Campus Dining

Location
Little Rock, AR
Undergrads
5,749
Tuition (in-state)
$16,066 ($6,854)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
University of Arkansas
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Reviews

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are very limited choices for on campus dining, which is why I bring my food and drinks when I need to.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: Every time I go into the cafeteria I have to go to the Taco Bell on campus because they have nothing. It all costs the same 8.50 but you don't get anything but mush if there is anything at all.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I don't normally eat on campus, but what I have eaten seemed to be okay. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. It was cheap, although it could be cheaper since we are college students after all. There was a pretty big variety of what you can get. I did like that about the food.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't dine on campus much.

1 College Junior

Campus Dining: I will attest that our campus has multiple dining options, but our dining cafe is not the best. I myself am a vegetarian and I feel that we are overlooked when it comes to options. The vegetarian/vegan bar has two choices and the options that we do have are tasteless/flavorless and I will not eat them. I am reduced to eating cheese pizza everyday because I am required to buy a meal plan since I live on campus. I don't agree with this policy.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 755th
    Best Quality Food
  • 868th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 922nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 924th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 999th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The University offers a variety of food—with everything from convenience stores to restaurants and coffee shops around campus, UALR takes care of its students' appetites. Students can grab a quick snack on their way to class or sit down and eat lunch with a friend. The student center has a Quiznos, Taco Bell, Starbucks, and Diamond Café, which offers sushi, fruit, down-home cooking, burgers, and fries. Diamond Café is a student favorite because not only does it cater to students' hunger but is also a nice place to socialize. Some students come here just to hang out without eating anything! There is also a food joint in the College of Business and Engineering, which can get a little crowded when everyone leaves their classes. This is also a great spot to meet up with friends while getting a bite to eat.

Food and money are probably the top two priorities for any college student outside of their academics, so before ordering food on campus, many students seem to go for menu price over taste at times. But, luckily, the food court meets both of these needs—it supplies food at a reasonable cost. If students are looking to satisfy their mouths, their pockets, or both, the food court in the Donaghey Student Center is never a letdown, and Taco Bell seems to be the least expensive and most frequented. A meal plan isn't required for any student but is quite useful because it's a convenient way to get food when cash in your pocket is nowhere to be found.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4056 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
No
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Diamond Café
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Food Court
  • Trojan Square Store
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Fruit cups
  • Starbucks coffee
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Brazilian chicken pizza
  • Flat bread pizza
  • Pizza sticks
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Crispitos
  • Fries
  • Pizza sticks
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
There aren't any places on campus that cater specifically to special dietary needs, but the on-campus restaurants do have options for students with special requirements.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

C-Store
Location: Reynolds College of Business
Food: Grab-and-go baked goods, parfaits, pizza, salads, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Diamond Café
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Asian, breakfast, grill items, salads, sandwiches, sushi
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Food Court
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Quiznos, Taco Bell
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Donaghey Student Center
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sub Connection
Location: Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Building
Food: Subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trojan Square Store
Location: Convenience store, grab-and-go items
Food: Variety
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 35 responses

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  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options
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