About University of Arizona

Founded in 1885, University of Arizona. is a Public college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 33,694 full time undergraduate students, and 9,467 full time graduate students.

The University of Arizona Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 1654 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Arizona include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UA are considered Less Selective, with ,596% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 30% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Arizona.

University of Arizona REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    1124 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    989 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    1414 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    1442 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    1443 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    1440 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    1447 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    1445 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Arizona?

404 Students rated University of Arizona

Leticia - 09/16/2022

It is such a joy to be part of the University of Arizona, especially coming from another state, UofA had become my home. I feel extremely welcome by everyone here at the university. There are many ways to get involved around here which is an amazing opportunity for first-year students since is our first big step into the real world. I can't to experience more of my life and education at the University of Arizona. Beardown.

Rhaeanne - 07/29/2022

As a current student at the University of Arizona and an Arizona resident for almost two decades, U of A stands out as the number one school in the state! (Even though Google may not agree with me). Going into my second year, I couldn't be more excited to return back to such a welcoming campus after a long summer. As a freshman, I didn't know what to expect from college, how to fit in, and was all around terrified like most young adults are going into their first year of living on their own in this world, but looking back as the school year approaches, I had no need for any of those concerns. Move-in day my freshman year is a day I will never forget. Heart thumping. Nerves jittering. I was welcomed by the most enthusiastic person I have ever met in my life! My first day as a freshman was made so much easier through smiles, laughs and acts of kindness and joy by not only the dorm staff, but also the other people living in my hall, making me feel like I was where I belong. However, that feeling didn't stop at move-in! It was there in every sports event, every on campus get together, every club meeting, every classroom and professor, every time you walked along The Mall, and through every step you took throughout the day, no matter the distance. The University of Arizona, although in an urban location, has a small rural town type feel. Everyone, including alumni from way back when, is involved with the sports teams and athletes. My aunt, who lives right off campus campus, chats with one of the varsity girls basketball team players on her evening walks daily, and wishes her luck on that nights game. In a rural city, the U of A can make such a big campus so welcoming and warm, and not just because everyone is looking for air conditioning from the summer heat! The staff, professors, advisors, and fellow peers make you feel like you belong. The beauty of the campus, its vast history and wide variety of majors pull you in and forces you to delve deeper into your passions, and to make the world their oyster.

Allison - 07/12/2022

I think that University of Arizona is a great school and offers many students a chance for a quality college education. There are many opportunities to socialize with other students. The campus is beautiful and there are many places to hang out and study. Overall, it's a great school.

Raquel - 01/16/2022

The university of arizona is a great school with a lot of opportunities to grow and become somebody Also there events are pretty fun and entertaining especially homecoming. Also there is many place to study and be productive with homeworks,projects,etc.

University of Arizona FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Arizona?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Arizona is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I had the ability to talk to myself in the past, I would have quite a few important things to say. First off, you should go to the University of Arizona. Watch your money, and don't waste any on the meal plan. Go to the grocery store instead - it's a lot cheaper. Drop computer science, it's not your thing. Go with business and psychology - that will get you much farther. Joining a fraternity is so worth it for community service and extracurricular activities. I would give myself advise on a few areas such as time-management, social/dating skills, and study techniques to myself in order to help live college life more effectively. As a farewell, I would warn myself about some bad life events to avoid, and wish me the best of luck in college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The diversity of people at the University of Arizona is huge. There is every type of person you could imagine that create the beautiful tapestry that is Arizona. No matter what religion, race, ethnicity or gender you are, there is someone that will have a similar interest. People are very friendly at the U of Arizona and are often quick to make others feel welcome.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The U of A is a unique blend of social activities, spectacular sporting events, top rated research facilities and a truly beautiful campus.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There are no cafeteria/ dinning halls in dorms. Although there are food courts in the student union, the incovenience of students having to travel away from safety of dorm rooms is not a good idea. Food courts in student union is very convenient for commuters but not for students living in dorms, especially during the night.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    A lot of adventages.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Advisors are just that, advisors. In highschool the advisors would tell you exactly what you needed to do. Here they merely offer suggestions and the student is responsibe for doing other research to really figure out what will be the best path to graduation.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of Arizona had more of a community feel to it than the rest of the schools I looked into. Being part of a school that truely feels like a community was a very important aspect to me and I believe that it helps new student adjust to being away from home.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is the type of person that is very determind to do well and go far in their life. This is not a school for slackers and rewards those to help themselves. People that are upbeat, happy and helpful is always a plus. Aside from that it's a very diverse school where everyone is welcomed with open arms. There is so much to do that most people, even with the rarest of interests can find groups and activities to participate in.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This is kind of a silly question. In terms of the business school, though, don't bother applying if you are not fully committed to the program and education. Entrance into Eller requires the passing of a written test, an interview, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Dance program is 2nd to Julliard really safe programs around campus I also brag about the aesthetic, the campus is beautiful! The sports games, we have what we call "ZonaZoo", which is our student section at the games which is huge and full of spirit, along with the teams themselves which are generally pretty impressive. the food selection is really good, a lot of healthy choices, along with well known things like Panda Express and Burger King, and an all-you-can-eat buffet that even has sushi Our rec center is really huge and awesome too

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    When I was a freshman getting general education classes was the most frustrating process ever.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The University of Arizona is best known for a variety of things. It has a strong business college, is well-known for its good football and basketball teams, and is very research-oriented.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    coming from chicago, the weather is one of the best things about arizona and it is a much more laid back atmosphere. i do not think there is as much school pride as i thought there would be when i came to college.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    i think a lot of the professors at arizona are very good. being in the business school i feel it is very competitive and a good academic school. it is not all about partying.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I met my closest friends in the sorority I joined my sophomore year. People tend to party every weekend for sports events or just general events around campus. Saturday nights that don't involve drinking usually I am either studying or hanging out with my friends watching movies or swimming. Off campus there are so many great restaurants to check out, there are shooting ranges, downtown Tucson has a lot of shops and a very popular night life. The dating scene is pretty large here. The most popular groups on campus would probably be Greek life, intramural sports, and the student government.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    people who party hard, don't care abou their education, and have everything paid for by their parents

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    no they are not accurate as a whole, any school is what you make of it

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Greek life is definitely prevalent at Arizona, and sometimes it feels dominant. As a freshman, I remember feeling like I missed out on a lot because I wasn't in a house, because that's where the parties seem to be, and there is such a social network there. The stereotypes are just what you would expect. The guys are all workout-freaks, handsy with girls, alcoholics, and dress West-Coast wasp with high socks, sandals, sperries, board shorts and Ray-Bans. The sorority girls are always decked out in neon shirts for their house, and act very ditzy and promiscuous. The stereotypes are a little overstated, and there are good frat guys and bad frat guys out there. But Arizona definitely gets has a "Greek" feel to it, and the houses take over a lot of what you see. But other than that, there are as many kinds of people as you can imagine. Arizona is a large school (~40,000) for undergrad, and part of the fun is that there are so many "crowds" out there. If you are a stoner, a math nerd, a student government do-good, an athlete, or a hipster, there are the circles out there. Again, it is not like high school where you know everyone's name. It's easy to get lost. Stereotypes are only generalizations. There are a lot of people out there, and if you really want to branch out, you can't judge people by their associations, i.e. Greek house, where they went to high school, etc. The best thing to do is forego thinking in those terms, and just get involved and meet people. It's such a big school that if you make the right connections, you can find the kind of people you want to befriend.

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Tucson is kind of a small town, so finding stuff to do can get a little challenging. However, if armed with your trusty ID (legitimacy optional but encouraged) take a nice stroll down 4th avenue. It has some, um, unique clothing stores and tiny restaurants with the BEST BURGERS EVER, and best of all, no fewer than seven bars all within fifteen minutes of each other, and you can end your bar-hopping with a San Francisco-style ride home. No driving necessary!

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Wildcat Nation is crazy!!! BEAR DOWN!!!! ZonaZoo!!! everyone in Tucson shows up for game days and the tailgates begin early for football games. The ZonaZoo for a football game is 10,000 students loud and proud! We still have some work to do to get back to being our "Desert Swarm" days but we will get there with our new North Endzone project set to start after this season. Inside McKale its even crazier as "Point GuardU" our nickname when it comes to Basketball shows nothing less than an almost packed arena every game. As we are on track to get our next National Championship banner hung once again in McKale in the next few years.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

33,694

Total Undergrad Enrollment

9,467

Total Grad Students

38%

Out-Of-State

55%

In-State

7%

International

Organizations

500

Student Organizations

29

Fraternities

21

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

18%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
26%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending University of Arizona receive some sort of financial aid. 26% were awarded federal grants. While 36% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,770

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$11,300

Room and Board

43,870

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,914
$30 - $48K
$14,777
$48 - $75K
$17,715
$75 - $110K
$19,545
$110K & UP
$20,103

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