UA Little Rock: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to UA Little Rock, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown UA Little Rock statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out University of Arkansas at Little Rock on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to UA Little Rock, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at UA Little Rock

What are your chances at UA Little Rock?

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    *gpa score is required

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

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s average GPA is 3.19. University of Arkansas at Little Rock does require GPA. University of Arkansas at Little Rock is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of UA Little Rock application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.19 to 3.35 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.35 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. University of Arkansas at Little Rock may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on UA Little Rock’s campus. These UA Little Rock admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s acceptance rate?

    Last year University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s acceptance rate was 89.83. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 90.0 % 75.0 % 89.83 %

    As you can see, University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into UA Little Rock - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at UA Little Rock?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at UA Little Rock or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does University of Arkansas at Little Rock Require Test Scores?

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock SAT Requirements

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s average SAT score is 995 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether University of Arkansas at Little Rock is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 470 540 505
    Reading 420 560 490
    2019 Total 890 1100 995
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s average SAT score is 995. To be a competitive applicant for University of Arkansas at Little Rock your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 890, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider University of Arkansas at Little Rock a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1100.

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock ACT Requirements

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s average ACT score is 65. To be a competitive applicant for University of Arkansas at Little Rock your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 56, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider University of Arkansas at Little Rock a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 75.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 18 24 21
    Reading 19 26 22
    Writing 19 25 22
    2019 Total 56 75 65
    2018 Total - - -
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    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into University of Arkansas at Little Rock from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Neither required nor recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into UA Little Rock

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into UA Little Rock. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at UA Little Rock, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with UA Little Rock admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 995 on the SAT or 65 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.19.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with UA Little Rock’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If University of Arkansas at Little Rock values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Little Rock has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. University of Arkansas at Little Rock wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Little Rock area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. UA Little Rock needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows University of Arkansas at Little Rock something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your UA Little Rock app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that UA Little Rock’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at UA Little Rock?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at UA Little Rock or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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