At UALR, there is no question about our mission – to educate students to work and live in the complex, diverse, technological world of the 21st Century. Our role as a metropolitan university is not solely about location. It is about extending academic resources to strengthen the community, state, and region for mutual benefit.
Seven colleges and schools offer more than 100 degree programs in liberal arts, business education, information science and systems engineering, law, professional studies, science and mathematics. UALR also offers graduate education – in fact, the graduate program is one of the fastest growing in the state.
Through partnerships with Central Arkansas business, medicine, and government, UALR creates a unique learning laboratory balancing traditional classroom methods with real-world learning experiences. The urban setting also positions UALR students to help meet community needs through service learning projects. Students who embrace UALR’s commitment to service develop leadership skills and discover a deeper, richer, and more profound meaning to their college educations and to their lives.
Our faculty members are pioneers in their field. Real professors who care about their student’s success teach UALR classes. And, with a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and an average class size of 16 students, your child will be more than just a face in the classroom.
Students who want to get involved may choose from one of the 100 plus student organizations and clubs offering opportunities for leadership, student development, and social experiences. Central Arkansas offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, including Little Rock’s River Market District, the Clinton Presidential Library, entertainment and cultural options, and the Natural State’s excellent outdoor activities.And you can be assured that the safety and well-being of your child is of paramount importance to the UALR faculty and staff, and we have a record to prove it. UALR is one of the safest campuses in the Southern region of the U.S., according to campus crime statistics that are required by law to be compiled and published annually by U.S. colleges and universities.
UALR is dedicated to putting students’ best interests first. We hope you will join us in your pursuit for a bold and prosperous future.