University of Arizona (UA)

1401 E University, Tucson, AZ

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The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson was the first university to be established in the state of Arizona, in 1885. The three campuses stretch over 387 acres and constitute the oldest continually maintained 'green space' in this otherwise desert region. The university serves over 35,000 students across all disciplines, including both undergraduate and postgraduate students. For example, UA offers 300 undergraduate degrees in 20 colleges and 11 schools. The faculty includes Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners and the National Science Foundation has ranked the University of Arizona as the 16th top public university in the country.

There are a large number of residences for students, almost all of which are co-ed. Residence Life has all the information you need to apply to a residence hall and be sure of getting the most out of your time on campus. The Admissions Office provides information on a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid as well as everything else you need to know about applying to the university.

Communication and community spirit are encouraged at UA. The Faculty Fellows is one example of a program in place to help generate both of these. The aim of this program is to enable the students to spend time with the faculty outside of the classroom and engender a spirit of community in the university. UA aims to be as diverse as possible and has a number of programs in place to ensure the continued diversity of both the student body and the faculty. This diversity includes both minority groups, international students and disabled staff and students. Disabled staff and students should contact the Disability Resource Center to learn about the specific details of assistance. Outreach programs are also available, as UA is committed to making a difference in people's lives.

The Student Recreation Center provides information on a variety of different things to do besides studying. A wide variety of sports are offered at the university as well as a variety of other student societies. There are art galleries, museums, theatres and a large number of libraries with an enormous amount of resources on offer to the student.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates UA accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Arizona has a total student population of about 43,000, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $9,900-$12,000
    • Out-of-State: $29,000-$34,820
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $710-$850 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,200-$1,500 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$9,128
Receiving Student Loans42%$6,673

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Arizona may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Arizona is around 61%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years40%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Arizona

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Theatre Program

Campus: UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and Partnership with ASU

  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (since 1949)

Intercollegiate Athletics

UA is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Basketball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Football (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Library Science

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Science Technology

      Security and Protective Services

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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