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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 34,072
   Women 17,595 (51.6%)
   Men 16,477 (48.4%)
Graduate Students 9,553
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 36,166 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math 490-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $28,217
Out-of-state: $51,417
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,817
Out-of-state: $36,017
  Room and Board $11,300
Average Percent of Need Met 55%
Average Freshman Award $12,542
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,614
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Tucson Population 524,295
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 71% of freshmen, 20% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wilbur Wildcat; Wilma Wildcat
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
27.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.0% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students 6.9% from 112 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 41.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported