The University of Arizona

country rank  37
world rank  42

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University Overview

Founded in 1885, The University of Arizona is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Tucson (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Arizona. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, The University of Arizona (UA) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of Arizona (UA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 133 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UA
Founded 1885
Motto Bear Down
Colours Cardinal red and navy blue

University Location

Address 1401 E University
Tucson (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
85721-0066 Arizona
United States
T +1 (520) 621 2211
F +1 (520) 621 9323

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Robert L. Nugent Building, Box 210040
Tucson 85721-0040
+1 (520) 621 3237

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to The University of Arizona's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar


  • Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium
Not reported

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