University of Arkansas at Little Rock Planetarium, Little Rock

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan public research university located in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Established as Little Rock Junior College by the Little Rock School District in 1927, the institution became a private four-year university under the name Little Rock University in 1957. It returned to public status in 1969 when it merged with the University of Arkansas System under its present name.
Located on 250 acres, the UALR campus encompasses more than 56 buildings, including the Center for Nanotechnology Integrative Sciences, the Emerging Analytics Center, and the Sequoyah Research Center, and the Ottenheimer Library Additionally, UALR houses special learning facilities that include a learning resource center, art galleries, KUAR public radio station, University Television, cyber café, speech and hearing clinic, and a campus-wide wireless network.
The university features more than 100 undergraduate degrees and 60 graduate degrees, including graduate certificates, master's degrees, and doctorates, through both traditional and online courses. Students attend classes in one of the university's six colleges and a law school: College of Arts, Letters and Sciences College of Business College of Education and Health Professions George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology College of Social Sciences and Communication William H. Bowen School of Law

The student life at UALR is typical of public universities in the United States. It is characterized by student-run organizations and affiliation groups that support social, academic, athletic and religious activities and interests. Some of the services offered by the UALR Office of Campus Life are intramural sports and fitness programs, diversity programs, leadership development, peer tutoring, student government association, student support programs including groups for non-traditional and first generation students, a student-run newspaper, and fraternity and sorority life. The proximity of the UALR campus to downtown Little Rock enables students to take advantage of a wide array of recreational, entertainment, educational, internship and employment opportunities that are not available anywhere else in Arkansas.
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  • Rather bland campus, but it is right in Little Rock so the location is good. The city needs to clean up the area surrounding the campus as a good amount of it is rather rough looking - not really an.....  more »
  • This campus is of moderate size for a university and doesn't feel overwhelming. Generally, there is a diverse mix of people and a feeling of safety walking around the area. Many notable Arkansas...  more »
  • Serene shaded paved paths weave through nature, sculptures, and buildings on campus—and, of course, you’ve got to see the fountain.
  • As a student in the college of Mass Comm for an online Masters, I can say that this is one of the least organized, ragtag, messy programs I have ever seen with an astounding lack of communication (ironically). The lack of basic understanding for the requirements of a degree by some of the department members is unbelievable. The class offerings of classes required for graduation is abysmal, especially considering you are required to be advised of upcoming semesters. With that advising session, one would think that with a reviewer, the classes on that graduation plan would be vetted to ensure they meet requirements and that their offering within the next year is reasonable, but alas, that is not the case. I would not recommend anyone attend nor waste their money on the online Masters in mass comm.
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