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University of Arizona is a college of higher education situated in Tucson, Arizona, United States. This space-grant and land-grant public university, established in 1885, was the first university in Arizona. The main campus occupies nearly 380 acres of land and has 179 buildings. The university has the following colleges under it:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optical Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Eller College of Management
  • Graduate College
  • Honors College
  • Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Outreach College
  • UA South
  • University College

University of Arizona's sports teams are known as the Wildcats. The colors are navy blue and cardinal red. The university has basketball, baseball, football, softball, golf, and various other sports teams. Some notable alumni of the school include Richard Carmona, former U. S. Surgeon General; William Rathje, archaeologist and garbologist; Jerry Bruckheimer, film and television producer; and Samaire Armstrong, actress.

Profile of University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona is found in Tucson, AZ. Tucson is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at University of Arizona.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Arizona is known for its programs in science.

University of Arizona Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 620. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

University of Arizona has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 37, 217 in 2007 at University of Arizona.

Student Life
A lot of students at the school attend part-time. University of Arizona values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference.

University of Arizona Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 527political science, history, economics, sociology, creative writing, English, library science, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management994marketing, business management, accounting, human resources, finance, MIS, managerial economics, business, . . .
Science842animal physiology, cell biology, optics, bacteriology, chemistry, ecology, biochemistry, biology, . . .
Education and Teaching773elementary school teaching, special ed, education, health teaching, reading teaching, English teaching, physical education teaching, higher education administration, . . .
Engineering609mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering management, aerospace engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, systems engineering, . . .
Therapy and Counselling509psychology, communication disorders, educational psychology, school psychology, genetic Counselling
Media478communication studies, radio and television, journalism
Medicine303medicine, pharmacy, public health, pre-veterinary, pharmaceutics and drug design, neuroscience, gerontology
Family and Social Work234family studies, consumer economics, public administration, family resource management
Architecture and Planning210urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture
Law178law, legal research
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178registered nursing
Fine Arts143fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering141computer and info science, computer engineering
Drama and Performing Arts91drama, dance, theatre design
Mathematics83mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Music79music, music performance, various music studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy77nutrition sciences, vocational Counselling, dietitian, health and physical Education
Religion and Philosophy72philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management64wildlife management, conservation, environmental studies, natural resources courses, natural resources policy
Agricultural Science and Management43agricultural economics, agriculture
Animal Science and Care38animal science
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and administration
Landscaping and Horticulture34plant sciences, soil science, range management, agronomy
Art Studies23art studies, visual and performing arts
Science and Laboratory Technician9science tech
Medical administration6health care administration
Medical Support and Technology5audiology, clinical lab tech
Contact: University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona

1401 E University

Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

General Phone: (520) 621-2211


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