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University of Arkansas--Little Rock is a public institution that was founded in 1927. It has a urban setting and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Arkansas--Little Rock's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,854 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,066 (2012-13).
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UALR is situated in the heart of Little Rock, which received the No. 1 ranking of "America's 10 Great Places to Live" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in July 2013. A metropolitan university on the move, UALR offers a dynamic research institution where students find unique learning and internship opportunities provided through one-of-a-kind connections to the state's thriving capital city. With more than 100 undergraduate programs of study and 60-plus graduate programs, UALR suits many academic interests - and an equal number of social and service organizations as well.
UALR seeks 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.
In the Carnegie Foundation's national classifications, UALR is in the "doctoral/research intensive" category and is a university in which faculty and staff have generated more than $20 million annually in external research funding since 2001.
Although the university continues to serve a diverse non-traditional student body, it shed its image as a strictly commuter campus when the first residential housing was offered in the 1990s. Today, students have a variety of modern housing options to meet their needs including apartment-style housing and the newly constructed West Hall, which received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification of Gold.
UALR students take advantage of numerous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, one of which is the prestigious Donaghey Scholar designation. Those selected as Donaghey Scholars are awarded $80,000 over a four-year period, which includes tuition and a stipend, as well as a funded study abroad experience, a laptop, and assistance toward student housing.
Students come from across Arkansas, 43 states and represent 62 foreign countries. With more than 100 student organizations, the UALR Office of Campus Life provides student support services for many interests. Greek organizations and annual celebrations offer ways to socialize with peer groups. The Student Government Association and the University Program Council provide opportunities for leadership development.
UALR is home to the Trojans, a non-football member of the Sun Belt Conference offering six men's and nine women's varsity sports. The Trojan men and women's basketball teams, as well as volleyball team, play to packed crowds in the Jack Stephens Center, a state-of-the-art facility seating 5,600.
As a metropolitan campus, UALR places a significant focus on community involvement and addressing the challenges faced by people living in urban areas. The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, the Institute of Government, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Nanotechnology Center, and the Institute for Economic Advancement are just a few of the areas that serve broader publics. In addition, the university shares its intellectual resources to help solve community problems and promote "public service" as an important faculty role.
Although UALR has grown to six colleges, the Clinton School of Public Service near the Clinton Presidential Library and the Bowen School of Law, it is still small enough to enjoy a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
When applying to University of Arkansas--Little Rock, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 9. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 99.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||99.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 9|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62 percent.
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University of Arkansas--Little Rock is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Arkansas--Little Rock offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Arkansas--Little Rock also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Arkansas--Little Rock, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Arkansas--Little Rock.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,854 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,066 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,755 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data