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Colleges / The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 4-Year Public
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About U of A

The University of Arizona Overview

The University of Arizona is a public, state school in an urban setting in Tucson, Arizona. U of A was founded in 1885 and the school now enrolls around 49,471 students per year, including 38,528 undergrads. U of A provides housing for up to 7,249 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at U of A

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? U of A students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? U of A has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? U of A has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at U of A on the Student Life page.

2022 U of A Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $13,200
Out-of-State $39,600
Percent of Need Met 63.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,810

Is U of A a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what U of A offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at U of A

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 84% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at U of Areturn for the next year. Around 64% of students who started at U of A earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for U of A Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

The average starting salary for recent U of A grads is $55,502 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

The University of Arizona's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The University of Arizona's endowment was $1.134 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $11,793 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at U of A

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

U of A meets 63.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend U of A full-time are awarded $16,810 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,224 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at U of A.

Based on this information, does U of A seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is U of A a good school for you?

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Where is The University of Arizona Located?

U of A is located in the city of Tucson, Arizona, in the suburbs of Tucson and Arizona.

If you want to see U of A for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Tucson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tucson International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what U of A and Tucson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 210066 Tucson, AZ 85721

Campus Setting: Urban

U of A Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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U of A ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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U of A SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1360


Math SAT Range

560 - 690


Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

U of A Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at U of A is like? There are approximately 49,471 students enrolled at U of A, including 38,528 undergraduate students and 10,943 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from AZ and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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