University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Narrative Description

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2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Tel: (501)569-3000
Admissions: (501)569-3127
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Arkansas System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 150-acre urban campus. Endowment: $7.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 11,757. 2,531 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 5,733 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,597 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 43 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 32% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; protective services/public administration; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, proof of immunization. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4020 full-time, $134 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,500 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $935 full-time, $31 per credit hour part-time. College room only: $2850.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 104 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Ottenheimer Library plus 1 other with 3,998 serials and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.