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UALR Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into UALR and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,329 out of 2,019 applicants were admitted making UALR a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Arkansas at Little Rock typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

UALR ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
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 19
ACT Scores for University of Arkansas at Little Rock
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 2019 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 >77%
22 to 25 Avg + 66%-77%
19 to 22 Avg - 53%-66%
16 to 19 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 16 Low <40%
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UALR GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.18
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about 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 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 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 66% 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
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

75% of University of Arkansas at Little Rock freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Arkansas at Little Rock students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Arkansas at Little Rock admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,256 763 2,019
Accepted 828 501 1,329
Acceptance Rate 66% 66% 66%
Enrolled 342 242 584
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 48% 44%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
185

Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2021 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?

66% 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 ACT score is required for University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.