Life in the Capital City
As a metropolitan research university, UALR is a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and is a major component of the city and state’s growing profile as a leader in research, technology, economic development, and job creation.
As the capital city of the Natural State, the greater Little Rock metropolitan area has a population of more than 850,000. Its central location means residents enjoy a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, including the River Market District, the Clinton Presidential Library, and the Arkansas Arts Center.
The city also boasts numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking Pinnacle Mountain, biking the Arkansas River Trail, and enjoying the Little Rock Zoo.
One of the key advantages of UALR being in Little Rock is that the city is at the center of everything. Its proximity to government, health care, finance and business, transportation, communications, and cultural organizations mean that UALR students have access to leaders and organizations that will help them throughout their education and career.
This proximity also helps UALR students land coveted internships in politics, medicine, media, engineering, technology, and other fields. This hands-on learning benefits students and provides them with real-world experience and vital connections.