University of Arizona Review

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, is one of the oldest public universities in the state. Some of the university's academic programs that have been nationally recognized include political philosophy, management information systems and mass communication.

University of Arizona Overview

The University of Arizona (UA) was chartered in 1885 and held classes for the first time in 1891. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UA as 2009's 45th best public university in the nation, and Princeton Review chose UA for its 2009 review of the 'Best 368 Colleges'. UA has a student population of over 35,000 and offers on and off-campus residence halls and student apartments.

University of Arizona's Student Union is among the largest buildings of its kind in the country. The building is home to the university's more than 500 student activities, clubs and organizations. The Spring Fling, an internationally known, student-run carnival, showcases the talents of over 3,000 students each year.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admissions requirements may vary by type of applicant. For instance, an incoming freshman may be held to different standards than a student transferring from another college or university. University of Arizona uses a comprehensive review process to determine admission for prospective students. Information can be found on the entrance requirements section of the website; the architecture, engineering and fine arts colleges may have additional admissions requirements.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The university library is comprised of the main online gateway, as well as the science-engineering, health sciences, architecture, music and law libraries. The library has a poetry center, Internet access to course materials, more than five million volumes and over 650,000 electronic journals and books. In addition to its library system, University of Arizona has art exhibition venues including its Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography.

Computing resources are available in classrooms, residence halls and in both outdoor and indoor campus locations. General computing, instructional and multimedia labs are also available for student use.

For distance learners, UA has joined efforts with Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University to offer online courses to students of all three universities. The student-faculty ratio at University of Arizona is 18:1.

Colleges and Schools at the University of Arizona

  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • School of Dance
  • College of Education
  • School of Anthropology
  • School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Architecture
  • Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • School of Journalism
  • Graduate College
  • School of Art
  • School of Geography and Development
  • College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • School of Government and Public Policy
  • College of Fine Arts
  • School of Information Resources & Library Science
  • College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • School of Information Sciences, Technology and Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • School of Landscape Architecture
  • College of Science
  • School of Media Arts
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Music
  • Eller College of Management
  • School of Natural Resources
  • College of Law
  • School of Public Administration and Policy
  • College of Medicine
  • School of Mind, Brain and Behavior
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Sustainable Engineered Systems
  • College of Optical Sciences
  • School of Theatre Arts
  • College of Humanities
  • School of Natural Resources
  • Outreach College

Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 E. University, Tucson, Arizona 85721
  • Phone Number: (520) 621-2211