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University of Arizona Overview

University of Arizona is a public institution located in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Arizona Known For?

7,930 Undergraduate Awards
$40,854 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University of Arizona.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree make about $47,300 a year. That's 16% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Arizona Rankings

University of Arizona is ranked #486 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #3 out of 30 schools in Arizona.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Arizona.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Iranian & Persian Languages Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Educational Assessment Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Physics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Physical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Arizona has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Schools College Factual
#1 Best Linguistics and Anthropology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Iranian & Persian Languages Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Linguistics and Anthropology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Schools College Factual
#20 Best Management Information Systems Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Arizona?

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Contact details for University of Arizona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone: 520-621-2211
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uarizona
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uofa

How Do I Get Into University of Arizona?

You can apply to University of Arizona online at: https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for University of Arizona

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Arizona?

85% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, University of Arizona is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to University of Arizona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arizona  ( 550 to 660 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Arizona  ( 540 to 690 )
200
800
University of Arizona received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 30. Math scores were between 20 and 28. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Arizona  ( 20 to 30 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Arizona  ( 20 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Arizona  ( 21 to 29 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Arizona?

$40,854 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
6.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Arizona is $40,854. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Arizona, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $7,592 a year. That adds up to $30,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Arizona Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,556 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,357 undergraduate students at University of Arizona, with 28,556 being full-time and 6,801 being part-time.

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There are also 10,244 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,556 full-time undergraduates at University of Arizona, 44% are male and 56% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arizona students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,548
Black or African American 991
Hispanic or Latino 7,949
White 14,095
International Students 1,551
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,422

Geographic Diversity

Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at University of Arizona. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 118 countries are represented at University of Arizona. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Arizona

7,280 Took All Classes Online
25,329 Took At Least One Class Online
29.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 26 bachelor’s degree and 29 master’s degree programs available online at University of Arizona. In 2019-2020, 25,329 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Arizona has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of University of Arizona

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Arizona was $11,171 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $31,770. The following table shows how University of Arizona is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #1 #4
Architecture (Other) #1 #1
Real Estate Development #1 #1
Legal Professions (Other) #1 #10
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences #1 #1
Educational Assessment #1 #1
Architecture & Related Services #1 #4
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics #1 #1
Materials Sciences #1 #1
Chemical Engineering #4 #4
Physics #4 #4
Nutrition Science #4 #4
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #6 #12
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #6 #12
Computer Software & Applications #7 #40
International Studies #7 #13
Science Technologies / Technicians #7 #13
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #7 #10
Natural Resources Conservation #10 #20
Romance Languages #10 #19
Entrepreneurial Studies #10 #30
Natural Resources & Conservation #13 #25
Geography & Cartography #13 #13
Physical Sciences #13 #13
Legal Research #13 #15
Philosophy #16 #22
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #16 #31
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #16 #28
Systems Engineering #16 #19
International Relations & National Security #19 #25
Legal Professions #19 #80
Engineering #19 #25
Interdisciplinary Studies #22 #37
Ethnic Studies #22 #28
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #25 #62
Mental & Social Health Services #28 #37
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #28 #43
Industrial Engineering #40 #46
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #43 #46
Philosophy & Religious Studies #46 #131
General Engineering #48 #54
Human Development & Family Studies #51 #93
Accounting #55 #157
Electrical Engineering #58 #76
Political Science & Government #58 #97
Computer Information Systems #63 #113
Human Resource Management #66 #215
Engineering-Related Fields #67 #88
Mechanical Engineering #67 #72
History #75 #119
History #75 #119

Online Growth Rankings of University of Arizona

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arizona was 29.9%. This is the #877 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Arizona regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Arizona majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 32%
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Computer Software & Applications 19%
Educational Administration 12%
Educational Assessment 3%
Electrical Engineering 8%
Ethnic Studies 4%
Geography & Cartography 17%
Health & Physical Education 14%
Industrial Engineering 6%
Information Technology 25%
Instructional Media Design 33%
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 62%
International Studies 13%
Legal Professions 1%
Legal Research 11%
Materials Sciences 19%
Mathematics & Statistics 16%
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 62%
Mining Engineering 26%
Natural Resources & Conservation 3%
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 61%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 14%
Physical Sciences 6%
Physics 18%
Real Estate Development 71%
Science Technologies / Technicians 61%
Social Sciences 5%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Arizona ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Arizona.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics #1
Architecture (Other) #1
Real Estate Development #1
Mining Engineering #1
Physics #3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences #4
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #4
Statistics #4
Materials Sciences #4
Chemical Engineering #4
Science Technologies / Technicians #5
Ethnic Studies #6
Nutrition Science #7
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #8
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #8
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #10
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #10
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #12
Architecture & Related Services #13
International Studies #13
Other Engineering #13
Mechanical Engineering #13
Industrial Engineering #13
Educational Assessment #15
Philosophy #16
Systems Engineering #16
Natural Resources Conservation #18
Legal Professions (Other) #19
Romance Languages #19
International Relations & National Security #20
General Engineering #21
Other Health Professions #23
Natural Resources & Conservation #24
Electrical Engineering #25
Management Information Systems #25
International Business #26
Interdisciplinary Studies #29
Mathematics & Statistics #31
Political Science & Government #32
Geography & Cartography #33
Teaching English or French #33
Legal Research #34
Library Science #37
Library & Information Science #37
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #37
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #40
Physical Sciences #40
Finance & Financial Management #42
History #42
History #42
Engineering-Related Fields #46
Philosophy & Religious Studies #53
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #53
Writing Studies #54
Communication & Media Studies #58
Computer Software & Applications #59
Entrepreneurial Studies #65
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #69
Mental & Social Health Services #83
English Language & Literature #85
Engineering #93
Human Development & Family Studies #103
General Psychology #109
Instructional Media Design #111
Public Health #112
Communication & Journalism #113
Legal Professions #114
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #127
Engineering Technologies #128
Information Technology #135
Computer Information Systems #144
Special Education #145
Teacher Education Subject Specific #151
Social Sciences #163
Psychology #178
Educational Administration #180
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #217
Accounting #238
Health & Medical Administrative Services #326
Nursing #351
Computer & Information Sciences #370
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #386

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Arizona Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Public Health 0 209 5 240 9 463
General Psychology 0 422 0 14 0 436
Nursing 0 104 6 193 115 418
Business Administration & Management 8 207 0 181 20 416
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 304 0 4 5 313
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 305 1 0 0 306
Communication & Media Studies 0 280 0 4 0 284
Economics 0 241 0 31 11 283
Electrical Engineering 0 128 0 83 18 229
Finance & Financial Management 7 212 0 0 0 219
Political Science & Government 0 205 0 4 5 214
Marketing 0 200 0 13 0 213
Medicine 0 0 0 0 210 210
Computer Information Systems 0 97 0 105 0 202
Computer Science 0 176 0 20 3 199
Accounting 0 153 10 33 0 196
Human Resource Management 0 181 0 0 0 181
Management Information Systems 0 172 8 0 0 180
Mental & Social Health Services 0 137 0 38 0 175
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 163 0 0 0 163
Physics 0 74 2 53 29 158
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 139 0 11 5 155
Legal Professions (Other) 0 152 0 0 0 152
Mathematics 0 137 0 4 5 146
Mechanical Engineering 0 128 0 11 4 143
Natural Resources Conservation 2 116 2 11 8 139
Nutrition Science 0 135 0 2 1 138
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 16 0 3 111 130
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 113 16 0 0 129
Romance Languages 0 97 0 17 6 120
General Biology 0 104 6 0 0 110
Fine & Studio Arts 0 92 0 13 0 105
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 99 0 1 3 103
Special Education 0 42 17 42 0 101
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 62 0 24 14 100
Journalism 0 84 0 14 0 98
Computer Software & Applications 0 97 0 0 0 97
Human Development & Family Studies 0 92 2 0 0 94
Chemical Engineering 0 71 0 12 10 93
Communication Sciences 0 54 0 28 11 93
Law 0 0 0 0 93 93
Geography & Cartography 4 23 6 50 10 93
Urban & Regional Planning 0 79 0 13 0 92
Anthropology 0 78 1 3 10 92
Educational Assessment 0 84 3 0 0 87
Music 0 41 0 23 21 85
Writing Studies 10 59 0 10 5 84
General English Literature 0 71 0 4 7 82
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 80 0 0 1 81
Sociology 0 68 0 3 9 80
Public Administration 0 49 0 28 0 77
Library & Information Science 0 0 17 59 0 76
Systems Engineering 0 52 0 18 4 74
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 73 0 0 0 73
History 0 61 0 3 5 69
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 69 0 0 0 69
Child Development & Psychology 0 56 0 0 9 65
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 49 0 15 0 64
General Education 0 0 0 58 6 64
Area Studies 0 42 0 17 2 61
Drama & Theater Arts 0 57 0 3 0 60
Biomedical Engineering 0 52 0 2 5 59
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 26 0 18 13 57
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 1 26 8 56
Chemistry 0 39 0 5 12 56
Business/Managerial Economics 0 55 0 0 0 55
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 48 4 0 2 54
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 49 0 0 0 52
Health & Physical Education 51 0 0 0 0 51
Industrial Engineering 0 42 0 8 0 50
Philosophy 0 39 0 5 4 48
International Studies 0 27 3 17 0 47
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 26 11 10 47
Ethnic Studies 6 31 1 2 5 45
Educational Administration 0 0 3 29 11 43
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 36 0 7 0 43
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 43 0 43
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 41 0 0 0 41
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 41 0 41
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 34 5 39
Engineering-Related Fields 0 19 4 15 0 38
Mining Engineering 0 21 16 1 0 38
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 26 0 7 5 38
Civil Engineering 0 30 0 2 5 37
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 16 0 6 13 35
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 34 0 34
Dance 0 28 0 3 0 31
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 0 30 0 0 0 30
Materials Sciences 0 17 0 8 2 27
Agricultural Public Services 0 25 0 0 0 25
Biological Engineering 0 17 0 4 4 25
Architecture (Other) 0 24 0 0 0 24
Animal Science 0 19 0 1 3 23
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 11 11 23
Classical Languages & Literature 0 18 0 5 0 23
Germanic Languages 0 19 0 2 0 21
Legal Research 0 0 0 17 2 19
Statistics 0 7 3 6 3 19
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 15 0 3 0 18
Environmental Engineering 0 6 0 4 7 17
Wildlife Management 17 0 0 0 0 17
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 16 0 0 0 16
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 4 11 15
General Engineering 0 0 0 15 0 15
Real Estate Development 0 0 2 12 0 14
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 13 0 0 0 0 13
Other Agriculture 0 12 0 0 0 12
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 4 0 3 5 12
Instructional Media Design 0 0 7 5 0 12
Religious Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
Other Education 0 10 0 0 0 10
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 10 0 10
Zoology 0 0 0 5 4 9
Information Science 0 0 0 8 1 9
Plant Sciences 0 6 0 1 1 8
Biotechnology 0 0 0 8 0 8
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 1 1 6 0 8
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 8 0 8
Public Policy 0 0 0 8 0 8
Medical Science 0 0 0 3 3 6
General Social Sciences 0 0 6 0 0 6
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 5 0 0 5
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 3 2 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 5 0 5
Information Technology 0 0 4 0 0 4
Architectural Engineering 0 4 0 0 0 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 2 2 4
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 1 2 3
International Business 0 0 3 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management 3 0 0 0 0 3
General Architecture 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Business/Commerce 0 2 0 0 0 2
Linguistics and Anthropology 0 0 0 0 2 2
Museum Studies 0 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 1 1 2
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Genetics 0 0 0 0 1 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 1
Iranian & Persian Languages 0 0 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Health Professions 0 0 1 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 1 1
Historic Preservation 0 0 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 124 7,806 199 2,002 951 11,082

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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