statistics 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Music 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Romance Languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Computer Programming 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Physics 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 25 401 5 1,316 142 520 160 2,569

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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