Health & Safety

Little Rock, AR
Tuition (in-state)
$16,066 ($6,854)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
University of Arkansas
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: My roommate was robbed and the police said they'd take action but it appears as though nothing was done.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Law School is not on UALR campus, it is across the city. Additionally, it is located by McMath Park which has been a crime scene several times since I've begun school there.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are not very visible and there are parts of the campus and inside of buildings that are very poorly lit, which is why I do not feel comfortable taking night classes.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You never see any policeman, when you do it's not campus police, it's the regular police of the county chasing someone who went on campus. They do have locks on doors, but otherwise I feel pretty unsafe. We need more security.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't had any issues yet.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 64th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1327th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Security at the University is pretty good, and public safety officers have a strong presence on campus. While walking to and from class, students will probably see at least one security guard patrolling either in a car or on foot. Some patrol officers even take classes with the students.

Probably the safest time at the University is during the day, since that’s when most students are on campus. Of course, most people generally feel safer when surrounded by daylight and other people. Many UALR students say they feel less safe at night. Security is still present, but the campus is much more deserted—only a small percentage of students live on campus, so there aren’t many people around once classes end. Perhaps the most unsafe spot is the area that connects the campus to the University Plaza. This area is rarely populated at night many, so there have been some robberies and thefts here. But overall, UALR provides decent security to its students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
University Plaza-Suite 700
(501) 569-3400 (emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Crime statistics
  • Emergency blue lights
  • Emergency messaging system
  • Safety escort service
  • Safety programs
Health Center
Health Services
2801 S. University Ave., Donaghey Student Center 102
(501) 569-3188
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Peer education programs
  • Smoking cessation support
  • STI testing and treatment
  • TB testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% None
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 69% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 14% We have campus police?
  • 26% Not very visible.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 37% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 37% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 6% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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