University of Arkansas at Little Rock Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Description:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is a public university made up of seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Professional Studies, Science and Mathematics, Law, and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Business is the most popular among undergraduates. The university has an open admission policy and a learning resource center to support students who may need help with college success skills. In athletics, the UALR Trojans are a non-football member of the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,891 (9,575 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 51% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,061 (in-state); $19,499 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,715 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,578
  • Other Expenses: $3,804
  • Total Cost: $23,158 (in-state); $34,596 (out-of-state)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,978
    • Loans: $5,518

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Construction Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, English, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Mission Statement:

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"The mission of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to develop the intellect of students; to discover and disseminate knowledge; to serve and strengthen society by enhancing awareness in scientific, technical, and cultural arenas; and to promote humane sensitivities and understanding of interdependence. Within this broad mission are the responsibilities to use quality instruction to instill in students a lifelong desire to learn; to use knowledge in ways that will contribute to society; and to apply the resources and research skills of the University community to the service of the city, the state, the nation, and the world in ways that will benefit humanity."