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University of Arkansas at Little Rock


In 1927, Little Rock Junior College opened to provide college-level courses to central Arkansas citizens who wanted and needed access to higher education. In its first year, “Jaycee” – as students would soon refer to the new college – met at Little Rock Senior High School and enrolled approximately 100 students paying five dollars per semester hour for the college’s two-year liberal arts program.


Coursework blends critical thinking with real-world experience, providing a springboard for internships and later careers in such in-demand fields as nursing, engineering, data quality, criminal justice, and education. 


Whether it’s building a better tomato or looking into cancer treatments, students get an opportunity to work alongside faculty and put their knowledge to use in UA Little Rock’s state-of-the-art research facilities. Additionally, they are tackling big data for businesses and curating historical collections for the world to see.


The UA Little Rock Career Center is here to help UA Little Rock students and alumni prepare for internships and jobs. We will work with you to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to be successful.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

The mission of the Office of International Student Services (OISS) is to actively promote international and intercultural understanding and to cultivate a mutual commitment and support for international education throughout the campus community.

Housing services

Once you have your student visa, quickly secure your living arrangements in Little Rock. You can choose to live either in campus housing or in an off-campus apartment. You can also request temporary housing for a few days if needed. Once you’re settled in, we’ll give you a list of living essentials for your dorm room or apartment.

UALR offers a variety of housing options to meet the needs of the diverse student body. Apply for housing through the Office of Student Housing.

Library services

Ottenheimer Library collects, organizes, and provides access to information resources and library services that enrich and support the University’s research and teaching mission, foster intellectual development, and promote academic excellence.

ICT services

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Campus life

Welcome to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Our campus is where students gather to learn, study, play, and interact. Stretching over 250 tree-covered acres in Little Rock’s midtown area, the main campus is home to more than 50 buildings, including many with LEED designations for their energy efficiency.

The purpose of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Campus Recreation is to provide opportunities for a diversified population to recreate, exercise, and socialize through variety of programs.  Campus Recreation help stimulate student learning and development as well as enhance the quality of life for the students, faculty, and staff.

Sports facilities

Fitness & Wellness Classes– Offers approximately thirty (30) group exercise classes, personal programming, personal training, incentive programs, personal assessments, and CPR/First Aid classes during the academic year.

Intramural Sports – Offers approximately fifteen (15) individual and/or team sports during the academic year.

Outdoor Adventures– Offers students the opportunity to experience the outdoors through the rental of camping equipment.

Special Events– Offers opportunities for leisure, education, socialization, fitness, and fun through a variety of alternative events.  

Student clubs

The vice chancellor of student affairs is responsible for student life on campus and has delegated the responsibility for coordinating and implementing non-academic university policies and regulations affecting student life, student organizations, and student activities to various offices. Student organizations are responsible and governed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Behavior (Code).

UA Little Rock Rock was recently reaffirmed for accreditation on the Open Pathway by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is a regional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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