U of A

University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd, Tucson, United States
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  • Total Documents
    5,353
  • Class Notes
    2,874
  • Textbook Notes
    264
  • Study Guides
    2,211
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,630
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,638

Overview of University of Arizona (U of A)

About this school

The University of Arizona, founded in 1885, is a public institution and one of the nation's top research universities. In addition to its long list of academic offerings, UA is home to one of the nation's largest honors colleges and more than 200 National Merit Scholars. The University offers a guaranteed tuition program to all undergraduate students enrolled on the university's main campus and pursuing a bachelor's degree. The program provides students with a constant tuition rate, including mandatory fees, for eight semesters. University of Arizona's 353-acre campus is located in a residential area of Tucson.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:35,123
    • Men:17,022 Men (48.5%)
    • Women:18,101 Women (51.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (U of A)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Arizona is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
May 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
May 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
May 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
May 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone
(520) 621-3237
Fax
(520) 621-9799
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 33,608 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 18,890 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 14,718 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
9,753 (35%) of 28,089 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,182 (32%) of 16,024 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,571 (38%) of 12,065 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
596 average |560-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
2%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
35%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (U of A)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,200|Out-of-state: $35,700 (49.29%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,550 (50.71%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Arizona accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001083
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,411 (73.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,209 (72.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,188 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
584 (18.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$16,047
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,162 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,402
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,612 (50.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,283
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 518 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,828 (30.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,171

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
18,155 (62.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
14,902 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,486 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,578 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$13,288
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,474 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,555
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,444 (65.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,424
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,278 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
6,555 (22.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,974

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,956
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,581

Academics & Instruction (U of A)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,985

Part-Time Faculty


362

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


81%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
11,357,822
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
514
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Arizona provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors (U of A)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (109)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business Technology
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Learning Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Retail Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (128)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Physics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Optical Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Perfusion
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Range Science
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Russian
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (U of A)

Location & Geography

Population


524,295

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


392 acres

Weather


Temperature
41.2 average low in January, 103.5 average high in September
Rain
36 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tucson
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Tucson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wilbur Wildcat; Wilma Wildcat
School Colors
Cardinal and navy

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Arizona offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha epsilon delta, wildcats committed to animal rescue and education, physiology, psi chi chapter, investments club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


29,783

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
35,123
Women
18,101
Men
17,022

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.8% Asian
  • 4.2% Black/African-American
  • 28.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.8% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


8.0% from 112 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


9,708

Student Resources (U of A)