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Established in 1885 as Arizona's first university, the University of Arizona is a global leader for the value of its education, its research initiatives, and the employability of its graduates.

The University of Arizona (UA) is a public university where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. Established in 1885, the UA, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready to take on today's most pressing challenges.

Recognized as a global leader in research, the UA brings in more than $580 million in research investments each year and ranks 20th among all public universities for research expenditures. The UA is leading the OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sample-return mission, addressing a global hunger crisis, developing sustainable technologies for arid regions, and so much more through its research initiatives.

The UA is the state's only member of the Association of American Universities, an exclusive, invitation-only collection of 62 of the leading public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada. The UA benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually. In 2016, the UA was named the Best College in Arizona by Forbes and the No. 1 public university in Arizona by the U.S. News & World Report.

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Overview

Applicants
36,166
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
1,956
with Terminal Degree
1,668

1,147
Men
809
Women
380
Minority
66
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General.
  • Agricultural Business Technology.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Plant Sciences, General.
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.
  • Architecture.
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
  • Landscape Architecture.
  • Real Estate Development.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American Indian/Native American Studies.
  • East Asian Studies.
  • German Studies.
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Entomology.
  • Epidemiology.
  • Genetics, General.
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Molecular Medicine.
  • Neuroscience.
  • Oncology and Cancer Biology.
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Physiology, General.
  • Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other.
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.
  • Retail Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Agricultural Teacher Education.
  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
  • Learning Sciences.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering/Industrial Management.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Civil Engineering, Other.
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering.
  • Pre-Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family Resource Management Studies, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
  • Linguistics.
  • Russian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health/Medical Physics.
  • Medical Scientist.
  • Medicine.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Homeland Security.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
  • Law.
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Natural Sciences.
  • Nutrition Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other.
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies.
  • Philosophy, Other.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
  • Materials Science.
  • Optics/Optical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Educational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • School Psychology.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.

  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Applied Economics.
  • Development Economics and International Development.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Political Science and Government, Other.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Students Say

University of Arizona is a public school in Tucson, a stalwart of the country's research universities, having been established before Arizona was even a state. UA is "a perfect blend of long-lasting traditions, strong spirit…and empowering devotion to the community." Perhaps the university's greatest strength is the unique academic programs it offers; for example, the undergraduate law degree is the first of its kind, and the education majors allow students to graduate as a credentialed teacher. The school is "committed to providing the most productive and inclusive learning environment for all of its students," and it maintains "very good research programs while still having the staff dedicated to teaching their classes." It also excels at listening to students, particularly for a school of its size, and "if you are willing to put the effort in, you can take some very serious (grad level) classes very soon."

Professors are generally" all very passionate about their research and the subject material for the course." They "encourage questions and provide very many applicable and practical examples of course material," and naturally, students are engaged: "It honestly doesn't even feel like I'm in school. It's more of a vacation from being home," says one. There are "a lot of students that have interests in research areas," and plenty of avenues to indulge those interests. This school "is all about giving students millions of opportunities to be successful," there are plenty of support programs and ways to interact with people who can improve a student's rate of success.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dennis DeConcini
U.S. Senator, AZ

Robert Dole
U.S. Senator, KS

Karl Eller
President, Circle K corp.

Barry Goldwater
former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate

Greg Kinnear
actor

Morris Udall
U.S. congressman, AZ

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$55,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$99,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$56,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$102,900

Percent High Job Meaning
50%

Percent STEM
23%


Students Say

Undergrads at Arizona are quick to boast that their university does an “amazing [job] with getting people career ready.” Indeed, the school provides a myriad of opportunities for “network[ing]” and helps students “learn...important job and interview skills.” This is all largely thanks to a stellar Office of Student Engagement and Career Development that shows undergrads how to meld their passions with their job search. Through numerous employer information sessions and job fairs, students are able to meet and interview with representatives from hundreds of industries. In fact, the university often draws big name corporations such as Vanguard, Allstate Insurance Company, AmeriCorps, Macy's, the U.S. State Department, Honeywell, American Express, Deloitte and DISH Network. Students can easily prepare for these meetings (as well as their job hunts in general) via workshops offered by Career Development. Topics cover everything from resume writing to crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile.

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,288

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,109

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,146

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
46%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,273

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,171
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$31,770
Required Fees
$1,011
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,300
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
34,072
Foreign Countries Represented
114

Demographics

1.19%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.42%
Asian
3.89%
African-American
25.92%
Hispanic
51.26%
Caucasian
6.74%
International

52% female
48% male
86% are full time
14% are part time

Students Say

The UA is contains all the multitudes you can get, and "during a quick bike ride across campus you will encounter much of the diversity that is present on campus." Aside from the "nice mix of in-state and out-of-state students," the personalities and objectives run the gamut and live in peace and harmony: "There may be a student who goes from class straight to the library and spends their time studying, while there is another student who lives next door who hasn't been to class all semester." Though Arizona is a conservative state, the University of Arizona campus" is unique in the sense that it is liberal and open-minded." Both culturally and socially, "anyone can find a comfortable scene here." This is a congenial group, and "you truly never feel alone here. There are always other students who are willing to help you."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
20%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

The campus is "beautiful and very appealing," and students here pass the time in the grand tradition: work out at rec center, study in the library, practice club or intramural sports, club meetings, work, hikes in Tucson, going downtown to get food. Whether you are interested in honors societies, Greek organizations, or outdoor activity clubs: "you name it, we have it." People are extremely into physical activity, and "whether you go to the gym every day, go hiking around Arizona frequently, or mountain bike, people seem to love being outside and staying in shape," and "360 days of sun" doesn't hurt. It is a very social school and "people go out quite a bit," but "most people are able to find a good balance between parties and academic work." There's a big Greek life presence at UA (which "ultimately means there are many social events being held both on and off campus"), as well as many different cultural centers with large involvement from diverse students on campus. There "are always students studying all over campus," and everyone rides their bike to get around.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
718
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
24
Number of Religious Organizations
25

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Founded in a landscape of mountains and desert, the University of Arizona has a tradition of thriving under environmental challenges. A warmer, drier climate? The University of Arizona has been adapting to that for quite some time. It has some of the world’s top academic programs and research in water, arid lands research, and climate change. The university has reduced water use with innovations ranging from desert-adapted landscaping to graywater and rainwater harvesting. A signatory of the ACUPCC, the University of Arizona is reducing its carbon footprint and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. UA boasts the first university recreation center to earn LEED Platinum and now mandates that new construction must seek LEED Silver or better. It’s one of the top 10 solar universities in the nation, uses a world-renowned chilled water loop system for cooling buildings, and generates one-third of its electricity through an energy efficient co-gen physical plant. Compost Cats is an award-winning student-run program that has composted more than four million pounds of organic waste collected from across campus—and Tucson businesses—since getting started in 2011. In addition to a comprehensive recycling program which diverts more than 30 percent of all campus waste, there are plentiful public transit and bicycle services for students as well as student initiatives in local food production. Students lead projects in campus mesquite bean and fruit tree harvests, making olive oil from campus olive trees, herbs from rooftop gardens, and gourmet mushrooms produced from waste coffee grounds. The Office of Sustainability at this AASHE STARS Gold-rated school runs the $400,000 per year Green Fund and matches students with leadership experiences in solutions for sustainability on-campus, in the community, and beyond.

94/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, and HP. See web site at http://www.uofabookstores.arizona.edu/technology

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jennifer Harris
Coordinator Recruit. Events/Visitor Serv

Address
PO Box 210021
Building: Old Main (#21)
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073

Phone
520-621-5293

Email
jenniferharris@email.arizona.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Flandrau Science Center
Center for Creative Photography
UA Museum of Art
Athletics Events
Arizona State Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mount Lemmon
AZ/Sonora Desert Museum
Old Tuscon
Kartchner Caverns
Sabino Canyon

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
520-621-5293

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Tucson International is 10 miles from campus. For Stagecoach (van) service to campus, call 520-889-1000 at least 24 hours in advance; taxi service is also available. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Tucson. Sun Tran is the public transportation system, which operates buses throughout the area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take Speedway to Mountain Avenue. Turn right onto Mountain and get in the left-hand lane. At the stop sign at Second Street, turn left. Visitor parking is in the garage on your right.

Local Accommodations
Marriott University Park Hotel (880 East Second St.; 520-792-4100 or 800-228-9290) is situated at the main gate of the University and is a 4-star, full service, 9-story atrium hotel with outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, business center, and full service restaurant. The Lodge on the Desert (306 N. Alvernon Way; 520-320-2000 or 877-498-6776), 4 miles from campus, is a moderately priced choice, with rates somewhat higher during the winter season (December-May). The lodge will remind you of a Mexican hacienda. The Arizona Inn (2200 E. Elm St.; 520-325-1541), just over 1 mile from the campus, has all the amenities of a grand hotel, including tennis courts, a swimming pool, and acres of lawns and gardens. Some less expensive choices are more convenient to the campus. University Inn (950 N. Stone Ave.; 520-791-7503 or 800-233-8466) has a midtown location close to shopping and to the campus, and you can have a double room in a relaxed atmosphere for an inexpensive rate. One mile from campus (courtesy car to the campus) is the Ramada Downtown (665 N. Freeway; 520-622-6491), with doubles in the moderate range, a peaceful garden, and a heated pool. A couple of nice bed-and-breakfasts are within walking distance of the university. La Posada del Valle (1640 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-795-3840) has a special rate in the moderate range for university visitors that drops down from June-September. Peppertree's Bed and Breakfast (724 E. University Blvd.; 520-622-7167) is a 1905 Territorial home offering a full gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea. Peppertree's has moderate rates for its 4 rooms.


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