University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

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.

Website: www.arizona.edu/

Public
Co-ed
35,123
Undergraduate
Students
(51.5%) 18,101 Women
(48.5%) 17,022 Men
9,708
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 33,608 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
560-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,750
Out-of-state: $48,250
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,200
Out-of-state: $35,700
Room and Board
$12,550
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$16,047
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,956
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,985
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
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Campus Life

Tucson Population
524,295
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wilbur Wildcat; Wilma Wildcat
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
83.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
35%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.3%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
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
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone
(520) 621-3237
Fax
(520) 621-9799
E-mail
admissions@arizona.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$80
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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
586 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
2%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,750
Out-of-state: $48,250
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,200
Out-of-state: $35,700
Room and Board
$12,550
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
askaid@arizona.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001083
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

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

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,956
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
668
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
338
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
161
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,581
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, 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
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • 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
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • 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
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Perfusion
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Law
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Perfusion
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Water Resources

Location and Setting


Tucson 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
20% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
80%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
Other
emergency telephones

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
35,123
Women
18,101 (51.5%)
Men
17,022 (48.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
29,783
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
All Graduate Students
9,708

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
60.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
35%
Average Starting Salary
35%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.3%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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