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University of Arizona Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,627 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 215 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $762,502)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $182,562)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 15 11 - Yes
Football 109 - - -
Golf 15 9 Yes -
Gymnastics - 14 - -
Soccer - 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 27 - Yes
Tennis 9 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - 38 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 38 38 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 11 15 Yes -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 16.6%
Non-resident alien 6.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.2%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 59.6%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 180
Liquor Law Violation 317
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 61

Notable Alumni

  • Craig T. Nelson, actor
  • David Foster Wallace, author
  • Don Pettit, astronaut
  • Greg Kinnear, actor
  • Jason Terry, NBA player
  • Joan Ganz Cooney, "Sesame Street" creator
  • Kitty Kelley, author
  • Kristin Wiig, actress, comedienne
  • Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Steve Kerr, NBA player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ruth from San Jose, CA
  • 5
  • the university of arizona is known for its outstanding residence life! with over 20 different halls to choose from, both incoming and returning students have to opportunity to live in…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More
  • Summer from Mesa, AZ
  • 5
  • Dorm life has its positives and negatives, but it's something everyone should experience. The RAs and DAs are very friendly and helpful. I've met so many cool and interesting people…

  • Nov-08-2012 Read More
  • Chelsea from Florence, AZ
  • 4
  • Many dorms on the campus have a very close-knit, family-like structure and feel to them. Many of the dorm assistants take the time to get to know everyone. Although meal-plan…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Wil from Apo, AE
  • 4
  • Lots of new dorms have been built in recent years with a modern western style to them... Join the Dorm Association, and attend all of the mixers - free BBQ.…

  • May-12-2012 Read More
  • A.S., out of state student
  • 4
  • The best dorms are on highland, in the center of campus. I lived in Sky View, which was located two blocks south of campus. It was decent, the RA's were…

  • May-18-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Madeline from Denver, Colorado
  • Oct-22-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is kind of a hassle. It can be annoying to go to the Union constantly just to get your food and fulfill your meals of the day. The food options are not the healthiest either, there is Cactus Grill upstairs, which has some good options if you need vegetables or protein other than a Chick-fil-A sandwich or a burger from Burger King. However, the prices at Cactus Grill can be expensive (except the burgers). The meal plan tries can be somewhat enticing at first, but the whole 10 percent off your meal can be somewhat of a ploy since the average price for food can be $6-10, which can add up overtime and it's not all you can eat unless you go to Pangea for $10.99. There are a lot of options, but I regret having a larger meal plan since I barely use it due to the fact that most of the food is not as healthy and too far away from the dorm. That being said, there are A LOT of off-campus food places that are super cheap and affordable for college students. Just explore the options and do your research on Yelp before going because I know sometimes the pictures can be deceiving.

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  • 3
  • Tajaraye from Tucson, AZ
  • Oct-17-2015 I am a current student here

    The food here is all tasty and cheap, but can be unhealthy if you eat it all the time. We have a student union that has major food places like Panda Express, Burger King, and Chik-fil-A but right around the corner are healthier choices. It's really up to the individual and what they choose to eat.

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  • 3
  • Erykah from Gilbert, AZ
  • Oct-16-2015 I am a current student here

    The variety of food that the campus offers is great, but it can get old. They do offer off campus food but that is paying out of your pocket. The university has three different locations for dining options. They have the main student union memorial center that offers a variety of fast food chains, cactus grill (cafeteria food) but its really good, and a buffet. Park student union has restaurant like food options (all very good) and a mini store. Highland Market which has a menu with a variety of foods to choose from and a mini store if you just want a snack or a drink.

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  • 4
  • Julian Francisco from Tucson, AZ
  • Aug-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is excellent, the choice of restaurants available to you is perfect. Dining is clean, comfortable, and on the spot. The only downside here is the lines. Very long, but is all worth it at the end.

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  • Alexsandra from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Jun-13-2015 I am a current student here

    A lot of people like that we don't have a dining hall. Instead, we have restaurants like Panda Express, Einstein's, Burger King, etc. I personally hate it. I am a vegan and I honestly can't find very much variety on campus. I made the decision not to get a meal plan because of the limited healthy options. There is a deli and a salad bar in the union and a green drink place in the gym, but for someone who spent her whole life shopping at health-food stores, I must say I'm kinda dissapointed in the variety for vegans and vegetarians. It is possible though! There is a food co-op on 4th ave where I do all of my grocery shopping. It's a 20 minute walk from campus (5 minute bike ride) or you can now use the tran which costs $4 (it might be cheaper if you get a pass). The food co-op is so good. They have fresh meals at their buffet area, a salad bar, soups, sandwiches, and most of the produce is local and all of it is organic. There are PLENTY of options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, etc. Just take this option and you can cook in the dorm kitchen! :)

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  • 5
  • Alex from Phoenix, AZ
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Being in greek life I was lucky enough that my chapter dues provided meals for us, another benefit of going greek! Aside from that, there are definitely more places than meets the eye to go eat on campus. However, I know my friends who aren't in greek life hated getting breakfast at Bagel Talk, My suggestion if you don't join Greek life: get a cheaper meal plan and learn to cook.

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  • 4
  • Sam from CO
  • May-20-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Their food is good, but there is not a traditional meal plan. You load money on your student ID and pay for your food that way. Arizona doesn't have a buffet type mess hall like most colleges.

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  • 3
  • Melisa from Tucson, AZ
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I occasionally eat at the Student Union Memorial Center. I mainly bring food from home or eat from Downtown.

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  • 4
  • Molly from Phoenix, AZ
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Pretty good. I am not a picky eater so I ate just about everything. I wish there was more variety of healthy foods at the main union at UofA, but it is still provided. What is so nice is the different types of food. To my delight, there are places that will serve breakfast food all day long. Or you can get Mexican food, Italian, BBQ, pizza, and even sushi. There are so many different types of food places all over campus and just off of campus. I LOVE eating on 4th avenue, a fun street with all kinds of shops, restaurants and bars similar to University Blvd. but with a more hippie feel to it.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madeline from Denver, Colorado
  • Oct-22-2015 I am a current student here

    I know the greek life is supposedly not as good as other campuses, but it seems like there are a lot of hazing and incidents that do not end in a positive way. The U of A is said to have the worse greek life in the collegiate society and may result in losing their funding for the sororities and fraternities. So if you're planning on joining the U of A just to come for the parties, I suggest a different place for the greek life, because it is said to be not the best.

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  • 0
  • Alex from Phoenix, AZ
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    GO GREEK. I was super hesitant at first to rush because of all the negative connotations and preconceived notions about it but once you become a part of it you see how great it really is. You have so much support, meet a ton of new people, help the community, and make great connections. All my jobs I have had are because of people in my chapter. I always see a familiar face on campus and have made life long friendships already.

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  • Matthew from sahuarita, AZ
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    It's everywhere and everyone loves it. If you're ever alone you can count on a group of 15 dudes in polo tee-shirts with 27 pizzas and a flatbed-hot tub to come in out of nowhere and make your day awesome.

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