Metal Sculpture on Campus Drive East near University Commons.

High school counselors: Helping students find their future

UA Little Rock’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 60 undergraduate programs in all — are just two of the many reasons students choose to attend college here.

Who we are

UA Little Rock is a public four-year institution that is committed to its metropolitan research university mission. We’re a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and a major component of the city’s and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

Our student body

UA Little Rock is a great fit for a wide range of students, from high school graduates and transfers to nontraditional and international students as well. Nearly 10,000 students attend UA Little Rock, coming from nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 75 countries.

Where we are

Located in the booming Midtown district of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is uniquely poised 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, we offer the best of both culture and nature. Our students earn prestigious internships at companies like Acxiom, Caterpillar, Dillard’s, and Stephen’s Inc.

We have 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.


There is immense value in a UA Little Rock 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. We offer in-state tuition for students in neighboring states and students can request an application fee waiver based on financial need.

University Profile

Antique photo of John A. Larson, the founder and president of Little Rock Junior College, at his desk.
The downtown Little Rock skyline at night with the Junction Bridge covered in maroon lights.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Applied science doctoral students, with Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, right, researching the heat tolerance of rice.
Public research university
Mass communications students in their Public Relations Campaigns course.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
The Engineering and Information Technology building next to the College of Business.
Five plus a law school and a graduate school
An art student painting in a class in the Windgate Center of Art and Design.
Academic Programs:
60+ undergraduate and 40+ graduate
Thomas Wallace, a senior instructor and program coordinator, teaching a small information science class.
Student-Teacher Ratio:
Student walking past the Ottenheimer Library, Student Union A, and the Donaghey Student Center.
50+ buildings on 250 acres
Women's basketball player, Ronjanae Degray, winning Female Athlete of the Year at the Sun Belt Awards Banquet in 2019.
Sun Belt
The UA Little Rock mascot, Maximus, running through a cloud of smoke with a Trojan flag at a basketball game.