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Colleges / University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Arkansas Little Rock Admissions

If you want to apply to Arkansas Little Rock, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 17 and the application fee is $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Arkansas Little Rock Admissions Stats at a Glance

Arkansas Little Rock 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 89%

Applying Early to Arkansas Little Rock?

University of Arkansas at Little Rock does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Arkansas at Little Rock

It is slightly difficult to get into Arkansas Little Rock. Arkansas Little Rock has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Arkansas Little Rock accepted 50% of all applicants, around 1,481 of the 2,980 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Arkansas Little Rock, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Arkansas Little Rock?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Arkansas Little Rock

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Arkansas Little Rock 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Arkansas Little Rock must submit the following items. Double check with Arkansas Little Rock's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements proof of immunization
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Arkansas Little Rock?

Students admitted to Arkansas Little Rock have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Arkansas at Little Rock, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 17.36%
3.50 and 3.74 20.09%
3.25 and 3.49 19.53%
3.00 and 3.24 14.2%
2.50 and 2.9 15.58%
2.00 and 2.49 4.34%

Arkansas Little Rock considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Arkansas Little Rock does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 0% of Arkansas Little Rock's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Arkansas Little Rock?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Arkansas Little Rock?

To be most competitive at Arkansas Little Rock, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Arkansas Little Rock's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Arkansas Little Rock students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to University of Arkansas at Little Rock

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Arkansas Little Rock. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Arkansas Little Rock during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Arkansas Little Rock Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Arkansas Little Rock?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Arkansas Little Rock.

Does Arkansas Little Rock accept transfer credits?

Arkansas Little Rock accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Arkansas Little Rock accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Arkansas Little Rock accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Arkansas Little Rock does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Arkansas Little Rock?

Arkansas Little Rock is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Arkansas Little Rock's acceptance rate?

Arkansas Little Rock's acceptance rate is 50%.

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Arkansas Little Rock Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Arkansas Little Rock? Arkansas Little Rock is a less selective institution. The Arkansas Little Rock acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.



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Arkansas Little Rock Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Arkansas Little Rock is Aug 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Arkansas Little Rock is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Arkansas Little Rock ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Arkansas Little Rock is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Arkansas Little Rock. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Arkansas Little Rock SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Arkansas Little Rock GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Arkansas Little Rock, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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