University of Arizona

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School Overview

The University of Arizona (locally referred to as UA or U of A) is located in Tucson, Arizona. U of A was founded in 1885 and it is the oldest, four-year university in the State. University of Arizona is home to one of only three medical schools located in the State of Arizona. However, the University of Arizona College of Medicines is the only one that grants students the status of MD. The Arizona Board of Regents oversees the University of Arizona. The University focuses on educating, serving, inspiring and helping its students discover what they need to become successful in their careers, personal lives, and as members of society. The University of Arizona is the only university in Arizona that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

University of Arizona athletics participate in the NCAA and the Pacific-12 Conference; they play as the Arizona Wildcats or simply the “Cats.” Student athletes at U of A, mostly men’s baseball, basketball and softball, have earned several national titles. Navy Blue and Cardinal Red are the colors of U of A athletic teams as well as the school’s colors.

General Information

Admission Office

Robert L. Nugent Building

Box 210040

Tucson, AZ 85721-0040

(520) 621-3237

Fax: (520) 621-9799

Contact: Paul Kohn

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 210040

Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 621-2211

Total undergrads: 29,719

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 6,709

Degree-seeking undergrads: 29,340

Graduate enrollment: 6,962


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Out-of-state application fee: $65

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,048 $5,542 $6,855 $8,237 +20.16%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,370 $7,812 $8,614 $9,023 +4.75%
Other $3,726 $3,936 $4,050 $4,120 +1.73%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,550 $9,086 $11,234 $11,234 0.00%
Other $6,238 $6,510 $7,950 $7,984 +0.43%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,144 $18,290 $20,519 $22,380 +9.07%
In-state Off Campus $20,836 $22,138 $27,039 $28,455 +5.24%
In-state with Family $6,048 $6,542 $7,855 $9,237 +17.59%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,404
In-state Student Fees $623
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,266
Out-of-state Fees $623

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 5,045 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,547 72% $26,940,547 $5,925
• Federal grants 1,239 20% $5,545,360 $4,476
• Pell grants 1,233 19% $4,343,428 $3,523
• Other federal grants 988 16% $1,201,932 $1,217
State/local government grant or scholarships 255 4% $377,827 $1,482
Institutional grants or scholarships 4,363 69% $21,017,360 $4,817
Student loan aid 1,821 29% $10,929,729 $6,002
• Federal student loans 1,820 29% $10,915,484 $5,998
Other student loans 2 0% $14,245 $7,123

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6150 1329 822 10
Agriculture 91 23 10
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 2
Agricultural Business and Management 31
Agricultural Business Technology 14
Agricultural Economics 7
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 2
Agronomy and Crop Science 4
Animal Sciences 31 7 1
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences 8 2 3
Range Science and Management 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 7 4
Architecture and Related Services 165 38
Architecture 43 7
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 122 16
Landscape Architecture 15
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 92 48 8
African-American/Black Studies 3
American Indian/Native American Studies 5 3
East Asian Studies 20 6 4
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 11 7
Latin American Studies 17 14
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 26 15 1
Women’s Studies 15 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 551 46 47
Animal Genetics
Animal Physiology
Biochemistry 7 1 2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 42 1
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 52 3
Biotechnology 4
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 126 2 4
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 37 3 9
Entomology 3 3
Genetics 1 1
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other 2 1
Microbiology and Immunology 2
Microbiology 72 3
Molecular Medicine 1
Neuroscience 3
Oncology and Cancer Biology 2
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology 8 3
Pharmacology and Toxicology 1 2
Physiology 215 15 5
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 1 3
Zoology/Animal Biology
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 975 224 12
Accounting 146 42
Business Administration and Management 182 12
Business/Commerce 16
Business/Managerial Economics 63
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 56
Fashion Merchandising
Finance 147
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 167
Management Information Systems 55
Marketing/Marketing Management 193
Operations Management and Supervision 28
Retail Management 104
Communication and Journalism Programs 370 5 5
Journalism 131
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 239 5 5
Computing and Information Sciences 72 52 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science 71 19 4
Information Technology 1 33
Education 356 199 64 2
Agricultural Teacher Education 8
Art Teacher Education 9 7
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 5
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 13
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 5
Education 49 4
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration 11 6
Educational/Instructional Technology 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 178
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education 36
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 20 9
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 22
Mathematics Teacher Education 8
Music Teacher Education 17
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 25
Reading Teacher Education 21 18 2
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 11
Secondary Education and Teaching 9
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education 5
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching 48 30 10
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 10 17
Engineering 278 89 38
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 34 6 2
Agricultural Engineering 5 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 3
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 20
Chemical Engineering 41 2 2
Civil Engineering 51 5 1
Civil Engineering, Other 1
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other 21 17
Engineering Mechanics 1 1
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 6
Engineering 3 13
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 9 4
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 1
Industrial Engineering 8 8
Mechanical Engineering 84 13 1
Mining and Mineral Engineering 18 2
Systems Engineering 12 3 3
Water Resources Engineering
Engineering Technology 142
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 24
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 65
Engineering/Industrial Management 53
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 226 30 15
Creative Writing 104 25
English Language and Literature 122 5 4
Rhetoric and Composition 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 218 30 13
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 8
Comparative Literature
French Language and Literature 22 1 1
German Language and Literature 14 3
Italian Language and Literature 12
Latin Language and Literature 1
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 2
Linguistics 34 7 4
Russian Language and Literature 10 7
Spanish Language and Literature 101 2 8
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 336 112 223
Audiology/Audiologist 5
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders 82 11 1
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Health Services Administration 13
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medicine 108
Nursing Practice 3
Pharmaceutical Sciences 3 4
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacy 84
Pre-veterinary Studies 46
Public Health 54
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 194 32 13
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology 2
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor 12 3
History 144 4 8
History 144 4 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 37
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 37
Human Services 29 23
Public Administration 29 23
Legal and Law Studies 16 165
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 4
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 7
Law 161
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
General Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science 122
Library and Information Science 122
Mathematics and Statistics 92 20 14
Applied Mathematics 16 5
Mathematics 92 3 9
Statistics 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 223 6 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 152
Nutrition Sciences 71 6 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 46 14 15
Environmental Science 23
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 5
Natural Resources Management and Policy 5
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation 23 14 5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Physical Sciences 135 95 85
Astronomy 8 5 6
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 6
Chemistry 34 6 24
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 2
Geology and Earth Science 18 9 10
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 2 6 6
Materials Science 17 10 7
Optics/Optical Sciences 35 42 19
Physics 21 9 7
Planetary Astronomy and Science 6
Psychology 460 17 21 8
Educational Psychology 4 1 2
Psychology 460 13 12
School Psychology 8 6
Science Technologies/Technicians 7
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 7
Social Sciences 651 43 39
Anthropology 84 8 16
Applied Economics 5
Economics 137 11 4
Geography 22 9 10
Political Science and Government 241 4 3
Social Sciences, Other 1
Sociology 162 11 5
Visual and Performing Arts 321 67 27
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 25 5 2
Art/Art Studies 9
Brass Instruments 7
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 73
Dance 25 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 16 8
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 5
Fine/Studio Arts 107
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1
Music Performance
Music 25 36 25
Musical Theater 7
Percussion Instruments 1
Stringed Instruments 10
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 17
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Voice and Opera 3
Woodwind Instruments 2
Work and Family Studies 132 6 5
Consumer Economics
Family Resource Management Studies 3 6 5
Human Development and Family Studies 129
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Plant Sciences B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
East Asian Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Musical theater B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology B
Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering mathematics B
Geological Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Reliability and quality engineering B
Systems Engineering B
Water Resource Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Consumer Economics B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology B

History – General B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Hydrology/Water Resources B
Optics B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B

Science Technologies
Applied science B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Applied Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Arizona Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(520) 621-2211
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:43,161
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):61%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:30,164 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,769
Out-of-state Tuition:$34,967
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,068

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Arizona Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Arizona.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1532
Architecture and Related Services34
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2654
Biological and Biomedical Sciences171215
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services931
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs221
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1321
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
English Language and Literature/Letters222
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics882
Health Professions and Related Programs7588
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics1133
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2411
Natural Resources and Conservation2333
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1411
Physical Sciences171110
Public Administration and Social Service Professions212
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences2685
Visual and Performing Arts1452
Grand total3511511382

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Arizona.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs5122
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Grand total1313142

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Arizona and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid5,78483%
Grant or scholarship aid5,33276%$9,068
Student loan aid2,56137%$6,862

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid22,57068%$9,400
Federal student loans13,28540%$6,474

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Arizona. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Arizona students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants36,16616,47419,692
Percent admitted100%77%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%21%22%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Arizona Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment43,161
Undergraduate enrollment33,694
Graduate enrollment9,467

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Arizona Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Center for English as a Second Language)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (College of Medicine)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Fellowship

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