University of Arizona.

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (Arizona, U of A, UArizona, or UA) is a public research university in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885, the UofA was the first university in the Arizona Territory. As of 2019, the university enrolled 45,918 students in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and the James E. Rogers College of Law, and is affiliated with two academic medical centers (Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix). The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona is one of 65 elected members of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group. Known as the Arizona Wildcats (often shortened to "Cats"), the UA's intercollegiate athletic teams are members of the Pac-12 Conference of the NCAA. UA athletes have won national titles in several sports, most notably men's basketball, baseball, and softball. The official colors of the university and its athletic teams are cardinal red and navy blue.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 33,428 students
  • 0.36 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Arizona

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Natural Resource Management, Fine Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, and Environmental Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

28,089 students out of 33,608 applicants were accepted into University of Arizona.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Arizona was $35,307, while for in-state students it was $11,877. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $40,371.

The average financial aid at University of Arizona is $11,336. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $23,971 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Arizona

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Arizona received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Arizona

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arizona was of $12,300 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800.

Diversity at University of Arizona

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017