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University of Arizona Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
87% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Arizona Ranked?

#133 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in AZ
General Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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University of Arizona was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general multi-/interdisciplinary studies.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, University of Arizona is ranked #133 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. 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 #164 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Arizona?

87% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, University of Arizona is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 13% 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 560 and 680. Math scores were between 560 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arizona  ( 560 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Arizona  ( 560 to 690 )
University of Arizona received ACT scores from 19% 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

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
78% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Arizona, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

84% Freshmen Retention
47% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Arizona has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 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
25% Take Out Loans
$27,880 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 25% of students took out student loans averaging $6,970 a year. That adds up to $27,880 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 Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone: 520-621-2211

University of Arizona Majors

148 Majors With Completions
8,025 Undergraduate Degrees
3,246 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 148 majors graduated from University of Arizona. Of these students, 8,025 received undergraduate degrees and 3,246 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
Management Information Systems 219 $61,523
Computer Science 207 $72,627
Marketing 201 $46,774

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
18% 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 2020-2021, 26,981 students took at least one online class at University of Arizona. This is an increase from the 25,329 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 26,981 8,727
2019-2020 25,329 7,280
2018-2019 18,590 5,073
2017-2018 16,943 4,242
2016-2017 15,443 3,394

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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