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University of Arizona Data & Information Overview

1,709 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
85% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Arizona Ranked?

#164 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in AZ
Planetary Astronomy & Science Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Arizona was awarded 1,709 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is planetary astronomy and science.

Overall Quality

University of Arizona landed the #164 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when University of Arizona held the #487 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Arizona, University of Arizona is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for University of Arizona.

Is It Hard to Get Into University of Arizona?

85% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 85%, some consider University of Arizona to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to University of Arizona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arizona  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arizona  ( 540 to 690 )
University of Arizona received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Arizona  ( 21 to 29 )

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University of Arizona Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
78% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Arizona is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Arizona is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arizona

85% Freshmen Retention
47% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Arizona enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at University of Arizona for first-time, full-time students is 47%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Arizona.

University of Arizona Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,556 Full-Time Undergraduates
43.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 35,357 undergraduates at University of Arizona with 28,556 being full-time and 6,801 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Arizona Cost?

$13,358 Net Price
30% Take Out Loans
$30,368 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of University of Arizona is $13,358. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Arizona

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,987 $10,160 $13,644 $18,708 $20,187

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Arizona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Arizona, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $7,592 a year. That adds up to $30,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do University of Arizona Graduates Make?

$55,205 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from University of Arizona make around $55,205 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future University of Arizona graduates since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Arizona make the most money.

Location of University of Arizona

Arizona State
28,556 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of Arizona is a public institution situated in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for University of Arizona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone: 520-621-2211

University of Arizona Majors

148 Majors With Completions
8,235 Undergraduate Degrees
3,460 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 148 majors graduated from University of Arizona. Of these students, 8,235 received undergraduate degrees and 3,460 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 473 $30,835
Communication & Media Studies 296 $41,289
Interdisciplinary Studies 294 $32,382
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 279 $21,288
Business Administration & Management 234 $48,115
Political Science & Government 229 $32,899
Public Health 221 $32,385
Materials Sciences 221 NA
Management Information Systems 219 $61,523
Computer Science 207 $72,627

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Arizona along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Arizona

56% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 25,329 students took at least one online class at University of Arizona. This is an increase from the 18,590 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 25,329 7,280
2018-2019 18,590 5,073
2017-2018 16,943 4,242
2016-2017 15,443 3,394
2015-2016 12,997 2,579

Learn more about online learning at University of Arizona.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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