Universities in Little Rock, USA
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  • Universities in Little Rock
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Little Rock
  • (9 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Little Rock
  • Among TOP 200

Little Rock is the capital of the state of Arkansas, and gets its name from a rock formation found in its river. The city offers its inhabitants access to a number of important cultural sites such as the Arkansas Arboretum, the Robinson Center Music Hall, the Community Theatre, the Museum of Discovery, and much more.

With a fantastic cost of living, and a number of reputable universities to choose from, and great nature scenes, Little Rock could be a great place to study in.

PROS

  • Little Rock is one of the most affordable places to live in America, with an impressive apartment rental average of $850 per month for a 2-bedroom apartment. Something to consider is that the average rental price for a 4-bedroom apartment is around $1,150, which divided between four roommates would leave each inhabitant paying very little.

  • There is always something to do at the River Market. Throughout the year residents can expect to find live music shows and other public events hosted here, and it’s one of the most vibrant public areas to socialise in when there’s a show on.

  • For those who love the outdoors, Little Rock is well known for its abundant hiking opportunities, such as those of Pinnacle Mountain, River Mountain Park Trail, and Allsopp Park Trail.

CONS

  • Many long-term residents agree that the employment situation is difficult in Little Rock, as not many new positions are advertised, so when they are advertised the competition is fierce. Common opinion is that a serious job search can take a minimum of four months before things start to work out, so it’s recommended to start applying before moving here if possible.

  • Unfortunately, Little Rock’s crime rates are difficult to ignore, having a violent crime rate roughly 300% higher than the national average. Newcomers to the city should speak with experienced residents about best practices for staying safe.

  • The public transport in Little Rock doesn’t offer the quality or reliability people need in order to depend on it for getting them where they need to be on time, and the routes are very limited outside of the inner city. The majority of people living in this city are going to need access to a car in order to have the most opportunities possible.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Little Rock
  • 04 Apr, 2022: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 2 universities from Little Rock appear in this ranking.
  • 28 Mar, 2022: Publication of US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Engineering). University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with highest ranking among universities in Little Rock ranked #36.
  • 01 Jan, 2022: Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities updated with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ranked highest among 5 listed universities in Little Rock.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. 2 universities in Little Rock ranked.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Little Rock

Nursing
#61 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Law
#147 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Engineering
#152 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Computer Science
#355 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Art
#392 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Psychology
#418 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Physical Sciences
#495 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Rankings of universities in Little Rock, USA 2022

#1

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1326 reviews)
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  • #137 
  • #363 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #1026 
  • #1068 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #205 
  • #988 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#2

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (418 reviews)
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  • #329 
  • #534 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #982 
  • #1020 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #610 
  • #3709 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#3

Philander Smith College

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (97 reviews)
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  • #1453 
  • #1528 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #680 
  • #702 
MONEY Best Colleges
[Published 25 August, 2020]
  • #1479 
  • #1563 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


#4

University of Arkansas System

  • #1367 
  • #8007 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#5

Arkansas Baptist College

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
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  • #1615 
  • #10193 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

Student Opinions About Studying in Little Rock

“If you’re patient and you take the time to look for a good apartment you can find something really comfortable and well located that won’t set you back much at all in relation to the quality you receive.”

“Little Rock has most of the amenities that you can find in other, bigger cities. Even so, it can start to feel quite small if you don’t have a car to use for the occasional excursion to Memphis or Dallas.”

“The nature here is Little Rock’s strongest asset, and it offers plenty of outdoors options, especially revolving around hiking and mountain biking. It’s a great place to live if this is the kind of thing that you’re into.”

Little Rock Key Facts for International Students

Population: 194000

Elevation: 102 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -6

District/province: Arkansas, Pulaski County

Living costs for students in Little Rock:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 79* (21% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 58* (42% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 76* (24% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.74 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ranks #1 in Little Rock in our meta ranking composed of 117 university rankings.

Among all universities in Little Rock University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 17 rankings where University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is listed.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is ranked best in Little Rock for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is ranked best in Little Rock for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is ranked best in Little Rock for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is ranked best in Little Rock for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is ranked best in Little Rock for Arts Visual & Performing (Art). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is ranked best in Little Rock for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is ranked best in Little Rock for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Ranking publishers

Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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Urap

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Us News

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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