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
26,481
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 600
SAT Math
490 - 620
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

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
1,808
with Terminal Degree

1,109
Men
699
Women
317
Minority
46
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
94%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

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 College Aid Gift
Need Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

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

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
31,670
Out of State
26%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
108

Demographics

1.13%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.93%
Asian
3.54%
African-American
25.84%
Hispanic
57.85%
Caucasian
1.09%
Unknown
6.05%
International

52% female
48% male
26% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

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
72%

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
25
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

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
No

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

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Scott Kirkessner
Coordinator of Campus Tours

Address
PO Box 210056
Building: Bear Down Gym
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073

Phone
520-626-5943

Email
Scott.Kirkessner@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
520-626-5943

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

26,481
Applicants
31,670
Size
78%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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