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.


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

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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.

University of Arizona REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Arizona?

402 Students rated University of Arizona

Ryan - 05/29/2024

The University of Arizona holds a special place in my heart, it is where I found my love for health science through biology, originally I was very torn to stay home for college, but after attending U of A I met some of my best friends and changed my mindset for the future. The Biology Program in the Faculty of Science at U of A gave me a solid base in the life sciences and introduced me to the exciting and competitive field of health science. The dynamic coursework, the inspiring professors, and the state-of-the-art research facilities kept me engaged and motivated to pursue my academic and career goals. Staying home for college gave me other unique opportunities to develop as an individual: I was able to dig into my community, build my core friend group, and explore the state of Arizona, experiences that taught me to love my origins more deeply, and that I have come to carry with me to this day. As it turned out, it was one of the finest decisions I’ve ever made. At the University of Arizona, I found my love for health science, but also became the person I am today, packing the skills and experiences that will push me into the rest of my time in med school.

Julianna - 05/24/2024

Throughout my time in college at the University of Arizona, I was able to refine my academic skills while also cultivating meaningful relationships with peers. While at the U of A, I began as a Psychology major. In my first year, I found many issues with the academic advising department. Advising was made to be overly complicated, and many of the advisors had limited knowledge or ability to provide substantive assistance. However, once effort is made to understand the registration process, it is easy to not have to rely on the assistance from an academic advisor. This allowed me to have the flexibility to do school at my own pace, which is what allowed me to graduate a semester early. While I attended my Psychology classes, I knew I was very fortunate to be enrolled in classes with professors who had a profound passion for teaching and their subject. It provided students with meaningful insight beyond the classroom. Yes, there were a few teachers who made themselves unapproachable and unattainable outside of class, but the amount of positive, influential teachers outweighs the difficult ones. In regards to the social climate at the U of A, it is very easy to meet new people and explore new opportunities. From the immense amount of extracurricular clubs, greek life, sports teams, etc. The U of A is a beacon of what it means to have a focus on a student's desires and interests. Knowing this, an important note I made while attending the U of A, was the immense amount of money being put into athletic programs. While sports teams are a very important aspect for colleges, it was unfortunate to see the multitude of ways in which the campus spent its money frivolously for the sake of student athletics. One of the most frivolous being the university buying certain athletic department’s players electric scooters and other lavish items. The topic of spending money in dangerous ways became a prominent topic in recent time. This is exemplified by the fact that the University's president stepped down from his position due to the public's concern and disapproval of how the financial means were spent. Overall, was a satisfactory school, but there is much to improve (as it is with almost any school)

Jeremy - 05/14/2024

The University of Arizona stands out to me for several reasons. The campus is incredibly beautiful, with its lush greenery and impressive architecture creating a peaceful and motivating atmosphere. Walking around, you get a sense of calm and inspiration that's hard to beat. Its historical significance as Arizona’s first college, founded in 1885, adds to its charm. The university has been a key player in the state’s educational development, symbolizing a long tradition of academic excellence and innovation. There's a genuine sense of pride in being part of such a pioneering institution. Another highlight is its connection to Cesar Chavez, a notable figure in civil and labor rights. His ties to the university underline its commitment to social justice and community involvement. His legacy motivates students to drive positive change, emphasizing leadership and activism. The U of A is more than just a beautiful place. It has a rich history and a strong dedication to making a positive impact. The combination of its stunning campus, significant history, and ties to influential figures like Cesar Chavez makes it an exceptional place to study and grow.

Annika - 03/14/2024

This school I am an all online active duty military member and so far it has been very helpful

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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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.

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