Students Say

In the simplest terms, University of Arizona is all about providing its students with "endless opportunities." Located on a "gorgeous" campus in vibrant Tucson, UA offers a"great education" in a "relaxed community." Students here truly appreciate the university's "strong commitment to undergraduate research." Moreover, Arizona really "helps make the cost of education man­ ageable," even "offering many scholarships to out-of-state students who qualify." While undergrads are impressed by a myriad of disciplines, they call special attention to the "excellent" agriculture department and the "great" engineering program.

Overview

Applicants
32,723
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 600
SAT Math
490 - 620
SAT Writing
470 - 590
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Overall

Students Say

In the simplest terms, University of Arizona is all about providing its students with "endless opportunities." Located on a "gorgeous" campus in vibrant Tucson, UA offers a"great education" in a "relaxed community." Students here truly appreciate the university's "strong commitment to undergraduate research." Moreover, Arizona really "helps make the cost of education man­ ageable," even "offering many scholarships to out-of-state students who qualify." While undergrads are impressed by a myriad of disciplines, they call special attention to the "excellent" agriculture department and the "great" engineering program. Students also highlight the physiology program and note that UA is "the only university that offers an undergraduate major through its medical school." Undergrads do admit that professors can range from "very boring" to "extremely fun and interesting." One sophomore does assure us, by and large, "Professors are enthusiastic and genuinely care about students." A knowledgeable junior adds,"As I get into the higher level classes or the classes that are more focused on my major, I find that the teachers are more enthusiastic and dedicated to their students to see that they succeed." Fortunately, "one thing that is consistent about all of them (and the TAs as well) is their availability through office hours for one-on-one instruction." As this public health major concludes, "The University of Arizona is an institution that provides a well-rounded education and numerous opportunities that pre­ pare students for their future ambitions, whatever they may be."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
1,834
with Terminal Degree

1,117
Men
717
Women
332
Minority
63
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years

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 Service

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

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender 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
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • 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
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • 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

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other

  • 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 Media Design
  • 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

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

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • 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
  • 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 Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Environmental Health
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nursing Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Public Health, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • 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
  • Philosophy, Other
  • 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

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Homeland Security

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Cartography
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and National Security Studies
  • 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 Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


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

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Arizona residents attending UA will receive a tuition bill of $9,952. Undergraduates hailing from out-of-state will be required to pay $28,416 in tuition. All students, regardless of residency status, can expect to pay $9,700 for room and board. Undergrads should also expect another $1,005 in required fees. Books and other academic supplies typically run students an additional $1,200. And those students who choose to commute will likely $1,500 in transportation costs.

Bang For Your Buck

University of Arizona prides itself on offering “a good education at a good price.” And it’s not just Arizona residents who benefit. Indeed, “UA also helps make the cost of education manageable by offering many scholarships to [qualified] out-of-state students.” A thankful systems engineering major concurs sharing, “I am able to attend UA debt free [due to] . . . generous scholarship and financial aid packages.” Some of those scholarships include the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, which doles out scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000. Even better, this award is good for four consecutive years. In addition, the Achievement Award provides $4,000 per academic year to non-Arizona residents. This scholarship is need-based. Naturally, there are awards for Arizona residents as well. For example, in-state students may be eligible for the Wildcat Excellence Award. This provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 annually and is based upon academic merit. Scholarship Universe, UA’s award-winning scholarship management system, connects all students to potential external, institutional, and departmental funding.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,367

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,714

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,180

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,497

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,952
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$28,416
Required Fees
$1,005
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,700
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at UA report that the "relaxed" nature of their peers contributes to a "laid-back" atmosphere, which permeates the campus. While some students are most assuredly "in school to learn," others seem "to party their way through." However, an optical engineering major confidently states, "There is a place for you to fit in no matter what you want to get out of your college education." A fellow engineering student adds, "Most students are very friendly and will greet each other around campus." UA is quite "diverse," and you can easily find students of/ from all different "socio-economic status­ es, states, countries, races, ethnicities, ages, etc." A junior tells us that people often make friends by simply getting "involved with something they are inter­ ested in and meeting like-minded individuals." One thing that unites these undergrads? Nearly all these "Wildcats" are "full of pride for their school." Perhaps this content freshman says it best, "In a school of 30,000, there is really no typical student, but with such a great number of students, people find their niche."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
32,987
Out of State
28%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
112

Demographics

1.22%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.89%
Asian
3.76%
African-American
26.87%
Hispanic
56.51%
Caucasian
1.02%
Unknown
6.67%
International

52% female
48% male
28% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students at the UA are "motivated academically" and devote a decent percent­ age of their weekdays to hitting the books. Of course, undergrads here are also "very social," and as a sophomore enthusiastically shares, "There is always something to do on campus, and there are a variety of clubs to get involved in." Indeed, there are a number of activities available, ranging "from swing dance to intramural volleyball," which "help alleviate stress." Additionally, "people are really into the athletics. It builds school spirit for everyone involved, [and] tailgates are common on the weekends." Greek life is also extremely popular, and "on the weekends, frats have huge [theme] parties including ZBTahiti, AEPirates, Heaven and Hell, Swampwater, Pajama Jam, and many more." Undergrads also enjoy hometown Tucson, which has "great live music, art, and cinema." The city also "generally has a lot of community activities like Day of the Dead, which is extremely popular." Lastly, students also like to take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreation options avail­ able, and many often go "hiking or biking at the nearby mountain ranges."

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
84
First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
87

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Sue Kroeger

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

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)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
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.

Green Rating
96
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
3%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
19

Average Number of PC's per Lab
34

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
David Ko
Coordinator, Info / Visitor Services

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

Phone
520-621-5293

Email
davidko@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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Key Stats

32,723
Applicants
32,987
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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