University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus
University of Arizona campus

From the School

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.


From The School

In order to qualify to attend the UA, students must complete the official admissions process. The UA freshman application automatically enables applicants to be considered for undergraduate admission, merit scholarships, and admission to the Honors College. To apply, students must complete the online application found at and have their official high school transcripts sent to:

Office of Admissions
University of Arizona
PO Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073

An application fee of $50 for Arizona residents and $75 for non-residents is required. Although test scores and GPA are the only criteria required for admission consideration, the UA conducts a comprehensive review that considers an applicant's course load, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and personal statement. Applicants are also encouraged to submit their official SAT/ACT scores to be considered for merit scholarships.

Certain Arizona residents who have completed core academic requirements and are in the top 25% of their class may qualify for assured admission to the UA.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted


May 1

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

The UA offers numerous programs and support systems to ensure all students can achieve academic success and make the most out of their college experience. It provides free and fee-based tutoring through the THINK TANK, which includes group course reviews, exam prep sessions, assistance with math, science, writing, and many general education and second language classes. In addition, the Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center uses cutting-edge educational techniques to assist students who have learning and attention challenges. The UA Disability Resource Center works across campus to support the design of a welcoming environment, as well as works individually with students to identify barriers to access and implement reasonable accommodations when needed. The UA Office of Global Initiatives coordinates study abroad opportunities and international student services.

The UA has a 22:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 20-29 students. The prestigious faculty at the UA includes Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. In areas as diverse as astronomy, medicine, optics, entrepreneurship, and dance, UA faculty members are among some of the world's brightest minds.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The UA offers a wide variety of academic programs, many of which are among the nation's best. Students can choose from more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees across the UA's 14 colleges and three campuses. In addition, students around the world can earn their degree from UA Online, the University's digital campus. A complete listing of the UA's degree programs is available at

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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

Students Say

In the simplest terms, the University of Arizona is all about providing its students with "endless opportunities." Located on a "gorgeous" campus in vibrant Tucson, the 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 manageable," 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 the 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 that, 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 prepare students for their future ambitions, whatever they may be."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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

Morris Udall
U.S. congressman, AZ

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

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

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

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

University of Arizona students feel assured of professional success. In fact, according to, the average UA grad receives a starting salary of $48,400. The website also highlights IBM Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon Missile Systems and the University of Arizona itself among the companies most commonly hiring UA grads. From webinars and podcasts to one-on-one career counseling, Career Services guarantees students enter the job market prepared. Perhaps most importantly, it hosts several job fairs throughout the year where students may have the opportunity to meet with companies such as Amazon, Bloomberg, ExxonMobil, American Express and Gap Inc., among many others. Since UA lists co-curricular activities like leadership and club experiences on academic transcripts, employers and graduate schools get a clear picture of students’ skills and levels of engagement on campus

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Thanks to the UA's Guaranteed Tuition Program, students can enjoy peace of mind knowing the rate for tuition and fees will not change for eight consecutive semesters. Students are not required to live on campus, although it is highly recommended that they do so during their freshman year.

The estimated cost of attending the UA can be determined by using the Net Price Calculator available at

Financial Aid

Information about scholarships and financial aid opportunities is available through the UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Popular scholarships among UA students include the Arizona Excellence Tuition Award, the National Scholars Award, and the Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award. The UA's online scholarship portal, Scholarship Universe, outlines these opportunities and more at


Application Deadlines

Required Forms


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

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

More than 33,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students attend the UA. Forty percent of undergraduate students are of a diverse ethnic background. More than 4,500 undergraduate students are members of the UA Honors College. The UA welcomes students of all backgrounds and identities, as diverse perspectives contribute to the University's unique character. UA students are known as "Wildcats" as the official mascots are Wilma and Wilbur Wildcat. Even after graduation, students pride themselves on being "Wildcats for Life" and enjoy a familial network of UA alumni around the world.

Student life at the UA is hard to beat. With a beautiful campus and sunny weather, there's no shortage of fun activities happening all year long. Thousands of current and former Wildcats celebrate every fall with the annual Homecoming parade and football game. During the spring, students and local community members come together for Spring Fling, the largest student-run carnival in the nation. New Student Convocation at the beginning of a student’s college career and Commencement at the end are two additional can't-miss events that students look forward to during their time at the UA.

The UA is home to ZonaZoo, one of the largest – and some would say loudest – student cheering section in the Pac-12. Many of student-athletes go on to have successful professional careers, so seeing them play at the UA is a chance to get to know them before they become famous. Basketball at the UA is a huge draw ever since the UA won the National Championship in 1997, and the team has enjoyed a winning record ever since then.

In addition, the UA strongly encourages students to get involved on campus. With more than 600 student clubs and organizations, plus Greek life, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved, discover their passions, and make a difference.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented


American Indian or Alaskan Native

51% female
49% male
31% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Students Say

Undergrads at the 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." The UA is quite "diverse," and you can easily find students of/from all different "socio-economic statuses, states, countries, races, ethnicities, ages, etc." A junior tells us that people often make friends by simply getting "involved with something they are interested 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."


From The School


The UA is located in Tucson, Arizona, the state's second largest city. Tucson is a diverse melting pot of many cultures and embodies a true college-town spirit. The UA's 392-acre campus in central Tucson is home to the University's iconic red brick buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located in the Sonoran Desert, the UA is the oldest continually managed green space in Arizona. It is not uncommon to see students studying or relaxing outside, enjoying Tucson's 300+ days of sunshine each year. Because of the region's warm climate, outdoor activities such as hiking and biking are extremely popular pastimes. In addition, visitors enjoy the eclectic shops and restaurants along University Boulevard, downtown Tucson, and the city's famous Fourth Avenue.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Old Main is the UA's oldest and most recognized building. Old Main first opened its doors in 1891. Since then, it has seen many generations of Wildcats pass through its doors. In 2014, an award-winning restoration of the iconic building was completed, ensuring Old Main will continue to serve as the heart of campus for many years.

Many innovative research facilities call the UA home. These include the Bio5 Institute, a research collaboration established to address complex biology-based problems affecting humanity today, and Biosphere 2, an Earth systems science research facility. Housed under the football stadium, the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab is where giant mirrors are made for the largest and most innovative telescopes around the world.

Beyond its main campus in Tucson, the UA has a growing presence in Phoenix, Arizona, where the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is located and programs like the Eller College of Management evening MBA are offered. In addition, UA South is the University's branch campus located in Sierra Vista, Arizona, that offers numerous bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs.

Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium, Hi Corbett Field, and Hillenbrand Aquatic Center are just a few of the many quality athletic facilities found on and around the UA's main campus. The UA football team plays in Arizona Stadium. First built in 1928 with only 7,000 seats, Arizona Stadium has grown into a cutting-edge facility that can seat more than 56,000 fans on game day. Another iconic athletic facility on campus is McKale Memorial Center where many athletic teams, including the renowned men's basketball team, call home.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Through the UA's 100% Engagement initiative, students graduate real-world ready to launch successful careers. With 100% Engagement, all students are guaranteed the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings such as internships, on-campus jobs, research projects, volunteering, and other opportunities. These experiences are formally documented on the students' official academic transcripts, and serve to enrich their personal and professional lives.

The UA consistently produces some of the world's most employable graduates and ranks No. 1 for undergraduate salary potential among Arizona public universities according to 2016 ratings by UA Career Services exists to support students in their career pursuits. Beyond helping them create résumés and improve their interview skills, Career Services holds frequent job fairs to connect students with employers and graduate school opportunities. In addition, the UA's 100% Engagement initiative helps students gain valuable experience before they graduate, making UA grads highly sought after by top employers.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

Students at the UA are "motivated academically" and devote a decent percentage 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... 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 available, and many often go "hiking or biking at the nearby mountain ranges."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Dr. Sue Kroeger

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple, Dell, and HP. See web site at

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Jennifer Harris
Coordinator Recruit. Events/Visitor Serv

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



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

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

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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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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