University of Arizona Top Questions

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


I wish I had known had to create and balance a monthly budget.




I wish I would have known the total cost of living near the University of Arizona, including apartment costs, transportation costs, and the extremely high cost of books and on campus purchases. I wiwhs I would have known that the tuition for out-of-state students would increase by $2,000 during my third year.


Nothing else!


The quality of the older dorms. The building was too old and needed to be renivated. I was sick most of the year because the building was sick. I also wish I knew more about the food options for the on campus residents.


I wish I had known which major I wanted to pursue and what I would do after graduation.


I wish I would have known how much work was required. I believe this would pertain to any school though because it is college. My first semester I didn't know how much preparation was required for tests. But after that first series of tests my freshmen year I learned and know better now.


I wish I had more information on available scholarships for incoming freshmen, as well as clubs and ways to get involved in campus life. I would have liked to get more involved in university clubs earlier on in my college career, rather than later.


i do not wish i had known anything before coming to school. i believe that i have learned from all my experinces and i have grown because of who I was and what i knew going into school as a freshmen. college is a time when you learn and grow and i believe that i have become the person i am today because of who i was and what i knew going into school.


I wish that I would had known more about potential programs that I could have choosen


I wish I had known that I would become so homesick, and also that I wanted to be a science major so that I could've gotten started earlier!


How much it truly costs to be a full time theatre college student. Beyond tution and books, theatre majors are required to purchase tools necessary for class for example: drafting tools, paper, rulers, paint, stage management kits, first aid, and much more. As well as the time it takes to be a theatre major, how many hours are put in daily before school work.


better fiscal responsibility


I wish I would have known that CAD is not included in the architecture program, and that there are classes of 300+ people and still not enough seats for everyone who needs to take them. This school does not have enough classes for the size of its student body.


That high school really doesn't prepare you for college.


A big reason I came here was casue of SALT but it turned out to be a waste of money and not helpful . Also, how many gened classes you have to take before you can take major cources.


I wish I had known how much tuition for non-residents would increase annually. An 8{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} - 12{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} tuition increase each year seems unnecessary, and becomes very unmanageable and overwhelming.


College isn't harder then highschool it just takes a little bit more work and focus.


I would like to have had a chance to get more information on clubs and activities. I feel like you are thrown in college and have to discover clubs by yourself. More people could be involved if they knew about the clubs. The University of Arizona should offer programs to help you get involved when you are a freshman.


Nothing, I was well informated. They were really good about giving out the right information and all questions we had were answered long before tuition was paid for.


I wish i knew more about college life, especially since i'm the first one to attend a university in my family. I had no idea what i was suppose to do. I needed more guidence. I also wish i knew how expensive it would be and how difficult it would be for my parents to help me out.


Making new friends is important for getting used to a new place. It is hard to stay happy when you are just focusing on school and not socializing with new people and friends often.


Before I attended the University of Arizona, I wish I had known how exactly to organize my life. I work about 40 hours a week, and am very social. Ive had to learn through obstacles and mistakes how exactly to focus my life in able to ensure my academic success.




I wish I would have known how to handle a college work load and have a stable social life at the same time.


I wish I had known just how expensive school was going to be. I also wished I had known a little bit about off campus housing and the off campus environment. I only really considered my first year before I came.


I wish I would have known a bit more about the work load per class so I could have chosen my schedule a bit more carefully. I would have also liked to have been told about the true cost of attendance including housing, books, and meals, and perhaps been provided with more opportunities to acquire scholarships in the process.


I wish I had known that Tucson is not a town which has a lot to do. It is easier to have fun once you are over 21.


Before I came to this school I knew I was a minority and I just wish I knew I should've filed for financial aid earlier than when I filed.


That they offer a lot more help than advertised. The career center and financial aid counslers were not very easy to find! These people are essential in helping you make the most out of your degree.


How to receive financial aid, they are very generous to out of state attendees even when in state atendees are more deserving.