University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Arkansas


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.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Construction Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, English, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Pubic Health

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 11965
Total Grad Students: 1499
Undergraduate Students: 10466
Faculty: 513

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 4%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 14%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2801 S University
Little Rock Arkansas 72204


Main Email:

Main Phone: 501-569-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Keesha Bryant
Associate Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Cynthia Dedner
Administrative Coordinator, Office of Admissions
501.569.3127 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Allyson Hughes
International Student Coordinator, Office of International Students

Athletics Contact:
Chris Peterson
Director of Athletics , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Freshman transfer must have a GPA of 2.50.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock will accept grades of D for transfer credit, with conditions. Please refer to their Admissions page for specifics.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Freshman transfer must submit ACT/SAT scores taken within the last 5 years with an ACT composite score of at least 21 or equivalent SAT score of 990.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letter of Good Standing from current institution.

Essay(s) required:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
A $35 non- refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Freshman Transfer is one that previously attended at another instituition and transferring less than 12 semester hours. Regular Transfer is one that previously attended another institution and transferring more than 12 hours.

Fall Deadline:
August 13

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 25
English 20 26
Math 18 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 96%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -96%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1574

Other Expenses: 3766

Room and Board: 8246

Tuition and Fees: 16447

Total Cost: 30033

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6937

Total Cost – In-State: 20523

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
UALR offers aid from various sources including federal and state governments, colleges, and private organizations, to help you pay for your studies. Financial aid and scholarships are meant to supplement your family's ability to pay for college costs.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4903

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 43%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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