University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- 4 Year
- LITTLE ROCK, AR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Reviews
Rating 3.57 out of 5 900 reviews
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The administration of UA Little Rock does not work to better the experience of the students. They have intentionally raised "fees" so that tuition and board stay the same price, allowing the school to make more money off of scholarships and grants. The school is very unsafe.
I like the educational setting of the university. However, as a college student, I should have a better college experience on campus if I pay all of this tuition. There should be better campus activities available for students to make it more enjoyable and less dreadful.
There is a great deal of diversity on campus, and several places to go or participate in if one keeps up with their email newsletter. But cost is extremely steep for what you're getting out of this place, and housing is horrendous when you need to get on the wifi to complete assignments. They do not do a good enough job to remind regular students about sports games going on or plays from the theater majors either. Sodexo is still terrible but World of Wings has become the better alternative than the Trojan Grill that was before it. I'd advise not going here if only to save your money. Take a trade or learn firsthand from workshops. A highly stressful environment.
I loved the small campus and small class sizes, but the university as a whole is only focused on the money that they can get from their students. Scholarship funding is being cut, clubs are losing funding, and the administration cares very little for their students. The wifi rarely works. Parking is a joke. The food is terrible and overpriced. It's also in a very poor part of Little Rock where crime is very high. The immediate area surrounding the campus is very dangerous.
I would like to see improvements in all areas at the UALR campus especially in academics and safety of the campus.
Our school is located in a bad area. We have had shootings two streets away from our campus as well as robbery on campus . Security most of the time is never around . We have emergency locators in every area on the campus but couple of months we heard they do not work. I'm not sure if they have been fixed yet. I feel comfortable walking in a group than alone especially at night leaving the library. Crime usually happens not on campus but near it . Hopefully this year will be a better turn around.
I go to UALR and I honestly think it's okay. I have to live at home because of my parents and have to go home right after classes end, so I don't necessarily like it. It's so boring to me and I won't/can't have any fun experiences. I want to transfer for the second semester and I need scholarship money for that.
I feel like it was complicated to understand, and they were always too busy to help you. If it weren't for family and friends I would have missed out on alot of financial aid.
It could be worse, but the food is nasty.
It bad finding out the last minute that you don't have enough financial aid to pay for school
Its no unity and the school is so diverse
Houses are cheap/affordable and spacious for students in the neighborhood surrounding UALR, but there are a couple problems. The first being SAFETY! Students are frequently robbed, mugged, beaten, and generally hassled throughout the semester when they walk around the outskirts or even on campus. All you have to do is open the campus newspaper to read about the most recent assault on a student or professor. That aside, the neighborhood is historic and beautiful (especially in the Fall, hence it's name Oak Forest) but students are discouraged from living off campus because the area feels unsafe. Also, UALR instituted a new rule a couple years ago that all incoming Freshman must live on campus in new dorms that they recently built. Students are not allowed to park in the surrounding neighborhood either, which creates an insular atmosphere that discourages interaction with the community. In terms of cost and convenience, off-campus living at UALR could be really nice and affordable for students. BUT.. safety if a concern.
Its like a prison at first but once you get use to it its not big deal. Just go with the flow.
Getting Financial aid through the school is almost impossible unless you take a Student Loan. The scholarships are difficult to win, even if you are over qualified for them.
I don't live on campus, but I have plenty of friends that do. They hate it, saying that there is always a smell of smoke or pot in the halls, even though there is a "strict" no smoking rule. I have no idea from personal experience though.
I don't feel that the campus is strict enough on enforcing some of their rules.
They don't really do anything.