Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona


1248 Ratings

Named Arizona’s Best College by Forbes, the University of Arizona is a public university where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. The UA serves as the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, producing graduates who are real-world ready to take on today’s most pressing challenges.

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Recent Reviews

Ariah
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Going toward the school, what you see is what natural beauty of the world is all about. The sight of mountains everywhere, in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Going toward the school, what you see is what natural beauty of the world is all about. The sight of mountains everywhere, in every turn, that embeds in your eyesight is pure justification of what this world is about. There's no other way to describe it, in fact, you can't! Your reaction is the only way. The reaction of "WOW!"

Devin
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The University of Arizona has a great sports and social aspect. There is always an event going on in the middle of campus or ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Arizona has a great sports and social aspect. There is always an event going on in the middle of campus or a big game to be excited for. Academics are great, but class sizes can get pretty large, with some classes having up to 400 people. The school offers a great college experience while earning a respectable degree!

Christina
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The University of Arizona is what you make of it! There is something for everyone here. It's such a big school but that's wha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Arizona is what you make of it! There is something for everyone here. It's such a big school but that's what I love about it, this just means more opportunities for friends, new professional connections and chances for you to try new things. It can be academically challenging if you want to take higher level classes and there will always be support nearby for issues inside and outside of the classroom.

Adonis
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The University of Arizona or "U of A", centered smack dab in the middle of Tucson, the smallest biggest city in the country. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Arizona or "U of A", centered smack dab in the middle of Tucson, the smallest biggest city in the country. The school, with over 50,000 students feels more like home everyday because of the interactions with people nation and world wide, weekend parties, professor humor in lectures, and the care of the school with it's students. U of A is to me what a person would call a ideal school that offers the opportunity for success to all students no matter of race, religion, or gender. Overall, U of A is a great school in guaranteeing the perfect college experience, in a nearby small but rather large city, with perfect weather year-round, all qualities that help to complement the school into such a great school that many will overlook to consider attending.

Audrey
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I love the UA!!! I have easily adapted to college life, and I love all of my professors and am given the opportunities and h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the UA!!! I have easily adapted to college life, and I love all of my professors and am given the opportunities and help I need to succeed. The only complaint I have is that of the math department here. It is well known that the math department is pretty awful, most kids chose to take it math courses that have the ability to be transfer credits at the local community college.

Eric
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Overall, I'm enjoying my experience at the University of Arizona. The school maintains a friendly, social atmosphere, but al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I'm enjoying my experience at the University of Arizona. The school maintains a friendly, social atmosphere, but also prioritizes academics. Additionally, Greek life is very important at the U of A. Although I am not part of this culture, it's very important to many of the students. My favorite aspect of the University of Arizona is the student recreational center. The gym has an exceptional weight room, indoor track, cardio equipment, pool etc. I would highly recommend the University of Arizona to any prospective students.

Emilly
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I personally love the University of Arizona. The university has an extremely friendly atmosphere and environment; everyone is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love the University of Arizona. The university has an extremely friendly atmosphere and environment; everyone is very welcoming and accepting. The academic curriculum here is challenging but manageable. The professors are very helpful and truly wish for their students to do the best that they can do. Furthermore, the campus life is never boring as there is usually always something going on to where you can meet new people and get involved with the other students living on campus.

Vivian
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I absolutely love U of A. It was my first choice school. I completed my undergrad in Communication with a minor in Spanish in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love U of A. It was my first choice school. I completed my undergrad in Communication with a minor in Spanish in 4 years, went out into the real world and worked for two years, and then came back to pursue my master's degree in Journalism. During both my undergrad and now my grad, I've found it very easy to use D2L (our online classroom information page where professors post assignments, grades, you can see your fellow classmates, etc.), schedule appointments with my advisor(s), use the library database to search for Ejournals and books and reserve study rooms, and stay in contact with my professors. I've always received a lot of support from my professors. Anytime I have reached out to them for anything, I receive a prompt response. I personally don't participate in Greek life, but there are tons of sorority and fraternities on campus for students to join. There are tons of student clubs as well. During my undergrad, I was a member of ELITE, through the business school, Eller, as well as Arizona Assurance. I was even invited to join the Quidditch Club (not kidding). I am currently a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). I feel safe on campus. I, of course, take precautions and try not to walk by myself late at night, but the times I have I have felt safe. Campus is always bustling, even pretty late at night, so you never feel completely alone. We have a system on campus called UA Alerts that you can sign up for and you get messages sent to your email and cell phone from our police department (UAPD) if anything suspicious is happening on campus. We also have Safe Ride, which you can call if you need a ride anywhere and don't want to walk late at night, as well as emergency call buttons across campus that you can press if you happen to be in any sort of danger that send out calls to UAPD and the Tucson Police Department. U of A campus is pretty much right in the middle of Tucson, so there's tons to do in the area. Within a 15 minute walk, there's downtown, which has a lot of places to eat, clubs, and shops, 4th Ave, which is our sort of "mini downtown", and University Blvd, which is essentially connected to campus and has tons of restaurants and shops and places to study. There's great public transportation around campus and even Tucson as a whole. The SunTran buses run throughout the entire city. U of A has the Cat Tran, which is free to students and employees, and operates in the vicinity of campus and surrounding neighborhoods. There is a tram that connects Downtown, 4th Ave, and University Blvd called the SunLink. A lot of off campus housing will provide shuttle services to campus, too. The Student Union and bookstore are the "center hub" on campus. The student union has a lot of places to eat (Chik Fil A, Papa Johns, Steak and Shake, and some campus specific and healthier options, too). The bookstore is where you'll find 99% of your textbooks, as well as general shopping for UA gear, makeup, sunglasses, Starbucks, etc. I hope this review is helpful to anyone considering UA! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Madz
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The University of Arizona is an excellent institution, but you must learn how to navigate. Due to its enormous size, you need...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Arizona is an excellent institution, but you must learn how to navigate. Due to its enormous size, you need to find your own niche. I have been lucky enough to find it. There’s always something to do on-campus, and the sports are phenomenal. Overall, it’s a great school.

Jessica
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The University of Arizona has become a great home to me. I belong to a small major, so my class sizes are small and the instr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Arizona has become a great home to me. I belong to a small major, so my class sizes are small and the instruction is personal and focused on growth. Outside of class, there is always plenty to do and many communities to become a part of. My personal on-campus housing situation was not exactly five stars (old building, isolated, nearly off-campus), but every student I've spoken to in other dorms had great experience with little or no issues.

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  • 31,670
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $11,403
  • Acceptance rate
  • 71%

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