- Founded: 1927
- Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
- Status: Public research university
- Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Colleges: Six, plus a law school and a graduate school
- Academic programs: 126 undergraduate, 59 graduate
- Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
- Campus: 50-plus buildings on 250 acres
- Conference: Sun Belt
- Mascot: Trojan
UALR’s focus on an immersive education, flexible learning opportunities, research, and internships put students on a path to success while broadening their worldview. Our location and our academic variety – more than 130 programs in all — are just two of the many reasons students choose to attend college here.
Who we are
UALR is a public four-year institution that is committed to its metropolitan research university mission. We are committed to building a cultural community and a driving force of the city and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, economic development, and job creation.
Our student body
UALR is a great fit for a wide range of students, from high school graduates and transfers to nontraditional and international students as well. Nearly 12,000 students attend UALR, coming from nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 75 countries. Part-time students made up 5,665 of the student body in 2014, while full-time students numbered nearly 6,000.
Where we are
Located in the booming Midtown district of Little Rock, UALR is uniquely poised as as college because of its proximity to state government and global businesses in Central Arkansas. Just minutes from the Clinton Presidential Library and Pinnacle Mountain State Park, UALR offers the best of both culture and nature. Internships with such major companies as Acxiom, Caterpillar, Dillard’s, and Stephen’s Inc. are possible here.
UALR boasts four residence halls and an apartment-style living community. A majority of freshmen live on campus in West Hall, and many upperclassmen, including student-athletes and international students, live in University Village. Students can enhance their residential experience by joining a Living Learning Community, which connects the classroom with the dorm room.
There is immense value in a UALR education. We want to partner with all students to make this an achievable and affordable goal. Our financial aid packages, payment plans, and scholarship programs are second to none within the state of Arkansas in assisting students realize their educational aspirations.