University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

#222 National Colleges

84.59% Admission Rate
Least Selective

33,715 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
The University of Arizona (Arizona, U of A, UArizona, or UA) is a public land-grant research university in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, it was the first university in the Arizona Territory.

The University of Arizona is a Public Ivy University. The university is part of the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association. In the former, it is the only member from the state of Arizona. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity". The University of Arizona is one of three universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. As of 2019, the university enrolled 45,918 students in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and the James E. Rogers College of Law, and is affiliated with two academic medical centers (Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix). In 2021, University of Arizona acquired Ashford University, a former for-profit college with more than 30,000 students and rebranded it as The University of Arizona Global Campus.

Known as the Arizona Wildcats (often shortened to "Cats"), the UA's intercollegiate athletic teams are members of the Pac-12 Conference of the NCAA. UA athletes have won national titles in several sports, most notably men's basketball, baseball, and softball. The official colors of the university and its athletic teams are cardinal red and navy blue.

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Tucson, Arizona

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 15.9%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 9.5%
Health Professions And Related Programs 8.3%
Engineering 8.0%
Social Sciences 7.2%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6.7%
Psychology 6.2%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4.9%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4.2%
Education 3.6%
Visual And Performing Arts 3.4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2.3%
Physical Sciences 2.3%
Architecture And Related Services 2.1%
English Language And Literature/Letters 1.8%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1.7%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 1.7%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1.6%
Legal Professions And Studies 1.5%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.5%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.3%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 1.0%
History 0.9%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0.6%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0.5%
Science Technologies/Technicians 0.4%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 0.2%
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences 0.1%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1228 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 690 620 550
Verbal 670 615 560

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 28 24 20
English 29 25 20