The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in 1927. UALR is organized into nine academic colleges and schools that grant undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 fields of study. UALR provides numerous activities and programs for it diverse student population. Martin Luther King Jr. Week, Black History Month and Harambee are a few campus activities that celebrate African-American culture and achievement. Of the countless student groups at UALR, the organizations geared toward African Americans include the Minority Business Student Association, National Association of Black Social Workers and the National Pan-Hellenic Council featuring all nine historically black fraternities and sororities. Since its start, UALR has been committed to the success of it students. It is the school’s mission to provide quality education and to generate a link between the campus and the community.

Location: Little Rock, AR

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $3,651-$3,905 (price vary with major)

Size: 13,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 24%

Percentage of Men: 40%

Percentage of Women: 60%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Certificate

Colleges/Schools: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Information Technology; Professional Studies; Science and Mathematics; Extended Programs; Graduate School; Law; Honors Programs

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma

     • Others: National Pan-Hellenic Council, African Students Association, The Caribbean Society, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, National Association of Black Social Workers

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: T. J. Holmes

City Life: Historical sites (Little Rock Central High School), farmer’s market, River Market District, art galleries, theater/performing arts, breweries, Hot Springs National Park, Crater of Diamonds, House of Blues, museums, River Trail, Sports Hall of Fame, shopping, dining. A little over two hours from Memphis, TN