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  • The University of Arizona, shortly referred to as AU, is a public land-grant research university located in Tucson, Arizona.
  • It was established in 1885, initially with the School of Agriculture by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature. It was the first University in Arizona Territory.
  • The University is amongst the three universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents.
  • The University of Arizona offers all levels of degree in a wide range of subjects through the following colleges and schools.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Agriculture and Life Science
    • Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
    • School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Plant Sciences
    • School of Natural Resources and The Environment
  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • College of Fine Arts
    • School of Arts
    • School of Dance
    • School of Music
    • School of Theatre, Film and Television
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate College
  • College of Humanities
    • School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC)
  • Honors College
  • James E. Rogers College of Law
  • College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Eller College of Management
    • School of Accountancy
  • Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optical Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Why study at the University of Arizona?

  • QS World University Ranking 2022 titles the University of Arizona as the top public University in Tucson and ranks it at 268th position.
  • U.S News and World Report 2021 ranks the University of Arizona as the No. 01 University with the best value school.
  • The University is also titled “The Best Value” by the Princeton Review.
  • Forbes 2021 places the University of Arizona in the Top 50 Best Value Public Colleges.
  • Fiske Guide to College 2019 ranks the University in the Top 10 public universities for its Academic Quality and Value.
  • 9 out of 10 students applying at the University of Arizona receive financial aid and grants.
  • The University is ranked as the No. 01 public institutions of Arizona for its Research and Development.
  • The University has small-sized classrooms with a 15:1 student-faculty ratio and has 600+ students clubs and organizations.
  • The University's research institution is at No.06 in NASA Funding.


  • University of Arizona's Tucson campus is the main campus spread over 380 acres of land, housing 179 buildings. The campus is located in the heart of the city and around 1.5 km away from the northeast of the city's downtown.
  • Roy Place and Arizona State Museum are the oldest building of the University known for their prominent Tuscan architecture.
  • The campus is divided into a quadrant, the south and north quadrants are outlined by a grassy expanse, and the west and east quadrants are separated by the Highland Avenue and Students Union Memorial Centre.

Campus Location Advantages

  • Tuscan is titled the Top-Ranked “Fun” city of Arizona by the WalletHub.
  • Tuscan is said to be the best city for outdoor living by Digital Third Coast.
  • It is the second-largest city in Arizona.


  • Business
  • Management
  • Biological Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Social Science
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Law


The University of Arizona has a wide range of scholarships and grants; 9 out of 10 students applying at the University receive financial aid. The University offers the following financial aid package:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loan
  • Work-Study

Scholarships offered to international students:

Wildcat Tuition Awards

  • Value: $12,000
  • Offered based on merit and is renewable for consecutive four years.

Arizona Tuition Awards

  • Value: $35,000
  • Awarded on merit basis and is renewable for consecutive four years.

National Scholar Tuition Awards

  • Tuition fee awards are available for students based on the preliminary SAT (PSATs) scores.

Dean's Exemplary Awards

  • Offered to both national and international students
  • First years students are eligible on the basis of the curriculum in 16 core subjects


On-Campus Accommodation

  • The University of Arizona offers various housing options of various sizes across the campus; there are 23 different dorms.
  • Approximately 7,600 students live in the campus accommodation at the University of Arizona.
  • It observed that students living on campus during 1st year score 8% higher GPA, and it is also seen that there is a 50% higher grade rate for on-campus students.

Following are the famous residence halls of the University of Arizona:

Arbol De La Vida

  • Arbol De La Vida residence hall has modern architecture with various sustainable features.
  • The Food and Gaming zone - The Park Union is just a 3 minutes' walk away.
  • The renowned archaeological museum “Arizona State Museum is located at a distance of 7 minutes by walk.


  • Students interested in performing arts have close access to the Arizona fine arts district, which is just a minute walking distance.
  • It is also close to the Tucson streetcar.


  • The residential hall is located close to the sports Centre Arizona Stadium and the Rec Centre.
  • The campus health Centre is just 6 minutes away.

The Honors Village

  • The Honors village has on-site dining halls, classrooms and access to faculties and staff.
  • It is also close to the Northern District Rec Centre.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • There are various off-campus accommodations available close to the university campuses.
  • Houses, apartments of single, 2-4 bedrooms are available for students on rent and lease to fit every taste and budget.
  • The average renting may cost up to $900 per month.