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UALR Admission Requirements

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UALR and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,445 out of 4,363 applicants were admitted making UALR a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. University of Arkansas at Little Rock typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Arkansas at Little Rock is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UALR SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

University of Arkansas at Little Rock typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Arkansas at Little Rock admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >68%
1080 to 1190 Avg + 56%-68%
970 to 1080 Avg - 43%-56%
860 to 970 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 860 Low <31%
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UALR ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UALR?

Admission data indicates that UALR regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Arkansas at Little Rock admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >70%
21 to 25 Avg + 56%-70%
18 to 21 Avg - 45%-56%
15 to 18 Reach 34%-45%
Less than 15 Low <34%
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UALR GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UALR. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Arkansas at Little Rock was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UALR accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Arkansas at Little Rock students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 8.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.36% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.09% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.53% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.58% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.34% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.4% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas at Little Rock admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,875 1,488 4,363
Accepted 1,585 860 2,445
Acceptance Rate 55% 58% 56%
Enrolled 295 221 516
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 26% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
13

Applicants have 13 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Arkansas at Little Rock is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Arkansas at Little Rock and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Arkansas at Little Rock
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106245 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

FAQs

Does University of Arkansas at Little Rock prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to UALR. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to UALR. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1190. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.