University Of Arizona

University Of Arizona

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 & 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 & garbologist; Jerry Bruckheimer, film and television producer; and Samaire Armstrong, actress.

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University of Arizona
1401 E University
Tucson , AZ 85721-0066
General Phone: (520) 621-2211

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University of Arizona Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,608East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Native American studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Russian language, ...
Business and Management1,031business, business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, MIS, ...
Science866biology, biochemistry, plant pathology, cell biology, anatomy, anatomical sciences, microbiology, bacteriology, microbiology and immunology, ...
Education and Teaching624education, multilingual education, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling581psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, genetic counseling
Engineering576engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, water resources engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, ...
Media475communication studies, journalism, radio and television
Medicine286gerontology, neuroscience, pre-veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health
Family and Social Work251family resource management, consumer economics, family studies, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine207registered nursing
Architecture and Planning201architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Fine Arts168fine arts, art history and criticism
Law159law, legal research
Computer Science and Engineering127computer and info science, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy97nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, vocational counseling, dietitian
Mathematics80mathematics, applied mathematics
Music76music, music performance, various music studies
Religion and Philosophy69philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts65dance, drama, theatre design
Conservation and Resource Management60conservation, environmental studies, natural resources policy, wildlife management, natural resources courses
Agricultural Science and Management46agriculture, agricultural economics
Landscaping and Horticulture46plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science, range management, soil science
Animal Science and Care41animal science
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and administration
Art Studies18visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical Administration12health care administration
Science and Laboratory Technician3science tech
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for University of Arizona in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree5,619127
Master's degree1,392115
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship45276
Post-master's certificate205
Doctor's degree - professional practice3263

University of Arizona Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Arizona had a total enrollment of 37,217 students (31,208 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 48%
Graduate 52%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 47%
(Foreign Students) 53%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 14%
20-21 26%
22-24 18%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

University of Arizona Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 51 %

University of Arizona Room and Board (2007)

University of Arizona offers campus housing for 5,800 of its 31,208 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Tucson, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Arizona Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math500620
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Arizona Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,542
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,676
Room and board $ 7,812
Room charge $ 5,044
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,768
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,936

Financial Aid:
University of Arizona participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 108300)

University of Arizona Faculty

University of Arizona has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track218173
Non-tenured and not on tenure track357299

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year61$138,19720$139,724
Associate professorcalendar year26$90,99312$103,502
Assistant professorcalendar year11$77,65112$78,737
Lecturercalendar year10$63,3557$67,953
All faculty totalcalendar year108$113,73751$107,001

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year435$117,039130$106,628
Associate professoracademic year224$83,192147$74,377
Assistant professoracademic year179$68,387143$64,882
Instructoracademic year20$35,55628$37,481
Lectureracademic year61$52,61467$52,870
All faculty totalacademic year919$93,263515$75,077

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Arizona Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball Pacific-10 Conference
Baseball Pacific-10 Conference
Track Pacific-10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports45116161

University of Arizona Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Systems Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Family And Social Work
Consumer Economics
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, General
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Applied Economics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Animal Genetics
Animal Physiology
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Microbiology, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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