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University of Arizona Overview

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

What Is University of Arizona Known For?

8,355 Undergraduate Awards
$39,778 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at University of Arizona.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, University of Arizona bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,300 a year. That's about 16% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Arizona Rankings

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.

University of Arizona has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 Educational Assessment Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Physics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Family & Consumer Economics Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Natural Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Business Administration & Management 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
#3 Best Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Physical Sciences College Factual
#47 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#75 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#120 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#138 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of Arizona?

Location of University of Arizona

Contact details for University of Arizona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone: 520-621-2211
Website: https://www.arizona.edu
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 recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Arizona?

84% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
University of Arizona has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Can I Afford University of Arizona?

$39,778 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
6.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Arizona is $39,778. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Arizona, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,744 a year. That adds up to $26,976 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

28,972 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,516 undergraduate students at University of Arizona, with 28,972 being full-time and 5,544 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Arizona

There are also 10,061 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,972 full-time undergraduates at University of Arizona, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Arizona

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Arizona Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,604
Black or African American 1,034
Hispanic or Latino 7,603
White 14,521
International Students 2,038
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,172

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

4,242 Took All Classes Online
16,943 Took At Least One Class Online
26.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at University of Arizona. In 2017-2018, 16,943 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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Arizona

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arizona was 26.0%. This is the #765 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
Accounting 7%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1%
Architecture & Related Services 6%
Architecture (Other) 19%
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 12%
Business Administration & Management 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 10%
Chemical Engineering 22%
Communication & Journalism 4%
Communication & Media Studies 2%
Computer & Information Sciences 6%
Computer Information Systems 17%
Computer Software & Applications 28%
Education 7%
Educational Assessment 6%
Engineering 7%
Engineering Technologies 6%
Engineering-Related Fields 6%
English Language & Literature 10%
Entrepreneurial Studies 37%
Ethnic Studies 16%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 16%
Finance & Financial Management 0%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 89%
Geography & Cartography 23%
Health & Physical Education 14%
Health Professions 3%
History 28%
History 28%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9%
Human Development & Family Studies 7%
Industrial Engineering 36%
International Business 30%
International Relations & National Security 10%
International Studies 12%
Legal Professions 28%
Legal Professions (Other) 46%
Legal Research 29%
Library & Information Science 10%
Library Science 10%
Management Information Systems 23%
Materials Sciences 18%
Mathematics & Statistics 17%
Mental & Social Health Services 10%
Natural Resources & Conservation 8%
Natural Resources Conservation 2%
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 67%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 14%
Physical Sciences 8%
Political Science & Government 18%
Public Health 8%
Science Technologies / Technicians 67%
Social Sciences 11%
Special Education 2%
Statistics 30%
Systems Engineering 25%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%
Teaching English or French 24%
Writing Studies 13%

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
Architecture (Other) #1
Geoscience Engineering #1
Physics #1
Legal Professions (Other) #1
Mining Engineering #2
Statistics #2
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #2
Science Technologies / Technicians #2
Agricultural Economics & Business #2
Nutrition Science #2
Interdisciplinary Studies #2
Materials Sciences #2
Educational Assessment #3
General Engineering #4
Philosophy #4
Architecture & Related Services #4
Chemical Engineering #4
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #4
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #4
Systems Engineering #4
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #4
Ethnic Studies #4
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #4
Industrial Engineering #4
International Relations & National Security #5
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #6
Physical Sciences #6
Geography & Cartography #6
Civil Engineering #7
International Business #8
Library Science #9
Library & Information Science #9
Political Science & Government #9
Mathematics & Statistics #10
Electrical Engineering #10
Computer Software & Applications #11
History #11
History #11
Engineering-Related Fields #12
Management Information Systems #12
Finance & Financial Management #13
Teaching English or French #14
Mental & Social Health Services #15
Human Development & Family Studies #18
Engineering #19
Public Health #19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #20
Communication & Media Studies #21
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #23
Health & Physical Education #26
Instructional Media Design #26
Philosophy & Religious Studies #26
Engineering Technologies #27
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #28
Legal Professions #29
Information Technology #31
Communication & Journalism #32
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #34
Social Sciences #35
General Psychology #38
Computer Information Systems #39
Teacher Education Subject Specific #40
Special Education #41
Accounting #51
Psychology #54
Educational Administration #59
Teacher Education Grade Specific #60
Computer & Information Sciences #78
Health & Medical Administrative Services #80
Criminal Justice & Corrections #89
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #98
Nursing #132
Education #162
Business Administration & Management #205
Health Professions #228
Business, Management & Marketing #261

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
Business Administration & Management 15 264 0 237 12 528
General Psychology 0 472 0 5 13 490
Public Health 0 267 4 187 12 470
Nursing 0 102 5 218 127 452
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 349 2 0 0 351
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 294 0 8 13 315
Communication & Media Studies 0 284 0 8 1 293
Economics 0 244 0 14 6 264
Accounting 0 164 8 73 0 245
Management Information Systems 0 225 7 0 0 232
Finance & Financial Management 4 207 0 20 0 231
Computer Information Systems 0 99 0 123 0 222
Political Science & Government 0 211 0 4 4 219
Electrical Engineering 0 119 0 72 20 211
Marketing 0 203 0 4 0 207
Computer Science 0 181 0 9 2 192
Mental & Social Health Services 0 144 0 47 0 191
Homeland Security 0 191 0 0 0 191
Human Resource Management 0 186 0 0 0 186
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 150 0 21 11 182
Medicine 0 0 0 0 170 170
Legal Professions (Other) 0 138 0 22 0 160
Mechanical Engineering 0 145 0 9 3 157
Natural Resources Conservation 6 94 1 23 18 142
Nutrition Science 0 136 0 3 2 141
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 116 24 0 0 140
Mathematics 0 121 0 1 9 131
Romance Languages 0 109 0 12 9 130
Physics 0 49 1 57 23 130
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 4 3 121 128
Human Development & Family Studies 0 125 0 0 0 125
Special Education 0 53 15 53 3 124
Law 0 0 0 0 124 124
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 116 0 0 6 122
Journalism 0 108 0 9 0 117
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 69 0 22 16 108
Urban & Regional Planning 0 96 0 11 0 107
Chemical Engineering 0 84 0 12 7 103
Communication Sciences 0 62 0 30 11 103
General English Literature 0 90 0 4 4 98
Writing Studies 17 61 0 12 5 95
Fine & Studio Arts 0 83 0 12 0 95
History 0 77 0 10 6 93
Public Administration 0 70 2 18 0 90
Agricultural Economics & Business 1 75 0 11 0 87
General Biology 0 82 3 0 0 85
Music 0 42 0 23 20 85
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 80 0 1 3 84
Educational Assessment 0 83 1 0 0 84
Area Studies 0 54 0 22 8 84
Library & Information Science 0 0 12 69 0 81
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 68 2 10 0 80
Computer Software & Applications 0 79 0 0 0 79
Geography & Cartography 10 23 7 28 9 77
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 75 0 0 0 76
Philosophy 0 66 0 5 5 76
Anthropology 0 59 0 5 12 76
Systems Engineering 0 56 0 14 5 75
Sociology 0 61 0 2 11 74
General Education 0 0 0 70 3 73
Business/Managerial Economics 0 72 0 0 0 72
Chemistry 0 44 0 7 17 68
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 65 0 0 0 65
Biomedical Engineering 0 51 0 4 3 58
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 51 1 0 4 56
General Architecture 0 40 0 15 0 55
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 27 0 19 8 54
Civil Engineering 3 43 0 2 6 54
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 30 0 15 7 52
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 51 0 51
Engineering-Related Fields 0 16 8 25 0 49
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 37 0 9 2 48
Drama & Theater Arts 0 41 0 7 0 48
Industrial Engineering 0 32 0 15 0 47
Health & Physical Education 44 0 0 0 0 44
Ethnic Studies 5 32 1 1 4 43
International Studies 0 36 2 3 0 41
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 16 0 13 10 39
Educational Administration 0 0 2 27 9 38
Dance 0 33 0 5 0 38
Animal Science 0 36 0 1 0 37
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 24 0 4 6 34
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 14 15 34
Biological Engineering 0 26 0 4 2 32
Child Development & Psychology 0 32 0 0 0 32
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 13 11 8 32
Mining Engineering 0 14 10 4 0 28
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 27 0 0 0 27
Architecture (Other) 0 26 0 0 0 26
Statistics 0 0 10 11 2 23
Biotechnology 0 0 0 22 0 22
Germanic Languages 0 15 0 7 0 22
Materials Sciences 0 13 0 8 1 22
Environmental Engineering 0 10 0 7 3 20
General Engineering 0 0 0 19 0 19
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 0 8 0 19
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 12 6 18
Legal Research 0 0 0 13 4 17
Religious Studies 0 15 1 0 0 16
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 14 0 0 0 14
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 8 0 6 0 14
Other Agriculture 0 13 0 0 0 13
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 13 0 13
Plant Sciences 0 8 0 3 1 12
Information Science 0 0 0 9 2 11
International Business 0 0 10 0 0 10
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 5 5 10
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 2 7 9
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 1 8 0 9
Wildlife Management 9 0 0 0 0 9
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 8 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 8 0 8
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 2 5 7
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 2 0 2 2 6
Other Education 0 5 0 0 0 5
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 5 0 0 0 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 5 0 5
Public Policy 0 0 0 5 0 5
Real Estate Development 0 0 0 4 0 4
Historic Preservation 0 0 4 0 0 4
Natural Resource Management 3 0 1 0 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 3 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 0 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 3 0 3
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 3 3
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0 2 2
Genetics 0 0 0 1 1 2
Other Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 2
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 1 1 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Agriculture 0 1 0 0 0 1
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 1 0 1
Zoology 0 0 0 0 1 1
General Business/Commerce 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Medical Science 0 0 0 1 0 1
Museum Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iranian & Persian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 124 8,231 181 2,083 981 11,600

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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