University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock can be found in Little Rock, AR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly nine thousand students are enrolled at UALR.

Many students at UALR scored between 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UALR average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. 66% of all students that apply are admitted to University of Arkansas at Little Rock, from which 44% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UALR Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Little Rock was reported as 65.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,020 college applications submitted to UALR. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UALR ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • UALR Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Arkansas at Little Rock, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.8%
  • 2017-2018: 74.6%
  • 2018-2019: 79.3%
  • 2019-2020: 65.8%
  • Projected UALR Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.2%

How Does UALR Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Arkansas at Little Rock is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hendrix College70.0%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff43.9%
Harding University61.3%
Ouachita Baptist University61.4%
Henderson State University75.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UALR (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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