High School Counselors: Helping students find their future

Why UA Little Rock University Profile Admission Standards Timelines & Deadlines Cost & Financial Aid Campus Living (Housing) Upcoming Events Campus Tours & Group Visits Materials Request Form

Counselor Updates 2020-2021

UA Little Rock Counselor Updates 2020-2021

The Undergraduate Office of Admissions has several announcements for high school counselors and staff who help high school students with their college search…

We Look Forward to Connecting
We know the vital role you play in helping students choose the college that best fits their style and aspirations. As we travel around the country and throughout the state of Arkansas, we look forward to connecting with you often.

2019 Counselors Luncheon Group Pic

Counselors Luncheon 2019

As you continue to advise your students during their college search, feel free to contact our admissions staff. We are happy to help! Our recruiters are available via email and phone and look forward to working with you.

Contact Your Recruiter

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Why UA Little Rock

At UA Little Rock, Trojans have the ability to define and meet their specific academic goals. We are dedicated to improving students’ lives and enhancing our communities. We are a leading urban and metropolitan university that engages the city, the region, and beyond through excellent teaching, research and partnerships. Use the Student Quick Guide to help students understand how to become a Trojan!

Student Quick Guide

Student Section at Jack Stephens Center

Maroon Mob at a men’s basketball game

A Diverse Environment to Support Any Student in Any Situation
We welcome everyone! Our students come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, which gives your students the ability to effortlessly assimilate into real-world workplace teams. Each student brings something different to UA Little Rock, and that’s what makes our academic community so strong.

You can play a large role in helping a student turn their passion into a major. Use our academic information while working with students throughout their college search process for a comprehensive list of majors, minors, concentrations and other programs.

Programs

Thriving City of Little Rock
With the culture and activities in Little Rock, our students always have something to do. The University’s engagement with the surrounding community gives Trojans the opportunity to make a difference through service. As the state’s center of business, government, and more, on-the-job learning is gained through clinicals and internships.

Current Job Posting for Students

David L. Briscoe - Faculty Excellence Award Winner

David L. Briscoe, Faculty Excellence Award Winner, talks about his experiences as UA Little Rock faculty

Faculty and Programs the Connect Students with Opportunities
The supportive and mentoring relationships students with faculty give UA Little Rock students the confidence to pursue their goals. With top programs and facilities, they graduate with the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to get a great job. Trojans earn experience through project-based and hands-on learning that make them stand out.

Faculty (YouTube)

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University Profile

Antique photo of John A. Larson, the founder and president of Little Rock Junior College, at his desk.
Founded:
1927
The downtown Little Rock skyline at night with the Junction Bridge covered in maroon lights.
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Applied science doctoral students, with Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, right, researching the heat tolerance of rice.
Status:
Public research university
Mass communications students in their Public Relations Campaigns course.
Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
The Engineering and Information Technology building next to the College of Business.
Colleges:
Three 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:
100+ undergraduate and graduate
Thomas Wallace, a senior instructor and program coordinator, teaching a small information science class.
Student-Teacher Ratio:
13:1
Student walking past the Ottenheimer Library, Student Union A, and the Donaghey Student Center.
Campus:
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.
Conference:
Sun Belt (Division I)
The UA Little Rock mascot, Maximus, running through a cloud of smoke with a Trojan flag at a basketball game.
Mascot: Trojan (named Maximus)

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Updated Admissions Standards

Admissions standards for freshmen have been updated, which are effective for students applying for Fall 2021 and beyond.

Freshmen with all of the following academic qualifications will be admitted:

  • 2.25 minimum GPA based on 4.0 scale, and
  • 15 ACT Subscores, or equivalent on other accepted college entrance exams.

Admissions for First-Time Freshmen Students

Additional Admissions Resources
View admissions for first-time freshmen and high school student students who want to take classes before graduation. We’re happy to work with denied students; they can continue to submit updated academic credentials to get admitted through the admissions application deadline.

Testing Services Resources
Walk-ins are not permitted in Testing Services. Students are required to schedule an appointment to test in the UA Little Rock Testing Center. However, scheduling an appointment is as easy as 1-2-3 using our online scheduler.

Office Links to Information
Undergraduate Admissions
Testing Services

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Fall 2021 Timelines & Deadlines

We know it can be difficult to keep track of the various timelines and deadlines for prospective first year students.

Date Deadline Office
Thursday, October 1, 2020 2021-22 FAFSA becomes available Financial Aid & Scholarships
Monday, February 1, 2021 Financial Aid Priority Deadline Financial Aid & Scholarships
Monday, August 2, 2021 Merit Scholarship Deadline Financial Aid & Scholarships
Monday, August 16, 2021 Admission Application Deadline Undergraduate Admissions
Monday, August 23, 2021 First day of classes Records & Registration
Monday, November 1, 2021 Financial Aid Final Deadline Financial Aid & Scholarships

Here are some calendars to help.

Admissions Deadlines Financial Aid Deadlines Academic Calendar Payment Information

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Cost & Financial Aid

Faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are committed to providing a quality education for our students at a good value. We want to partner with you to make higher education an achievable goal. Our financial aid packages, payment plans, and scholarship programs are second to none within the state of Arkansas in assisting students to realize their educational goals. We want your students to join the ranks of the thousands of Trojans around the world who have benefited from graduating from UA Little Rock and launching into gratifying careers.

Nearly 87% of UA Little Rock students receive financial aid each year. Funding for an education at UA Little Rock is available from federal, state, university and private resources.

Office Links to Information
Student Accounts (Bursar’s Office)
Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Campus Living (Housing)

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.

Move-inWe hope your students will choose living with us – their home away from home. Our freshmen residence hall rivals the best rooms and amenities for first-year students in the region.

Tour West Hall (YouTube)

Housing Application
Student can access the housing application after they have been admitted.

Housing Application

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Upcoming Events

Counselors Luncheon
We love spending time with our counselors and helping them learn more about UA Little Rock. The Counselors Luncheon allows counselors to connect with the offices that support their students before they enroll. Our stackable Counselors Excellence Scholarship is awarded to each counselor who attends, and you can award it to any admitted student of your choice!
Date: Fall 2020

Students walk to their academic sessions on a rainy Discover (2019)

Discover
Discover is a great chance for students to visit UA Little Rock and see all our campus has to offer. They might even win a scholarship! There’s no cost to attend. High school seniors can even apply for admission for free while here – saving $40! Students can representatives from academic majors, tour campus (including student housing), get help with the admissions application, and talk with current UA Little Rock students about Trojan life.  We hope you’ll join us for the biggest visit days of the year!
Date: Fall 2020

Explore
Join us for an open house before the Trojan basketball game. We’re offering quick walking tours of campus and short presentations about UA Little Rock. Representatives from admissions, financial aid, scholarship programs, campus living, transfer support services, and academic departments will have lots of advice about getting into college, smart ways to pay for school, and getting the most out of the college experience. After the reception, we’ll give you free tickets to the Trojan basketball game!
Date: Spring 2021

Events Calendar

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Campus Tours & Group Visits

We love showing students around campus! Take a look at the options you have to help students see what UA Little Rock has to offer.

Windgate Center

Windgate Center of Art + Design Lobby

Campus Tours
We are now hosting in-person Campus Tours! Students must preregister to participate, so we can ensure we do not exceed maximum capacity. These tours will be limited to 10 people, and everyone is required to wear a face mask.

Choose a Tour Date

Self-Guided Virtual Tours
Daily Self-Guided Virtual Tours can happen at any time! Take a look around campus in our Virtual Tour. We have videos and photos, so you’ll feel like you’re part of the campus community.

Access the Virtual Tour

Group Tours
Looking to bring a class or group of students to campus? Schedule a group tour. Our group tours include an admissions information session and a tour of campus. Reservations are required and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Masks are required for on-campus visits.

On-Campus Maximum Capacity
On-campus walking tours are only available to groups of 10 or less (including chaperones, drivers, etc). Virtual tours are available for larger groups or for groups who prefer an online experience.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Laxton at jelaxton@ualr.edu.

Request a Group Tour

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Materials Request Form

We are happy to send additional materials to our counselors! Please complete our form to request information materials. A typical standard packet includes one or two general information brochures, financial aid/scholarship information, and a poster. If you would like to request additional materials, please indicate below.

Materials Request Form

  • What to Expect

    A typical standard packet includes one or two general information brochures, financial aid/scholarship information, and a poster. If you would like to request additional materials, please indicate below.
  • Please note: We may not be able to complete all requests.

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