Local Atmosphere

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

Local Atmosphere: If I lived on campus, I wouldn't venture out after dark. The crime in this area is quite bad. I only have classes during the day, and even then it's still a tossup whether there will be trouble.

1 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: UALR is not in the best location, we are in the middle of the inner city.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's god not to many people ,diverse ,multicultural ,nice people ,lots of food places shopping places it's nice

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Little Rock is no Atlanta, so there are limited activities to do unless your outdoors kind of person that enjoys extreme degrees in weather. We are extremely proud of former President Bill Clinton and have build a museum that reflects his presidency and the impact he had on our nation.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Little Rock is fun for awhile, but there is only so much to do. If you are an outdoorsy person, a short drive outside of Little Rock and even in Little Rock you can find lots of fun camping, hiking, climbing, and rafting opportunities.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Little Rock has a lot to offer—there are historic sites, art galleries, and a library, as well as plenty of opportunities for students to enhance their social lives when class is not in session. Park Plaza Mall is a great place to head if you’re looking for a taste of the outside world. The mall is right down the street from the school, so it's convenient and gives students the chance to upgrade their wardrobes or get some food they don't normally consume. Downtown Little Rock is also great place for students to go and explore. If you’d like to get off campus for a bite to eat, restaurants like Genghis Grill and Chili's are great spots where students can get to know each other over a good meal.

For students who like to volunteer, there are plenty of non-profit organizations here that are always looking for volunteers. For example, if you want to help eliminate illiteracy, volunteer with the Literacy Action of Central Arkansas located in the downtown library or volunteer with Heifer International to help eradicate world hunger. Overall, Little Rock offers lots of places to explore if you students are up for the challenge.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. People who live in Little Rock are called "Little Rockers."
  2. The city got its name from a rock formation along the bank of the Arkansas River that services as a river traffic landmark.
  3. The only zoo in the state of Arkansas is in Little Rock.
Notable Natives
  • Chelsea Clinton - former first daughter, born in Little Rock
  • Danielle "Dani" Evans - winner of "America's Next Top Model," cycle 6
  • Derek Fisher - NBA player
Points of Interest
  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Pinnacle Mountain
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park
Shopping Centers
  • Markham Plaza
  • McCain Mall
  • Park Plaza Mall
  • Promenade at Chenal
Movie Theaters
Rave Motion Pictures
18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Dr.
(501) 687-0499
Movie Theaters
Riverdale 10 Cinema
2600 Cantrell Rd.
(501) 296-9955
Major Sports Teams
Arkansas Travelers : minor league baseball
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
Memphis: TN: 2 hours

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 33 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Painfully remote.
  • 25% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 7% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 18% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 46% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 30 responses

  • 17% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 30% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 53% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% No way.
  • 52% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 41% Totally.



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