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  • 08/30/2016

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Danger

    Great for these types of students

    The party type will enjoy.

    What to do for fun

    This school is a massive party school; excellent night life. Be careful of your grades though.

    Food and Dining

    There are limited food options at the student union.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics. The government funds this school like crazy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be aware of your surroundings especially at night time sleeping in your dorm room.

    In three sentences

    Academics are pretty solid here: excellent business program with Eller. However, safety isn't. If you want to get your phone, purse, and wallet stolen while you are sleeping on the first week, go to this school. Also, I strongly advise you to carry a taser or mace on you at all times. Downtown Tucson is pretty sketchy. Had to leave because I didn't feel safe.

  • 08/17/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    i am in a sorority on campus and it's one of the best decisions i've made at the school. i always have a house to go to a a great group of girls i can count on.

    What to do for fun

    i love to involve myself in my sorority that i am in as well as the clubs i have joined. there are also always things going on at the campus mall.

    Food and Dining

    the dining hall does not have any healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    i loved the dorms. i lived in likins hall and it was right next to everything i needed including most of my classes.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be challenging but make sure to take advantage of the library and some of the free tutoring services the school has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to check out the campus through a tour and join any clubs you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    the university of arizona is an awesome campus that is just the right size to be able to easily walk across campus. although there are a lot of students at the school the campus has a community-like feel. there are so many clubs and programs to be a part of you are sure to never be bored here.

  • 08/04/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 459

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of great restaurant on university blvd.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be shy. you need to put yourself out there to make new friends and make your experience better. it's important to make some friends in your classes to study with.

    In three sentences

    university of arizona has a lot to offer. they give great scholarships. they have great opportunities to get experience.

  • 06/07/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24 hour security?

    Greek Life

    is there a greek club?

    Clubs and Activities

    is there a band?

    Great for these types of students

    wanting to graduate

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    have none

    Bang for the buck

    is this college expensive for in- state students?

    What to do for fun

    is there anything fun to do on campus?

    Food and Dining

    would like to know more about.

    Dorm Life

    would like to know more about.

    Academic Rigor

    have been told that the classes are amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    is this school better than asu?

    In three sentences

    i'm thinking about going to that school. can somebody tell me about single dorm life and if the price of the dorm worth it?

  • 05/31/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 459

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    tucson has a really wonderful emphasis on diversity and cultural awareness. there are always events downtown and on 4th ave for students who love music, street food, and crafts. tucson meet yourself is a great chance to see all three and is one of the more popular tucson street fairs. there is also a big music scene downtown for those who love concerts. for students who prefer the outdoors, mt. lemmon has great hiking and the little town at the top of the mountain has a fudge shop and restaurant called the "cookie cabin." other destinations include the catalina foothills, mammoth mountain, and the wetlands. all of the outdoor recreational activities usually require a 20-30 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    there are not very many dining options on the university of arizona campus. the dining area is set up like a mall food court with a variety of restaurants. as a result, the university of arizona is not really known for its healthy options. if you are on a budget, you will eat panda express, chik-fil-a, and pizza hut every day. on days when you really crave a salad, core will make you one for about $11. with the limited choices for on campus eating, many students go a block or two off campus to eat at a nearby restaurant. this will often provide healthier options for a similar price to campus dining. for students with dietary concerns, the university of arizona is also not very accommodating. there are limited pre-prepared options in the u-mart campus store for students who are vegan or gluten free, but these are first-come-first-serve.

    Dorm Life

    living in a residence hall is a major investment. especially as a freshman, living on campus will allow you to meet a large number of people outside of your major and develop good friendships. however, many students end up having to take out student loans just to live in the residence halls because they are twice as expensive as living in an apartment. they do come with the perk of being located ten minutes away from most of your classes- so you can sleep in. on the downside, though, you may not be able to sleep at all on account of your noisy neighbors. if you value sleep, do not live at coronado. if you are an introvert, residence halls like navajo-pinal or babcock seem to be quieter. another note, navajo-pinal has the biggest closets!

    Academic Rigor

    the difficulty of your academic career will depend on your interests, talents, work ethic, and chosen major. the university of arizona is not an overwhelmingly difficult school, but there are challenging majors. for example, a large percentage of the engineering majors drop their major after the first year. the science requirements are rigorous and time consuming. try not to take two labs in one semester unless you are prepared to completely dedicate your time to academics. outside of science and engineering degrees, many students are easily able to double major or collect a variety of minors. this will let you explore a variety of interests or even develop a personalized study focus. whatever you are studying, it is important to remember that this is not high school anymore. college professors have higher expectations for the quality of assignments and may assign more work than you are accustomed to. do not be afraid to make use of office hours early into the semester if you are feeling overwhelmed. eventually, you will adjust to these new expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    take upper division classes! especially as a freshman, it is helpful to take a 300 level course in your interest area. this will help you determine if you want to continue to work in that major or maybe explore another topic. some advisers will discourage freshman from taking upper division coursework but one 300 level during your fall semester should not be too difficult. another bonus, you will have the opportunity to meet a professor in your major through a smaller class. if you speak up in class and attend even a couple of office hours, you will set yourself up for success. when a professor knows you personally, they are far more willing to help with letters of recommendation. make sure to build these kinds of relationships early into your undergraduate career.

    In three sentences

    the staff is helpful and the community is small enough that you will get to know professors and students in your major. make sure to get to know your teaching assistants too- they are a fantastic aid and will have lots of advice on surviving both undergrad and grad studies.

  • 05/24/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this campus is very safe and responds quickly to situations. there are emergency polls everywhere you walk on campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is very popular at this school and many people are involved in it. there are many houses for almost any girl and there is also multicultural greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    for students looking to advance in their career this is a great place to start. the classes and opportunities offered can help anyone get to where they went to be if the right effort is put in. uofa is great for students who like to get involved with student council and leadership. there are many opportunities within the dorm life to be a leader on campus. greek life is also well known but not necessary to have a good experience. sporting events are widely talked about specifically basketball and football so if you like those then this is the school for you. for people who like to work out, the red center is one of the best i've seen and the facilities are amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there countless traditions at football and basketball games and getting a zonazoo pass is almost a much for incoming freshmen. the sporting events are super hyped and full of energy and hundreds of people attend every game. the student section is always full and traditions get passed down every year to incoming students and its great to see.

    What to do for fun

    there is a lot to do in your spare time such as going to the rec center where they have really good and up to date facilities and different classes and sport gatherings. you could join intramural sports such as football, basketball, or even bubble soccer. you could also hang out with friends at the different events they often have on campus. going to the sporting events is super fun.

    Food and Dining

    the food is amazing! there are so many places to get food and there is a variety for everyone. there have all kinds of food and there are many places to eat on campus. they also have options to accommodate people with dietary needs.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are overly priced and the amenities are not great unless you pick a really expensive dorm. even then, they are still not that good. the rooms tend to be really small and most of them do not have a bathroom or sink unless they are higher priced. however, the dorms are an amazing place to make friends and there are dorms specific to majors that can expose you to people taking similar classes which can then form study groups.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can get really hard but its nothing that is impossible to overcome. the math and science departments are 2 of the most difficult departments but it can help a student figure out if they are really interested in what they want to do. some classes differ in rigor depending on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus and you will fall in love with the campus. there are so many clubs that you can get involved in and most of them give you opportunities to get involved directly in your field. getting involved makes the biggest difference in the university experience. the classes can be hard for students getting accustomed to college but that's what tutoring is for and this university provides endless opportunities to exceed in every one of your classes. don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    the university of arizona is a rigorous school that offers opportunities for advancement in your education by offering an extensive amount of help. they provide the tools for success through multiple tutoring outlets. uofa has a beautiful campus and provides many opportunities to get involved into clubs that are relevant to your career.

  • 03/08/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Current students told me there were many options, even if you are a vegetarian or vegan. They said the food was pretty good, typical college food, and they never get bored of what to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many options for dorms at all different price levels. It is kind of you get what you pay for. The nicer dorms are more expensive but you can get a good bargain too.

    Academic Rigor

    While visiting, many students told me that the rigor was perfect and classes were challenging but not impossible especially in the science department.

  • 12/29/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat near the area of campus in which most of my classes are, No complaints here.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, so I cannot comment about it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors seem to care for your success, and will go out of their way to help you if you ask them,

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any kind of disability, it would be a good idea to look into Disability Recourse for a little bit of help. College life can be challenging for us, any they're willing to help make it a little easier.

  • 10/22/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall, the campus can be kind of sketchy to walk around at night. It has been getting better, the blue light system and SafeRide helps a lot, so use those resources. A lot of the roads and sidewalks leading to dorms can be very dark, so bring a flashlight or ask someone to escort you. The key is to always travel smartly and to make sure that you avoid situations that may increase the risk of being attacked or assaulted. This means, avoid dark alleyways, don't walk alone, be alert, don't text while walking, pay attention to your surroundings, and with these tips, it will be easier to avoid these types of situations.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    It depends on which clubs you plan on joining. There are A LOT of clubs that are involved on this campus. Find one that interests you, or are unique to your personality, even your ethnicity. Because, I know there are a lot clubs that are specifically for ethnic American groups that always have great opportunities for whatever major or profession you are pursuing, and they always have authentic free food that is great bonus! I would try as many clubs that you are interested in as possible in order to keep your options open, see what each one is about, take the free pizza, and decide whether or not you're interested in them or not!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a science major, it would be best to get into research early. Find a lab that interests you and go directly in and begin your work, because the sooner you start, the more experience and insight you'll have in the future, which will help you improve upon your skills if you're planning on going into research or any health professions. Also, manage your time and do NOT procrastinate! Just because you have a 2 or 3 hour gap or more, does not mean you should take a nap! Rest is important, but make sure to review over concepts each week in order to reinforce the concepts, so that when it comes time for the Final exam, you're ready!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some unusual locations on campus if you're looking for them, I know there is a huge rock near Old Main that is called the music rock because it has holes hollowed into it that make different pitches of sound if you bang on the outside of the hole. There are many practice piano rooms available in the basement of the music building, many of them are just open for the public. And supposedly on campus, there is a unicorn statue, just haven't gotten the chance to see it in person. If you need a nice place to study or relax outside (when it's not melting weather), a great place would be the turtle pond, which is near the park.

    Bang for the buck

    If you use the resources that are available on campus like ThinkTank and resources that help with individual financial struggles and fully utilize the on-campus services like SafeRide, your college experience will definitely be worth the money that you invested into each of your classes. It also is completely dependent on the amount of effort that you put into making your college experience the best that it can possibly be that truly improves the fulfillment of you bucks.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities that freshman can do during the first week of the semester. There are great cookouts and free food with free t-shirts handed out on the UA mall that have great ways to meet new people. There's a recreational center, the pool is very nice and can be a great place to sunbathe on the water with floating foam pads. Clubs are also a great way to have something fun to do over the weekends, especially intramural club sports. I know for a fact that it can also be fun to just take SafeRide (the free transportation service on campus) to Walmart or shopping outlet (within in 10 miles of the University) to buy food and hang out! A good place to just chill would be the Scented Leaf, which is a great tea house that sells all sorts of teas that offer free second refills. (Just be warned, the tea can be VERY addicting!!)

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, it depends on where you live. If you are coming in as a freshman, I highly suggest living in the dorms because it allows for you to make friends easily and creates a good bonding relationship with your fellow peers. It also depends on where you are willing to live. Choosing a dorm that is closer to the Union would be preferable, especially if you have many classes that are close to that area (especially for science majors, who most likely would have at least one class in the Koffler building). The party dorm is Coronado, but Arbol de la Vida is right next door and is a VERY nice dorm, since it is the newest on campus. It is also the honors dorm. If you're not in the honors college, you can still live in Arbol, as long as your roommate is in the honors college.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on how much you are willing to devote your time into each of your classes. No one said it's going to be easy to go through college, so work hard in your classes regardless if they seem have more or less rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on applying to the University of Arizona and you are from out-of-state, I suggest that you prepare yourself as much as possible for the heat, because it is HOT here, and you're going to need plenty of lighter clothes. And also prepare for monsoon weather, the rain can be very intense here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is great university that offers opportunities for undergraduate research. This is particularly unique, because it allows for the students to actively engage in research early in their careers. Overall, the University of Arizona is a rigorous university, especially for any STEM majors, but it all will be worth it in the end.

  • 10/17/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has these blue light poles that are the most genius thing they could ever think of. U of A is a public campus that is open to anyone. The blue lights are there incase you feel like you are being followed r just feel unsafe. The UA Police department is on campus and will usually be there in less than a minute, so I was told. I think it's a great idea because it allows people to hit the light in different places so the police can track us and come to us immediately. We also have SafeRide! It's a transportation organization for U of A that gives rides to students around campus certain days and times of the week. Very handy! And it's FREE. :)

    What to do for fun

    Tucson is sort of a boring town, itself, but if you're with the right people and involved, you'll enjoy yourself. I've seen a skating rink out here, movie theaters, and nice restaurants. We also have a recreation center on 6th street 9which happens to be directly across from my dorm). It has a pool, multiple basketball courts, a huge gym, and lots of open dance rooms. That would be my favorite place to be, not including our football games.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I reside in Navajo Pinal, also known as Stadium and I'm in a program called B.L.A.C.K, which stands for Building Leaders And Creating Knowledge. I enjoy all of the people in my wing and everyone else in the entire residence is very friendly. I am pretty close with most of the RA's and the DA's that work here.

    Academic Rigor

    Speaking from my personal experience, it's pretty challenging. I am a business major right now and my courses require lots of studying and quality work. Most of my work is online so turning it in on time is extremely important, but it teaches balancing different types of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you are 100% sure about attending, come visit the campus! I highly recommend that and talking to your academic advisor. Also, visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to sort out any confusion so that your school account will reflect your courses and everything accurately.

    In three sentences

    U of A is one of those super spirited and highly involved colleges. It feels like a town inside of a town. The faculty, staff, and admin are all helpful with assisting you in whatever you need.

  • 10/16/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing. I always feel safe when walking around campus through out the day or even at night. There are emergency poles all around campus if something does go wrong or you don't feel safe. You can push the button and a police officer will be there to help with whatever you need.

    What to do for fun

    The UA has many activities that goes on throughout the week. There is always something that goes and clubs always have activities for their members. Join a club once you know what suits you best as a student, and is flexible with your schedule. Stay active and make friends, you'll always have something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I decided to live on campus this year. I live in Kaibab-Huachuca, the dorm is not a five-star hotel but it is safe, clean, and has a great variety of friendly, nice, kind residents who live in the dorm. All of the dorms are nice, safe, and clean and allow a variety of students who engage in weekly activity to get to know each other better. I would tell an incoming freshman to live in a dorm for at least one year to meet new people and gain an experience whether you end up hating or loving it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs that the university offers is a variety of studies for students. They have programs such as engineering, health, science, and other great academic programs that all students can learn by the amazing professors that are hired from the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe that UA is a school that all students should apply to and consider as a university to tour and research. They have great opportunities for all students who engage in academic, athletic, and club activities. They offer to all students who want to have the ultimate college experience.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is an incredible campus filled with so many opportunities and life choices. Its a huge campus that allows students to achieve their goals and aspirations. The campus also allows a wide variety of student activity for those who attend the university.

  • 08/11/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Five stars nails this category in safety. Near every building there happens to be emergency lights,ready to use. The campus officers are always on the job guarding and patrolling the campus. This is a danger free zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One location that i absolutely fell in love with, and i know you will too, is the Arizona football stadium. With its beautiful renovation and fearful home crowd this stadium gets rocking when the cats come out to play. If you haven't attended a Arizona football game yet, you shall do so soon.

    What to do for fun

    When there's nothing to do, explore the campus and background. Not only is the school famous in history but is glorious in the Agriculture buildings. You may notice that one building in particular, is in the shape of a wildcat.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I am not familiar with dorming myself but by interviewing my peers they seem to have been satisfied with it. Any dorm life is enjoyable, the fact is, this wonderful opportunity gives you the chance to live without family nor parents especially.

    Academic Rigor

    Five stars may make you question, but when it comes to academics the University of Arizona is on top of it. Much prepared in what they do. They will have an answer for you in any academic question asked.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the campus, breathe the wildcat air. Engage with the students around you. Most of all have fun and be involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a well designed, safe, and comfortable campus. The campus has great scenery and is above the bar on school spirit. Its like attending high school all over again, except on a bigger campus.

  • 06/26/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus feels safe with precautions to help you in times of need!

    Greek Life

    Awesome! Make life long friends!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to push themselves and come out a better person and smarter individual.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events Get involved in greek life Get involved in anything!

    Dorm Life

    Fun! Involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new opportunities!

    In three sentences

    Fun, friendly environment! You won't regret going here! So many opportunities to exceed here!

  • 06/17/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    14 of 459

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Tucson itself can be kind of intimidating - not the safest city in the world, but it is a college town and pretty much everything revolves around the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cover all your bases. Prepare for due dates ahead of time. Like way ahead.

    In three sentences

    Exciting student life. Rigorous courses. Strong historical roots.

  • 06/13/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 459

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the mall, there is always something. Either that or you can go down town or on fourth ave. There are usually concerts (sometimes small free ones), art fairs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    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! :)

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live. Ask around! It changes each year with renovations and new dorms being built. You can also watch youtube video tours. Most of the dorms on highland are ideal. They are all really nice and you can go to highland market at 3 in the morning to get a highland burrito; which is a must if you are a student here. (I never did because of my own dietary choices). Just look into the dorms. There are a lot of different options. I stayed in one of the pods at Villa del Puente my first year and I LOVED it. I then stayed at Manzi-mo the next year and decided that I wasn't really into it. I think every dorm hall has a kitchen. I don't think the actual rooms do.

    Academic Rigor

    We surprisingly have pretty high rankings for a lot of things, which is something I wasn't expecting coming into the school. I know we have one of the best dance schools in the country and the school of music was ranked at 19 when I first started (with schools like Juilliard being number 1). Look into your desired program and see. Also keep in mind, even if it isn't the number 1 program in the country, that could be better for some programs because it could mean that you have more stage time, internships, what ever the equivalent is in your field. The UA is also really good about giving all of their students opportunities to develop all of your professional skills before you actually enter the field. Side note: undergrads actually can be casted in the same operas as the grad students, which isn't a common thing countrywide. Not to say it doesn't happen, but at the UA it's not the same 5 people playing the top parts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! No matter where you go to college, the best way to make the most out of your experience is truly to stay involved as much as possible with programs. BUT, also make sure you leave plenty of time for friends, food, and sleep. DO NOT try alternative sleep methods. I've seen too many students go to campus health/ the hospital because they were loading their schedules up too much and not getting proper sleep. It's much better to manage your time wisely and leave something out if that mean that you will stay healthy.

    In three sentences

    You will never be bored! Just go the the UA mall and there is always something to do. Students can also join clubs and there are PLENTY of internships and programs for professional development. We also have a ton of high rankings for many academic programs on campus!

  • 06/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 459

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is not police walking around all the time, but despite being in Tucson, the campus is really safe. Cat cards to get in every residence hall, buttons to connect to the police if you are walking around at night, and even safe ride, which WILL come in handy, all keep it safe here.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Seriously something for everyone. We have the most random clubs and activities from classic academic honoraries to bicycle soccer.

    Great for these types of students

    To get the most of your time here I would say more social students will have more fun. Don't get me wrong, academics are super important as well, but you gotta have some fun too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jumping in the fountain at Old Main is a classic. Turtle pond, not so secret anymore, is a nice place to have lunch or study. Its right next to Gila Hall across from Chase Bank on Park Ave.

    Bang for the buck

    Sure, UofA could invest in some better things but overall, the experience you get at UofA is better than any other school. What more could you want than great academic and research opportunities, school spirit, and a beautiful campus and location? If you want to go somewhere expensive...save it for grad school.

    What to do for fun

    Anything. Go camping on Mt. Lemon or hiking in the nearby mountains. Go on a walk through campus or down the mall. Of course there is always a party going on, yes Monday-Saturday, it doesn't matter. Join just one of the millions of clubs here! We even have LARPING so there's something for everyone I promise.

    Food and Dining

    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, every.single.day. My suggestion if you don't join Greek life: get a cheaper meal plan and learn to cook.

    Dorm Life

    Don't believe the negatives people say! Dorm life is what you make it. If you stay in your room 24/7 and don't make an effort to meet new people then you will be counting down the day til you can move out. Keep your door open, always go hang out in the common areas. I hated to move out in spring because of the bonds and memories in my dorm. P.s public bathroom are not as bad as people make them out to be...you got this.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes aren't too bad, but mathematics and science departments can be a bit difficult. Just stay focused and go to office hours and you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your first year! And despite the hype, larger dorms aren't always the best, even if they are new. Smaller residence halls allow you to become way closer to other students and the staff, a bonus when applying to be an RA or DA. Go to EVERY game. Football and basketball mostly. Zona Zoo prides itself in being one of the best student sections in PAC 12. My best memories are the crazy game times. If you are even thinking about greek life, AT LEAST rush. You can always drop later if you decide its not for you, both fraternities and sororities give you time to decide before they collect dues. Who knows, you might just find the perfect fit!

    In three sentences

    UofA is the perfect blend of academics and social life. Zona Zoo at football and basketball games is our pride. The weather, despite being in Arizona, is actually amazing year round, there is always something to do at UofA.

  • 05/20/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't stayed in a dorm yet, but I have been doing a lot of research. The nicer dorms are more expensive (no surprise there), but they keep improving their dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I originally wanted to attend here because of the excellent computer engineering course (they combine computer and electrical engineering).

    In three sentences

    Sunny. Cutting edge. Exciting.

  • 04/07/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    Seems like academics is important

    In three sentences

    I had not thought about UA, but the literature seems really interesting. I can't wait to visit the campus

  • 03/27/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I love the campus community and I enjoyed speaking with some of the schools staff. I'm excited to learn more about the football program.

  • 01/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full campus police force and security

    Greek Life

    One of the most renown throughout the nation, over 15 fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous options

    Great for these types of students

    sociable, outgoing, and people oriented.

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricy but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Number one rated Recreation Center in the country, All types of intramural and club opportunities, and social events.

    Food and Dining

    All types of options to appeal to all types of consumer tastes.

    Dorm Life

    Safe friendly environment with on duty Resident Hall Assistants.

    Academic Rigor

    Friendly and helpful teacher assistants with multiple tutoring opportunities and homework help centers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and stay on track with the application process. Make sure to read every agreement you are prompted to sign. Act quickly on class and dorm opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful,large, and accommodating campus. Wide variety of on campus food options. Numerous resourceful help centers with friendly workers.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do a sufficient job of keeping students safe, thanks to the UAPD.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the Secret Study Spaces.

    Bang for the buck

    The U of A is pretty pricey, no lies. There are ways around it, sort of.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, clubs, clubs. And a bunch of fairs and cool lectures to see. Sports is huge too.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    I commute from home.

    Academic Rigor

    You earn the grade that you deserve. Work hard and it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. Write down due dates and keep a planner. Stay healthy mentally with nutrition and exercise.

    In three sentences

    I've had a successful transfer from high school to the university- the faculty and staff are on your side to help you prosper and succeed! There are always a bunch of events going on and clubs to join, so there's no excuse to not be engaged in the college experience. I really love my college and the lively environment, as well as the education that I am receiving.

  • 12/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel so safe when I am walking on, even when it is late at night. I have only ever seen one potentially dangerous situation, and it was handled immediately and not an issue.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of it because I choose not to be so I don't know what to say.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally soon much to do!!!! There are so many random clubs that you wouldn't even believe exists. There's a movie club, where they go and see movies. There's a horseback riding club, rock climbing club, and clubs related to majors/minors. My roommate last year was in a puppy love club that basically would allow for puppies to be brought on campus and potentially get adopted. There are always sponsors on campus passing out event flyers for concerts and festivals. At the theater on campus, there are free movies every week and premiers all time for new movies being released. Last year I saw Bad Grandpa like a week before it came to theaters and a few months later, Dave Franco was on campus to promote his new movie. There is always something going on.

    Bang for the buck

    As with virtually every university in the US, it nickels and dimes you. However, UofA gives out so many scholarships and opportunities for financial support and freebies all the time.

    What to do for fun

    Since Tucson is a college town, many things are focused around the UofA. There are street fairs with amazing food and shopping, tons of concerts (sometimes even free ones on campus!), and there just seems to always be something going on. I am a huge nature person so I love all the hiking you can do in Tucson. There's Mt. Lemon, Peppersauce Caves & Karchner Caves, Sabino Canyon and 7 Falls, plus so much more. There are tons of coffee shops and hookah lounges and bars to hang out at and catch up with friends. Also, there are a ton of things that are affordable, like yoga classes offered just off of campus for only $4/class! Since it is sunny in Arizona there are endless pools and pool parties which are always so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year and it was one of the best years I have ever had in my life. I stayed in the largest dorm on campus, Coronado for my entire freshman year. Because of it's size, it was awesome because at anytime of the day or night, there is always someone up doing something and so many opportunities to meet new people. I came to UofA not knowing a single soul and since I chose to not rush and be involved in Greek life, I was worried about meeting people. WOW was I wrong. I was social with everyone on my floor and almost all of my very best friends that I know have I met my freshman year in the dorms. Every freshman should live in the dorms at UofA. I would never do it again, but I would not trade that year for the world. It's basically a giant year-long sleepover with all your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The UofA may have been known for being an easier to school to get into, however if you don't put it any effort here you will not succeed. There are moderate classes that I have taken for my major (Law) but I have also taken regular general requirement classes (usually easier classes) that were so hard, such as astronomy. I found that the professors here really want their students to succeed. With that said, I have never seen a professor try to help a student that did not put forth any effort. Classes here may be rigorous, but nothing students can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow up!! I feel like sometimes the application process to any college can be messy and there is potential for things to get lost. If you don't hear back from a college or from a department or counselor, just follow up. It's annoying, I know, but it pays off.

    In three sentences

    Such a fantastic learning environment. The University of Arizona actually makes me want to learn new things- and I'm not just talking about in the classroom There are so many amazing opportunities from the many diverse groups and clubs on campus, to the people and places on campus.

  • 11/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun. There are plenty of things to do, we have a game room in the lower level of the Student union. You can hang out with friends and catch a ride to the movies or the mall. Or just simply hang out in the dorms and have a chill night.

    Food and Dining

    University of Arizona has many dining areas for you to eat. There is 32 places on campus where you can use your meal plan. UA has plenty of healthy places to eat, and they can also satisfy your fast food craving. Along with your Starbucks craving. Most of the dining areas are split into two main places, The Student Union and The Park Student Union. Both are great places to go to.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something you will definitely have to get used to. Especially if you are used to having your own room. It is an experience that all college students need, this is how you will meet most of your friends. There are quiet hours and you will have a person designated to your hall that is the person that you go to with any problems. Dorm life is one of the best things about college.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Arizona is very clear about academic integrity and plagiarizing. There is a Code of Academic Integrity, saying that we will not plagiarize or do anything dishonest when it comes to our academics. The university is very clear about this, all professors include this in their syllabiâ??s. Consequences are not light.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice for incoming students, if you get a chance to come early to campus do it. There are many opportunities that The UA offers and you will not want to miss them. It is a way to meet new people before school starts and a way to know the campus. Another piece of advice is to get involved, donâ??t just worry about home, because when you keep busy the time flies by. Always put your priorities first.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a college that is focused on building a brighter future for their students. They have many resources to all the majors that they offer, and they are continuing to grow. This school will no doubt become home to you.

  • 11/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a safe campus. The police are everywhere, and you're always within like thirty feet or so of the big blue emergency call boxs scattered across campus. Guys generally don't catcall or harass girls. It's a very safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined the Alternative Breaks program and am looking forward to our Spring Break trip to Kendalia, Texas to help with an animal nonprofit. There are tons of other clubs, a big one being MACS (Marine Animal Conservation.. something) or Mock United Nations, which has an annual national conference in Chicago.

    Food and Dining

    There are two Starbucks on campus. They're okay; you'll see tons of girls carrying Starbucks cups. There's a Chipotle nearby. There's also really healthy options in the student union-- two salad places, one all you can eat pasta place, etc. There's something for everything when it comes to food.

    Dorm Life

    I have friends from some of the party dorms, normal dorms, and a few from the honors dorms. All of them enjoy their living situation, and only one of them has complained about their roommate (in that case, the roommate is highly antisocial). Living on campus seems ideal; you're within walking distance of the gym, your classes, the student unions, and places like 4th Avenue. If it weren't for the cost, I'd live on campus too.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm taking ENG109H and a few Gen Ed courses. English is easily my favorite class because it's small (around 15-18 of us total), personal, and very interactive. There are lots of discussions and a fair majority of people talk. Our projects/assignments are long and generally take anywhere from a few weeks to a whole month. My Gen Eds are pretty easy for me and are relevant to what I want to study. The people who are undecided or in a completely different field seem to have a harder time though.

  • 10/30/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Head to 4th Avenue for bars, dining, and pinball!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are a rip off!

    Dorm Life

    Pick a dorm on Highland to be centrally located! My personal recomendation would be Villa del Puente.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty varies, find your professor on ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some extracurricular clubs early in the year to develop friendships.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful and ranks in most major categories. Tucson is a great, 'hip' city, comparable to Portland,Oregon. If you live in Arizona the UA is probably your best university option.

  • 10/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Okay so I am involved in YoungLife and its probably the best thing that's ever happened to me, next to the sale on SpongeBob mac n cheese. There are too many clubs and activities to count. There is a quidditch team, if you're into that. And we have a really good basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football team. If you are into winning a lot, this is the right place for you.

    Great for these types of students

    The adventurous. The non-adventurous. The social. The socially-anxious. The cool kids. The nerds. The really weird ones. The mainstream. The hipsters. The religious. The non-religious. I have seen it all. Everyone gets along. Its great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a turtle pond on campus and it is secluded and cool! First thing you do after you are accepted into the University of Arizona: You sign up for Zona Zoo. It gets you into all sporting events. The people get crazy and you really have to be in a football stadium filled with nothing but red shirts and face paint screaming at the top of their lungs to understand.

    Bang for the buck

    The UA has pretty intense majors, many of which are science related. There is also a smokin' hot business program. Pay now, get rich later.

    What to do for fun

    Mt. Lemmon is sooooo pretty in the fall. Go visit and watch the stars and explore. Find a little coffee shop. Go downtown, because there will always be something there. Go to the mall (the main grassy field on campus) and there will be free popsicles or frisbee games or little poster shops set up. Jay Leno is coming later this year, and Jenna Marbles was here last year. There are concerts frequently. Go to the gym for the hot people and pretend to work out. Go make a friend so you can tell your parents that you made a friend.

    Food and Dining

    You have to hunt for the good stuff. Panda and Chick-fil-A, I hate to say it, gets a little boring. The PSU (a smaller version of the main dining student union) makes home-made types of dishes that are different daily. Time market, three blocks from campus, has the best pizza and coffee in the universe. Cellar Bistro has killer burgers. Chipotle is right off University Blvd. IQ Fresh has the best juices ever. You just have to be willing to look for the good stuff. Its there. I promise.

    Dorm Life

    Highland is A+ because it is central to everything on campus. It takes a bit of getting used to, and it might stretch your patience, but I have learned so much about how to handle situations and difficult people. Dorm life is fun. Dorm life is sometimes obnoxious. Dorm life is sometimes disgusting. But hey. Why not.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. I am in Family Studies and Human Development, and I can study for two minors because the major work isn't overbearing. My roommate is in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and it terrifies me. But she enjoys it. Find something you love, and it won't feel too stressful. You get out of it what you put into it. If you work for an A, that's probably what you will end up with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Don't just think Tucson is disgusting because you drive by on the I-10. The campus is beautiful and downtown has this rustic/vintage/Seattle-hipster style that gives the town chill vibes. Do everything. Talk to everyone. Find something - a club, a group of friends, whatever- and let yourself transform and be transformed by everything this school has to offer. It is sooo diverse. Let yourself stress a bit. Your future is really scary and probably filled with all-nighters and chocolate over-indulgences. Let it happen. Its crazy and everyone else feels you, man.

    In three sentences

    The UA is really spirited and has something for any type of person. This was my last choice on my list of schools, but now that I am here, I can't imagine myself anywhere else. You would have to be crazy (or from ASU) to despise this place.

  • 10/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My friend once fell down and cracked her skull, before she even hit the ground the first responders were there and campus police were taking statements. If security isn't right around the corner, there are literally these buttons you can press, all over campus, that will call them to your location in less than a minute.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Think of anything you have ever done, anything at all, you didn't even have to enjoy it, well, there's a club for that. I once saw a guy with a shirt for the Drink Coca-cola in Banana Costumes Club shirt. I found out it is an unofficial club, but if you try hard enough, you'll find them,

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and friendly students who want to meet new people everyday and get together with study groups will thrive at this University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always at least six people that carry around hammocks to tie up between two trees and nap. Sometimes, if you're nice to them, the Hare Krishna dudes will share some fruit with you. And of course there are the side walk preachers, everyone stops to listen to them rant and condemn you to Hell at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    Twenty dollars a day, everyday, to not die from boredom or starvation. Not including parking and any print jobs that need to be done.

    What to do for fun

    The wifi on campus is actually decent enough to game on during downtime between classes. If you have the time, just a 10 minute walk from campus down to 4th avenue will always be worth your time. There's arcades, hooka lounges, clothes, food, and everything else fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat on and around campus. If you try hard enough, you'll never have to eat the same food twice, ever.

    Dorm Life

    Really depends on where you stay. The dorms have a pretty straightforward cost to quality ratio, the more you pay the better you live. Although, even the cheapest dorms are pretty great.

    Academic Rigor

    Failing classes is pretty hard to do, but it is possible. Going to class, paying attention, and actually taking part in assignments will basically guarantee a passing grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a parking pass! There is wifi literally everywhere on campus, so never waste your data. Always have back up clothes during the winter, the weather will go from 40 to 85 at any moment.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is pretty cool. There is always something to do on campus, you'll never be bored. Go Wildcats!

  • 08/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events! The sporting events are a great way to hang out with friends and be part of the amazing spirit of being a wildcat. You won't regret going to a game or two of any sport.

    Food and Dining

    The U of A has so many food options. Mexican, Italian, Sushi, fast food, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, WE HAVE IT ALL!!!! Plus if you're willing to walk within a mile there are so many options that you will never get bored, or hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but I have friends that do. If you live on campus, you are there for every event and it's easier for you to get home. You can be involved in every aspect of college life if you live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Pay attention in all classes, even if somebody told you that the class is supid or you don't need to go. Every person learns differently, go to the class and make your own assumptions. You'll be happier if you went and got an A in the class than not going and end up failing the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to college at the U of A, have an open mind when choosing your classes. Choose classes that you think you will pay attention to, but at the same time learn something new. College is a chance to become a person that is well rounded, experienced, and knowledgable. As well as classes, look for new clubs and groups to join, you'll love the people that you'll meet.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the best place to be if you have school spirit. There is always something to do for every type of person and is a great place to meet new, llife-long friends. Bear Down Arizona!

  • 08/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has many resources to keep students safe. There are blue lights all around campus. If something bad happens you push the button and UAPD goes to the location of the button. If you are being followed press every button in your path and UAPD can track your path and find you. There is also safe ride, catran and many more services.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center has many things students can do. Students can go work out, go swimming, play racquet ball, play basketball and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Cactus Grill is amazing! Chipotle is right off of campus on University Boulevard along with many other restaurants so if you get bored of what is on campus there are more choices right by campus.

    Dorm Life

    Being in the dorms creates another family. Students create great friendships and study groups. The RA's in the dorms are usually very nice and happy to help anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The work depends on the professor but it isn't so much that you can't handle it but students definitely find out that they are capable of a whole lot more than they give themselves credit for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to New Start. It is a summer program before freshman year. It prepares incoming freshman for college. Students also get six credits by doing the program.

    In three sentences

    The faculty is very welcoming to students and are always happy to help anyone. There are many resources for every student. With over 500 clubs, students will never be bored.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus

    Greek Life

    An extensive amount of Greek life organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    An extensive amount of clubs on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Business and Medical students will thrive here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THE BEAR DOWN SONG!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attendance is much lower than average schools of the same caliber, and that is why there are many California natives that attend the University of Arizona!

    What to do for fun

    Tucson has a lot to offer students under 21, but downtown is a lot of fun if over 21!

    Food and Dining

    Extensive dining options on and off campus!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are better than other campuses I have been to!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is top-ranked

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself by having extensive work, management, and leadership experience!

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a beautiful campus! I have been accepted into the Karl Eller School of Business, which will be very rigorous but worth it! The students are very friendly and the facilities are top notch!

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are poles everywhere you can call for emergencies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Blue-chip leadership program, Pre-pharmacy club, and Honors College.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who like to be in the sun and full of school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A-mountain is a mountain with the letter A on it.

    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking or skiing.

    Food and Dining

    Your meal plan can carry on from year to year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very interactive.

    Academic Rigor

    Upper-division classes are better because your professor cares more about your knowledge than your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your math and physics courses in community college. Stay ahead of your courses. The classes do not wait for you.

    In three sentences

    The professors are willing to help you. There are lots of research opportunities. The gym is large and modern with an Olympic-size swimming pool.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAPD does a great job!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many clubs on campus! Also Spring Fling!

    Great for these types of students

    Academic, hard working, fun, and friendly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unicorn statue by Gittings!!

    Bang for the buck

    I loved my freshman experience here and I feel like I'm getting a great education

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Tucson has amazing places to eat! As does University Boulevard

    Food and Dining

    Better food off campus, on campus dining can get a bit dead

    Dorm Life

    This changes from dorm to dorm bu make friends with your roommate (if possible) and get to know your neighbors

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the major and what courses and what professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off, you worked hard to get here!

    In three sentences

    College is honestly what you make of it. There are various clubs and programs for all sorts of people on campus! You will find what interests you for sure!

  • 05/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very professional in handling things. Police are not obnoxious. They are friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone. You can even make your own club if you do not like the options.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy type of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Watching the sun sets at the mall is something you can't experience anywhere else. The mall is one of the most iconic places at the UA. It is a stretch of grass about 3/4 of a mile long where people walk through in the morning to get from class to class, and lay down at night to watch the stars.

    What to do for fun

    The sky is the limit! Tucson is a city with numerous niches, whether you are the outdoors type of person or the type that likes to go out at night with friends and listen to street artists downtown, you will not run out of things to do. Tucson is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, it has numerous museums, great restaurants, hosts various artists throughout the year, and the parties are outstanding. Even the UA puts your tuition to work by inviting artists and hosting fairs and events to loosen students up.

    Food and Dining

    The UA has two student union locations, each with different types food options. After eating there for a while, you might get tired of the same things all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kept clean and depending on which dorm you stay, they each have specific perks. For example, some dorms are known to house students of similar interests in their field of study, while others are known for their location on campus and the accessibility they have places like the gym.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the University of Arizona is a public school and has a high acceptance rate, do not think its going to be cake. College is tough, and the UA is no exception. Physics and Math are probably the toughest subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Arizona offers endless opportunities, but something it is known for is research, something every UA student should consider in doing as is almost guaranteed if one so desires.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona: Truly, an Oasis in the Desert. Gorgeous campus with an up-beat vibe that preserves a good mood among students. A perfect place for an education supported by warm and caring professors, and when all academic duties are finished one is welcome to see the Arizona WILDCATS play basketball within the walls of the thrill pacted Mckale Center.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Although the campus is beautiful and offers great academics, the food choice is only so-so. The University of Arizona does not have a cafeteria on its main campus, but does offer a variety of restaurants. They have many healthy options in addition to the BBQ, buffet, and burger joints. The food around campus that is available is wonderful and there are many Tucson-specific restaurants which are out of this world!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Arizona varies depending on who you talk to and at what point in the semester you talk to them. Most students are ecstatic by the end of their freshman year so they can get out of the dorms. They aren't dirty or messy, but your sharing your shower with 10 other people (just let that sink in). The Dorms are great for meeting new people and connecting with friends, but if you want some where quiet to study on the weekends, you better find some place new because that is not going to happen at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like with all college campuses, you are going to find the classes fluctuate in difficulty. The higher you go in course number, the more difficult it becomes because the colleges are striving to make your knowledge grow. If you put more into the classes, then they will be easier for you. This campus makes it easy to have a good time outside of class, but once your inside, learning the content is the best way to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a place for ambitious students looking for a great education and experience for their future. It's for students who want the very best scholastic the nation has to offer in addition to fun-filled campus life. The University of Arizona is a college campus that makes you feel like you can do anything, be anyone, and become anyone.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    U OF A MALL HAS A LOT OF EVENTS DON'T MISS THE UPCOMING EVENTS. THE REC IS VERY RECREATIONAL WHERE YOU CAN GET A GOOD WORKOUT IN AND SOCIALIZE AS WELL.

    What to do for fun

    YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO CHECK THE EVENTS CALENDER BECAUSE MANY EVENTS HAPPEN AND YOU CAN MISS ALL THE FUN. THE ZIPLINING BEFORE FINALS IS ALWAYS FUN. FREE FOOD AND COLLEGE GATHERINGS ALWAYS STIRS UP THE DAY. MANY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO MAKE ARIZONA LATE NIGHT THAT IS VERY FUN AND THE TURN OUT IS AWSOME. THE REC ALSO IS VERY FUN TO SOCIALIZE AND GET A GOOD WORKOUT IN.

    Food and Dining

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DOES NOT FAIL WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND DINING. THE CACTUS GRILL IS WAY TOO GOOD AND PLUS YOU CAN ALMOST MAKE ANYTHING YOU LIKE. DON'T DOUBT THE FOOD AT THE U ITS THE BEST THAT IS AROUND THE AREA.

    Academic Rigor

    THE PROFESSORS ARE VERY WELL PASSIONATE ABOUT THIER JOBS AND THE STUDENTS THEY ARE TEACHING. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WHEN PROFESSORS ARE DEVOTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT TO LIVE THEIR LIFE.

    Tips for prospective students

    * DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY ANYONE BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN VOICE, MAKE SURE THEY HEAR YOURS! * THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA WELCOMES EVERYONE THAT IS READY TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR HUMANITY.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona provides students with extraordinary resources to become successful. The atmosphere from the devoted students makes the campus feel very assuring. Bearing down and working hard is what many of the students are about and they do just do that.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is at an all-time high. There are lit-up blue buttons all around campus, that can be pressed when you feel unsafe in anyway. There is always a blue button in sight, which means you are always just steps away from safety, if it is ever needed. However, the campus is so safe, the blue button is hardly used.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at the University of Arizona is a unique one. Classes and work require hard word and dedication, but the professors make it enjoyable to put in the work. There is definitely a high standard that needs to be met as far as academic achievements go.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering attending the University of Arizona, there is no need to ponder anymore. U of A is always the right choice. They have something for everyone and make sure that every single student is taken care of, even though it is a large school. They have high academic standings and pay attention to extra curricular activities, so do not slack on any of those. If you want to attend the University of Arizona, you need to work for it, but the handwork will be worth it when your reward is the most amazing university. More over, make it a point to visit the campus; if you are having any doubt on whether or not to attend, visiting the beautiful and easily traveled campus will chase away all of your doubts.

    In three sentences

    U of A encompasses more than what any other respectable, intelligent, and supportive university does. Being a wildcat for life means so much more than just pride in your college; it shows you've learned from the best professors, thrived not only in academics, but in social and job aspects as well, that you're dedicated to making your life the best it can be, and that you went to the best university in the USA. The University of Arizona proves to be an impeccable university that provides students with more than the necessary tools to flourish while attending the school and even after.

  • 05/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go walk around campus there are many things to do. Go to Fourth Ave. and University Blvd. these are places that are fun to be at.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best choices in the food court. Still Cat Cash is very convenient and accepted in most places around the University.

    Dorm Life

    New People to have fun and new experiences with. Dorms do get a bit loud at times , but study rooms are available and also if you need to study the library is open to study

    Academic Rigor

    Pay a lot of attention in class, do assignments and do not plagiarize. Plagiarism is frowned upon here at the University of Arizona Integrity is key to being successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Help is never too far away from you. If you need help go to Think Tank this tutoring center is done by students. Also do not be shy have fun with your peers. Your fellow Classmates will be with you til graduation so become fiends with them. Get involved in student activities and/or join Greek Life best experiences here at the university.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a place where academics are taken seriously. The Students and Professors at the University are friendly and approachable, it is unlikely that you will be alone. Have Fun, Study Hard, and Beardown!

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great university. It offer many degrees and programs. This school also provides a lot of help for it's students.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAPD is everywhere

    Greek Life

    Huge deal on campus but you do not have to be in it to have a good time

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find any type of club here from hobbies to professional to kindness

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive wherever you go but I do feel like my money is generally worth while here.

    What to do for fun

    Work out Hang out with friends Go eat Hike

    Food and Dining

    Has a lot of options but needs more healthy options

    Dorm Life

    One year is great, it gets you in the swing of things and you are close to your classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out how UAccess works as fast as possible. Know what classes you need to take and when. Register for classes as soon as you are allowed to because they fill up quick!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is an amazing college. It has given me the opportunity to grow and figure out what I want to do with my life. Prior to college I had no idea what I wanted for my life, but the UA has given me so many opportunities to figure this out and pursue my dreams.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue posts throughout campus where if you push a button the police will come in less than 2 minutes. This is useful for the evenings when classes end or walking home from the library late.

    Clubs and Activities

    Look them up or pay attention to the billboards at school because there's a club for everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a small place called O'Vey Cafe and it's by Mountain. Most people don't automatically see it and drive by, but it's amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    The University is well worth your money, the education with the amazing people you'll meet combined makes for a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    Attend games, play pool in the union, go out to dinner on University, sand volleyball, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Great on campus and on University Blvd.

    Dorm Life

    Great for the first year, but I'd recommend moving off campus later on if your dorm doesn't have quiet hours.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be tough, but it'll be well worth it later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't study the week of the test, but the week before.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is fantastic, fun, and has a wide variety of people. With 40,000 students, you still run into people you know all over campus. Plus, there's always a place for everyone on campus with the huge amount of clubs available.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even when walking around across campus late at night (or early in the morning) I never feel unsafe. There are 24-hour policeman and hundreds of emergency beacons if anything were to ever happen.

    Greek Life

    Unaffiliated

    Clubs and Activities

    Absolutely remarkable!

    Great for these types of students

    Students here live by the motto Work hard, play hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret turtle pond on campus. There is also a hidden unicorn statue near the College of Dance!

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on your major, this university is fairly reasonable. When planning to major in an area such as business or medical, this college is unbelievably reasonable!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! The university has hundreds of clubs that fit every type of personality. There are also constant free events hosted by student-ran organizations that help students de-stress and have some fun!

    Food and Dining

    The university has a great selection of food. The student union is packed with delicious and and healthy foods. There are also hundreds or local dinners within walking distance that give this institution an edge above others.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms vary from size and amenities by size and location. Overall, the dorms are very well kept and fairly spacious. The Resident Assistants are remarkable people. They go above and beyond their requirements and typically become a person that you can rely on personally and academically.

    Academic Rigor

    This institution is not particularly rigorous, but it is demanding of your time. You must be well prepared in order to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although the University of Arizona is not as prestigious as other universities, this institution has the greatest sense of community that I have ever known. The professors genuinely care about your education, offering study groups and understanding of personal issues. The amount of clubs and actives to get involved is specifically remarkable. There is a place for you at the University of Arizona!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the perfect balance of fun and academia. This university offers a tremendous amount of help and support for all students to help academically and socially. A truly remarkable institution.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a beautiful school and has various opportunities. UA is located in a nice part of Arizona and focuses around the students and not all about we need to be the best.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UA campus is an extremely safe campus. It is always patrolled by the UA police department. There are emergency blue lights situated all over the campus, from each blue light you are able to see the next blue light. If one were ever feeling unsafe (that you were being followed) or there were ever an emergency all you would have to do is press the button on the blue light and keep walking to the next one. UAPD would track you via the blue lights and meet you at the next one that you were heading towards. Students also have access to UAlerts which is a text message that is sent out in emergency situations (power outages, internet failures, unsafe situations on campus)

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities for fun on campus. There are many clubs to join that host activities all of the time. The main student unions play films that students can see for free when they present there cat card. There is almost always some activity going on a the rec center. Many students hike the near by mountains and participate in all kinds of outdoors activities.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has a unique dinning system. There are no cafeterias on campus. The unions are run restaurant style and all dinning on campus can be payed for using your meal plan which is extremely convenient. There are a lot of of campus dinning places that are very convenient and great places to eat and are nearby for those who live on campus. These restaurants are often frequented by many of the UA wildcats!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a new experience for many incoming freshmen, and in many cases it will be a good experience. You will meet a lot of new people in the dorms and you will make many of your first friends on campus in your dorm. The dorms all organize activities to get you involved in campus life and start you on your new path as an Arizona wildcat.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor will depend on your major/minor. Some are easier than others, the harder ones being science related. The chemistry department is very good, but it requires a lot of out of class work. Many classes involve out of class work, and require that you review every evening what was covered in class that day. If you stay on top of all assignments and attend all classes you are on the right track.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, be prepared for the heat of the summer and understand that you will have to walk through it to get to and from classes. It isn't so bad if you remember to wear sunscreen, sun glasses, a hat, and to always carry water with you. Also I recommend applying to the honors college so that you have priority when signing up for classes and you get an opportunity to live in the new honors dorm Arbol de la Vida.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a tight knit and close community. We are proud and supportive wildcats, and we do our best to represent our university well.

  • 03/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do around campus around the city. There are food places, parks, pools, not to mention, the school has a huge amount of clubs that one can join to become more involved. These are entertaining and fun, and you are always in a fun/safe environment that you enjoy. Also these clubs, always have separate activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    There is a really great variety of meal options around the university, on campus and off campus nearby. It is very convenient that they offer different meal plans that are paid with tuition because a lot of students prefer this option rather than cooking ever day, or eating fast food every day. The restaurant options available around campus are really good and appealing too.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I do have friends that live in different dorms around the university. They are pretty comfortable and are maintained clean constantly, which is very nice. However, the only thing I hear the most complaints about, is that some dorms do not have a private bathroom in each room.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes may be easier than others, however, I can proudly and surely state that I have learned a lot in all of my classes, none of them have been in vain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be independent. Even though classes are hard, they are really helpful and you are guaranteed to learn a lot. I would recommend to actually buy and read all the required books, because in the long-run they are really helpful for your final grade.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great place to get involved, meet people and improve your skills and knowledge. Everything around the university is always clean, which creates a better environment. Although it is a big school, it is a great place to become independent around great, wise people.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining area is great, they have a whole bunch of different types of food that you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I heard that the dorms are really nice, but I'll be living with my parents to save on money.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't wait to attend the classes, they seem to be really good and give a hands-on experience.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    they have emergancy call phones set up all around campus

    Greek Life

    i dont know how to answer this question

    Clubs and Activities

    i hear there are over 1000

    Great for these types of students

    any student who is outgoing enough to try new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have the term BEAR DOWN in giant letters on one of the buildings' roof

    Bang for the buck

    i honestly think all colleges are rediculously overpriced

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs on campus, over 100 in fact. their gym is newly renovated and ready for use whenever you want, their are amature sports teams for every sport you could think of.

    Food and Dining

    the food seemed very good and the selection was rather large

    Dorm Life

    the dorms can range from a good old rustic feel to industrial cool feel to a modern classy feel, whatever you're into they have it.

    Academic Rigor

    all iv ever heard about University of Arizona are good things and almost all their teachers have the highest degree in their feild.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is a sublime example of what a leading school should be in all aspects of the word.

    In three sentences

    the architecture is amazing at that school. the staff is very friendly and helpful. The campus is big but not so big that it would take you more than fifteen minutes to walk end to end.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In the surrounding areas there are movie theaters and bowling. Camping on Mt. Lemmon is a good attraction for a lot of people. If you're of age, 4th Ave is where a good number of bars are located. And many groups on campus even host their own events that you can attend. Plus, in the spring semester the Spring Fling is here!

    Food and Dining

    Granted not all the choices on and near campus are all too healthy, there are plenty of choices both in the Student Union and locations surrounding the UofA that everyone is bound to find something they want. And, the food generally isn't too bad on pricing.

    Dorm Life

    If living on campus, the dorms can be a good way to meet people. RA's tend to do team bonding type activities to allow students to meet their neighbors. Living off campus can be cheaper and gives you more space than a dorm room, but you also miss out on the interactions of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    While most classes seem to be fair, there are a number of them that do cause you to use your brain. Not all instructors rely on multiple choice format on exams; they actually expect you to expand on the knowledge you've gained.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and file the fafsa early to help ensure more grant money. Do not worry if you don't declare a major right away, you'll figure it out as you go. If you do declare a major, look to your specific college for scholarships specific to their students.

    In three sentences

    The UofA has an outstanding faculty and student body. There are plenty of majors and courses that nearly everyone should be able to earn a degree in their desired field. Also the UofA has many clubs and organizations, volunteer opportunities, and opportunities to meet fellow students and professionals in a related field that the atmosphere is so inviting.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a turtle pond on 2nd and Park! And they play the Bear Down song every day at 12. Also, there are many more cool locations around campus that are kept quiet.

    What to do for fun

    Join Zona Zoo...you will regret it if you do not. Around Tucson there isn't a ton to do, but campus always has events going on and if you join a club they will always have fun stuff for you to do.

    Food and Dining

    We do not have a cafeteria, so the food can get pretty old after awhile. But what we do have is good for a college and hotline food is close enough to a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    It can be overwhelming sometimes, but the dorms are generally clean and definitely livable. Also, they provide great opportunities to build a community-like environment.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm just in prerequisites now, but generally the classes are easy to manage and with a few big assignments it's mostly based on how hard you are willing to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join something on campus. The University can feel big and you can start to feel disconnected if you do not. Also, get to know your professors so that they can get to know you.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend games especially those in the Mckale center where the student section is extremely hype and outgoing. There are also dorm events and special holiday events held at the mall and other specific places.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your own personal experiences.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to live on campus even if it is just for the first year, be sure to look into each of the halls because you want to make sure you will be comfortable where you will be staying for the next eight to nine months. Mainly, do not wait until the last minute to enroll in to courses or plan your living arrangements (if you are from out of town).

    In three sentences

    At the U of A you are sure to find your place! The professors are great mentors and the atmosphere around campus is very relaxing. The students are also very kind so you will be sure to make friends whether it is through your dorm, in your courses or through campus events.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the day time, I feel pretty safe. I haven't had to worry about anything at all. Only when it gets super dark is when you need to start looking around and being careful. That's when the creepers come out.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great for socializing and networking. They do activities and even do volunteer work. They also help each other out, for example, doing resume-building workshops. You're never lonely.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless of clubs to join and activities to participate in. There is literally a club for everything, including fencing and roller derby. There are also school-hosted activities every week.

    Great for these types of students

    The UofA is great for anybody! No matter who you are, you will find something that fits who you are. The school is so diverse, there's something for everyone. Yes, including geeks, party animals, musicians, or whoever you are!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So, one of the clubs that I am in, called Rube Goldberg, has quite the interesting tradition. First off, if you don't know what a Rube Goldberg machine is, I highly recommend that you look it up. They are fabulous and so much fun to build. Anyway, the club's tradition is to always incorporate a rat into the machine, along with mouse traps. Setting those things are scary, as every new member has to do. (Still a ton of fun!)

    Bang for the buck

    One of the things I need to rave about is the Recreation Center. It has hands down the best gym. Plenty of machines, so there's always something you can do, and there is always the machine you're looking for. My personal favorite is the stair master, which they have! That excited me, really. They also have a pool and tennis courts. It's just a really nice facility that comes included with your tuition!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun. Join a sorority, fraternity, or a club. The school even offers activities on campus every week, which is definitely worth checking out. And if you like to go for runs in the morning, the UofA is perfect for them.

    Food and Dining

    UofA offers a huge variety of food! Whether you're in one of the student unions, or out on university blvd, there's bound to be something you like. It's also really nice because most of these places accept CatCash, so your don't have to carry your money everywhere, just your CatCard! (ID card)

    Dorm Life

    If you're looking to party and have fun all the time, then the dorm life is definitely for you. However, that's not my kind of scene, so I decided to live off campus in an apartment. However, some of the dorms, like Arbol, are super nice. Rooms aren't as small as you would initially think, and it has some great study rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers are hands down amazing! There are some iffy ones, but you just got to look for the right ones to plan your schedule around. The UofA also offers an amazing program in Optical Engineering, which is one of the best in the world. Need I say more?

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. If you try waiting until the last moment to do your homework, you'll be stressing out all the time. Also, take advantage of the resources the college offers, like the ThinkTank (free tutoring). I also do advise taking math courses at the local community college because the math department isn't the greatest.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is fantastic, you have so much more freedom than you do in high school. The clubs that are offered are so diverse, and there's something for everyone. There are also great opportunities to meet a lot of new people, including people from all around the world.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Many options for food, which is a must for any college student! There are places on fourth to dine, but you cannot use your cat card there.

    Dorm Life

    Many options for dorms and they recently just built a new honors dorm that is beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The physics and math departments are not stellar, but college is about zeal and working much harder than previous years.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful and expansive campus, perfect for the ideal college experience. They are renown for their research, which is great for students interested in the medical sciences.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety buttons add safety.

    Greek Life

    I do not know anything about the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know of any unusual traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your moneys worth here.

    What to do for fun

    The Bookstore is a pretty good place to visit for fun.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great student union.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms to choose from. They all have different qualities.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor seems pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    A good tip for prospective students would be to visit the campus for themselves.

    In three sentences

    I find the U of A to be an amazing school. The campus is gorgeous! It has what I am looking for in a college.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is quite a bit to eat around the campus. I was actually surprised by what the campus offered. Overall the places on campus are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms has been an adventure. I have met so many great people and it has definitely helped me get out of my shell. I definitely recommend people looking to meet others to stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much from the classes that I have taken. What makes it better is that fellow students in the class are more than happy to help when struggling. The classes have been exciting and thought provoking and it has only been the first semester for me.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has passed my expectations. I have learned so much in just one semester and I am very excited to continue my education at this school. The environment is incredible and the people are friendly.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun? I am in Grad School and drive 75 miles to and from school. I have no fun.

    Food and Dining

    Student Union has lots of great dining, but there are also a large variety of places to eat around campus, as well.

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't going to select a star, because I don't live in the dorms, but the system requires me to do so.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is tough, but you do learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the time commitment.

    In three sentences

    I chose UA because it is well-known for its education programs. I am currently majoring in Educational Leadership. Excellent faculty, classmates became as close as family, interesting courses, and professors constantly involved in their fields, outside the classroom.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety here on campus is just amazing because it can be midnight and super dark and I would just feel safe. All over campus there are poles with blue lights that I can use to call if I feel unsafe and I will be track just in case. If I don't feel like walking there is safe ride that works all night on taking any student to a desired destination. If safe ride takes too long there is even a cat tran that stops at certain locations on campus and anybody can take it near their dorm. I never felt scared or unsafe to be on campus, in general it is a friendly environment.

    Greek Life

    Personally I still hadn't join a sorority, but many of my male friends are in a fraternity. Honestly I can see how much they love it and the love they have for all their brothers. All because of greek life, once a person is in they make a new family that involves volunteering and making more new friends. To stay in they always have to have good grades and best of all they have fun with this experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    I just love the clubs and activities hosted at UofA because they truly get a student involved. Such as Optimi Honorary because its a leadership club involving a lot of volunteering and social events. Every since I join this club I was inspired to get more students and friends to join. Not only that, because of this club I got to meet the president of my school which is an amazing opportunity for any student. I made connections with many important people and learn a lot just from being in this club

    Great for these types of students

    This school is very great for students who want to be in the medical, business, engineering, and agriculture! The reason why I say this is because there are amazing programs for each of theses areas that help the student on a great path.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a new tradition at our school that we do during football. What happens is when the school plays a song that everybody can dance to we take out our keys and shake them, but if you don't have keys even better you cross your arms like an X and just dance around. A unusual, but cool location to go to is the turtle pond, there are many sizes turtles just swimming around. Including it is very relaxing and sometimes students study there because of the peace they feel.

    Bang for the buck

    It may seem a bit expensive to attend a university, but if a student does work hard they are awarded with scholarships and possible other little things such as ipads to keep up the good work. There is always help on campus to help students pay for their classes and books. It also depends on the major, at times everything might seem cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events here on campus such as the Charles Darwin experience which is an improv show. There is a campus movie theatre that students can go to watch the latest movies for free. Just depending on your mood there are also things that dorms provide to do for fun. UofA isn't just about academics the school wants students to have a good fun experience and it is provided.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is just delicious because there is a variety of food served on campus. From fast food to home cook is just great, there are even restaurants with unique names that make it special for friends to hang out with. It's not just about hanging out, some places are so peaceful and quiet enough to study and do homework.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm so much because it's right across from the college of medicine and the mountain view is beautiful, especially from the third floor. My room that I share with a roommate is very spacious and I'm lucky to have my own bathroom, including a walk-in closet. The environment is peaceful and I'm never disturb.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic classes may be hard at times, but if the mind is put to the class and your possible major then everything will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever think or feel like you might struggle, never fear because everybody there is ready to help. There are always sources to go to and in the end every student is doing their best.

    In three sentences

    UofA is the school to go to because it succeeds in academic, spirit, and pride. Its amazing and I would never trade for the opportunity here. Bearing down means a lot in so many ways, this is my second home that I love.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sports games. Walk around University Blvd.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school. Do a lot of research on the school you want to attend.

    In three sentences

    So far has been the best experience of my life. Science department is wonderful. A lot of opportunities for students.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe just watch out for the bicyclists they are the worst. OH and GET A U-LOCK for your bike, it will get stolen other wise.

    Greek Life

    I have met a few frat guys and sorority girls and NO they are not the same type of people. Some of them just have to be for their frat.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great great great!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. The amazing thing about this school is that it is diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    Way too expensive for out of state considering what in-state pays. I pay 3 times more for the same education???

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, basketball games etcetera EXPERIENCE ZONA ZOO!!! Join a club like SAA or one that is interesting to you. You will meet people you like, you will have things in common, and groups/clubs are amazing for NETWORKING!

    Food and Dining

    Could be better, I feel like after 3 months I was over the food here but keep in mind that your meal plan does cover places like Highland Market etc so there are other options it's just expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I think dorm life is an important experience, you will meet people that will be your friends and it also exposes you to being an adult and learning to deal with situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're financials are covered because you cannot move on with an unpaid bursars. GO to Think Tank they WILL help you, I promise. You WILL make friends just let it happen, it WILL happen!

    In three sentences

    I love the experience this college gives. It is not too big or too small. I am sad to be leaving this college.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even thought the campus is completely open, it does have its own police force which balances out.

    Greek Life

    This place lives on Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The is every different kind of club you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students who like sunshine year round.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best place to eat on campus is in the cellar of the Student Union.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities the price is great for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events going on and every type of club you can imagine. The rec center is also the most impressive in the country after the recent expansion. You can do almost anything there.

    Food and Dining

    There are not very many healthy choices, the prices are too high, and the quality is lacking. The restaurants and vendors would not survive if they weren't on campus.

    Dorm Life

    For the price you'd think you would get more things for free.

    Academic Rigor

    Nothing's too hard so far, but then again I'm just a freshmen. The professors and TAs seem to really be passionate about their subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting a full ride is nearly impossible so make sure you apply to as many scholarships as possible.

    In three sentences

    For the money it is a great school. The food options are lacking but that seems to be its only significant weakness. I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    -Cultural Events: Dia de los Muertos - Events in general/Fairs - sports activities (FC Tucson) - rock climbing - Fishing

    Food and Dining

    Lots of Mexican Food!

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, but from what I heard I would suggest looking into near by apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    In the academic aspect there are a variety of course options, online and in class lectures. In the field of FSHD, the curriculum is wonderful and really career field related.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Motivating freshman transition success programs available -4th avenue is great!!!

    In three sentences

    In the field I was part of FSHD, the staff is awesome, they are really helpful and friendly. The school in general is really calm, and there are many opportunities to get involve. Overall my experience has been great and I don't regret my decision.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of students organizations and clubs. the university celebrates tailgating, games in different sports, homecoming weekend etc.. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of restaurants and fast foods on and around campus. I would suggest buying and preparing your own food. Grocery stores are located near campus.

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in a dorm but I heard is ok.

    Academic Rigor

    It requires hard work and study. Professors can be demanding but excellent at teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everything is walking distance. Campus is very accessible with plenty of paths for walking or ride your bike. If you commute, there are several garages located around campus, there's also CatTran, a shuttle that goes around campus (free). There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops (including Starbucks) on campus. I found eating on campus somewhat expensive. I would suggest buying and preparing your own meals and snacks.

    In three sentences

    The University has a big and accesible campus . Excellent professors. Plenty of tools such as library and computer labs to help you study.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You shouldn't walk alone at night, but that's just precautionary and generally good advice for anyplace that you are. In reality, I've never had any negative experiences on campus even after walking home from the library at 4am. You might want to stay away from the parks at night since the homeless will gather there. That's it though.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is probably the coolest part of the student body. You don't have to participate in greek life to have fun, but it certainly helps - a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs for just about everybody. There is a game developers club (programming), an aerospace club, clubs for pre-professionals (law, business) and other things like that. There is also a lot of informal sports groups that play soccer, touch football, ultimate frisbee, etc. In any case, whatever you're into, if you can't find it, you can start your own group/club.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arizona is great for students who are outgoing and friendly. If you are a loner or reclusive or hate the sunshine, don't go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really unusual around campus. The biggest tradition is celebrating anything sports related, especially football and basketball.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a rich kid like most here then this is your habitat. If not, you can still have a great experience, but it will cost you.

    What to do for fun

    If you make a lot of friends (you will) there will be a lot of parties to go to and that is the most fun you can have for cheap. There is a game room on campus and plenty of clubs too. There are some good bars in town as well. In all honesty you are only limited by your imagination and friends to do stuff with. If you are like everyone else here, you won't be lacking in either of those categories.

    Food and Dining

    There are way too many good places to eat on campus but also in Tucson in general. Places of interest are Panda Express in the student union, Brooklyn Pizza on 4th Ave, Cheba Hut on 6th St, and The Cup at Hotel Congress. There is a lot more so don't expect to go hungry here!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is an experience offered by the university that, in my opinion, is only matched by movies and expectations. The school certainly caters to the residence halls in the best possible way. I remember a lady who set up in the lobby every week to hand out chips or cakes or other goodies of that nature. Also, there are random events littered throughout the school year in every dorm. Not only that but the campus itself has tons of small events all the time. If you don't join a fraternity or sorority, then the people you live with in the dorms will probably be your best buddies all throughout your college career.

    Academic Rigor

    Arizona is not well known for it's academic rigor. You can certainly expect to be dissatisfied if you are planning on discussing deep intellectual topics with anyone besides the professors. On the other hand if you want to learn business or get a STEM degree of some sort you can't go wrong here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip anyone can give a prospective student is to remember to study. At the U of A it is easy to get carried away with friends and fun but a lot of students will drop out after the first semester. Another piece of advice can apply anywhere and that is to make connections with people in your class as well as with your professors.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a beautiful school and the weather is probably the most recognizable aspect of it. Along with that, there is a heartwarming sense of community and school spirit. You can't have a more positive environment to make friends and have fun while at college.

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAPD is always at your service at the University of Arizona. The school is aligned with emergency posts to contact for help and you don't have a phone available. If you do call, someone is always there to answer right away!

    Bang for the buck

    On University Boulevard, there are a bunch of shops and restaurants and as a student you are supplied with a coupon booklet that provides coupons for these stores as well as off-campus places!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, many students can take a short walk onto University Blvd. where there's a selection of shopping and restaurants. There are also nearby strips or shopping centers, which are easy to walk or a short drive to. If you're an outdoors kind of person, you're in luck! There are a variety of trails and mountains surrounding our campus with a beautiful view. On campus, there are plenty of activities to attend: open mic nights, free movie theater, and more!

    Food and Dining

    There is so much to pick from when choosing what you feel like eating. The food courts are abundant in popular food chains as well as UA's own spin off. From east to west, you will find what you are craving or even have a hard time deciding where to go!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is quite the experience. You will meet all sorts of people and form a bond with the people living in it with you. There are different locations all over campus that will accommodate your needs and are not too far from other buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here at The University of Arizona are well-rounded. There are general education classes that will keep your attention, which will create an easier learning experience since your interest is kept in mind when selecting your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Arizona is a very spirited school where students are proud to be Wildcats. There are many aspects to looks at here at the UA. There are clubs and organizations that fulfill all interests and there is sure to be a place for you on this campus. The campus is beautifully decorated with brick buildings as well with a sense of history from past classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona provides its wide variety of students with clubs and opportunities that fulfill the students' interests. Alongside with that, the University of Arizona supplies an array of classes for students to take where they are kept interested and fulfill the criteria needed to move forward in school. The University of Arizona is a unified school of diverse students where many scholars leave to become something bigger than when they first walked through the campus gates.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university provides safe ride and emergency phones around campus. Nothing bad happens on the campus.

    Greek Life

    Very large Greek life with a large student population.

    Clubs and Activities

    This campus offers various clubs, groups, teams, activities to all types of students coming from any background. It is a large campus with a variety of students seeking different people to connect with.

    Great for these types of students

    Academic scholars Greek life seeking Athletic pride School pride Looking for great weather and fun activities to attend

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UofA has many traditions that they take pride in. From the many UofA chants/songs to our athletic centers saying Bear Down. Bear Down is a saying and tradition that UofA uses when using motivational speaking in various situations within sporting events. It is an old saying an Arizona football player used that died of cancer.

    Bang for the buck

    The surrounding area around campus tailers to the university students. Many universities have many other things that the community is focused on, however Tucson only gives its focus to the university. Giving students affordable places to go and hang out.

    What to do for fun

    UofA sports games/activities, pool parties, hiking, shopping. UofA offers a large assortment of activities for various groups of people.

    Food and Dining

    The campus does not have a great variety of foods on campus, however there are many places to eat off/near campus.

    Dorm Life

    Every freshman should get the experience of dorm life. It allows you to meet new people and get the true college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Many departments have strong academics. It all depends on what department you are looking at.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arizona is the school for you if you are looking for a school that has good academics, fun activities, amazing weather, and fun sporting events. Athletics and Greek life make up a large amount of the student body, creating a friendly environment for all students.

    In three sentences

    UofA has a large student body filled with a variety of majors to choose from. The weather is incredible and allows students to spend more time outside. This large campus creates a lot of school spirit and puts great effort into all their athletic events.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Most of the time there is no problem. Aside from the Giffords incident with Jared Laughner, there was a male with a rifle walking around campus premises about a month ago. Nothing happened, which makes me believe it was a citizen effecting his 2nd amendment right.

    Greek Life

    The Greek lif is very prominet around here. There is many sororities and fraternities that explore good values and academia.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs around campus, you will not get enough time to learn about all of them. There is also calendars that tell students of multiple daily activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who can get along with people and stand the heat. Also, anyone who is determined and is serious about acquiring great skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arboretum which is an ongoing experiment on campus, consisting in learning which plants from around the world can survive i the Sonoran desert.

    Bang for the buck

    It is truly the hybrid between a small and a large city. You will love every single bit of it, from the people to how much culture there is involved in the city itself.

    What to do for fun

    Tucson has events going on regularly, but there is also a lo to parks. Swimming is a fun activity to do in the desert. There is also a lot of places for hiking around Tucson.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of option on-campus, things for breakfast like Einstein bagels or lunch like chick-fil-A. They have places where you can relax and eat ice cream like pink berry. They have a few sit-down restaurants on-campus, plus there are many food locations on-campus, including food trucks like Mexican hot dog stands.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, however I have heard that the dorms are not anything out of this world.

    Academic Rigor

    I attend Eller School of Management which is highly ranked as a business school and the third nationwide for entrepreneurship.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to experience important science experiments as you attend! The University of Arizona features an arboretum that has been expaniding for decades! Also, be ready to meet a lot of people who will make you comfortable in a setting that may be out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the leading research university in the southwest, which provides exemplary academics. The location is a city with a small town feel, as in the freeway passes on the west of the whole the city and provides an old-fashioned style for driving and living. The students are very outgoing and friendly, making it an experience that will make anyone confident of having a colleague as a resource.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very secure poliies.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here. I highly recommend joining greek life if you attend this institution.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs!! Definitely look here to stay active in the community

    Bang for the buck

    Things are way too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Go to 4th Avenue, explore Tucson.

    Food and Dining

    Mid tier food

    Dorm Life

    Very fun dorm life, I don't know how it compares to others.

    Academic Rigor

    Not top tier academia, but close to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just apply, don't worry or stress too much. Expect to work once you get here, don't come thinking it's an easy school just because it has a high acceptance rate. Utilize all the tutoring resources, you can get an A in any class if you find the right tutor.

    In three sentences

    A very good research institution that is not hard to get into from High School, but has a good program for weeding out those candidates who are not motivated. Very hot location, with cold winters at night, but enjoyable. The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is top notch and really engages in meaningful learning with real life applications.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Being a University, everything is a little more pricy, but that is life and you learn to live with it.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun. Pick up soccer games on the field and pool tables in the main area. There is even an activity center where you can go and do EVERY type of activity imaginable.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices on food and very well priced. Every type of food is on campus, from fine dinning to the ultra fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm nor do I ever want to. I hear its cramp and lots a noise. I like silence.

    Academic Rigor

    I have very little experience with the place since I just transferred, but so far, its not a bad place. The teachers and faculty are more than willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend to get ready for the heat and remember to enjoy your time in college. Because, even though this is a party school, people are very serious about their studies. So be ready.

    In three sentences

    So far I love the school and the learning environment. Almost everywhere I turn there is a place the that specific thing you need to learn about or find more information about. The way that the teachers help and interact with their students and sometime a random student, is quite impressive for a university of its size.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go down to University blvd, and see what fun events are going on on the mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on getting as high of SAT and ACT scores as possible! GPA and SAT scores aren't everything, but they sure do help quite a bit with scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The UA is a great educational university with great classroom settings set for learning. Overall, it is a well-rounded university. The only down-side is the rural location.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Arizona offers unlimited amount of safety resources. The campus is scattered with emergency telephones that are available 24 hours a day, there are campus security and they have their own campus policy. If you may be worried about traveling by foot or bike at night, do not worry because they offer safe ride. They will drive you anywhere around campus for free so that there are not late night risks.

    Greek Life

    The University of Arizona has a large variety of Greek life right on campus. The involvement that each sorority or fraternity has in its surrounding community is endless. It seems that there are always functions happening that support, donate, or recognize a cause.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every liking on campus. If you have an interest in anything, theres a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a health fanatic the rec is sthe place for you, the gym was recently remodeled. There is equipment for all body types, sculpting, and recreational practice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie run may be my favorite, a group of college students, guys and girls gather for the annual undie run and sprit across campus for pure pleasure. It is a crazy fun time!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are from out of state the tuition can be pricey but the education that you are paying for is of high quality.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus at the University of Arizona. Play frisbee/football/soccer on the UofA mall, take a stroll on campus in the evening, catch some dinner at the highland market with some friends, take advantage of the theatre in the student union or head down stairs to the game room, check out the museums, watch a show at centennial hall, take part in the annual undie runs, lounge at one of the many dorm common areas, play a game of volleyball at the Coronado sand court, attend one of many University games, or grab a bite to eat and shop your way down university. There is so much to do around campus, the options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    There are some very delicious places to eat on campus and they do not all taste life cafeteria food!

    Dorm Life

    Stay in the Dorms if at all possible. The Dorn life is all about the College experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year is the hardest, Take it seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources: The think tank Tutoring The library Clubs Tech support Writing lab Career fairs Career Services and get involved on your campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has the most impressive resources and faculty. This college provides you with a high quality degree and prepares you for life's next challenges. With an education from The University of Arizona your possibilities are endless.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    U of A is a safe school. I am signed up for UAlert which notifies you on your phone where there are dangerous activities happening so that you can be sure to stay away.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at U of A is a very big thing. I myself am not in a fraternity, but I have visited a few and they are nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities at the U of A.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to learn and also have plenty of fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on at the student union everyday at U of A.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty worth it here.

    What to do for fun

    Visit Mount Lemmon, go to the movies, go to a concert, and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of food choices here.

    Dorm Life

    Depends which one you get put into.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are quite strict here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as prepared as possible for a big change. Get as much college credit done as you can while still in high school. Don't come unless you mean it and are prepared to a lot of hard work most days out of the week.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a great school with tons of interesting things and people. The professors are great and have a lot of experience. U of A has a great community where students can make friends and get help with any school subject.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are several different ways to stay safe, campus police, or safe ride are just to name a few.

    Greek Life

    There are many different types of sororities and fraternities. Such as professional, or multi cultural ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to choose from. Everyone can find one that matches what they are looking for.

    Great for these types of students

    Ready to learn and have fun in a competitive environment that pushes you to do your best.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bear down friday is a tradition that is done before every football game. The community comes together with games, food, band and cheerleaders to celebrate the upcoming game

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive, but well worth it

    What to do for fun

    There are hundredths of clubs, sports, a gym, and our own little shopping center down university.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of different places to chose from

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    My nursing major is extremely competitive and highly ranked

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know what you want to major in before you start college. Always work hard and remember why you are here; to better yourself. Remember to work enjoy your time and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    I think its is a phenomenal university. I love both of my majors, nursing and spanish, and the organization and environment that they provide. The university has changed my life and allowed me to grow as a person and for that I give it the highest of ratings.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Diverse and always changing there will always be something you'll enjoy. better yet meal plans are a available making the experience even more convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Top of the line. Staff and students alike are friendly and open for new experiences. For your first year living in the dorms in a no brainer.

    Academic Rigor

    The philosophy of learning for the sake of learning does lack at the school. there is a fine definition between students attending for a passing grade and those who genuinely want to further their knowledge of the world.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you do not bring your car to campus, we provide an excellent service called Safe Ride. Safe ride brings you up to 2 or 3 miles off campus and back. If you need to go to the store or want to go to the mall this a great free service that the university provides. We also have a police department on campus and there are constantly officers walking an driving around.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of this university. Greek life is not for everyone, but if you are interested in just getting involved and seeing what it is like, rush week is a must! Greek life also plans many events for the overall student population to help get their name out there and fundraise for the different charities they are linked with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved with on campus, it would really be beneficial to branch out and explore to see what is for you. There is a club for everything you can think of, the University of Arizona is very diverse.

    What to do for fun

    There are many shopping places and sports bars right outside of campus, there are two malls not to far away. We also have a zoo right down the road, there are many student living apartments with pools who are constantly have pool parties. It is also nice to just hang out on campus and there is a fun game room on the first floor of the union-with pool tables and poker tables.

    Food and Dining

    There are really great food options on campus, we have a union full with a food court of all different kinds of food. We also have a couple restaurants on campus which is nice if you have time to sit down and enjoy your meal. We also have a dozen restaurants right outside of Main Gate(Campus) and there are great options, especially for sporting events and weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is when you find your friends that will last all through college. This is an opportunity to meet new people and form life long friendships. This is a huge college experience all first year college students should be exposed to.

    Academic Rigor

    For the most part all the professors do their best to help you pass. All professors have office hours and that is the best time to have one on one to ask for help. It is a lot different than high school, you are studying a lot more and really have to apply yourself. One challenge is going to class with the reading for that lecture already complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a balance for social life and your studies, it can be easier than you think to fall behind in classes. Put yourself out there, college is like high school it is what you make it. Try your hardest because it will definitely pay off in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is very diverse. The university is open to new ideas and strives for student involvement. There are so many clubs on campus that it will be hard to not enjoy your college career here.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Where do I start? There is always something fun to do here. It could be going to a football game, throwing a frisbee with some friends on the mall, going to the student rec for some pick up basketball or some beach volleyball. There are many clubs that are for basically anything you can imagine I'm sure you can look up a club of some sort and odds are someone has made one.

    Food and Dining

    There are several restaurants in the Student Union to satisfy for the on the go eating as well as the sit down and relax meal. Asides from the fast food chains in the union the more sit down restaurants offer a wide variety of choices like how Cactus Grill is almost like a buffet where you can get many food items from just one location.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are pretty awesome. My dorm was the fine arts dorm, known as Manzanita/Mohave, which was different for me because I am an engineering major but in the end it was a really awesome experience. Most of my friends from high school that came to the UofA lived on Highland, so being able to be on my own and meet new people was nice because you never really know who you are gonna meet next. It's just another adventure of college.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard a lot of complaints from other students that they have received bad grades just based on their crappy professor. Every professor I have had here has been more than helpful in every way to help me succeed in their course. The professors here are always willing to help out students with office hours and they usually have TAs that can also help when the professor is gone. There is always someone around that can help out the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Study as much as possible. Never fear to ask for help because odds are you are not alone. Take advantage of study groups. Get involved with the school (i.e clubs, intramural, school events).

    In three sentences

    Great opportunity if willing to seek them. Many choices of degrees and career opportunity. One of the best campuses I've ever been too.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Arizona is unlike anywhere else in the country. Our Greek row is a big scattered but has over 3,000 members in it. There are many large houses (the biggest fraternities are between 150-200 members and the biggest sororities are between 250-300) and smaller houses depending on what you're looking for. Greek life provides a great way to get involved on campus, fantastic housing opportunities, and many networking opportunities both during and after college. Of course, these houses know how to have a good time. Between tailgates and pool parties (it's pool season 90% of the year here), there's always something big going on. Also, Fraternities on campus have taken their recent weekender parties (where the entire fraternity and their dates leave campus for a few days to a destination e.g. Las Vegas, Lake Havasu, Cabo San Lucas etc.) to a whole new level in the last couple of years. And, it goes without saying, that the sorority girls here are the classiest and prettiest in the country (seriously, look it up).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    4th avenue is an interesting place full of eclectic and plain-old weird shops and hosts some of the most interesting of characters. It's kind of like the Venice beach of Tucson. Additionally, Also, everyone at this school agrees that the weekend begins on Thursday nights, and that is when the most parties occur that are worth going to. Once your 21, most of those Thursday nights will end at Tucson's most iconic college bar (whose name says it all): Dirtbags.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely easier if you're paying in-state tuition but most out-of-staters I know have loved their time here and wouldn't do it any differently. To really maximize your education though (and your cultural immersion), definitely consider studying abroad for a semester. It's usually nearly the same price as a semester out--of-state but will offer a rich, once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved, plain and simple. The best way is without a doubt to join a fraternity or sorority because that will allow you immediate access into all the other fun activities at the school - from intramural sports, to Greek philanthropy events, to the most outrageous tailgates in the Southwest, to your stereotypical Fraternity parties - being a Greek is the way to go. Of course, sports are huge here; Arizona has the largest football student section in the nation and Wildcat Basketball is like a religion for most students. Other sports are great to watch too, from our ice hockey team to our 2012 National Championship Baseball team there's something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great in Tucson and Arizona's campus gives you access to everything the Southwest has to offer. Nearly every place on campus delivers and the CatCard program is an easy way to pay for all meals on campus without having to constantly pay your credit card or check your debit card. Also. various Student Unions around campus boast everything from fast-food restaurants when you're on the go to fancier sit-down places when your parents come into town. Finally, University Blvd. and 4th Avenue have a broad collection of eclectic eateries that have been featured on the food network and are sure to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at Arizona is unlike anywhere in the country. Socially, it's difficult to imagine a place where Freshmen can have more fun and meet more people. After recent remodeling projects, the major dorms are now more comfortable and outfitted with many luxurious amenities. There are co-ed halls 9 stories high that don't go to sleep on the weekends. If that's not your style, there are more tame and scenic honors dorms where one can study peacefully in their beautiful study rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends largely on the program you're involved in. If you want to take an easy route (General Studies major with no minors) then you will fly through this school while maybe going to two hours of class a week. But to get a truly fulfilling experience that will put you in the best place after graduation, you have to put your nose down and explore all the opportunities this school has to offer. If you want to get a world-class education here, they give you all the tools necessary to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get organized early. It's easy to lose your way (and your GPA) in your first year if you get caught up in the social scene at U of A and begin to skip classes. Begin forming good habits with your GenEds early on and it will benefit you in the long run when you reach upper division classes. Additionally, get involved! There's something for everybody at this school. If you can afford it, try rushing a fraternity or sorority. It makes a school of 30,000+ people seem much smaller. Don't be intimidated by the size of the school, there's a place for everyone here if you're willing to work for it.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a large institution with many incredible opportunities if you know where to look. It boasts some of the most prestigious programs in the world including its dance program, optics school, and business college. Between the warm weather, champion sports programs and thriving Greek Life, it's easy to have a fun time while receiving a great education.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Tucson has a lot of music venues!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options

    Dorm Life

    I've never stayed in the dorms, so I don't know

    Academic Rigor

    You had better come ready to work!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the opportunities you can - events, internships, free speakers, etc.

    In three sentences

    There are plenty of majors to choose from here! Great professors, great opportunities while still in school, and great preparation for the future. Location in Tucson is perfect.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAlerts is very helpful, so subscribe to it. They send you a text and/or email any time the police are involved in something ongoing (such as a robbery or safety concern), and keep you up to date with live updates as soon as there is a change. They also have a twitter page that can be followed if that's how you roll.

    Great for these types of students

    Science and pre-health majors, music majors, anyone who loves sports or being active in school functions, people who are really into school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are assigned a mentor, ask them if there is an undergraduate lounge. Depending on your major, you might end up with a really awesome lounge.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships are given out upon acceptance, depending on how academically strong the individual is. While tuition has gone up, if you receive a scholarship, it could potentially cover all or most of your tuition. The pre-med and science departments are phenomenal, along with fine arts and engineering.

    What to do for fun

    The mall usually has some sort of activities going on, whether it be ultimate frisbee or fencing or what have you. There are more than enough clubs to join as well, so there isn't an excuse to say you aren't busy this semester. The rec center has plenty of activities for you to do, and is free for all students to use.

    Food and Dining

    Student Union and Park Student Union both have plenty of choices (Panda Express, Burger King, cafeteria, Chick Fil A, to name a few), so you shouldn't get bored with the food choices. If you do, there are plenty of off-campus restaurants that will deliver right to your door, some of which even accept your Cat Card.

    Dorm Life

    The Honors dorm (Arbol de la Vida) is really nice, with bigger and more modern rooms and halls than the others (at least that I've seen). The University allows you to request a roommate if you want, and also tries to pair you with a roommate who has similar tastes as you do, if you so wish to input your tastes into the system. Depending on the dorm you're in (along with who you're rooming with), you may or may not get a good night's sleep. If you can, shoot for Honors. Much nicer conditions and much quieter than other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are willing to help you out in office hours or ThinkTank when you need it. The workload can be heavy or light, depending on the class you're taking. Don't slack off in class, even if you know the material, because it will come back to bite you. Some professors will assign a boatload of homework every night, some won't make it all due until the night of the next exam. Regardless, do yourself a favor and just complete the assignments as you learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come in expecting to be able to lay back and do nothing, and pass. College is not like high school. The professors here will assign both online and written homework, along with reading. If you are a science major, take the majors/honors lab sessions, not the general sessions. They are longer, but they have a smaller class size so you have more one-on-one time. Study the material you learn today, tonight and tomorrow. It really does help you do better on exams.

    In three sentences

    Be ready to experience complete and total dedication to school spirit. There are tons of places to go when you need help, so don't be afraid to ask! It truly is the top of the line when it comes to schools in Arizona.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only thing I can point out about the safety on campus is that bike theft is really high! So if you decide to have a bike I recommend that you lock it up good because if you don't you might come back and find your bike missing. Overall the UofA is a safe campus!

    Greek Life

    There is many fraternities and sororities at the UofA I'm not currently in one but would like to join. However think about what kind of sorority or fraternity you want to be in there is always the party and academic kind so choose wisely! Always think about what is going to benefit you.

    Clubs and Activities

    The UofA has so many clubs that all I can say is you name it thy have it! Now its just up to you to join! Its a great way to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcomed! The diversity at the UofA is outstanding! I can say that you will meet a lot of new people that will become your best friends!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ok so one unusual but coolest thing at the UofA is that they have a turtle pond! I mean how cool is that right! Oh one other thing they have a lot of statues around campus so i think thats the only thing i kinda don't like because I don't know what thy represent.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly I can't say if the University is worth your money or not because its not the university that makes your money worth it it has to be you. You will decide wether its worth it or not so if your commited than your money is bieng spend well but if your bot taking school seriouse than theres no point in waisting your money. Its really up to you! So make good choices were ever you go!

    What to do for fun

    Definatly the recreational center is were you want to go for fun! The recreational center is the gym but if you don't feel like working out you can always swim, play basketball, volleyball, and so much more if you attend the University of Arizona i recommend you to go check it out its really nice and a great place to hang out! :)

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has a variety of food. In the union (cafeteria we can call it) they have Panda, Burger king, Deli (sandwiches, salads, bagels, etc), Chick-fi-la, Frozen Yogurt. There is a lot more so there food is good, just a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I can't talk much about dorms because I live outside of campus but my friends say its fun and a great way to meet new people. A huge advantage of living in a dorm is that you can wake up five minutes before class and make it on time and right after class if you don't have a class afterwords you can go back to sleep! :) However if you don't like to share your room try living off campus I feel that its way cheaper! Well at least for me it is! :)

    Academic Rigor

    I think this is an essential thing at the UofA. They have rules yes but they are mostly strict on plagiarism, and copying! Please don't ever think about doing this because its not worth it you will ruin your integrity and reputation and will be kicked out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Hello Prospective Students, I hope you are considering attending the University of Arizona, to start of with a very useful tip is DO NOT take more than 15 Credits if you know you will not be able to handle it! Please I did this and I had to drop one of my classes! Also get involved with clubs and actives however do not overwhelm yourself because it can affect your classes. Stay on top of your classes, do not procrastinate because it will hurt your grade, and please if your professor says to read something please read it there is a reason why he is saying it and most likely it will be on the test. Well I hope these tips have been helpful Sincerely Current WildCat, Bear Down!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the best from my point of view because it has a great community! Also there should be no reason why a student at the UofA failing a class because they have so many resources such as tutor, TA's (teacher assistants), preceptors ( current student from the class that now help in the class), and many other ways to get help! I can honestly say that this were a student would want to be great environment, help every were, and one main point is that the UofA has so many ways to help you financially so there you have it come be a Wildcat Bear Down!

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police department and emergency phones around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Who love warm weather and sunshine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The turtle pond...

    Bang for the buck

    The U of A has a good price tag, and I have received financial aid every semester.

    What to do for fun

    Join a group or attend a sporting event.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of food options at the student union and around the university campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not in the dorms, but my friends who are in them like the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors that I have work well with the students and have a strong academic program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and go into school knowing what you want to do. This will avoid distractions down the road.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a large university. In finding a fun social club or group you can get very linked in with the university. The main library is a great place to get some work done and to study in between classes.

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important at the University of Arizona. There are cops or UAPD personnel on campus 24/7.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is valued and very special there are a lot of sororities and fraternities that rush students every semester!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs on campus, from Honors Society to Harry Potter fans club. There is so much to do on campus that its impossible not to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing Students Studious Students Quite Students Professional Students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many locations near campus as well such as How do you roll sushi place, Starbucks, many store outlets on University BLVD. Oh and on Oct.31 don't forget to head down to 4th Street!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arizona is an amazing college for students pursuing careers in the medical field as well as business.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun around campus , for example you can go hiking on A mount, go bicycling with others, there are also 5k runs! You could join clubs, go to the movies on campus as well as off. You can visit museums, go bowling etc.. Oh and don't forget about the football games on campus !!

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants on campus including Panda, Burger King, and others found in the union or on University Blvd. But the U of A has just recently opened a cafeteria for students as well, which is all you can eat!!

    Academic Rigor

    To be completely sincere, there are many challenging courses on campus specially ones that are intended for health professionals. Chemistry is surely one of the toughest classes on campus alongside anatomy. It is crucial for those that plan on taking these courses to have some prior background. Classes like this require rigorous reading and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Attend your classes on a regular basis -Go to professors office hours -Get involved on campus -Don't be shy

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has great opportunities for students on campus and outside of campus. Although its campus is not as big as others it is still beautiful and the weather is more than amazing. Here at the U of A students are treasured and are taken seriously for their hard work and motivation.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I may be biased but Greek Life is such an amazing experience, and provides some of the best friendships on campus. There is a divide between Greeks and non-Greeks, but Greek Life is still so fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is such a variety of clubs, activities, and honoraries to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bear Down Fridays and Wild Cat walk before home games are amazing. The football games have the most amazing experiences.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking Mt. Lemmon, going to 4th Ave and shopping, joining various clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    They Student Union could use a little more variety, but the food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a residence hall here really makes your Freshen year experience. It's such a fantastic way to make friends, and start getting involved from the get-go.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be very intense in some classes here, but that is because the University holds their students to a high standard. They expect nothing but the best from you, and expect you to work hard for your grades. The Eller College of Management is ranked amongst the top business schools in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be outgoing, and get involved from the first day. Join a club, a fraternity or sorority, an academic honorary, or an intramural spot. It's so worth it on this campus to be involved.

    In three sentences

    Coming to the University of Arizona was the best decision I've ever made. I've really come into my own here at the University, through the various clubs, organizations, and leadership roles I've been a part of. The professors are amazing and really care about what they are teaching, and really try to get through to you.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike sabino canyon, go to concerts, go to phoenix, pool parties/house parties.

    Food and Dining

    Great food, pizza, gourmet salad bars, pinkberry. Every college life staple.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm. Coronado is the party dorm, but its also known as the 9 floors of whores, so keep that in mind if you apply there. AZ-Sonora is the other party dorm. Manzie-Mo has a good community feel and its practically on University Blvd, which is where everybody congregates. Maricopa is the prettiest but it's all women.

    Academic Rigor

    Three and half stars, if that were an option. Lots of good professors except for the gen-eds, TA's are mostly terrible.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not hard to get in, so don't sweat over it. Campus is big so give yourself 10 extra minutes than you're budgeting for when you leave for class.

    In three sentences

    The campus is like its own little village within Tucson,with its own culture and norms. Academically, you have a lot of bumbling TA's trying to sort themselves out and teach a discussion section which they're unqualified to teach; upper division courses are on par with top tier universities. Greek Life is big here, and has a SoCal twinge.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The University offers sports packages for students at a great price which allows for participation in school spirit. Not only that but there is a long list of clubs that are just waiting for you to sign up whether you know everything or nothing about what they have to offer. Those are all organized ways to have fun, but there is nothing like meeting new people by accident or on purpose.

    Food and Dining

    The Union offers a variety of places to eat. It is the place to be when you're hungry but the place not to be if you want to avoid packs of hungry college students.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently not staying in a dorm but I can say that I did stay in a dorm this past summer for the New Start program which is a program for incoming freshman. The facilities were great and the Room Advisors and hall programs were all geared to make us feel more comfortable which I was grateful for. In all, it was a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    As a college freshman, the rigor of my class schedule does not exceed past a 5-6 hours of homework per week which is very little. I finish my homework at school before I go home and that way I go home feeling relaxed. I know it can only get harder so it is important to not revert back to old high school habits like procrastination. That habit is killer.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Arizona is a great school and I have only begun to realize the potential I can harness because of this school. I have two older siblings that are wildcats and they still say they wish they still came here even after graduating 5 years ago. The U of A cant be like any other school, but they are in the sense that you have to stay on top of your game. It may seem easy because of all the freedom your handed but not without a price. With the freedom comes the responsibility to do right by your education. This is a school where one can find their true self. I am just happy to be a UA Wildcat.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is where you bear down! They offer the resources needed to succeed. It is the place to go.

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very good and helpful

    Greek Life

    super fun!!

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs on campus

    Great for these types of students

    study sessions everywhere, fun things everywhere good people everywhere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old main

    Bang for the buck

    cat cash is used off campus at some locations.

    What to do for fun

    head down to greek row something is always happening.

    Food and Dining

    good food and really fast so your never late to class.

    Dorm Life

    Super fun lots of dorms a good way to become social.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in the work you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and enjoy your time here.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus a variety of people and lots of fun.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The main library is a great place to study.

    What to do for fun

    whatever you do to relax after you finish you're work/study time, that is what I do for fun when I'm not having to go to work or stress over school.

    Food and Dining

    average food, kind of expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots and lots of work/study time in this school is required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you're homework and take time to read the material as well as study the notes. I know it can be tempting to go out with friends, or drink a little with the roommates but make sure to plan all your study time out or otherwise things get stressful really fast. It doesn't all have to be work, if it is anyone can get overwhelmed, so schedule in breaks here and there, reward yourself by watching an episode of your favorite show after you finish an assignment. It's tough but as they say, nothing worth having comes fast, cheap or easy!

    In three sentences

    An eye-opening experience at the start of the semester, very exciting and inspiring to be at such a fantastic place with all sorts of different people. Determination, ambition, time management and hard work I've found to be my 4 best friends throughout all my classes here at the University of Arizona. Although it is not easy, and will take quite some time, the experience as well as the end result of learning at this University will be well worth all the time spent studying and preparing for graduation!

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus provides many different ways to keep its students safe. One of the ways is from a nightly car service called Safe Ride. Safe Ride is only a phone call away, and will pick you up from certain locations around campus to ensure a safe way to get home. This is perfect for students who live in the dorms and don't have cars, because Safe Ride is free and is much better than walking home alone! Another way the University provides safety is from an assortment of buttons around campus that are linked to the local police station. These buttons shine bright blue at night and are easily accessible to anybody walking around. If there is ever a situation when a student feels harmed, they can push these blue buttons and shortly after a police car will come and inspect the area.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at the University of Arizona is definitely something to brag about. Each sorority and Fraternity is a family in itself. They each hold their own traditions and the people involved all treat each other like they been friends their whole lifetime. It helps develop new relationships and leader ship skills. There are also many positions within each house that will provide an excellent addition to a resume, if you choose.

    What to do for fun

    Some of the most exciting experiences at the U of A would definitely have to be football season tailgates! Walking through the mall while the whole school is screaming BEAR DOWN! is really an amazing moment to experience. The energy level is like nothing I have ever experienced. The University also puts on many different Theater shows in our very own centennial hall. If you are artsy, there is an art museum right on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There are many fabulous places to eat around Tucson, but the best college spot to get food is right on University. There is a strip of restaurants and stores that contribute to the great college atmosphere, and also have amazing food! Frog & Firkin is inexpensive and filling, which is perfect for a college students budget. There is also sushi, Mexican food, pizza and many, many other restaurants to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the University of Arizona is one of the best experiences and is highly recommended for any incoming Freshmen. The dorm life is right in the middle of campus, which creates an amazing atmosphere for those of you who are trying to make new friendships. The dorms are extremely convenient because they are only a short walk to classes. The dorms also provide study rooms, and even free pizza from time to time! Even though there are people all around, the dorms still allow for alone time. It's a win-win situation!

    Academic Rigor

    Like any college, The University of Arizona requires hard work and motivation to receive good grades and an even better education. Although, if you are ever struggling, the U of A has a wonderful support system. From the Think Tank to the plethora of in-school advisers, there are many ways to stay on top of your studies when things are getting a little bit difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to pack a lot of light clothing, because the U of A is in the middle of Tucson; which is very hot! Always keep an open mind and always be willing to make new relationships with everybody you encounter. Be sure to walk all the way around the beautiful campus as much as you can-- there is always something new to see and discover.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has an atmosphere that will instantly put a smile on anyone's face. There abundance of people from places all over the world makes it a great place to make future connections and life-long friends. The University will make anyone who attends a proud member of the wildcat family.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends, go to football games, and go to the huge gym.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more healthy options but besides that the food is actually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life! There are so many people to meet and it is convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The math teachers are terrible but my other classes are fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and make sure to get involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is perfect. Everyone is very friendly and the school is beautiful. They school part is hard but worth it.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are great and with no taxes. There are many different restaurants to eat at and the cafeteria has really good food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun. There is always something going on like fundraisers, parties, competitions, games, and different academic programs.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very professional.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is good because its academic levels are high. Its a big school and there are many programs of every kind for every student.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are sports, clubs, a movie theater need by, and of course the sport games and tailgating.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food in the student union and around campus. There are plenty of new places to try as well.

    Dorm Life

    From friends I have heard that the dorms are very nice and well kept. However, they are very expensive and you have curfews and such.

    Academic Rigor

    Staying on track is very important when it comes to the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus before school starts to find out where all the buildings are and which side of the building your class will be on.

    In three sentences

    The school has good teachers that are very knowledgeable. The sports are a large part of the school, so the team spirit is very high. The campus itself is well kept and open.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are great parties that happen during the school year, but only go to those if you know you don't have anything to do the next day and your homework and studying are all caught up. If you want to do something more athletic Arizona offers tons of great places to go hike.

    Food and Dining

    The student union provides a wide array of restaurants and if you feel like walking a bit further the U of A is surrounded by tons of good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but what I've heard they are okay.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty easy if you properly utilize all your resources such as office hours, fellow classmates, and also think tank.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off on your homework otherwise you will fall behind and be on academic probation. This is not high school any more you need to spend more time studying and concentration on homework, otherwise you will not be successful in your classes; you have to work hard to play hard in college. Do not be afraid to ask questions to your teacher if you don't understand a topic. It is really easy to get in contact with your teachers, they can usually be contacted through email if you cannot make it to their office hours, just be as formal as possible when email your professor call them by their correct prefix: such as doctor, professor, or by what ever they would like to be addressed as. Also make study groups they are extremely beneficial if they are productive, do not form a study group of all your friends if you know you guys will slack off when you're supposed to be studying. Also do not procrastinate homework or studying because when you start doing that it starts to become really hard not to fall behind in your classes.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona has a great campus, provides a great community where each individual can find their niche in, and provides a beneficial education towards your future. The U of A provides many opportunities to make great like minded friends, like when they have Find a Community you can join social clubs that help you understand different cultures that you may or may not be apart of. The U of A always has something going on around campus it isn't hard to find something fun to do.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am a faithful member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC.

    Clubs and Activities

    Through my college career i have been active in a club called freshman class council. i am currently apart of a football marketing team called Bear Down Brigade. I am in the process of applying for another club called Arizona Ambassadors which gives tours to students around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and a minor in communications. I am a only child and my mother is in her last classes of receiving her PHD in teaching.

    Food and Dining

    On the campus of UA we have many different good healthy options to eat from not just strictly limited to cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    i am currently a RA in the dorms and i absolutely love them . there are so many halls to choose on our campus and they are all great living environments.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great here i think that each teacher has a specific mode of teaching and they are all great.

    Tips for prospective students

    i think that any student that comes to the UA campus should know that college will be what you make it so make it fun .

    In three sentences

    FUN AMAZING LIFE LOVING SCHOOL

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus policemen/women patrolling. It is an open campus, so anyone is allowed to use the libraries and union. I always feel safe at school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and there really is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    If you love being in sunny weather and meeting fun, spirited people, then this is the school for you!

    What to do for fun

    Going to sporting events and sitting in the Zona Zoo section (the student section) is a lot of fun! Everyone is very spirited and you get to have fun and meet people while supporting the athletes. There is also a large variety of clubs you can join.

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has a few choices for food including Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, and burger King. There are several other places as well. It gets pretty crowded during the day, but the lines move quickly.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but I have several friends that do and they all love it! It's a great way to meet new people. I have visited some of the dorms and there are some very nice ones.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I have not had any serious trouble in any of my classes. They can be challenging, but as long as you attend all of your classes and do the homework, everything is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Become a part of the community. Join clubs, get a job on campus, do something that will make your experience at school even better.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has a great campus. There are many ways to get involved and become a part of the community. The people are friendly, and everyone has a lot of school spirit!

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The events on campus and the athletics are a big part of the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of fast food restaurants and local dining that offer many choices and are nearby for the student's convenience.

    Dorm Life

    The university offers the full experience with comfortable living and fun activities for students who live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the degree and area of interest the education you choose to pursue will determine the academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Staying focused and eager to experience new things will make the experience all the more excitng.

    In three sentences

    Surrounded by gorgeous Arizona mountains there is a University that offers opportunity to students from all over the world. There is school spirit and enthusiasm for students to succeed. Students are able to find exactly what they are looking for in their education and future.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very important to the University of Arizona. We have emergency phone booths everywhere you go, we also have our very own campus police and when you need them they are there.

    Greek Life

    I haven't actually participated in the Greek life on campus, but it's a very popular aspect on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus, I don't even know where to begin. If you want you can even start your very own club. The activities on campus are so fun, and are used as a way to help distress yourself from all your studying.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who attend the University of Arizona will love the school. You can choose from so many different majors and minors. Are school has one of the Nation's best Medical and Pharmacy school. As well as having a great Nursing program. The math department needs a little bit of work but overall the entire University of Arizona community is great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experienced any unusual traditions or locations on campus. The campus is actually very friendly and safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and fun activities to participate on campus, ranging from sports teams, science clubs or any kind of club you can think of.

    Food and Dining

    Yum, I love Panda Express. There are also great restaurants on University Blvd down the street from Old Main, including Chipotle, Baskin Robins, and lots of coffee shops. Great places to study or just relax from a long day at school.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but they look pretty interesting and diverse from an outside perspective. The dorms itself look very cozy and welcoming from outside.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous courses; although, some general education courses are simple. Overall, I would rate the University as a rigorous school, but if you talk to the right people and study often you will succeed in all your courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search out all the resources available, including Think Tank, and office hours for your professors and TA's. Bringing up a cliche tip, don't procrastinate. It will all build up on you, and you will be stressed, so just keep up, and you'll do fine!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great overall college, but the math department is horrible. The school has a good atmosphere, and generally, it is possible to do well, except of course, math with their poorly formed classes.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types: people who like to study, party, watch sports, play sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our motto Bear Down comes from when star quarterback John Salmon was in a car accident resulting in a severe spinal cord injury and told his coach in the hospital to Tell the team to Bear Down. The Koffler building is shaped like a Wildcats.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games, Gallagher Theatre, activities and concerts on the mall, joining clubs, playing intramural sports, going to see theatre and dance performances, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know you fellow students and professors. Attend a free movie in Gallagher Theatre at least once. Go to as many football and basketball games as you can.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has many great majors to choose from. The athletics are amazing to go to and be a part of. The campus is beautiful and has a great history.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety at this campus is unparalleled. The U of A has adopted a program of sending mass text messages to its students that notify them of anything that comes up, virtually the second it is reported to the campus police. One situation was that it was reported that there was a possible person with a weapon in one of the buildings and right after that, they had already sent out mass text messages to all of us and in less than twenty minutes later, had locked down almost the entire campus and had alerted for more authorities and soon, the whole building was surrounded with flashing lights. Soon it was found that it was just a prank but I had seen all this transpire from the window of the library and was amazed at the speed and the delivery of the local campus police to handle the situation. From then on, without a doubt, the safety at his campus is it's top priority.

    What to do for fun

    Along with the cost of tuition, you have a membership to. The Rec Center where you will find all of your recreation needs. From a workout facility, to an olympic size swimming pool, to a football field, if on your spare time you wish to have a good work out, you will find no better place than hear. If you wish for some more night life fun, downtown is a short bus ride away and you can taste the city life in hundreds of find dinging restaurants, night time clubs, bars, or just have a good time walking through its beautifully light streets and breath in the night air. You have the best of both worlds as you look for fun, but be sure to be back in time to study!

    Food and Dining

    The University offers a great place to meet all of your dining and meal needs as well as offer many other amenities, including a game room. This is the Student Union, which resembles a miniature mall along with food court. There you can find a wide range of eating options, from fast food to finder dining settings to have a relaxing formal dinner. The food is excellent as I, being a big fan of pizza, always find my over to the Papa Johns and order a slice with two breadsticks and a large drink. All in all, this University as a top notch center for eating where you can satisfy your hunger and much more.

    Dorm Life

    There are a plethora of dorm options. Ranging from the spacious to the student who only needs a place to sleep and a desk. I personally have not stayed in one but hearing from friends and visiting a few, the are very comfortable and most of all, a quiet place to study during those night long study sessions. Plus with the weather, you can open window and enjoy the pleasant air almost year round (except during summer, 100 degree temperatures are not ideal for this).

    Academic Rigor

    For me, the majority of my school work was essay after essay after essay. Along with the occasional memo thrown in as well. Grading is crucial as most professors will grade you especially on content so make sure you are up to par with your essays. The library is excellent to help with homework needs and even during exams will offer coffee and donuts as well! All in all essays are a big thing here and strong writing skills are a plus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour if you can, is great insight into how life is at the University as well as get a feel for where your classes are going to be and basic places for necessities and such.

    In three sentences

    A relaxed place but focused setting to obtain your degree. With the dry desert air and almost 365 days of pure sunshine, it is not only a place to escape the harsh environments of other colleges and Universities, but a place to relax and do you homework outside in the sun. The staff and professors are more than willing to help and the students around you are as nice as the weather, a place to escape and pursue your dreams.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Though some will tell you this campus is sketchy, somewhat unsafe, or even downright dangerous, I can honestly say that I feel no danger, anxiety, or fear when I take a stroll through the campus grounds at or past midnight. There are plenty of safety features installed to prevent an attack, though bike theft runs rampant in these parts.

    Greek Life

    I cannot tell you much about this, as I have not been a part of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    As mentioned earlier, if there is an activity you enjoy, U of A has a club for it. In the rare instance where it does not, U of A offers you the ability to create your own club so long as it abides by the University code and does not engage in illegal activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This university has a niche for every type of student ranging from the party animal to the quiet introvert whose only goal is to maintain a high GPA and achieve academic success for a bright career in the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hawaiian Luau is just one of many cultured traditions which our university partakes in. Essentially, a Hawaiian environment is recreated, with flower reeds, music, roasted pig, the works. Each club has it's own internal traditions, which I won't go into detail since I've not been in most of them.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I believe it is more expensive than it should be. Without a scholarship, I would not recommend this University unless you're willing to handle the financial burdens without having to take out loans, which not too many privileged individuals have such a capability.

    What to do for fun

    Pick an activity, anything that pops into your head, and there's a good chance that unless you came up with something very random and unorthodox, the University already has a club dedicated to that activity. Personally, my favorite activities have been rapier fighting and archery with the SCA organization. If you prefer the party scene over clubs, we've got you covered. You can find an event to go to every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food consists mainly of small restaurants and fast food joints, some of which have healthy alternative options. There are plenty of vegetarian/vegan options for those seeking such a lifestyle, and the choices are plentiful with food from all over the world. The only downside lies in the expensiveness. It is much more reasonable (though less practical, if you're living in a dorm) and affordable to purchase food from stores/markets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was one of the less pleasant things I have experienced in the University of Arizona, mostly due to the small, pathetic excuse for a fridge which we were provided with and the personality of the roommate I was randomly assigned to. This experiences has led me to absolutely refuse another year in dorm life. It would definitely be in every student's best interests to pick their roommate, preferably someone who is already known.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've taken so far have ranged from cake-walk to excruciatingly time-consuming. While there are definitely some classes which require an above-and-beyond work ethic, none of them have set unreasonable amounts of knowledge to retain or assignments to be completed in the pursuit of good grades. I recommend taking more difficult classes outside of your comfort zone in order to challenge yourself. One of the best things you can learn in college is how to deal with situations and experiences which you are not familiar with, ones for which there isn't a set of guidelines for you to follow because in the real world, most careers will have unfamiliar elements and surprises which you must be mentally prepared to embrace and handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider whether or not you're truly prepared to take on the challenges of the degree you wish to seek. If you're attempting a difficult engineering degree, don't expect to have excelling grades and performance without equally excelling commitment to study and time management. Additionally, don't stress too much about the final outcome of your grades because as long as you put in the effort, everything will be fine.

    In three sentences

    This university is teeming with life and interesting activities no matter what your particular interests may be. The community interacts in an accepting manner which facilitates a friendly and welcoming environment. So far, my experiences have been nothing but positive in terms of professors, clubs, and social interaction.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is huge on safety. As a young girl, I feel very safe walking alone around even at night. There are email and texts alerts that students can sign up for to learn if there is anything going on around campus and there are also services such as safe ride that is free and gets students to their desired destination safely

    Bang for the buck

    I would say this school is worth the money, though it does cost a lot. I feel that I am getting the education that I am paying for

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus, there are always the sporting events. All the students get togetherto cheer on the teams and have a great time. There are also activities happening all around campus like shows, concerts, and if you're old enough, there are the bars right down the street to let off some stream

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on and near campus for food and dining. Every student can find a place that meets their needs, some that are healthy and of course your normal fast food joints.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the dorm life. Living in the dorms gave me the chance to make a new group of friends. I was able to put myself out there and break out of my box. We were able to create study groups at the end of my hall, and it was nice to be able to walk by and just talk with your neighbors. It was very welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers all push their students to strive for the best. Tthey give us all the opportunity to become A students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any incoming students need to remember to go to class. It is easy to fall behind if you fail to attend regularly. They should also try and engage in any school activities or tutoring sessions. This will allow them to create a new network of friends who can support them in learning and even having fun in college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great school that creates so many opportunities for students. The classes and the environment are all great and they all make the learning process easier for students

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station close to campus and I always see police officers patrolling the campus to make sure the environment is safe. There is a free taxi service, yes free, at night that I love to use to travel back from my dorm to the groceries, friend's place, and library. It's really convenient and I love it. It only goes in a 1 mile radius from school but I found myself using it multiple times.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in Greek life but I know people who love greek life. They like how they make new friends and how close the houses are to campus. I always see the greek people showing off their greek pride and they always have something going on, on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs on campus. There are many clubs where you can explore other cultures such as HAPI, a Hawaiian club, FASA, a Philippino club, and many other clubs. These clubs are also very easy to find.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love to meet new people. The school is not that big compared to other public universities so you see the same people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a lot of fun events located in the middle of campus that one can not miss when walking by. Sometimes they bring in shelter dogs for you to play with or they have a water day for the students to cool off in the heat.

    Bang for the buck

    During finals time, there are many places on campus that have secret deal such as 10% off starbucks purchase, a free pasty with coffee or free coffee in the library. They also have happy hour where the dining on campus can be cheaper such as 50% off salad, $5 combo deal with soda, 50% or make your own sandwich and buy 9 drinks get the 10th free.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of free events that the campus provides and sometimes they provide free food which is always a plus. When you join clubs you meet people who have similar interest as you so you and your new friends can enjoy those interests together. Tucson has a lot of mountain trails that are really pretty. They also give you a good workout.

    Food and Dining

    It's ok. They have mostly fast food sucks as Panda Express, Papa Johns, Burger King, and Chick-Fi-La. They late night places with amazing breakfast burritos. They also just finished building a new Starbucks next to the main library so it's less of a walk to the other starbucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    My first year wasn't so great becuase me and my roommates were complete opposite. I should have changed but I didn't because I thought that it would change. I would always go out and hang with friends so I barely met anyone who lived in my dorm. One day I was bored so I went to one of the dorm's get-together, and I met some really nice and interesting people. I made new friends who made the dorm life a little better.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put in the time and effort into each class and not slack off, you should be fine. Set a schedule where you plan when to have free time/ hang with people and when to seriously study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, it will make it easier to find people who share the same interest. Roommates can make or break your school year so try to get along with your roommate, if not switch.

    In three sentences

    Professors are interesting and enjoy their job. The campus is all located in one area so transportation is a breeze. Students are friendly so it's super easy making new friends or finding events to go to.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Grab a bite to eat with friends or classmates between classes or go to 4th Avenue on the weekends for a night out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create great time management skills and develop professional relationships with your professors and classmates.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a phenomenal research college. This makes it easy for students to get involved and gain hands-on experience for their study focus. This university prepares you for the road ahead and makes you prepared for your ideal career.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    lock up your bike. A lot of people get there bikes stolen on a daily basis.

    What to do for fun

    Down town is a blast. They have a big party in all downtown tucson the second saturday of every month. It is a great time. They have live music lined up and down the streets and lots of food carts with good snacks.

    Food and Dining

    There is a bunch of places on campus to eat at. Also, in Tucson there is a bunch of delicious restaurants to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    You are surrounded by a bunch of other college people which means less privacy and quite time. Off-Campus is the way to go. If you do end up in a dorm they are nice and accommodate to student needs.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college it is suppose to challenge your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus or if you have a car live north of it by 4 miles. It is more safe. Enjoy it. The university of Arizona is a fun school and has lots of activites and clubs which one can participate in.

    In three sentences

    It has a nice campus where everything you need is close. The school is really nice and well staffed. The continue to find ways to improve campus life for the students.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security buttons all over campus that you can push in case something happens. Also, Safe Ride is an option for commuting around campus or a little off campus when it's dark out.

    Greek Life

    One of the top Greek Life schools in the country

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to join and always a ton to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious about school but can find time for fun as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell rings the Bear Down fight song at noon every day!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive. But, attending the U of A makes it all worth while.

    What to do for fun

    ANYTHING! People hear Tucson is boring, but it's actually really cool. 4th Avenue is a fun street to hang out on and there's always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but there are a ton of options. Definitely not bad for a freshman, though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all beautiful and laid out so that it's incredibly easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't hard if you know what you're doing. But, if you're committing to any university, you've got to be serious about school.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's so easy to make friends and all of Tucson is really into Wildcat athletics. Bear down isn't just a slogan, it's a lifestyle.

    In three sentences

    The Unviersity of Arizona is amazing! There are so many opportunities to get involved on and off campus and the school spirit is over the top. We're a top ranked school for a reason.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Security patrols the grounds regularly, and there are several boxes around the campus available when students are unsure of their safety. They press a button on the box, and immediately hear from security, from what I've been told.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what I've seen, there are many clubs to join and activities right along with them. U of A has a section on its website dedicated to just a list of all the different clubs available to the students.

    Great for these types of students

    For any students who want a spirited school, U of A is just the right place. Even a lecturer jokingly said that U of A was one of the most spirited schools in the country (he read it online somewhere, but forgot where exactly and what it was called...).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    While I was attending an orientation lecture, I heard that in some room on the campus somewhere, there was a statue of a unicorn.

    What to do for fun

    At the U of A mall, there is a Rec Room and a game room. There are also different lounges for the different students, and tons of different clubs. The possibilities are endless. There is a variety of ways for students to have a great time at the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food here seems great--the food court offers a variety of foods--there was Panda Express, Burger King, and so on. The food I had tasted great, and U of A even offers a Meal Plan for the students to take advantage of. Students with a Meal Plan save money, as they do not have to pay sales tax at any of the restaurant on campus and certain ones off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I rated the Dorm Life three stars only because I am living off campus. While I cannot say for sure what the dorms are like, I assume that it is adequate for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here seem challenging, and I am excited to start out. U of A takes a look at your different test scores, high school work, and so on and makes sure that the classes you take are right for you. The advisors are friendly and helpful; they kept me from feeling too nervous as I realized that I was in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend applying for the school as soon as you can. Once you get accepted, be sure to check out all the cool programs available to you--and be sure that you check your to do list on the website often so as to ensure you stay on top of everything.

    In three sentences

    From what I've see, the students here are very spirited and dedicated. The campus is also very nice, and there seems to be almost every service there is available for the students. My overall impression of the school is that I would not regret choosing to attend school here.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not only do we have our own shuttle that picks up and drops off at locations around the mall, but we also have our own police department located on campus and a taxi service for students to and from places nearby of campus, free of charge!

    Greek Life

    We have many different sororities and fraternities to fit each type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie Run. Every year thousands of UofA students gather the mall (the grass area located in the middle of campus) to take part in a fundraising event. This event is not like any other. Here students donate clothes to charities by taking them off. Then they proceed to run in a marathon-like fashion around the mall.

    What to do for fun

    Surrounded by mountains, there is countless of fun, adventurous things a Wildcat could do in Tucson. They range from a fun hike up Sabino Canyon to the 7 falls waterfalls to having a picnic up on cool Mt. Lemon. If hiking isn't your thing, not to worry, the UofA has two shopping malls just a few short miles away.

    Food and Dining

    Not only do we have the food court filled with America's favorites (Panda Express, Burger King, Papa Johns, etc), but we also have University Blvd right next to us. As the name states, it is a street that is filled with delicious restaurants, bars, and clothing stores. It is great for a nice night out.

    Dorm Life

    Like most colleges, we have cozy ,old dorms and luxurious new dorms. If your pocket can afford it, I would definitely recommend staying at one of the newer dorms. They're much more comfortable to live in and cooler. Likings is a good example of a really nice new dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, the difficulty level will vary. However, regardless of the difficulty level, every class requires time and effort. As long as you commit to the class, you should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to always try to explore the beautiful city of Tucson. I also recommend taking it easy your first year to successfully transition into the university life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is one of the best colleges in the country! The beautiful desert environment and breathtaking sunsets will make any student feel relaxed and ready to take on the school year. Choosing to become a University of Arizona Wildcat will surely be one of the best decisions anyone can make!

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs, hang out with friends, watch free movies, go out to eat, and more. The university offers many options for leisure activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants on the University of Arizona's campus. From healthy vegetarian to quick and easy fast food. The University of Arizona has plenty of meals to offer so you can eat something different every day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    I did not choose to live in the dorms, but I heard it helps you to get to know the school better and make friends with many of the college community. If you need help you have easy access to a lot of the University's resources such as professors, mentors, tutors, internet and other faculty.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor for the University of Arizona is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to research the University of Arizona as it is a great University and if you do enroll, always make sure you check your emails for information and important dates.

    In three sentences

    This college is a great college for all majors, the diversity of people and wildcat spirit is what makes up the University of Arizona. I like how all the resources you need are available at the University of Arizona. Any problem you have, there is always someone to help at the University of Arizona.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has their own police known as UAPD. They also have call boxes around campus if you are in need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hill that sits next to the Student Union that apparently is the best spot on campus to hear the beliefs and ideas of some of the most eccentric people in Tucson.

    What to do for fun

    the Loft Cinema plays great movies that are mostly foreign or Indie. The shops on 4th Avenue are great. Also, 4th has several street fairs throughout the year that many Tucsonans will go to and see all of the crafts for sale. The annual book festival is fun. The campus has its own theater which plays new movies, cheaply. A walk downtown presents even more fun events, shops and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    There is so many different restaurants right on campus and even more just a 15 minute walk off campus to 4th avenue, which has several venues that have been featured on Food Network such as Lindy's on 4th and Pancho Villas.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive yet very community oriented.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the intensity of your classes change. General education class and electives are fun and not too strenuous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in contact with your professors and ask them for help whenever you need it, that's what they are there for. Don't slack off just because you are on your own, either. Prove to your parents that you're a great student and they might be more likely to help you in times of financial aid trouble.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a very diverse school. Not only does it have my students from around the world, but it has many different programs to choose from. However difficult the class may be, there is always someone that can help.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many awesome clubs a the UofA because there are thousands of students who all have different interests. There is definitely a club for you, I guarantee it.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state education, I believe UofA is well worth the money. It is cheap and also provides a great education.

    Food and Dining

    Of course it is not as good as home cooked meals, however there is a great variety to choose from, my favorite being Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt!

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living on campus for the first year. There are many great dorms to choose from. I lived on campus my first year and the majority of my best friends I met in my dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you can choose from, some tend to be quite difficult! The honor classes require a lot of work, however it pays off.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun around school. You could go down to 4th ave. to see a concert or have a few drinks with friends. There's the rec center that provides basketball courts, a gym, a pool, a rock climbing wall, a indoor soccer/hockey rink (not ice). Club sports are all around campus and are always looking for new people to join. The football, basketball, and baseball games are always fun and exciting to go to. Plus, there are always tons of parties to go to. There's always a fun crazy party going on during the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Instead of having a cafeteria like dining style, the UofA offers more of a food court style. There are tons of places to choose from including, Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, Papa Johns, etc. If you were looking for a more healthy meal, the campus provides plenty of other restaurants like Core, IQ Fresh, On Deck Deli, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is great, you make tons of new friends and meet some great people. Most of the dorms are in pretty good condition and provide a comfortable living style. There are several dorms around campus to choose from. Living in the dorms is a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The UofA academic's are top notch. The overload can get a little out of control if you have a job and or wanting to do Greek life or a sport. However, the advisory options are great here, they're always there to help and get you on track. There's plenty options for tutoring as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stick to the shade when walking around campus during the summer heat. The math department isn't the best so taking a math class at the community college near campus might be your best bet.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a fantastic school with many opportunities to make friends, find a career, and further your learning. The weather can be pretty hot sometimes but the winter is beautiful. The parties are pretty intense too.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life on campus is definitely a huge part of the U of A. You will always see many students wearing their letters around campus, and you cannot miss the huge Greek Row right on campus as well. It is also one of the best Greek Communities on the west coast and is a great environment for students not only socially, but also academically, and philanthropically as well.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of bars, and there is always social events and parties every night. Also, a good majority of students are involved in Greek Life that also provides a tremendous amount of socializing.

    Food and Dining

    There is so many amazing restaurants and establishments on and around campus that makes the University of Arizona practically it's own town.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are awesome, especially the new and recently constructed dorms. There is always so many chances to make a lot of new friends, and there is always ways to find out social events and parties from your hall mates. But, if you like to or need to study a lot in silence on weekends, I would recommend going to the library.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors that are very well accredited and know what they are talking about. Especially the science department, best in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Drink plenty of water, it gets very hot. Also, make sure you plan out parking ahead of time, parking garages and parking lots get full easily so you might get stuck parking far from campus. The campus is also big a spread out so make sure you plan your classes accordingly, and try not to have five minutes between two classes that are at the opposite ends of the campus.

    In three sentences

    A perfect west coast university. Every time you are there, you feel the amazing wildcat atmosphere. Best school spirit and academics on the west coast.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the games!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the school.

    In three sentences

    This school has a good business school. We have a pretty good basketball team. Overall, I enjoy going here.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is good at the U of A. There is safe ride and safe walk. There are safety stations you can run to in case you are being followed. During the day the campus is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life seems OK. Majority of the students in Greek life enjoy it and stay in it until the graduate. It would be recommended to rush during your sophomore year of school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities that students can get involved in. There are multiple clubs for each major, religion, sport, or hobby. Students are even able to start up their own clubs. Majority of the clubs are very social and allow you to make new friends and get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The U of A is a great place for focused students. There aren't too many distractions that could get one off task. The faculty is very supportive as well, which makes the university more welcoming.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Homecoming all the fraternities and sororities have a parade. The multicultural fraternities and sororities usually have performances. A lot of students can be found at the Coffee X change but most likely on fourth ave. on the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    Creations has a lot of clothes on sale during seasonal transitions. You can get divine clothing there for cheap. Also to save money on food there are farmers markets near campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of mountains to hike on. There are a few night clubs and bars. There are movie theaters and Rocky Horror picture shows to go to. On campus the have a comedy club and open mic night. There are also movie premiers on campus which you can attend for free. The U of A has a laser light show. Also there are football games and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. The food is very overpriced. Each meal is around 10 dollars which means about 200 dollars a week for breakfast lunch and diner each week.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on the dorm, the residents, the resident assistants, and the rest of the staff. Some dorms are extremely luxurious like the honors dorm or any other new dorms. The older dorms are filthy. You will find flying ants or roaches in the showers, some roaches enter the rooms, the furniture is old, the kitchens are not well kept, the walls are so thin you can here conversations down the hall and next door, and the carpet should be changed to wood.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your major. The most rigorous majors are biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, and math. They are rigorous due to the high expectations in math and physics which is required in almost all of the majors listed above.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a transfer student from a community college and plan on entering difficult science programs like biochemistry, chemistry, physics, engineering, and etc. make sure you are thoroughly prepared for math and physics courses at the U of A. Prospective students should tour the campus and meet faculty members in their desired program. During orientation ask as many questions as possible. Also your math placement score is everything at the U of A. If you have already taken the credit and received a low math placement score don't be afraid to fight for fair placement. It is OK to retake the credit at the University.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a very good school especially for science programs. They have very high expectations for their students which makes it difficult for students who transfer from community colleges. Overall I would give the University of Arizona a solid 8.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UA Presents always has something to showcase. music groups, symphony orchestras, comedians, dancers, and etc. UA Art Museum have great exhibits!

    Food and Dining

    There are few franchise fast-food chains to choose from and other independent businesses. Food gets to be very pricey. But on the whole, dining is average and decent.

    Academic Rigor

    For those in the maths, sciences, and engineering fields, courses tend to be very rigorous focusing on project-oriented coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared in math (especially for those interested in the sciences/engineering)!

    In three sentences

    A very convenient school for all types of students. Very diverse in student population. A good school for a solid, thorough education.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many food choices in the food court and it is very affordable and the food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorm rooms nor seen them (except in videos and pictures) but they seem very comfortable and have enough room for everything.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of their programs are nationally ranked and have received many awards. I have not experienced the classroom sessions yet, but the professors are already helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of sunscreen! Also, download the official app for the University because it has maps and the complete list of contacts.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and fun to explore. The people are also very nice and helpful in directing me to the buildings and recommended places to go. Also, it is very organized and functions well.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really is a turtle pond at the UA (but no there are not turtles IN the Old Main fountain as many people like to tell new freshman). It's on Park right across from Paradise Bakery.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events ESPECIALLY football and basketball. They are some of the most fun games you will ever go to in your life. Also, get involved in any of the hundreds of clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are all kinds of different places to eat on campus. It's hard to not get into a routine of eating at the same places every day though. The Union has tons of options and you can use your CatCard at all of them if you have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms freshman year is a must. It allows you to get involved on campus, make it to class on time, and meet some amazing people that you get to share a unique experience with. All of the dorms have their positives and negatives so do a little research and find one that sounds right for you.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely some easy classes and then some hard ones. Try and get yourself into some of both. Also, don't be afraid to try a class that doesn't necessarily sound interesting or one that sounds hard. You might surprise yourself and find a new interest or sometimes a whole new major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as many things as you can as early as you can. This way you can see what you are really interested in and continue to be involved for your whole time as a Wildcat.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is truly an incredible place. No matter what your background is or what you're interested in, you will fit right in. Being a Wildcat is an amazing experience and something you will never ever forget (BEAR DOWN!).

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the courses you enroll on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy to look for help. The help is provided you just need to look for it at the right places. Keep away from the math department.

    In three sentences

    Has the necessary academic support to aid on the success of your goals. Nice campus and a wide range of courses and majors to choose from.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Arizona does an outstanding job in ensuring that all staff and University personnel are extensively trained for emergency situations. The University of Arizona also employs its own police department that will respond within 90 seconds to any emergency call as well as offering SafeRide, a free taxi service to the students that will safely transport them around campus in the dead hours of the night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is incredibly extensive on campus and has a notable presence. Fortunately Greek Life also emphasizes charity work; although there will be more than enough parties to attend, they do stress giving back to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Arizona does an outstanding job in offering over 500 clubs and hosting several campus wide events over the course of the school year. There is a club for everyone and the University Staff and Student Leadership Organizations does its best to reach out to every part of the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arizona is a very large school but emphasizes a community cohesion. Any type of student can find their place because everyone on campus is friendly, polite and outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Several Events are hosted by University Clubs and Residence Dorms that have been ongoing for years. For example the LGBTQ community offers a Second Chance Prom to those students who weren't able to attend their own high school proms with their desired dates.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Arizona Campus atmosphere is unique and varies depending on which college you are enrolled in and where you live on campus, or even if you live off campus. You just have to experience it to understand how great it is.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Arizona Student Body Leadership, Resident Dorms, and Greek Life make it certain that there is an even planned every single night. You don't have to look far for opportunities to have fun, because they are strewn across every single billboard on campus. Also we have a movie theater in our Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona Student Union offers of 38 unique eateries across there three unions. The campus also shares University Drive which offers cheap and local, but still excellent off campus food. Particularly the Burgers at Gentle Ben's.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Arizona Residence Life is one of the best in the nations and stress community cohesion no matter how big or small the dorm is. Several events are planned by the Residence Hall Association each year as well as the Hall Councils of each dorm working hard to execute brilliant programs for their residents each year. Each of the 23 different halls has their own personality and the students there are enthusiastic about meeting their best friends, who are often their next door neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    Because the University of Arizona is such a large school the academic departments do put students through the grinder in an attempt to weed out some during Gen Eds. Be prepared to work hard for your degree. Also as an engineering major the first two years of course work are difficult because they lay the foundations for the upperclassmen studies. In addition your GPA can be decimated if you're required to take any Math classes, as our math department is on probation.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is something for everyone of campus. Be friendly, polite and outgoing and there should be no problem in making friends. Work hard for your grades but don't worry because it will be a lot of fun with all the events and parties that are being hosted.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the heart of the Tucson Community and Tucson tailors its clientele expectations to the college years. A vast variety of majors, events, and communities exist with the university and there is something here for everyone.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has several blue light systems in case of an emergency which notifies the UAPD. There is also, several UAPD that drives around campus at all times to make sure everything is safe and sound. However, because women can be a target at any place, its always best to travel with a friend or make sure you have some pepper spray at hand.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life plays quite the role in college. At UofA, sororities and fraternities can open thousands of networking doors and gets you involved with the right people. However, you have to be careful of the greek organization that you may join. Make sure when choosing, that the organization represents the person you are and want to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs for just about anything you may have an interest in and if you dont see a club, there is also ways to create your own. Clubs get involved and help out with the student body, along with the community.

    Great for these types of students

    The Library, Beardown gym, Think Tank, and study rooms in the door are great for studious people. These places often have a lot of resources to help you succeed such as Tutors, workshops etc. The Mall also has lots of other activities that students can get involved in such as little obstacle courses, and contests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Haka dance is performed by our football team on games day. Its a dance that gets the crowd going and hypes up the team. It really is a sight to see. Another tradition is the bonfire before the season starts at the mall.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the clothing stores nearby and eatery on campus can get costly. Collect coupons and help save money. Budget helps too.

    What to do for fun

    Like every college, University of Arizona has a great social life. There are tons of ways to meet new people at big events. If you are into parties, there is always the seasons pool parties, along with the standards and starpass. Other areas to have fun include some of the things on campus like stand up comedy, or concerts. There is also movie showings at the Gallagher Theater. If you are into sports, there are intramural teams along with club sports. Zona Zoo is also a lot of fun and keeps you involved with athletics like football and basketball. Clubs are also a great way to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, the food isn't always that great. There are not a lot of healthy options, and the few that are there come with a price. However, there are tons of restaurants and places to buy food nearby on University street that are delicious and give student discounts. Also, take advantage of the coupon books that are passed around. You will find the best deals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life I feel is a great way to meet new people and it opens you up to new experiences. The experiences with people in the same dorm is what you make of it. This past year, all of the girls on my floor became best friends and we ended up moving in together in the same apartment complex. Other floors didn't have this type of relationship or bond. Everything is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be challenging here at the University of Arizona. They focus mainly on their science majors which makes for challenging classes. Classes like Chemistry 151, Physics 102, and even Calculus are known as some of the most difficult courses offered. Although they can be discouraging, and they require more time and effort than other classes, they can be rewarded. Take advantage of office hours, and take advantage of the free tutoring offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for new students would be speaking with other students that vary in different majors. You want to major in something that is going to make you happy and something that you will enjoy and the best way to find insight on those various majors and courses is by speaking with upperclassman and current students. Also, always go into everything with a positive attitude and an open mind.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is an amazing school and community to be a part of. The academics, although rigorous, can be rewarding and the teachers go above and beyond to help students succeed. The athletic teams help unite the student body and it allows us to be connected as an entire university.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great in and around the campus. The Student Union has an incredible amount of option for you to dine on. If the Union is something that doesn't fit your taste for the day, then there are many places right around campus that will be sure to satisfy you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something that any student that comes to the University will not want to miss out on. Being in a closed space with fellow freshman is certainly an experience I will never forget. From working on homework together to hanging out, dorm life is something that will shape your college experience into a memory you'll always have.

    Academic Rigor

    The University, just like any other, certainly has it's challenging aspects. Communicating with other students is a huge help to get through tougher classes and will help your communication skills in the long run.

    In three sentences

    The livelihood of the campus is astounding, the University of Arizona is like a family. On game days the city of Tucson rallies together and shows it's true prowess as a college town. At Arizona, you don't just go to school here, you're a part of something more than that.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 500. Need I say more?

    Bang for the buck

    So cheap yet so incredible. Its almost like magic. Kind of.

    What to do for fun

    With there being sunshine 360 day out of the year, hiking in The beautiful Catalina mountains just north of Tucson or The beautiful Santa Ritas is always fun. As far as nightlife is concerned, historic downtown tucson is more alive than ever with different restaurants and bars open daily and they are only five minutes away from campus. And as well, make sure to be apart of the largest student section in the country by going to those saturday night football games.

    Food and Dining

    You have your favorites: Panda Express, Burger King, Chipotle. If you want a healthy option, you have Core: where you build your own salads. If you want your mommas cooking, well you'll just have to wait until winter break.

    Dorm Life

    If one person gets sick, everybody gets sick. Don't borrow the measuring spoons from the Hopi Lodge. Just don't.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a science major, the coursework is rigorous. There will be late nights, some with no sleep involved at all, where you seriously consider quitting college and becoming a dvd bootlegger. But with coffee, redbull, and a little of the Wildcat pride that is in every student, you push through and do it all over again the next semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to receive an outstanding world class education while being apart of one of the best NCAA schools in the country, UofA is the place to be. On a normal thursday, you can go to class, study for an upcoming test, then walk right over to McKale center and watch one of the best basketball teams in the country. Not only are the athletic teams outstanding but also being apart of a school where there is world class medicinal research being performed is pretty amazing as well.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is not just a school and going there is not just being a student. The UofA is a way of life for not just students but for every fan and supporter of the University. Once you step foot of that campus, you become a Wildcat for Life: Bear Down.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency posts all around.

    Greek Life

    Still need to look into this myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very diverse for activities. Would be better if there were a beach nearby, but then again there is an international airport in town.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student is welcomed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Without knowing the background to the Bear down saying, you would think the mascot is a bear, when in reality it is a wild cat.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of ways to live cheap in this town. It is Arizona so the cost of living is better than say San Diego.

    What to do for fun

    University District, or 4th Street for night life. La Encantada for shopping. Mt. Lemon for hiking and outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Nightlife and restaurants are easily accessible. Especially when the light-rail project is completed.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm, but would be ideal for those without a car.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and complete your next steps fast.

    In three sentences

    A neat campus centrally located with a great nightlife close by. Helpful staff which jumps through hoops to provide excellent customer support. Located in a medium sized city with a wide selection of activities.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places around campus to eat. Most of them are fast food places though. There isn't a cafeteria system.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't ever lived in the dorm, so I can't say.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is what you make it to be. It depends on your major, how many credits you take, as well as what type of classes you take.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's one for everyone, and on the off chance that there isn't, you can start your own!

    What to do for fun

    Jointing clubs is always a great way to have fun, because you make friends and you tend to goof off a little as a group anyway. There's always stuff going on on the mall and Greek row. It's hard to be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good, but if you don't like it you can always walk a little down university for more restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the dorm I stayed in. They have a lot of different options for what type of dorm you want on campus. The only downside is that I didn't like my roommate, but it was worth it to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really all depends on the classes you take. The gen eds are usually pretty easy, but you still learn a lot. Even though core classes are more difficult, there's no reason to fail unless you don't even try. The university ensures that you are able to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club when you get on campus. It's a great way to make friends and feel connected on campus.

    In three sentences

    The UofA is a wonderful school. There is always help available if you're willing to go get it, even in the larger classes. There's something here for everyone.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food court and on campus restaurants enable students to choose from a variety of options. The university also offers meal plans for students and lets you pay using your CatCard. Not only is this convenient, but it results in a tax free meal. For graduate students, the cactus grill and other restaurants allow for a more quiet environment to eat and discuss research.

    Dorm Life

    New student housing around campus provides comfortable living and studying areas while at the university.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arizona is a research one university and the coursework reflects that ranking. Professors are experts in their field and provide students with unprecedented knowledge and opportunities. In the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department, students are highly encouraged to get involved in a lab and experience research first hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ride your bike to a from campus. Tucson is currently installing a street car that connects the University of Arizona main campus, with the medical center and the downtown nightlife. If you do not have a bike, you can rent one from the university for free! Use this bike to get to and from classes, visit with your professor during office hours, or take a trip to library, on the numerous bike paths around campus. When going to the library with a group, get there early so you can use a study room with new whiteboards and dry erase markers.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a leader in research and innovation. The campus appears as an oasis in the desert, with over 85 different species of plants. The interdisciplinary coursework provides a well rounded education for students.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is awesome. There are good teachers and good environment around the school. I am proud to be a Wild Cat.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's never been an attack on campus, there are security phones every 50 paces, and campus security is very attentive. There's also a policeman assigned to every dorm to make sure students can come and go safely.

    Greek Life

    (I opted out of Greek Life personally, but everyone I know who pledged or rushed absolutely loves it. Just depends on your personality, I suppose.)

    Clubs and Activities

    There's nearly every club and activity you can think of, and if U of A doesn't already offer what you want, you can found your own club/organization as long as you can get a faculty member on board!

    Great for these types of students

    U of A is perfect for people who want to take control of their own futures. It gives students the freedom to choose what they do and who they become. It's like a huge family. U of A students are thinkers, socialites, and sports fanatics. It's a very diverse community that readily accepts everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ZonaZoo is a right of passage on campus. You can't truly consider yourself a Wildcat until you've attended a game. It's super fun, high energy, and a great bonding experience. Plus, we usually win!:)

    Bang for the buck

    If you're elligible for in-state tuition, it's a great value until you factor in the living expenses. Dorms average $7000/academic year, and meal plans range from $2500 to $3500, and they're mandatory for freshmen living on campus. And let's not forget you still have to pay for textbooks and transportation and whatever else you usually spend your money on. It adds up fast. But I still firmly believe I'm putting my money in the right hands for my education.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has the best campus food I've ever had. I toured four other schools when selecting a college, and U of A definitely has the most variety and best quality. I never feel like eating on campus is boring or repetitive, and there are also several great restaurants within once city block of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are fairly new or newly remodeled, and the dorm community really feels like a home away from home. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with your hall-mates, and there are organized social events to bring people together. I definitely recommend living in the dorms for your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year is fairly standard when it comes to academics, but courses specific to your major will definitely require some TLC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus, try to spend a night in the dorms and shadow a class or two. Apply early so you're not on the edge of your seat waiting for a response in May. Supply your SAT/ACT scores for scholarships, and take advantage of Scholarship Universe.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a big school that feels like an intimate community. It's a well-respected university that provides quality education at a state-school price. The university makes it easy to focus on education while enjoying sports, staying social, and giving the freedom to allow students to explore who they want to become.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency blue lights all over campus, if one is pressed the police will be there in just a couple of minutes.

    What to do for fun

    The football games at U of A are so much fun! UA has one of the top student sections in all the country! The football stadium got renovated on 2013 by making huge improvements and in 2012 they got a new video board that looks amazing, with a huge lighted up â??Aâ?? on the back. There is also 4th avenue a couple of blocks away where many students have fun over their weekends. Student apartments also host pool parties over the semester. University Blvd. is also a great place to spend some time with friends and just have a fun night.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has a huge student union with great restaurant choices. From healthy choices, to not so healthy ones. You will be able to create your own smoothies, salads, sandwiches and many more things. From Mexican food to food from different parts of the world in a restaurant named â??Pangeaâ??. U of A has 2 different student unions, but if you still want to eat off campus, there are many choices just blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a different college experience. It has so many benefits like getting to wake up a little bit later because you can just walk to class and you are already there. No worries about parking your car at the garages or in the street parking spaces. The dorms have a little kitchen; some study rooms and a living room with TVâ??s so students can relax quite a bit. Depending on which dorm you are assigned, they all have different features.

    Academic Rigor

    Its college! Of course is going to be tough but is just a matter of self-discipline to keep up with classes. Study hard and always go to class, it will make it much easier. Some teachers are tougher than others but all I can recommend is just study, do homework, attend to reviews and be prepared for those tests. Youâ??ll need your books for class because that will be your study guide for tests and homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember that right now, school is the number one priority. Picking classes on time is a huge advantage to be able to have an accessible schedule. Take advantage of all the opportunities that the university provides such as study rooms, the 3 libraries that are on campus and the activities that they have. Talk to your teachers and get to know other because there is always room for improvement. Learn how to manage time better by getting an internship, volunteering or getting a part time job.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great choice for learning due to its high quality education and environment friendly. The campus is inviting and they are always renovating it to make it the best by thinking on their students. U of A itâ??s an amazing university by making students their number one priority, once a wildcat, always a wildcat.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's in a not so great area in tucson, so lots of break-ins, but no violent crime that I've heard much of

    Greek Life

    pretty significant presence

    Clubs and Activities

    there's a club for everything. everything

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, fun loving, work hard play harder types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the fountain in front of main which is nice, and traditions wise... idk

    Bang for the buck

    probabely one of the best places to get your education for the cost

    What to do for fun

    There's the rec, parties, tucson is great for hiking and sunsets. It's really what you make of it, just like any other place. Weather is great too, so lots of BBQ's and pool parties

    Food and Dining

    Tons of great places to eat, and plenty of healthy options

    Dorm Life

    Couldn't tell you I didn't live there but I heard it's lots of fun and they've built all kinds of new ones

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the person i guess, but lower division coursework wasn't very difficult to me

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your first year, and join tons of clubs! I didn't do either my freshman year and so it was tough in a social setting just because the classes are sooooo big as a freshman

    In three sentences

    It's a great place to study! Weathers nice, lots to do, great price, good faculty. Highly recommend it!

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fourth Street Avenue isn't too far from campus, and is walking distance. There are plenty of shops and dinning there. There's also plenty of shopping and dinning on University Boulevard which connects to the university. The clubs on campus host plenty of events, never be afraid to ask questions and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning is tolerable, I mean nothing beats a home cooked meal, but there are healthy options, not everyone gains the freshman fifteen, I didn't.

    Dorm Life

    The most convenient dorm on campus is Yavapai because of it's location. It is one of the oldest and does not have an elevator, but I find that more homey, and it also requires you to take the stairs in order to visit friends on a different floor. The dorms are the easiest places to meet new people and socialize, and they are also the easiest places to find help from homework, to getting a job. They resident assistants are extremely helpful and well trained.

    Academic Rigor

    Be sure to concentrate on your studies, after all, That is the reason why you should be in college. Do not let the partying and freedom go to your head because you will later regret your decision of going out on that Friday night in stead of studying for that midterm on Monday, prioritize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to go to a few social events before your classes start really taking off so that you can meet new people. Join a few clubs to get involved in you school. Make sure to not take anything for granted, especially the fantastic library and recreation center.

    In three sentences

    The have great social activities. I enjoy the recreation center. My favorite place to study is the library because I can always focus.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting event of course! But if that's not your style, you could check out the great hikes at waterfalls at Mt. Lemmon, or check our 4th avenue for good dining and night life.

    Food and Dining

    There are two different areas on campus that provide a good selection of food. Some options include: fast food, a deli, smoothies, salad bar, bbq, and cafeteria-like food. There is also a wide variety of restaurants down University Blvd which is technically off campus, but we all consider it a part of campus. Make sure to check out Eegees!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet people and make life long friends. There are so many dorms to choose from that cater to different interests, as well as locations through out campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on one's major. As for me, I'm an architecture major so a lot of difficult classes and long hours are required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many clubs and student organizations, from student government to greek life, that our large campus can easily become your home. Also, make sure to go as many football and basketball games as you can. Our student section is so much fun!

    In three sentences

    UofA is an extremely spirited community with lots to offer to all types of students! We may be a large campus but with small classes, various clubs, and of course our awesome student sections at all our sporting events, you'll always feel a part of our community. Bear Down!

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has over 200 clubs. There are also various sororities and frats to attend. It is easy to make friends and plan something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright most of it is fast food which is upsetting. Although there is fast food places in the college, a little outside of the school there is dining places people go to. I wish there were more healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    From what i can see it is very relaxed. Many students have meet-ups in the dorm and participate in fun activities. There is always something going on in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a terrific honors program that pushes students. They have certain requirements in order to graduate. The classroom setting is engaging and comfortable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into scholarships to help pay for the school costs. Make sure the school has a possible career you want. Look at dorm prices and budget.

    In three sentences

    It has a great atmosphere with friendly people that encourage you to do well. I love that this school has an honors program for students who want to go above and beyond. This school has a lot of school spirit, which is what i love!

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is very good campus safety. UAPD is always making rounds, especially at night. There are also many emergency phone boxes throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the U of A isn't as pronounced as it is at some other campuses, but it's definitely there. They hold social events for fun as well as in order to raise money for charity, and the events are always fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus with a wide range. There are normal things like environmental and business clubs but there are also things like Harry Potter club, pizza club, and midevil club. Everyone should be able to find something for them.

    What to do for fun

    There are two comedy/improve groups that perform on campus for free.There are also clubs that you can join which hold social events. There are some places to go around town, but sometimes you need to be 21+ for those. There are often concerts to go to for a fairly cheap price and they aren't too far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food options on campus aren't that healthy. The Union has Papa John's pizza, Panda Express, and Burger King among others. There are healthy choices like IQ and the grill, but those tend to be slightly more expensive. There was talk about more options being put in like sushi and Chipotle but I don't know if that will really happen.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on the dorm. Some are known for being party dorms, and people often say it's difficult to do anything there other than party because it's very noisy and there are always drunk people. Other dorms are more low-key and provide a good area for studying and actually getting sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that most of the gen-eds required for all undergraduates are fairly easy and don't require too much work. The upper level gen-eds are more reading intensive and require critical thinking, but are also usually more interesting. The basic sciences are hit or miss depending on the professor, but the upper level ones that I have had are very good because the professors are patient about the subjects. All sciences take more work than general classes, but it isn't an impossible amount. The key to most classes is just prioritizing and not procrastinating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus to get a feel for how much walking you'll have to do; a majority of the year that walking will be in 90+ degree heat. Also look into how the programs for your intended field of study rate. Not all schools are good for every major and some might offer better opportunities than others. If you're a social person, look into what the town has to offer. I know many people who like to come out and are unhappy in Tucson because it didn't fit their nightlife activity (until you become 21).

    In three sentences

    It has very good science programs and the counselors are helpful. The math department is sub-par, although they are working on fixing it. The campus is pretty nice and they are currently doing renovations.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    A lot of options on campus and right around campus, all in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms range from hotel-like rooms to very small rooms that have just enough space to fit two beds and two desks.

    Academic Rigor

    As with every aspect in life, you get out what you put in to it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, a city with perfect weather and the most beautiful sunsets. The school has the best college vibe. If you are school spirited and love sports, this is the place to be.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Eventually the food in the Student union gets boring but there are plenty of nearby restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm you live in, your dorm experience will either be the best or worst of your life. The majority of the dorms are academically oriented, but there are a few party dorms to be on the look out for.

    Academic Rigor

    If math isn't your strongest area, as i previously mentioned, definitely get ready to be challenged. Otherwise, everything is about the same rigor as any other public institution

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're ready to make personal sacrifices for your academics. Be ready to become more extroverted if you're not already, because college is a place to make friends and connections.

    In three sentences

    Their math department could use a lot of work. If your interested in a school that is highly sport oriented, this is the school for you. Good general group of students overall.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not a ton of students are in Greek, but it is a big deal if you are.

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking in the canyons around the area. Use the amazing Rec-center and play intramural sports. Join various clubs for all sorts and sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged by the size, it feels smaller than you would think. Also, even though it might not be the highest ranked academic institution, you will get just as great of an education here as you would at an Ivy.

    In three sentences

    Campus is beautiful. Opportunities are plentiful. Happiness is guaranteed.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    expecting to be very good

    Clubs and Activities

    expecting to be very good

    Food and Dining

    expecting to be very good

    Dorm Life

    expecting to be very good

    Academic Rigor

    expecting to be very good

    Tips for prospective students

    recommended university because of kind and helpful faculty, best academics and scholarship opportunities.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like attend club

    Dorm Life

    the environment of dorms need improve!

    Academic Rigor

    pretty good

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to learn more knowledge,you need choose this school!

    In three sentences

    awesome

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Even though the city does not a lot to it, the campus makes up for it. They really go all out to accommodate the students academically

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have water. Be friendly and be active with the campus.

    In three sentences

    Very community oriented, everyone behind everything the college does. The open campus landscape is welcoming

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very impressive because everywhere you look you will find a security person on duty and there is a light machine with a phone. That phone is placed everywhere on campus in case of any emergency and it is placed every where on campus. If you were running away from a person you can press the button and the phone will send a signal for cops to come, however, if you don't have time to stop there is a light that is located about 200 ft away.

    Greek Life

    Geek life is a big part of University of Arizona. In greek life students need to be at least in the their second semester of freshman year to join because grades are more important to them. They have about 2 hours of study time which is mandatory and they have volunteer with the house.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 500 clubs that University of Arizona offers. If you do not see a club that you want to be in, you can go to ASUA to make up a club but you need to have 5 students to join and one staff to advise the club. There is no limits of joining clubs because they are all unique and they welcome everyone to their club.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Arizona is great for students that is determined to work to their full potential and willing to do anything that the professors tell them too. It is also for students that want to learn and get their degree. It is for everyone that wants to finish college and wants a job that pays well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Univesrity of Arizona has many traditions but one significant because it is why the University is a unique University. They have a tradition of being rivals is a Northern Arizona school, which Arizona State University; they are rivals because they want to prove each other that one is better than the other. Therefore, if a sport that is playing against each other and they lose on a home turf they get to color their A mountain the colors of their school.

    What to do for fun

    Things to do for fun at University of Arizona is going to the recreation center because they have all sports that anyone can join and workout. There is also hiking at Lemon Mountain which is nice because it is about 30 degrees cooler than Tuscon. For those who like to stay inside and relax and play games there is a arcade that is located in the student union which is nice because it is a place for students to not worry about homework or upcoming exams.

    Food and Dining

    At University of Arizona you can get anywhere on campus without a vehicle especially places to dine. There is a student union that is on campus which as a little store like a grocery store and there are various food places that is located in the student union that ranges from Mexican food, Pizza, and healthy food places. There is another option if students do not want to eat at the food court, which is sit down food places that is located right next to the entrance of the main campus.

    Dorm Life

    At University of Arizona they offer different dorms that is located around the campus, which is convenient because some classes are closer to some dorms. In the dorms they include: Laundry Machines, A Kitchen, A Recreation Room, and Television Lounge. Some dorms are co-ed, however, if you don't want to be in a co-ed dorm there is always a dorm that is only for girls or guys.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic's that University of Arizona offers are based off of how well students manages their time. The University does offer rigorous classes based on the experience they have or the test grades they received. They also offer a Honor College Students, which is helpful to those who are admitted because they take multiple classes to stay in the program and has to be above a certain GPA overall.

    Tips for prospective students

    In a student's prospective it is a place to expand the group of friends and start over because no one knows who you are. Apply early because the school does offer scholarships that might be fitted for you. Apply for scholarships and visit the financial office because they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a Eco-friendly environment and is surrounded by different resources that can help students throughout their years here to study. The University has a wide diversity of students that gives students a opportunity to explore other cultures.It is a good place to have students explore the world and their area of study they plan to be in.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency lights all over campus and always police aid patrols to keep students safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not a fan, but that is just me. I have heard it's great if that is what you want to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of clubs. Can't wait to sign up for some!

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a State Museum containing many exhibits on Native American Culture. There is an annual Undie Run where people run in there underwear down the mall.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty expensive to go here, which is a huge downfall for out of state students like myself, but I think it's still worth it, the University of Arizona is such a great school!

    What to do for fun

    The Rec Center has a great number of things to do, especially at the outdoor adventure center. They offer kayaking trips, bike rentals, and much more!

    Food and Dining

    I can't wait to go back to the food options at UA! I love the choices at the Union and there are many great restaurants on University Boulevard!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms also depend on which one you live in. Kaibab isn't the best kept dorm but a very close community with many activities. Great spirit overall on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the professor you get, but most are great teachers and there are several tutoring opportunities at the Think Tank.

    Tips for prospective students

    Drink lots of water! Get a bike! Use sunscreen! But still pack long sleeve clothes for the winter, it does get cold in the desert.

    In three sentences

    Such an amazing school! The Campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the food options around are great!! I definitely recommend becoming a UA Wildcat as it is a wonderful community and an all around great school:)

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because it is a big school with a lot of students, there is always a possibility that there is a bad guy/lady on campus (since it is a public institution). There are many campus safety booths that you can push if you do not feel safe that will immediately alert the campus cops.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, the price of tuition is a little high. The price of books is also extremely high so it's better to, if you can find them, buy your books online from different entities.

    What to do for fun

    If you're into the party scene, there's always something going on at Greek Row. If not, you can join a club, club sport, and/or sorority/frat. There are also several volunteer opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is a bit pricy and has the usual fast food options. However, there are several gluten free and vegetarian choices, as well as, a make-it-yourself salad bar, and bagel/sandwich deli, while Core offers healthy, and ethnic cuisine options. In addition to Panda Express, Burger King, and Pizza Hut, there is also Mexican, Thai, and classic American food diners. The smoothies and crepes at PSU are delicious, and Paradise has some of the best cookies around.

    Dorm Life

    I was lucky enough to get into Arbol, the Honors Dorm, which is very new, and offers free washing and drying, an indoor gym, and a rec room. Some of the other dorms are old, but many of these offer private bathrooms, while the new ones are communal style. Try to hang out in the hallways as much as possible to meet new people and get to know your RA. This way you can always find out about the dorm activities that are sponsored weekly.

    Academic Rigor

    Our math and chemistry departments are notoriously difficult, so plan accordingly. Get them done early in your college career but don't overload your schedule or you'll be miserable. UA is considered to be a public ivy, so classes (for the majority) are challenging, but the teachers are passionate, understanding, willing to help and explain, and very knowledgeable about the subject they are teaching. If you are taking any spanish classes, be careful: the classes are taught by TAs and some speak very little english.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always something going on at the Mall (the big green field at the center of campus) so try to hang out/study/visit it as much as possible for club fairs, yoga sessions, study abroad info booths, and so many other opportunities. If you get distracted easily, the library is the perfect place to go to meet up for group projects or to get in some hours before finals! Our recreation center is one of the most beautiful in the nation so, even if you're not into exercising, check it out. The Hot Line (on the top floor of the PSU) has great breakfast deals; eggs, hash browns, and pancakes all for under three dollars! Make a good impression on your professors and TAs, there are a lot of scholarships available offered through each college, but many require a letter of recommendation.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with amazing staff, students, and opportunities. The weather is fantastic during the school year. People are extremely friendly, in fact, the reason I even decided to apply here was because I went on a student-run campus tour and was so impressed by the passion the guide had about the school.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers and security guards everywhere and there are also the blue light systems that send a direct SOS to campus security, because the university has their own police department.

    Greek Life

    There are two types, regular Greek life and academic Greek life. The normal Greek life wasn't for me because I wasn't really into the whole sisterhood thing, but if you want to be apart of that go for it. There are so many sororities out there, you are bound to find one you love. The same goes with fraternities there are a ton out there and you are bound to find the one that fits you. Academic Greek life is a bit different that the normal type. Starters you are held at a higher level because your GPA can make or break you with being acceptable, you will still have to go through the whole pledge routine and they are also coed, but you will learn fast if you want to be a part of it or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are way to many clubs to go through them all, just know that there will be something for you and if you don't see anything you like grab a friend and make your own club! Activities for sport goers, check out the rec center because they have all the intramural sport sign ups and equipment to be checked out to play games, there is also a pool and free climb wall. Your dorm will also host different types of activities and socials so that you can get to know the people you live with.

    Great for these types of students

    Anything can happen, you could find yourself loving anything and/or everything you just have to put yourself out there and make the best of everything situation. Find that sunshine on a cloudy day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Highland Market is drunk people central after 11pm from Thursdays to Sunday around 3am, because everyone is trying to get a breakfast burrito. Be warned those burritos are close to 1300 calories each. There is a grassy area behind the market known as the highland bowl and a lot of people hang out of there. Everyday at noon the clock tower will play the fight song, and it dings every 30 minutes to hour I believe.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience was phenomenal and definitely worth it, but you need to remember that college is expensive no matter where you go it will always be a large price to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Number one is always go to the games, even if you don't like sports. Personally I dislike basketball very much, but our basketball team is amazing and they really know how to play a game. There is also the whole party scene and if you're into that, the only thing I can tell you is to be responsible with your decisions because you don't want anything unexpected or traumatizing to happen. Then there is always playing sports on the mall or becoming involved in the numerous clubs all over campus, which you will know about from the club fairs. There is always something to do, don't worry about being bored!

    Food and Dining

    Eating healthy is difficult because the healthier options are a bit more expensive than most. There is an array of options and after trying a few things here and there you will get the hang of where you like and don't like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make it. Don't let a bad roommate or snobby hall mate ruin the entire experience for you. Get to know your RA because they will always be there for you when you need a hand with something. If you have a not so great roommate, speak up for yourself it will make it easier than having a tense surrounding, and I know that from experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It is really dependent on what you're studying. As an engineering student my classes are normally harder than most because the field I plan to go into is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources you are give to help with your academics, they are truly useful. Don't be afraid to move out of your comfort zone a bit because it is the experience that helps you learn. Remember that academics always come first, it sounds silly, but it isn't hard to stray from your studying habits.

    In three sentences

    The beautiful campus is calming to the mind and pleasing to the eye. The professors are wonderful at what they do, even if you don't always see eye to eye. There are so many opportunities to become involved, strengthen your skills, and improve your academics.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at the University of Arizona is great, positive, and large.

    What to do for fun

    There are several activities to do while on campus (for example, movies, dinner, etc). Tucson also has several things to do for fun that are fairly close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is very convenient on campus. There are multiple student unions that make it is to find food wherever you are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is about average as well. There are dorms that are much better than others based on location and how nice the dorm is. Try to get find a dorm on Highland if possible.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at the University of Arizona is about average. There are definitely some classes that are harder than others, but those who decide to take them are usually prepared for that difficulty. Rate my professor is a great tool to decide which professors may be harder than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your schedule ahead of time and do not wait until the last minute to figure out your classes. Use rate my professor to find professors that are better than others and classes that are interesting to you. If you have an iPhone download the U of A app. It is actually pretty helpful.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the University of Arizona is a great campus. The location of the classroom buildings and different student unions are convenient. The teachers and the variety of classes are great.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I have no idea just yet, but it's a big campus, and I'm sure that there will be plenty to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria, but rather a food court. I like this because it gives me a variety of choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I have yet to live there, but I heard that it's interesting and well worth the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend, but seeing as it's considered to be Ivy League status compared to other public universities, I'm sure the academic rigor is sufficiently high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by it's size. Don't underestimate its size. Take in the Arizona sun.

    In three sentences

    It has a great atmosphere. You feel like you're part of something bigger than yourself. It's always sunny, and therefore always enjoyable.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel comfortable walking around campus at any point. Some girls might be a little concerned while walking to parking garages due to some sketchy people around town, but for the most part, campus police take making the campus safe seriously.

    Greek Life

    We have a well established 'Greek Row' with plenty of fraternities and sororities. Still want a taste of that Greek feel with less of the social tag and more of an academic focus? They have Greek clubs and organizations that aren't apart of Greek Life, but still are Greek organizations with the same traditions

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want a club for something, there usually is, or it's really easy to make one. The students are really involved and there are club fairs a few times a semester.

    What to do for fun

    They have an amazing gym and because Tucson has an ecclectic and bohemian population, there are tons of festivals, concerts, and sidewalk markets to go to. There is also a huge movement for farmers markets and good coffee.

    Food and Dining

    The university tries really hard to accommodate for food allergies and also tries to keep food costs as low as possible. They understand we're all on a tight budget and so they're trying to provide a wide variety of food while still keeping it affordable. There are also a lot of options right near campus in case you get bored of the union food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great for people who come to the university without a base of friends or who are looking for new ones. I still keep in touch with people who live on my floor, and without them, freshman year, coming into a large different school would have been really difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, school can either be really easy or really challenging. Put forth effort and you'll get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students would be to get to know your teachers, even in large lecture halls, most of them are really cool people and actually care about you. |Another tip would be because of the university size, you can literally do anything you want with enough signatures. Lastly, while you have a million possibilities, have a plan for your degree, that way you can get everything out of it you want.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is an academically oriented school with teachers who actually care about what they are teaching and their students. The teachers actually want you to succeed and because it is a medium sized campus, you can literally do anything you want. I went for a BS and a BFA at the same time and all my professors were encouraging when everyone else thought I was in over my head.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can always go to a game but there are many events that go on around campus everyday. From a prep rally to a concert or dance performance to movie premier. There are also events in local restaurants that contain live music.

    Food and Dining

    There is a bunch of food restaurants around campus.And i love that they are all walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Room with someone that you know you can live with! If you room with someone that is the opposite if you, the semester is going to drag on! Besides roommates, the dorm are good, some are really nice and others are fairly small.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great. I have had some of the best teachers out of my whole education here. They are so helpful and they really do want their students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do Not Procrastinate! Have fun but limit yourself and study a lot!

    In three sentences

    School is amazing! There is always something to do for everyone. The school spirit, academic programs, and the attention that teachers try to give to students everyday makes this place, the place to be.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively safe, but there have been some scary incidents. At one point there was a gunman roaming campus who was never caught as well as someone was stabbed in one of the parking garages. Security measures should be raised.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life basically runs the University of Arizona. It is practically a sea of greek lettering t-shirts throughout the semester. I think it's great to have this type of community, but often it goes the the Greek Life member's heads. They tend to forget the importance of respect for their non-sorority sisters or non-fraternity brothers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyday at 12pm, instead of the bells at school ringing, the University of Arizona's fight song plays throughout campus. It is really neat. You eventually learn the song, so school spirit is heavily emphasized.

    What to do for fun

    Tucson is a great city, but unless you are willing to spend your day at the zoo, malls, or simply around the college strip there is not much to do for fun. The night life is mostly for 21+ students, so when you are under this age it is difficult to escape the boring dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The dining around campus is relatively good. There is not too much of a variety, but as a hungry college student, any type of food works. I wish there were more options though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms vary vastly from price range. If you decide to pay $8000+ a year then you will be living in luxury. Some of the lesser price dorms have old furniture, only two dryers and washers, and no study rooms. You get what you pay for.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are difficult if you are not serious about attending college. The classes are easy to keep up with and professors are always willing to help if you are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for science majors. If you are pursing a degree in the sciences this research based institution is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. The campus is filled with luscious green grass, trees, and plant life. It is not a huge campus, therefore it is easy to find your own community.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University of arizona has amazing campus security with the emergency blue box sirens and campus police. Tucson police department are also around the area keeping everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is an amazing way to meet new people and get more out of the university. Lifelong friends and amazing opportunities are there when you join Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different organizations and clubs to join from sports to smarts and from Greek life to quidditch practice.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events being held at the university, resident advisors in the dorms also hold dorm events which are always a lot of fun. You will never run out of things to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The union is great, it has so many choices and there are even more all over campus like the park student union and highland market.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. It's a great way to meet people and become lifelong friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are amazing here, you will find everything you are looking for, and even if you are undecided there are always academic advisors to help your way through university life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get lost I'm school work, there are people to help if you're struggling. Don't let your grades slip just because you didn't ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely amazing. All the students and staff are very friendly and everyone is hospitable to newcomers. The campus is amazing and the area is really nice.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's surprisingly a lot to do in Tucson! There's a ton of great restaurants, and the downtown area is young and fresh. In the foothills, there is great hiking. Tucson is also a big biking town.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of great options on campus to eat, and dining dollars allow you to eat at starbucks, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    U of A is hard, and you have to commit to work, but it is a doable amount of work for a regular student with a part time job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources available to you such as tutoring, campus health, and many clubs. If you take the time to ask, professors are usually very willing to talk to you and help you. Meet with your advisor regularly and check your financial aid to ensure success.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona has been a really wonderful institution. As a transfer student, they really helped me with finding the right classes and getting involved. Their students resources and financial aid departments are efficient and helpful.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The U of A is a great place to watch sports, and their food is amazing!

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have an excellent, fully equipped and excellently trained police force on campus who are always no more than a minute away from everywhere. I feel very safe having them there.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS of clubs and fraternities, although I haven't really gotten involved with any yet (I am a freshmen), but from my friends who already attending, the clubs and activities are outstanding, especially the intramurals.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get pretty much everything you would need or want here for not very much.

    What to do for fun

    The U of A is surrounded by mountains, and Mt. Lemmon (the tallest one) is only 20 mins away, and is a great escape from the 100 degree weather in the summer. Rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, running, yoga, swimming, hiking, backpacking, and an amazing music scene are all only 30 mins away AT MOST. Club Congress and the Rialto offer an amazing music scene, both local and big name bands play there. Especially if you are into indie rock, this is the place for you. If you want pop, you'll have to drive to phoenix (1.5 hours away).

    Food and Dining

    The food in the area is excellent, and there is a huge selection on campus to use your meal plan with. Chik-Fil-A is one of the most popular, but there are over 20 others to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I can't comment on dorm life. I can say from friends who do live there, for those with strict standards, it can either be good or horrible. Making sure you actually sign a written agreement with your dorm mate (this is actually suggested by the U of A, and they provide materials to do so, for both on campus and off campus dwellers) is well worth it and is absolutely a must.

    Academic Rigor

    4 stars. It could be harder, its definitely not an Ivy League school, but it is not a walk in the park either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, and be intentional about who you hang out with. Don't lose your focus, and this could be the best thing you ever decided to do. The U of A has a top notch business school, and you will get out of it what you put in.

    In three sentences

    The U of A is an excellent place for those who are here to learn, but there is also a strong party scene. The staff is top notch, here to educate the students. It all depends on who you choose to hang out with.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of different foods to taste! It not be at home, but hey close enough I think!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and for first time college students it would be an awesome experience!

    Academic Rigor

    U of A is great for its nursing program. There are many different academics, but I think the nursing program is the best!

    Tips for prospective students

    U of A is the best school to attend definitely for Nursing students. Not only do they have a great nursing program, but you can also intern at the local hospital that is right across the street!

    In three sentences

    My experience visiting was great. The food was delicious, the campus is beautiful and there is plenty of activities on campus so you would never be bored!

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, lots of people find clubs to get into, some play intramural sports. There is a wide array of things to do. You name it and you can find it. There is even a hot dog club. And yes this University has parties. There are always parties going on and if your that type of person you'll enjoy it here. If your not, don't worry, not everyone is partying and you can still find plenty of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus, most if it is fast food, there are some cafeterias. It was exciting at first but as most college students would say, it gets old and everyone begins to miss home cooked meals. There are many places to go off campus as well but it will be difficult without a car.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is big here. There are always activities going on and it is very involved. Although that said, finding private time is very easy to do as well. The dorms are kind of old, they are your typical small roomed dorms that you could think of but they work.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at the University of Arizona can be very difficult or not at all. It really depends, as it does at most Universities, on the class that is being taken. For the most part, the science courses are difficult but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is relatively big but its not too hard to navigate, be sure to take a tour of the campus before attending class. Also, do not miss class. It is a tendency for students to often take their new found freedom and skip, but it is well worth the time to go to class. Going to class cannot be stressed enough. Having the discipline to go to class will often correlate to having the discipline in good study habits and doing well.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is very diverse and accepting. It has many opportunities to get involved whether it be in research or clubs and activities. It is an amazing school.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    This school offers an environment of school spirit. It has rooms that have all kind of technological improvements. It has an amazing view of the mountains for camping.

    Food and Dining

    This school has every kind of food. It has from American to Mexican to Chinese food and through the whole world. The food is amazing and abundant to feed every stomach.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is the best. It gives students the feeling of freedom and safety. It is very exciting having a dorm with a friend that will become like a brother/sister to you. You enjoy having fun, but at the same time learning with the people around you. You also get to learn the new cultures and food from different environments and diverse cultures.

    Academic Rigor

    This school never stops trying to make students learn every topic in this world. Although many students fear this, it isn't very complicated when you have professors help put in time to help tutor you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep studying, and never forget about the passion that was inside your soul on day one. Its not very scary, if you find the right balance between having fun, enjoying life, working, and studying, you'll succeed. Another tip is to find friends with the same schedule and major you chose, school work becomes less complicated when you have friends helping you every step of the way.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona, accepts every kind of race in their school; it makes me feel like I'm moving away from home to another home. Additionally, it has a lot of majors, I finally have the chance to pick a major that suits me and others pretty well. I love the environment, from the cactus's, to the heat, to the exotic school spirit, and the friendly classmates, I find anything and everything very pleasing at this school.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is not too large. It has a friendly atmosphere. There are a lot of opportunities

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Great place to go hiking and cycling!

    Food and Dining

    There is definitely a variety to choose from, but after a while it becomes repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    There are many apartments around the campus that were newly built so many of the buildings are still new. However, some dorms are smaller and a bit crammed compared to others on campus so make sure you choose carefully!

    Academic Rigor

    Like many other schools, this depends on the major you are interested in. Some majors are more strict on their students compared to others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared to sweat a lot here because the heat can be unbearable at times. So remember to pack sunscreen and clothing that are not too thick. For the winter a normal jacket and jeans should be good enough to keep you warm.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join the ZonaZoo and go to the games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research, research, research your degree options early.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic academics. Fantastic campus. Fantastic professors!

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ultimate frisbee, mountain bike, gym

    Food and Dining

    Dont join the freshman 15, eat at core!

    Dorm Life

    Small, however it changes you. puts you so close to so many people with similar interests with you.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overcome procrastination, and then some.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a campus in an Arizona city that gives a smalltown feel and historical look to it. A school where you enjoy just being on the campus. One that brings a very diverse set of people together.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Games.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes that are passable are a joke. The other ones are so hard you don't know who's learning anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to another school. Actually, start at Pima, do your lower division classes here. They have smaller classes and great teachers.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is over-rated. The teachers don't relate to their students and don't really work hard to make you really want to learn about the subject they are teaching. I would not recommend to a friend.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a small theater in the Student Union where you can watch movies. There is usually something happening at least every other week.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a wide variety of foods in the Student Union. So you don't have to go very far for food. They have fast food restaurants, some dine ins and healthy food choices.

    Dorm Life

    There are several dorms to choose from and staff are usually available to help you out if you need something. The rooms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    They take academic learning serious. The classes are fast pace although as long as you keep up with the material it is very beneficial.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the Think Tank and Writing Center they are useful tools to get you through college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona offers a wide variety of classes to help with education towards your major. The professors are great and I believe well trained. When I am on campus I feel secure.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Univeristy has a lot of different sources to keep safe on campus. There are always campus police on duty as well.

    What to do for fun

    In my free time I like to work out at the UofA Rec. Which has been rated one of the best in the country.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options and most of the time you get a lot of copouns to use.

    Dorm Life

    A great way to meet new people and be invloved in the campus is living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's important to keep your GPA up at all times.

    Tips for prospective students

    If ever needing help with class, I recommened using teacher's office hours or getting help at the Think Tank.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is one of the best colleges. Providing a lot of different resources if needing help in class. There are also alot of opportunites to get involved with the school.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, go to the rec center (which is awesome), hit the pools, hang with friends, etc....

    Food and Dining

    Jimmy Johns will become your go to meal lol

    Dorm Life

    Coronado is the best party dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Due to the nature of my major (Aerospace Engineering) the math and science classes were pretty hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS!!!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is by far one of the most beautiful campuses I've come across. Moreover, I love the social atmosphere and I'm proud to say I'm a Wildcat. Not only is the college life awesome here, but the professors are really good too!

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students whoever want to do party study and exercise. In our school we can do everything.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Location is pretty bad but we have good traditions such as party night whenever we have football game.

    What to do for fun

    I do lots of sports. Our school has good sports service.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty bad, there are no food service but we have food courts that including panda, and others. It is better to have car.

    Dorm Life

    It is pretty quite and nice people. But some dorms are party dorm so if you want to join lots of social life, find party dorm but if not, find quite one.

    Academic Rigor

    Find professors and ask for lots of help. Professors are good helpers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help to students and professors. Check the duo dates well and do not miss any of the duo dates.

    In three sentences

    Our school is pretty good and has lots good professors. Also we have teaching system that including office hours and emailing system. I will give four out of five.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options to choose from,you never have to eat at the same place twice .There are plenty of grocery stores in the area as well so if you ever wanted to make your own food you would be welcome to.

    Dorm Life

    I liked the dorm life,you are surrounded by different people and in my dorm everyone was nice.Its a relaxing environment and RAs are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are essential at the University of Arizona.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you set up a schedule,nobody get anywhere with procrastination . Create a checklist and get all your work done.Make sure you get enough sleep and eat well.

    In three sentences

    I rate the University of Arizona as a level 10 school.The education there is excellent and the opportunities for help are endless.This University never gives up on their students.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    Going to the football games is a great way to have fun! Intramural sports are also available! The rec center has swimming, rock climbing, indoor soccer, basketball, and rock climbing as well.

    Food and Dining

    The Union has a pretty great selection of food, and if not intending to eat on campus there are plenty of close restaurants located right off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest starting your work early because it will begin to become very burdening. Also do all your homework because it really helps you understand the material.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is great! In the two different majors that I've explored both had amazing teachers and staff. Easily a 8 or 9 out of 10.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Almost unbeatable for on-campus students. You'll get a great education, especially for the relatively low tuition and living cost.

    What to do for fun

    Attend some sports home games for an unforgettable experience. Make sure to participate in one of the many clubs, and always see what's happening on the UofA's large grass gathering area (the mall). Chances are there is a club fair, live music, or other social gathering. Just make sure to be friendly, and you'll have a great time.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus selections vary from standard fast-food, to healthy options, as well as grocery-store like shopping areas. Many of these, though, can be quite pricey, so beware. If you venture onto University Boulevard or 4th Avenue, you'll find cuisine to satisfy any craving, at almost any budget. Take a free shuttle to an off-campus grocery store, and you can dine on the cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the newer dorms around the Highland commons are well-regarded. Consider AZ/SO and Coronado for a more upbeat social atmosphere--but beware of the noise and distraction levels here. Some students say to avoid older dorms such as Navajo-Pinal, but overall, most students end up doing just fine through their dorm years.

    Academic Rigor

    Majors in science and mathematics often gear students to post-graduate success, so expect a difficult workload in many of these majors. The Eller College of Management is quite highly regarded nationwide, so don't expect a cakewalk here, either. Beyond this, any major is what you make of it: work hard, get involved, and network, and you'll find success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take as many classes as possible to decide which major is best for you. Tons of students switch majors, so don't sweat it if this happens. Consider how hot it can get here, and make sure you take time to unwind outside of class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona offers students an incredible academic experience, as well as extracurricular options. Students can participate in clubs, volunteer experiences, research, as well as school sports and political organizations. The UofA is a well-rounded school that offers a lot for the money.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is safe ride that is open Sunday through Friday and they are available from 6p.m till 1a.m to give college students rides for free within a certain distance. There is also Campus Police that are located on campus and that arrive shortly after you call them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club called Young Life which is a Christian based club, but in this club you are able to meet many friends and experience things that you didn't think was possible such as, getting to obtain a relationship with God while having friends that don't judge you for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At football games when we score a touchdown one of the cheerleaders takes a lap around the field!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are sports games to attend, sororities and fraternities activities, clubs out on the mall, intramural sports, and the malls in Tucson that are within bus distance.

    Food and Dining

    All the restaurants on campus are delicious and there are many healthy options. Even if you get tired of on campus food there are various restaurants that are in walking distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm was amazing because of all the activities that were present during the week such as, tutoring or pizza and movie night. While the dorm it self was great, my roommate wasn't and my resident assistant wasn't all that helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say four stars because, yes, some of the classes are challenging but the classes aren't impossible. The classes really test your intelligence and will having you learning in many different ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself Join clubs and make friends Balance play and work (classes)

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a wonderful school that has countless opportunities. From the many clubs, classes, and the wide range of different people, the University of Arizona is the best school that I believe anybody could attend and become successful.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt more safe than I do on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know anything about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not heavily involved on campus, but I wish I was because it sounds great. I hear there's a Harry Potter club hidden somewhere within the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many people like to wade (because it is too shallow to swim) in the fountain at Old Main. I personally haven't done it, but I hear it's a rush.

    Bang for the buck

    To me, I live in Arizona, so tuition is fair to me, but coming from out of state, it can get a bit expensive.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to the plays and musicals that the College of Fine Arts put in production. There are also many shows at Centennial Hall and at the dance building.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on and around campus to eat or get a drink. There is no specific dining hall with a cafeteria, but there's enough choices to make it feel like one.

    Dorm Life

    I liked living in the dorms for my freshman year, however I didn't like it my sophomore year. It gets tiring to share your personal space, but it's a great experience to have.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a challenge, but if you study (there are many great places to do just that), your years at UA will fly by.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go here, you will be challenged. But it isn't anything you can't handle if you are determined to receive a great education.

    In three sentences

    The campus is home away from home. It's beautiful there with great weather. And the people are nice too (it's super easy to make friends).

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    few problems ever arise, and when they do, they are done within the hour.

    Greek Life

    many

    Clubs and Activities

    many

    Great for these types of students

    Social, smart, dedicated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a religious group who talk about Jesus daily on campus near the student center.

    Bang for the buck

    Good place for education.

    What to do for fun

    Mall, Movies, College sports

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat in Tucson

    Dorm Life

    Mediocre

    Academic Rigor

    Its a great place to work hard and benefit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and do the best you can at all times.

    In three sentences

    The school is a great place to have a diverse set of majors. There are diverse people, just hard to find. The atmosphere is clean and nice.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety if really good. The University of Arizona police department is prepare to handle any situations that could present. If for any reason there is an incident, they are always there to help and fix it.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do at the University of Arizona is to go to the REC Center. The REC is a huge club that i would there to compare it to a Lifetime him.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has one of the best food course areas that i have ever seen. There is a lot of options for food, and the building is always clean. The only bad thing about it, it is that there are a lot of students and it takes some time to get your food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is not so good. Dorms are small and expensive. Dorm life can also be a distraction for students due to parties or other students.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are harder than usual, but if the student keeps up with the material cover in class, he/she will have a successful experience in this University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes at the University of Arizona are not easy, however, It is not impossible to succeed in them. It is important to go to every class, keep up with the materials, and if possible to form study groups.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is one of the best Schools in Arizona (if not the best). It has great programs, teachers and the best Students. It is a honor to be part of this institution and be a Wildcat.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security driving around on golf carts throughout the night. Also along different pathways there is always a blue light that ensures safety to come if you feel threatened or unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely worth every bit of rush. It gives you so many opportunities to meet new people and develop connections with people you thought you never would. It also keeps your busy and you constantly have something fun to do with your frat or sorority.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, there is not a lot of cheap places on campus. This is coming from a broke college student, however, papa johns pizza can be put on your cat card and deliver into the late hours of the night. Also if your looking for a cheap, quick, satisfying meal upstairs in the PSU cafeteria has the best quesadillas.

    What to do for fun

    For fun a lot of people go to the Rec Center to swim, tan and work out. It is super close to all the dorms and is perfect for a nice hot day. There are classes to take along with a cafe inside that has the best smoothies.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a lot of different food options to eat at that you can use your cat card. All of which are located along the mall. If you venture out to University there are so many other fun sport restaurants and grills that are perfect for watching sporting events.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was one of the best and worst experiences of my life. You learn so much from having a roommate and you also meet so many new people that you hang out with all the time. It may be strange to get used to at first but it will be all worth it in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major and classes you are taking some of the classes can be really tough. With the right amount of focus and studying these tough classes can definitely be manageable. Overall, just make sure you take each class seriously and they will be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would highly encourage joining a club on campus. Getting involved at this school is a must and will really help you they have just about any club you can think of. It really meets the needs for every student on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has one of the most beautiful campuses in Arizona. With so many clubs, shopping areas, restaurants and the Rec Center, U of A has just about everything you could think of in a college. All these accommodations make it a perfect college to attend.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's police, there's emergency lights, there's texts that warn all students of incidents that may have happened, therefore I've always felt safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 500 clubs at the U of A. Take your pick.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bear Down. If you have to ask, you'll ever know.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening somewhere around campus. There is always an event happening, there is always a party to go to, there is always a place to go eat. University Boulevard is very popular on the weekends as well!

    Food and Dining

    There's so much food all around the campus, you won't go hungry. There's no cafeteria, so you have a wide array of different restaurants to choose from. Don't worry, it's not all unhealthy either!

    Dorm Life

    If you want to meet new people, live in the dorm. Yes they're small, and they can be annoying at times, but the people you meet make it worth it. It's hard to meet people in classes with 500 students, so a dorm is the best bet. Just research the dorms before choosing, because there are bad ones.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college, so of course it is not easy unless you chose a super easy major. Like with any school you'll have your good professors and your bad professors, just try to get the good ones. Just remember that good does not necessarily mean easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress out if you feel overwhelmed at first, or feel like you aren't good enough, because you are. You get out what you put into it so find something you love, and work hard for it. Don't be afraid to have some fun either, but don't have TOO much fun, because those are the people who lose their scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the best school I could have possibly chosen. In my first year there I have already found a professor that changed my life, and I am so grateful for that. It also doesn't hurt that the campus is absolutely gorgeous.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sign up for campus safety alert system in order to receive alerts messages via texting or e-mail regarding potential dangers and crimes at the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are libraries to study in all departments, but need a key to get in during evening hours. At the main library, you can get a separate study room for free for 6 hours. Just need to show your student ID. During last week of finals, main library serves free coffee from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am. There are uncovered parking lots on the side of 6th street. They cost only $300/year.

    Bang for the buck

    Sell your book or buy e-books instead of hard copies. Car pool with a friend instead of getting a parking lot for $500/year. Buy coffee at the internal general store. It is cheaper there by half price than at the regular coffee shop. Help students to get ready for exams and make money.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of groups available that bring together people interested in sports, languages, music, cultures and other. Also there is a theater that gives concerts and popular shows throughout the year. In addition, the university has a large and new healthcare center that provides two-floor gym and all kinds of classes in dance, yoga, tennis, volleyball, basketball, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are about 20 different kinds of restaurants and diners at the campus. Also there are two of three stores that are open late at night and serve coffee, snack and other supplies. In general, food and drinks are easily accessible.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, but I do see students who live at the dorms. At night the university area is very safe. I see students running, jogging, playing at the university mall. It also has 24/7 stores that serve snacks and drinks for dorm students. I believe there is a deadline for dorm application. For more information please check: http://www.life.arizona.edu/home/rates-applications-policies/apply

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arizona is a high quality and high demand university. One who applies to UofA needs to know that studying at this university is challenging and definitely will require effort. However, it is also vital to know that the acquired knowledge is as powerful as the challenge itself.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) It gets over 100 degrees during summer in Tucson. Therefore, make sure you like the hot/dry weather. 2) Apply on time. Deadlines are: Fall 2013 - June 3, 2013 (extended from May 1, 2013). Spring 2014 - November 1, 2013. 3) Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) and find out if you are eligible. 4) Choose the degree that you are passionate about. 5) Good Luck!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a land rich and beautiful public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. It was a first university founded in Arizona in 1885. It has more than 100 academic majors, and students choose from more 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many great traditions at the U of A include our infamous Homecoming, our long-standingrivalry with ASU that includes the Territorial Cup and also the story of the building up of UA from Old Main is wonderful.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at the U of A is reasonable compared to many other schools and the U of A provides an extraordinary amount of tools to help students exceed that would otherwise cost lots of money.

    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot to do for fun at the U of A campus. But, spring fling, Biosphere 2 and other off-site (student run) events are great.

    Food and Dining

    The U of A offers a multitude of vendors, giving many people the option to eat something new everyday!

    Dorm Life

    I would not know about dorm life, I lived at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Arizona is on the cutting-edge of all things research, with many departments excelling in the new technology of today.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should know that the U of A is the ONLY university where getting a superior education goes right along with building the best social life!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is engaging and is grounded in high standards for students and faculty. The University offers everything an Undergraduate would ever need to succeed and supplies Graduates with amazing research opportunities to start their career off right! I am proud to be a Wildcat and hope to stay involved with the University for a long time.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAPD is always there to keep us safe.

    Greek Life

    I want to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many.

    Great for these types of students

    social, sports, and outgoing.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is an awesome place to attend to have fun

    Food and Dining

    a bit of variety

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm but i heard it was fun

    Academic Rigor

    Very academic challenging and provides a good base for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study about a week in advance

    In three sentences

    Is a very social school. has a very energetic atmosphere. Has many opportunities.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Yes, their is campus safety Their is always cops campus walking around or driving around.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have softball, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball and baseball. For clubs we have hockey, rugby, horse back riding and more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beardown is our motto. Spirits colors are red and blue.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun? Well go to the sports event. Or join the sorority/frat club. Or even be on a sports team.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love your classes. Their are easy to manage your schedule and also your able to have some great instructors. Including with amazing majors.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a great school to attend. I'm a current student at the UofA and I love it here. Also I'm and athlete here and it's very fun to be part of this program.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a beautiful pool located at the gym which many students take advantage of during the warmer seasons. Also the gym is a popular place to hang.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty decent selection of restaurants on and around campus which is nice. They can however, be pretty pricey, except for a few places which serve cheap meals.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, i haven't had the best experience with dorm life. Of course there are pros such as; not having to pay for car expenses (gas, insurance, parking), making new friends, and being close to classes every day but there are several things that can make it a complete pain in the butt. Some cons include; you could have a terrible roommate like i did, you have to share a bathroom/shower, no real privacy, very expensive cost of living, and hall-mates can be very noisy and often come home late wasted.

    Academic Rigor

    The U of A takes much pride in their academics and pushed their students to do their best. I have liked the majority of my professors so far and feel that effort is put into our academics and academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the rumors about Tucson being dirty and boring food you into missing out on a wonderful school. Iv'e heard the phrase but there's nothing to do in Tucson a million times in first year, but i promise you this is a fib. I totally suggest coming down to take a tour of the campus to see the area for yourself. Once you look at the beautiful school and surrounding area, you will certainly be U of A bound.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a phenomenal school with a phenomenal campus. Not only are U of A students full of campus pride, but the entire Tucson community supports the school and its students. I am very blessed to be part of a school that takes such pride in not only their students education, but their growth as successful adults as well.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you need to get away from classes and the rush of homework, you can join a club. There are hundreds of clubs to join and you could make some new friends. The University of Arizona will also host free concerts on the mall where you can go and listen to music with your friends. Not only are there free concerts occasionally, but they play new released movies at the Gallagher Theatre every weekend for a small cost!

    Food and Dining

    You can find many different places to eat no matter where you go. The building with the most choices is the Student Union Memorial Center. They have chinese food, burgers, pizza, chicken, bagels, smoothies, frozen yogurt, coffee, and much more. If you are on a tight budget you can go to the Cellar and get cafeteria food, or you can walk to U-Mart and purchase groceries to make your own food. If you aren't anywhere near the Student Union Memorial Center, you can go to Park Student Union to get a meal or there are vending machines all around campus. The University of Arizona also has meal plans you can set up so you don't have to pay with cash. Purchasing a meal plan means you use your Cat Card, which is like a debit card, to get any food you need. Just remember to watch your money balance!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very different from living at home. You have to get used to sharing with your roommate and learn to cooperate with them. Some people might not like dorm life, but dorms are right on campus which makes it very convenient as a student because you are within walking distance from all of your classes, places to eat, and all of your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Adjusting to college is difficult, especially keeping up with the work from all of your classes. To keep up with your class work you should read the syllabus from each class, write assignments and their due dates in your planner, check your email everyday, keep up with readings, know where to find your online readings, and study! Don't study to pass an exam, but study to learn so you will be prepared for the final.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed with the size of the University of Arizona. It may be big, but it is a beautiful campus and has enjoyable weather year round. If walking doesn't sounds appealing, you can ride your bike, skateboard, or take a bus such as the CatTran.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has great professors. The professors make the classes interesting and there are many classes to choose from. Not only are there a variety of classes, but the University of Arizona's campus is beautiful.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is usually campus police going around and at night there are these things called Blue Lights and you're supposed to push everyone you see on the path you are going and UA police will be there in no time.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from and if you can't find one you're interested in, you can always start your own.

    Bang for the buck

    DEFINITELY WORTH IT!

    What to do for fun

    There are a TON of clubs on campus for you to join, and if there isn't one you like you can always start your own and there are sure to be others with the same interest. There is plenty to do off campus just just have to get a group of and explore.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is pretty much fast food(Panda Express, Papa Johns, etc.) but if you go off campus to University Blvd there are a few restaurants that are pretty amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Although the rooms can be small, there are plenty of people to meet in your hall and throughout the building.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough but there are tons of resources around you to help whenever you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a campus tour and reach out to possible advisers early to get as much information as possible.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is one of the best schools I've been to. The program I am in is set to help me reach my goals. Most importantly the teachers and advisers do everything possible to help you succeed in your college education

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UAPD is always around when you need them.

    Greek Life

    I myself did not join Greek Life, but from those that I have talked to about it they absolutely love it!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for pretty much anything here!

    Great for these types of students

    UofA has a great Pre-Med program within the Physiology department and a great business program withing the Eller college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't found anywhere unusual there, but there are some places that you can tell this was the first University in Arizona.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you really apply yourself here, it is definitely worth the money to go to UofA.

    What to do for fun

    The sporting events are a must! Bear down!! and they also have different events that go on either on campus or around Tucson. Also, there are so many clubs and organizations that you can join.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good variety of food whether it be fast food or dine in.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to make friends, and certain dorms even have a focus on majors so there are people there that can help you.

    Academic Rigor

    Their math and science classes are very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study regularly from the very beginning. There can be curves for some of the classes, but better safe then sorry. Especially if you are keeping a required GPA for a scholarship.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school, but the math and science courses are very challenging. This is because they want to make sure their graduates are some of the best. If it was not for the location, it would be perfect.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of activities that ASUA hosts and other clubs do to have fun on campus or relief stress. Also down University Blvd there are tons of dinning places, a hookah lounge, and plenty of shopping boutiques.

    Food and Dining

    They have plenty of options of food and mini cafes to go to. The cafes are perfect for doing some homework and studying. There is also tables around campus you can sit at to enjoy the weather.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are very helpful and are willing to help students get a good grade in their classes. The math department is the only place I have heard bad things about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help because you can get confused or lost trying to find your class on campus. Make sure to grab of the coupon books they give out at the beginning of the semester.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great school and the students are very friendly and helpful. This school is very user friendly and easy to find directions and buildings. Although Arizona is a hot place the school has fun activities to cool down and provide free water every now and then.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police department.

    Greek Life

    Lots of Fraternities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are a favorite around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working student who still like to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a pond known as the Turtle Pond which is full of turtles and other little water creatures.

    What to do for fun

    The student recreation center has many different things from 6 basketball courts, to a full gym and even an olympic size swimming pool.

    Food and Dining

    The options at the main student union include Panda Express and Papa Johns among other things, and great food is spread all around campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, and a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but definitely doable and there are plenty of resources to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to attend class, because it makes things much easier when studying for tests and completing homework assignments. Also, be sure to manage time wisely making sure to include some break time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a very well rounded university, ranging from great instructors, to excellent learning facilities, and sports that are fun to watch too. Being here at Arizona was a great choice that I made because the academics are outstanding and there is a lot of fun to be had here too. If I were to recommend a college to someone, The University of Arizona would be my first choice.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots to do around campus and the campus is huge!

    Academic Rigor

    I am usually a straight A student, but this semester I was only able to achieve a 3.0 GPA!

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to your science classes that are required as pre-requisites. You will find being able to recall that information priceless in you pharmocology and pathophysiology courses.

    In three sentences

    Difficult, but attainable. The Nursing college holds everyone to a high standard that is expected to be achieved and maintained. It is a challenging and rewarding program.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are alarm systems set up everywhere around campus that respond immediately from UAPD, as well as shuttles and a free cab service called SafeRide, and text alerts which go to every student's e-mail or cellular device.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is enormous and diverse, there are fraternities and sororities ranging from social, to education, to service based, and they are highly involved on campus as well as other organizations around Tucson.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs ranging from cultural international clubs, sports, service and volunteer, engineering, ballroom dancing, nursing, professional, archery, medieval, and even clubs directed towards gaming, anime, or quidditch games-- there are pretty much all clubs for anyone. Students can even create their own constitution and create a club to get approved by the UA.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for studious, passionate, fun-loving, and involved students. The campus is fairly serious about academics, but it is also a great mix of fun with tons of activities and sports. It is a really great community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A mountain is the famous hillside letter A, and was made to honor the UA football team; every year the freshman class paints it white as a tradition. Spring Fling, a UA tradition since 1974, is a student run carnival event that is one of the largest in the nation, showcasing student commitment and is open to the public. ZonaZoo is comprised of 12,000 enthusiastic sports fans and is the largest student section of Pac10, offering UA students special access to sporting events. Also the U.S.S. bell from the Arizona battleship of Pearl Harbor, was salvaged and is hung at the student union memorial, ringing 7 times every Wednesday of the month. Lastly, starting in 1949, homecoming parades are held in downtown Tucson including 50 student built floats, more than 100 tents, and lastly the homecoming football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worthwhile!

    What to do for fun

    Join a diversity of clubs, intramural sports, the greek life, work out at the recreational center, walk around University street where all the shops, food and happenings are, go to the 4th Avenue fair, take buses downtown, go watch a show at the Rialto Theatre, take hiking trails nearby

    Food and Dining

    There are many different types of restaurants all at close quarters to the university; the Cactus Grill, Pangea (for cultural foods around the world), Sabor for Mexican food, the Redington for fine dining, Core for healthy food, a food court filled with Chick-fil-A, IQ, etc. Other restaurants are scattered on University as well, including a macaroni grill, pizza place, Indian restaurant, and more.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, RAs are very friendly and well trained, events are spread out and everyone is involved in a friendly atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to really study and be prepared for challenging courses, especially for those going into the sciences. Get involved and always get to know your professors and TAs. It is a great college, but even greater if you put your all into the community.

    In three sentences

    Really amazing community

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    U alert is a fast way of keeping the students and faculty up to speed with any situation. Campus safety is always quick to arrive and solve any problems.

    What to do for fun

    You can go shopping down University St., or feel free to just stroll the campus. Attending sport events is also a blast.

    Food and Dining

    The selection of food and dining is a 4 out of 5.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is about a 3 out of 5. However, this is because I don't like having to share a room.

    Academic Rigor

    This University definitely makes you earn your degree, and challenges you.

    Tips for prospective students

    This University can be for you, all you have to do is put in the work.

    In three sentences

    I love the University, and everything it has to offer. The campus life is amazing, and the professors are very attentive.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Felt very safe on campus! There are these blue poles around campus you can use if you have an emergency and the campus police will show up.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS of clubs! Even a Quidditch club, that tells you how crazy the clubs get!

    What to do for fun

    GO TO SPORTING EVENTS!!!!

    Food and Dining

    It seemed great at first but then when you eat at the same places over and over it gets old. Not too bad though. Nothing to eat if you are trying to eat healthy!

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was crazy and people were noisy! I hated my suitmates and didn't get along with them. The place was always a mess and I am a complete neat freak, so it just wasn't for me. Loved being on campus though! You could walk to your room in between classes and relax or take a nap.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic work is hard but if you are committed you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, play later! Learn to manage your time. These are tips for college in general!

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school with wonderful faculty who is always willing to help students. The campus is beautiful and the area is great!

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UAPD is on campus 24/7 and extremely attentive. You can always count on feeling safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    Has a huge presence on campus but it's entirely your choice to rush or to live your life non-greek :)

    Clubs and Activities

    The options are never ending

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are looking for great weather, great people, and life along with studying will find a great home at the UofA.

    Bang for the buck

    Textbooks and tuition prices seem to be going up all the time but honestly, the school gives so much to its students and faculty that it makes sense the money would have to come from somewhere.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is really into keeping students involved and happy. There is always something going on at the mall, concerts around the city, and people ready to have a good time!

    Food and Dining

    The majority of the places on campus are custom to the UofA and offer healthy and delicious food choices!

    Dorm Life

    Our Res Life stands out more than almost any other school. Equality and social justice are their mantras and even though it's a chunk of money to live on campus, it really do help make your college experience extraordinary.

    Academic Rigor

    You choose how much you want to put into your classes and how much you get out of them. If you want a rigorous course load, you can have it, but if you've got a full time job and need to get through the day with courses you can juggle with your full schedule, that's possible too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overthink it. There isn't just one school out there for you. You can be happy pretty much anywhere you end up and the UofA is definitely one of those places that will make you happy.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous, the people are lovely, and the weather is a dream. This school has something for everyone and is a year round great place to be! Bear Down!

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency alarms placed all over so if you get caught at night with someone creepy after you just push the button and it will light up, alerting campus police and anyone else in the vicinity who can help you. Located right next to the UA Medical Center.

    Greek Life

    Dozens of houses on and off campus; members put on lots of events--both philanthropic and just for fun. A lot of well-known world figures have come from these sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student government, clubs within colleges, ethnic clubs, academic clubs, athletic clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes first and foremost, as well as STEM students and students looking into the Arts/Humanities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the older part of campus there is a grove of orange trees that have grown into an arching pathway. It offers relief from the heat and a great smell! There is also the Women's Arch, which looks like a mini Stonehenge and honors women in our history.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much to do and so much assistance offered to students that getting the help you need is really easy.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec Center has a volleyball court, mountain climbing, pools, basketball courts, etc and is free to students. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to join who are constantly putting on new events like talent shows, luaus, and Spring Fling. The surrounding city also has plenty of malls, movie theatres, and an excellent (and cheap!) zoo!

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria, but a food court with places like Panda Express, Burger King, Papa John's, and Chick-fil-A. Also local places such as cafes, pizza parlors, Greek food, and a place that sells a tea service with pie. Also, multiple Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    A Resident Assistant is assigned to every floor to help with the transition as well as throughout the year. They often coordinate events like parties, video game tournaments, ice cream socials, etc. They hold mandatory meetings for things like how to check in and out of your room properly at the start/end of each year so you don't get slapped with fines.

    Academic Rigor

    Strenuous without being overwhelming. Plenty of tutoring services are available, and teachers hold office hours for extra assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your paperwork in early and look into their scholarship programs.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beyond beautiful. The teachers are well-educated and passionate about their subjects. There are plenty of tutoring services available on campus.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to games, campus activities, parties, clubs, intramurals, etc

    Food and Dining

    We don't have a cafeteria, you eat when and where you want! You can get a meal plan with prepaid money or just wing it, you are in control.

    Dorm Life

    Live in the dorms for a year to make friends and learn college. Would not recommend more than 1 year

    Academic Rigor

    I am a good student who attends class and does all the assignments. One must stay on track in college

    Tips for prospective students

    BEWARE THE MATH DEPARTMENT

    In three sentences

    U of a is a great school in terms of opportunity and community. The school spirit is wonderful and yet keeps you on track academically. However, beware the math department

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visited the campus when I was down visiting family in Tuscon, AZ. It was big and nice. If you go there, be ready for the heat.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Whatever it is you enjoy, you can find a club to join at the UA. A few times a year all the clubs assemble on the mall to be browsed and to recruit new members. Sports are also a big part of the UA experience and ZonaZoo draws many people around game time. If extracurricular learning is more appealing to you, there are usually free film series or free lectures and you can always peruse one of the many museums on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The two student unions and other smaller shops on campus provide a wide range of options from Burger King to a creperie and an all-you-can-eat buffet. If you're not satisfied with the on campus options, more restaurants can be found just off campus in all directions.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms can be comfortable and inviting. The RAs and Residence Life are accepting and available to help if problems arise. The halls tend to have fun events spread out over the semester. Many halls include special wings for particular groups, such as a wing for women in engineering or the social justice wing, where you can meet others with similar interests in majors living right nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends entirely upon what classes you're taking. The majority of the classes I've taken are reasonably rigorous, but I've also had my share of difficult and easy classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by the potentially large class sizes (1500 students in some gen. eds? Phew!) or by the location (Tucson can be really nice).

    In three sentences

    The U of A is a beautiful, friendly environment where anyone can find others with like interests. Classes cover a large variety of topics and in many cases are taught by some of the lead names in their fields. The campus is always active and provides a good foundation for building strong social relationships and academic careers.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UApd is always on work keeping the campus safe for us students

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities here for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spring fling, homecoming, and the sporting events

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently attending the University of Arizona and studying Public Management and Policy. I am from Proctor, Minnesota, I chose the University of Arizona because I wanted to learn how to be independent and away from the cold and snow. I am really enjoying my time her at the U of A and I have grown a lot! It has made me realize how important my family means to me and my friends from High school. I have become a more responsible person and student. I work hard and I work for what I deserve. My future goals are to work for the federal government, and someday work for the FBI, as an agent. I have always wanted this dream of mine since I was a little girl! My parents are very supportive of my goals and ambitions. I have an older sister Meghan (21), a younger sister Jennifer (17) and a younger brother Ricky (12). I love and adore all of my siblings and I miss them dearly as I am here in Arizona studying and pursuing my goals! I plan to take summer classes because I am already on track to graduating early and I want to graduate even earlier. So taking summer classes will help this happen. Paying out of state tuition is expensive but you cannot always worry about the price, sometimes it is not all about the money but the experience and joy you get out of what you are doing. Paying out of state tuition for me is well worth my independence, growth, and it has helped me realize that I am a grown and independent woman and I can make it in the real world and I will make it all the way to my dream. I am extremely thankful for my parents, for helping me, supporting me, and knowing I am able to succeed here at the University of Arizona.

    What to do for fun

    What we do for fun is campus activities such as sporting events and other events that the university puts on.

    Food and Dining

    there are many varities the Union offers for the students.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely 100% suggest living on campus in the dorms your freshman year! This is where I met my awesome friends and boyfriend, I will be living with 3 girls I met here at the dorm and it was a great experience as well.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great University because the courses are challenging and the academics are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and explore the world on your own, you get a great experience and meet some really great people.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the University of Arizona. It has the major I am studing, Public Management. I have met some great people here and I have learned so much.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    a nice college with a nice a campus

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are ample things to do for fun in Tucson. If you love sports, there is the UA sports teams, or there is the San Diego Padres AAA affiliate the Tucson Padres. Always check the Mall and there is always something interesting going on.

    Food and Dining

    During my 2 visits here to Tucson, I have noticed the huge diversity of food places around campus, and even within just a few blocks around the campus. Some places tend to be on the pricier side, but most are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student coming from California, and everything I have read, basically says that the dorm life here at UA is awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UA are meant to challenge the students. It really prepares you for the real world after you graduate from UA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, do your research. Research your major, and the different requirements. Come to Tucson and visit the campus, especially if you are considering other schools. I actually chose UA over the University of Nevada-Reno after I came to Tucson, took a tour of the campus, and completely felt right at home here.

    In three sentences

    UA is awesome. I felt extremely comfortable walking throughout the campus during my visit. The weather, academics, and sports teams are all top level.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    blue light system around campus. Hit the blue light if in danger and that will notify the police.

    Greek Life

    Huge. Always Greek activites going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    So much to do for all majors and anyone can join.

    What to do for fun

    University Blvd. is right next to camous to go shopping or eat. Their are always free movies playing on campus, go see a play or dance show. The Greek life is huge here!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of food places to choose from. And the student union is building more healthy places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Love it. I am in Kiabab which is a small dorm but everyone is friends in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a Freshmen, but so far my classes havent been too bad. I am taking 17 units and manage to get a 3.56gpa, the professors are willing to help and the ThinkTank is useful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are worried about finding a roommate, go on roomsurf.com it is very helpful. Join clubs or sports teams.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the college to go to with the great classes offered, the recreation center, several places to eat, and the sports teams. The dorms are nice. And their are plenty of opportunities to get involved with clubs, sports, and classes.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent resources; security escort available; email notifications of current conditions

    Great for these types of students

    Music

    What to do for fun

    Go to basketball, football, baseball games; attend concerts for free; visit the only place in the world with saguaro cacti.

    Food and Dining

    There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Doctoral programs will keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourselves for an adventure in all aspects of music, including theory, history, pedagogy, and performance.

    In three sentences

    The music school is top drawer. Faculty, advisors, and staff provide support to help students achieve their goals. The excellent performance venues, libraries, technical resources, and practice rooms cater to the needs of every music major.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most places close to the university offer discounts for U of A students. There are also some Facebook pages that let you know of some daily deals going on around campus.

    What to do for fun

    It is always fun attending any kind of game where the U of A is involved; football, basketball, baseball... there is always something going on. Show your pride, Wildcats!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of choices for food on campus at the Student Union and stations all over campus, plus even more right outside of campus on University Boulevard and 4th Avenue.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, but I have heard that it brings a big sense of community and it is also a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The U of A is very highly rated and for good reason. You really have to apply yourself to each and every class and assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in any kind of campus activity or club. It makes your resume look that much better in addition to being a student at the University of Arizona! Also, stay in touch with advisors. They could really help you avoid any problems that can be encountered in your college career. Be sure to always be checking your email and do NOT miss ANY university deadlines.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great school to attend. There is a big sense of community, pride, and passion in our school. Many employers are also on the look out for graduates from highly rated programs, such as the business program at the Eller College of Management.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely join the Pride of Arizona Marching Band. It gives people the opportunity to play amazing music, making many friends, and supporting the sports teams.

    Food and Dining

    I had the food at the U of A when I visited in Middle School. They have so many different types of food to eat and the dining hall is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't seen the dorms, but I hope to see them soon.

    Academic Rigor

    The U of A has an outstanding engineering, music, and many other program that will give students the opportunity to do what they love.

    Tips for prospective students

    People should definitely check out the music program at the U of A. The Marching Band always plays amazing music and from the one time I heard the Concert Bands play i knew that i wanted to go there. along with the engineering program, the U of A has many different programs that will strike the interest of all different kinds of people.

    In three sentences

    I have lived in Tucson for years and all I hear when I talk about going to college is about going to the U of A for their engineering and music programs. I have seen the Pride of Arizona Marching Band play and they made me want to join the programs there. I cant wait to get to college and decide if the U of A is the right place for me.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe

    Greek Life

    good

    Clubs and Activities

    love the rec center

    Great for these types of students

    good

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    good

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state isnt too bad

    What to do for fun

    University Ave

    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    Sonora is a very nice dorm for doubles and triples.

    Academic Rigor

    Good student : prof ratio.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus make the most out of your experience there.

    In three sentences

    I really love the campus. Great weather, nice people. Good academics.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My mom and I feel that UOA is a very safe campus. I feel with the Blue Light and 24/7 security, I can feel at home. I rate campus safety 5 stars

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in a dance comany called Dia Clones. If you love to dance hip hop, jazz or comp, this is what you should look out for at UOA.

    What to do for fun

    I joined clubs and even make it into a dance company. I try to attend home games when they have at UOA.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices, from Union campus food to near by restaurants or just having to cook home cooked meal in my dorm. Food rate 5 stars

    Dorm Life

    At first I was scared, never left home before and sharing a room with a total stranger was an experience I'll never forget. I'm glad though that I have a nice roommate. I rate my dorm life 5 stars

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the academic with 5 stars. Classes are not boring and they make it very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    At first you will feel homesick, but like my mom always tells me, Get involved with clubs and association. Don't be a stranger, go up to other students and introduce yourself.

    In three sentences

    I love the UOA. I'm originally from Guam and it was a big change in my life when I started school last year. The professor are wonderful and I love my classes. It can become quite a challenge but I'm hoping to concur all that come my way. I rate UOA 100% for any new students!!

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I take dance and music classes here. There are always fun activities going on in clubs and in dorms. I also spend a lot of time at the mall with friends on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is very unhealthy. My freshmen year here I gained the freshman 15. The freshman 15 is an expression commonly used that refers to an amount of weight often gained during a student's first year at college

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 3 years now and I love it. In my dorm I have my own bathroom and all the roommates I've had so far are cool. There are not usually parties in the dorms so dorm life will help you academically.

    Academic Rigor

    The math department here is rigorous. Make sure you pay attention in your high school math courses. Organic chemistry is another class that will challenge you academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should Consider your options for textbooks. I bought my book my freshman year and it cost me about 1,000 dollars. The cost of renting textbooks is much lower than buying, which is great for students who are short on cash.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. If your family is low income this school has a program called Arizona Assurance that pays for about 75 percent of your schooling. This includes Tuition, room and board, food and miscellaneous.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at U of A. Something to definitely get involved with if you come here.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like large classes and don't need to have personal relationships with professors.

    Food and Dining

    There is no common eating place. The union can be a far walk from the dorms. Not a ton of choices

    Dorm Life

    Fun but loud at times!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major and which classes you choose for gen ed.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Save some general ed classes to A. mix up your harder classes with easier ones in your last couple years and B. For if you want to go abroad -Get an agenda and in the first week of classes write down due dates of EVERYTHING on your syllabus for each class

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue light security is everywhere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EVERYBODY knows the fight song.

    Food and Dining

    Hardly has a college town with very few restaurants, no large eating facility in the school

    Dorm Life

    Dorms relatively small with community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems to provide a challenging classroom environment, but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour it for sure.

    In three sentences

    A nice and open environment. Gorgeous red brick architecture. Warm and friendly people.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school looks like it would be a great new scenery since I am far from Arizona!

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    very expensive :(

    What to do for fun

    Go out & have fun with friend. It's a beautiful campus so even taking a jog can be fun

    Food and Dining

    u of A has a huge variety of food/restaurants but after a while you do get tired of eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms but everyone I know that does is very happy!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but in a good way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to focus on work. You can have fun but dono't lose your focus.

    In three sentences

    Very awesome univeristy. I love the diverse environment. I'm very proud to be a Wildcat especially since the U of A is a top university in the country.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    this university is crazy. people streak in the middle of the night and there's this preacher guy that insults people on campus and its entertaining...

    What to do for fun

    LOTS and LOTS of fun. you just got to look for what interests you.....

    Food and Dining

    after a while some things just get boring. maybe its just me.... my favorite place is Core, fuel, on deck deli, Einstein bros, and IQ.....there are a lot of food places. the cellar is a nice place to visit. a bit expensive but you can take a date there as well :)

    Dorm Life

    its beautiful!!! you meet nice and sociable people. there are fun events to attend, the RA's are wonderful! you can talk to them about anything

    Academic Rigor

    again, for all of you are thinking about science or medical majors, be prepared its HARD!

    Tips for prospective students

    my tip to you is to work on time management, challenge yourself, get involved, and study study study!

    In three sentences

    this University's science majors are impossible but its a beautiful campus, beautiful residence halls, beautiful people/ professors, and Lots and Lots of parties. come prepared!

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never have been threatened while on campus. just don't go south of sixth without a car.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great and a good way to meet tons of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Engineering clubs. clubs for almost any major, activity, or hobby.

    Great for these types of students

    Kids who are smart and can handle going out. Outgoing students. Students able to learn by hands on experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The spot. Everyone goes there to chill.

    Bang for the buck

    I am currently paying nothing for tuition so it is definitely worth it for me.

    What to do for fun

    Many on campus events weekly. Free food all the time. Parties like no other.

    Food and Dining

    I buy my own food, but a little expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The best experience. Must do as a freshman. You will meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes, however i am an engineer. General education classes are quite a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and keep up with work. Go to all your classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great research institute. The math department is not the best however. Overall though, great college.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UAPD is always on duty at every time of day. Yes, there are occasional robberies and creepy people wandering around, but for the most part the school is really safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a major part of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm a member of the Harry Potter Alliance and I have to say it's one of the most fun clubs I've ever been a part of. We also have a Quidditch team.

    Great for these types of students

    People interested in Greek life will definitely have fun here; there's not a single doubt about that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a fight song for games and such, but there's really no tradition that everyone participates in.

    Bang for the buck

    UA will charge you for everything and anything, but the main charge of tuition is worth it. The professors are great and classes are extremely enriching.

    What to do for fun

    There are on campus museums everywhere and the nearby town has many shops and restaurants that are very unique unto themselves.

    Food and Dining

    Our dining system isn't like a lot of other colleges because we have actual restaurants on campus (like Panda Express and Burger King), but it would be wonderful to have some actual cooked food once in a while from a dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I was first placed in the party dorm here, and I absolutely hated it to the point of where I moved into a different dorm. People here can be very rude and very shallow and full of themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty depends on the major. As a creative writing major myself, I am constantly swamped with reading. My friends who have tougher majors like neuroscience and business also have a large amount of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in all the partying, because that's what this school is famous for. Take your education seriously because it shouldn't be thrown aside for a bottle of vodka.

    In three sentences

    It's a lot of fun if you know where to go. Academics are taken very seriously by the professors, which is nice. I've already had some of the best professors I could ever ask for and I've only been here for a semester.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing. I'm in a sorority and it's the greatest thing about the U of A. I couldn't imagine my life without my sisters.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly believe that every type of student will fit in here. There are so many clubs that people can join to find friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our basketball games have some of the greatest school traditions! There are so many chants and hand signals that the whole crowd does throughout the game.

    What to do for fun

    U of A offers a great variety of social activities. There are so many clubs to join that will provide students with fun activities. There are also so many fun things off of campus that can be participated in!

    Food and Dining

    U of A offers an amazing amount of dining options and everything is delicious. There is something that will suit everyone. Additionally, there are plenty of off campus places that are great too!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is the greatest experience. All of my best friends are my hall mates. I couldn't imagine my life without the amazing people that I spent my freshman year living with.

    Academic Rigor

    U of A is going to be as a hard as you want it to be. If you want to succeed, you will find a way to do so. I think that if you're driven, no matter how hard a class is, you will be able to receive the grade you want by putting in the effort to accomplish it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everything takes time. College is a huge adjustment that may not be easy at times. Just remember to utilize your resources!

    In three sentences

    U of A is a 10 out of 10 because of how amazing the student body is. There is an incredible amount of school spirit and truly a place for everyone. I could not imagine myself at any other university.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University police is always patrolling at all hours to keep things safe. Easy to get a hold of with emergency phones and proximity wise.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of different sororities and fraternities for anyone interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    All types of clubs available for just about anyone. The clubs are a great way to get involved, meet new people, and have fun with subjects you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who appreciate a beautiful campus, very pride-filled college town, and are willing to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After the football games everyone meets at the union for thr ringing of the bell, always fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Reasonable prices for a university with lots of opportunities for discounts.

    What to do for fun

    I'm involved in different clubs so they keep me busy with fun events. Some days my friends and i will watch some of the comedy shows on campus or walk around University Blvd for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of dinning options on campus and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great chance to meet new people and make friends especially with all the events the dorms put on for their residences.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep on track and stay up to date with homework and readings you should be okay. It doesn't help to seek extra help either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to go to class and take notes even if you think you'll remember. If you have some trouble make sure to go see your teacher during their office hours or get some help from your TAs.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful with events always going on. So many different classes and majors to chose from and people to meet. The resources offered are numerous and very helpful.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. There is an organization called safe ride which will pick you up at anytime and drive you back to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is great, lots of different sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for basically anything you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fight song. Beardown

    Bang for the buck

    I think any University is a lot of money for an education, but i wouldn't not go to school just because of the money.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun stuff to do around the u of a. 4th ave, university blvd, A mountain, hiking, shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food. I get bored with the selection.

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't able to live in the dorms because of financial issues, but i have spent some time in the dorms with my friends and i think it is very fun, and a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is veterinary science and it is very difficult because of the science based classes i have to take. As long as you work through the tough classes it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the help that the University offers.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Most professors will really work with you. Lots of tutoring opportunities.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own University police that are always circulating and these blue safety checkpoints that you can activate if ever threatened. I stay at school very late and I am very comfortable walking around because I know there is always immediate safety zones.

    Greek Life

    Be careful of them. Always have bad stigmas associated and their events are never what they are hyped up to be. The individuals are cool, as a group can get annoying.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many, where to begin! There are annual and bi-annual fairs to declare them all. Ethnic, sports, art, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, fun loving, hometown pride.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gatherings on the mall are always fun. It can be anything from music, dancing, arts, protests, and community awareness.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricey, but when looking at all that is given to us I would say it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the games. ZonaZoo isn't for everyone, but planning for a fun weekend at an University game is always a blast. Then on off season days there are always movies, arcades, and group activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of options in the food court and on university ave. There is a bunch of places to eat within walking distance and major supermarkets nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I loved it, one of the best years of my life. So much fun, easy to make friends, felt safe, way less worries, and so close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There were some easy and some challenging classes, I loved them all though. The teachers will pretty much tell you how much work to expect to input, so listen at least for the first day of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into your interests, from majors to extracurricular activities. There are so many opportunities here it could be overwhelming. So know what you like and seek it out, set yourself up for success.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Arizona, from the education to the environment. At first it was hard to adjust but with good friends, good teachers, and plenty of activities it became my home. I would give it a 7 out 10, for sure happy with my decisions.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    The UA is an excellent School with a lot of problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think that if you study and go to class you will do well.

    In three sentences

    I would not know how good of a college it is because I have not attended it yet. They have been very helpful in emailing me with information about my application. They also email me reminders about finishing my application which is good.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The U of A campus is very safe. The university has its own police department, which is continuously patrolling campus. Most facilities open 24 hours, or late, are locked to anyone without a University issued ID card. There are services, such as safe ride, that will pick you up wherever you request on campus and drive you where you need to go, within a 5 mile radius. And there are walking buddies, where you can call someone to come walk you back to your dorm, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    The U of A has a club for everyone. There are dance clubs, such as swing dancing, ballroom dancing, or even bollywood dancing. There are many academic clubs, one for almost every subject or major on campus. And there are many ways to get involved in sports, and many clubs devoted to physical activities. Additionally, the newly remodeled Rec center has tons of exercise machines, as well as a rock climbing structure, courts for volleyball, and lots of space for other activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Arizona has many traditions for the community to take part in. We of course have tailgating during football season. With our year-round gorgeous weather, you can always find the campus packed with trucks and tents. We also have the Flandrau planetarium on campus, and many nights you can find star enthusiasts with their telescopes on the mall. We also have social events, like the night time undie run, that are possible because of the warmth at night.

    What to do for fun

    Tucson is a fun and vibrant city. For those seeking art and culture, there are many museums that showcase art of the southwest, including many native american exhibits. If it's shopping you seek, there are several options. There is La Encantada for your upscale need, featuring stores like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co., and Coach. For more moderately priced stores, Tucson has 3 malls, as well as many shops on University. And for unique items, Tucson has tons of vintage and thrift shops, as well as 4th avenue, full of eclectic, and local businesses. If you're seeking exciting night life, look no further than 4th ave or downtown. There are over 20 bars along 4th ave and Congress st alone.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of dining options here at the U of A. In addition to a large, central food court with many chain options (Papa John's, Burger King, Panda Express, Chick Fil-A, etc) as well as healthy eating options, there is University, a stretch of street full of dining and shopping options. Below the main food court is The Cellar, which stays open until midnight, and makes classics such as grilled cheese, tuna melts, and burgers.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not live in the dorms, but I had many friends who did. The dorms, overall, are rated pretty well. The rooms are fairly sized, and they are well maintained. Also, the University has constructed several new dorms as recently as just this year, and they are all new, and modern.

    Academic Rigor

    The University has many difficult classes. This is not to scare prospective students away, but to warn you that your education at the U of A is taken seriously, and as such, many classes may have a moderate to heavy work load. Additionally, many classes have reading and writing components to satisfy academic standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    New students should be warned that Tucson is very much a desert. It rains maybe 2-3 times a month except during monsoon seasons. We have sun nearly everyday of the year. Bring summer clothes!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a large university situated in sunny Tucson, AZ. The school has a wide variety of degrees available, including some that were founded here at the U of A, such as a minor in Hop-Hip studies. The school is particularly known for it's school of dance, medicine, and animal sciences.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a pretty safe campus if you ask me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many of the students have told me about the different clubs, and it seems interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    No matter what your likes are you can easily find something to match your personality.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great to me.

    Dorm Life

    Not to shabby, really roomy, easy to find that one friend you can count on.

    Academic Rigor

    Plenty of fun classes, but like all schools there will be the occasional boring class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of what you really want to do.

    In three sentences

    I love the student culture that I had saw.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While the Campus is easily accessible to outside visitors there has yet to be a day where I didn't see at least 2 cop cars during the course of the day. The Campus has it's own police department whom patrol constantly.

    Greek Life

    I am not living on campus so I do not get to experience much of this, however the large amount of sorority's and fraternity's that surround the center of campus would suggest that it is alive and well!

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't explored many of the clubs yet however I am aware of the Hill Society which in my short exposure to them, I found very charming and compelling. It's a group where you can discuss anything free from judgement as long as you do so politely.

    Great for these types of students

    The university of Arizona is great for any student who wants to get a great education and participate with fellow members of the student body. It is also great for the budget or travel concious student as almost anything you could need can be located on campus for better rates than I have seen on other campuses. If you are still concious about your budget there are apartment complexes near by that offer complimentary transportation to and from grocery stores once a week for tenants, as well as constant transportation to the college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Perhaps the most central Location on Campus is The Hill, which is notable due to those who occupy it. Occasionally you will see a protestor in front of it and people debating in a public forum. Every Thursday there is a group there called The Hill Society, which purpose is to talk to anyone who wants to speak about the hard questions in a respectful, polite forum, they later continue to a pub to continue the discussion but they rarely drink.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is exceptionally affordable compared to others I had scouted and has a great reputation for their academic programs (excluding the art program which is well accomplished but I have heard bad things about some of the instructors). If one had enough money it is easy to imagine that you would ahve no problem living on campus without ever having to explore the rest of Tuscon. The University is almost a city in its own right and is always an adventure.

    What to do for fun

    The Tuscon Mall isn't too far away if you want to get away from campus and the Loft Theatre is down the street on Speedway. If you want to stay on campus and have fun there are a number of activity centers and gathering spots on campus. Plus there is such a large student population you can easily ask them what's going on, and the Tuscon bus system makes most hotspots in Tuscon easily accessible for cheap.

    Food and Dining

    I had never seen a campus so concerned with the health of their students, while there is the occasional chain fast food place there are also vegan and vegetarian options located in the cafeteria and in the surrounding areas. Most of the resturaunts are locally owned and have a reputation for being friendly and serve exceptionally good food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not personally live in a dorm but the number of college dorms that are close to the campus would make me consider it. There are many amenities on campus to serve students, and many grocery stores in th area make dorm living a little easier to handle for the budget minded student.

    Academic Rigor

    It is almost constantly pushing it's students to do better and to complete large amounts of homework. However the mixture of in lecture and online materials makes it easier to bear. However, you cannot survive in a class without internet access so you have to make sure you have it available where you live or be prepared to hang at a cafe or the campus itself to do your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scout out where you are going to live and wind up parking everyday. It is a huge campus and requires quite a bit of walking around to get to different classes. It gets really hot in the summer and is fairly cold in the winter so these are no small things to consider.

    In three sentences

    A huge campus with obviously a fair amount of history and great amenities for the new student. There is a thriving community here that encourages stimulating conversation and the continuation of education. A great school that's only daily concern is serving it's students, and worrying if you're going to get hit by a bike.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are Intramural sports through the Rec Center that if you are part of a club or just a group of friends can join. They go all year long and have all different kinds of sports, I myself am a soccer player so got to do that for a semester. There are plenty of people that do stuff out on the mall, which is a stretch of grass in the middle of campus, for fun, such as Ultimate Frisbee. There are several malls throughout Tucson that if you have transportation are easily reachable. Another great spot is Mt. Lemmon or any of the canyons created by the mountain range. This provides great hiking trails that plenty of people use year-round.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria on campus; it is more of a food court. With things like Papa Johns, Panda Express, Burger King, and more. It gives you the choice of what you want. For myself, freshman year, I was a big fan of Papa Johns and unfortunately ate it until I was sick of it. I would suggest mixing it up if your living on Campus. The food court and some other stores can all be placed on a meal plan, which makes it convenient if you are living on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 2 years and I definitely have some interesting stories from it. Nothing crazy, just regular stories that you would probably hear from others. The dorms are in great condition and not all are the same. Some are bigger, some are smaller, and the school has also just built new ones as more and more students are enrolling. I will suggest though that you choose your roommate with a friend if you donâ??t want a surprise. Sometimes you can get lucky, but not everybody does.

    Academic Rigor

    In the engineering track our professors held my fellow classmates and me, to a standard. In my opinion, the professors of the school all do this and the school is better for it. At times it feels a little overwhelming but I am better for it and still am growing with it

    Tips for prospective students

    Come expecting to be challenged by your classes. I am an Aerospace Engineer and the course load is tough but not overwhelming. Don't get bogged down with school work, manage your time and enjoy the experience this college has to offer.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona holds a lot of opportunities for any prospective student looking to further their education. I came directly out of high school, and as the only college I have been to, it has been a splendid experience. You get to meet loads of people, regardless of your track, and there is plenty to do in the city of Tucson or around Arizona.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    SO MANY THINGS. The University of Arizona has things going on all the time. The mall (this large grassy area that stretches across the entire campus) almost always has visitors. In 2012, Mac Miller visited the university for a free concert. There is a lovely pool at the Rec Center that is usable almost all year long. Sporting events are huge at UA and a huge number of people participate in tailgating. There are pickup games of football, ultimate frisbee, and soccer that take place on the mall almost daily. Plus, intramural sports at the Rec Center allow for competitive play.

    Food and Dining

    Instead of having a cafeteria, the University of Arizona has a food court with some of your favorites--Panda Express, Papa John's, Burger King, etc. There are also healthier options such as Core (salads) and IQ Fresh (wraps and fresh fruit smoothies). Students buy a food plan with a specific dollar amount and get to choose where they spend it. There are also markets across campus where students can spend their money on the food plan, as well.

    Dorm Life

    I met some of my best friends living in the dorm! It's an experience that is needed to get the full college life. You become so close to everything and at the U of A, they have dorms for everyone. Dorms that are centrally located and the most popular. A beautifully built honors dorm that is green. By being in the dorm, you're dead center to everything happening in the university.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an honors student and have no problem maintaining above a 3.0. Yes, some of the classes you take are going to be incredibly difficult. I have a really hard time in math and feel like the teachers aren't always the most helpful. The university, however, offers free tutoring to all its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the size of the school keep you from applying or attending. Yes, the U of A is intimidating, but there are so many ways to get involved and feel connected. From sporting events to concerts on the mall, there is something for everybody!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a phenomenal school located in a desert paradise. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are caring, and peers are welcoming. I'm a Wildcat forever--bear down!

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, athletic

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is fairly reasonable; however, it tends to be going up constantly. I did receive a great education here.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of campus activities and clubs that I would highly recommend getting involved with.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food and dining options available, both on campus and off campus (walking distance).

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips are to listen to your professors, take notes, bring a computer to class, and don't slack on the study time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a great university with lots of useful resources. This university has some of the best professors. I'm impressed with this campus as it is very diverse.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities that are sure to attract any type of student.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, science majors, athletes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Athletics have many traditions that engage students.

    Bang for the buck

    Residences have an advantage at a fairly priced education.

    What to do for fun

    There are many artsy and cultural locations nearby. The city is set solely around a campus town and many places to enjoy the outdoors. There is entertainment on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Many food options however, they tend to be pretty generic. Keep in mind there are many restaurants that are less known but very good and close to campus. Manage your finances that will be spent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it, with luck of a good roomate and living hall you will have an enjoyable experience. Research residence halls and locations. Think and prepare ahead of time for any situation that can occur.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the degree the academic rigor will vary. The workload can be managed by learning to manage your time. You can organize how much work you want to do during the year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and research the degree of interest to find out if UofA is right for you. Definitely be aware of your surroundings for the next four years. Find out if there are opportunities nearby that will further your experience with your major.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has a great atmosphere with many opportunities to further interests in the degree of choice. It is set with the beautiful backdrop of mountain ranges all around. Campus life is a mix of academic and personal interests.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, I have been at school after dark and had to wall along across campus and there has not ever been anything that make me scared or paranoid to do so.

    Clubs and Activities

    The is a great variety of clubs at the UA, there are the ones directly relating to ones major such as the pre-vet club, and then there are ones that are just for fun like the Harry Potter club. It's crazy how many different clubs we have, I cannot even name a half. Some that I know of include specific clubs for your ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation, then the volunteer for fun clubs, major related clubs and the just because club like the hot dog eating one I have heard of. There is something for everybody.

    What to do for fun

    I'm in marching band, I do it because it's fun, great experience, a physical activity and a great way to make 200+ friends. I also join clubs that relate to my major such as the pre-vet club. Something I'm currently comtemplating is joining a dance class and a sorority.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of places to eat. From fast rood, to your average but delicious cafeteria food. I love eating on campus because there are so many different places to choose from and at very good prices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so I gave it an average score. However, depending on the dorm you're in and the people you live with, I have heard that dorms at the UA are excellent! The only think I have heard that isn't fun, is missing out on home cooked meals.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes I have had and will take next semester have been really well taught. The teachers I will have next semester are people I have looked up on ratemyprofessor.com and have been recommended by friends so I trust my education will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize and be able to maintain good work ethic if you plan on keeping your social life. Make school your number 1 priority because you don't want to look back and regret wasting thousands of dollars to do things you can do after graduation. If you are struggling, there are many student that are willing to help, take advantage of office hours as well as all the free tutoring that is available. I would also suggest looking all over for scholarships instead of loans because it's free money and can help you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    It was my number 1 choice for college, and remains my top choice. The band is superior as well as athletics and education in general. I have nothing negative to say about the U of A.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy extra reading the Library is a great play to go. There are thousands and thousands of books there to explore.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not familiar with any unusual locations or tradition on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Again based on my research. There are lots of fun spots to hang out around campus. I haven't experienced any of it because I'm a divorced mom of two and I work full-time.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Check out the cost of living and tution to live in Az and whether or not you can afford the University's tution cost. 2. Make sure that their is diversity in the school. 3. What can the University Arizona do for you.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Arizona is a great school!, However, I think that the tution is high. And it doesn;t cater to the older class of people, who work full-tine jobs

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Saferide at night, Cat Tran around campus, Police monitoring, and blue phones around campus that call 911 (though around 1st street they end).

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety, from the Microbiology Club to a corn dog appreciation club. (Chemistry club tie-dyes their lab coats!)

    Great for these types of students

    Science majors

    What to do for fun

    There are parties (be careful with which ones you choose), events organized by clubs, UA organized events, and dorm-organized events to go to. Also, there is a theater in the student union that shows movies for a very fair price.

    Food and Dining

    There is variety on campus, but this variety generally costs more so if you are on a budget, you may be eating much of the same food. As with most college food, you will get tired of it, and really appreciate home-cooking.

    Dorm Life

    This depends on your personality, your roommate, and what dorm you get into. This year, Coronado was known as a party dorm. Babcock, Parker, and Pima are rather far from campus, but each have their own draws. Make sure to get to know your roommate before you get to campus, you may not have matching personalities or they may be the greatest roommate ever, it just depends on your personalities and behavior.

    Academic Rigor

    Gen. Ed. classes can be very easy or very difficult, depending upon which professor you have and if you find the subject matter interesting. Science classes are far more rigorous, and require studying for an exam at least a week or two beforehand as well as reading and understanding material. Math classes also tend to be difficult (more so than High School for certain) so make sure to go to office hours if you do not understand something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go through your entire schedule a few days before classes (walk to each class) because some buildings are very confusing to navigate (such as the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building). Pre-order your books or buy from other students beforehand to avoid not receiving your books. Do not put most of your classes on one day with 10 minutes between each because that day will be really tough. Do not have a class at 8am if you cannot get up that early. Go to class, many professors base their exams on lectures and you can sometimes gain easy participation points.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is an excellent school for the sciences, with a rather large population of students, and most classes in easy walking distance from each other. Certain dorms are better than others, depending on what you want. Helpful professors with many office hours (be careful, because the business professors have offices very far from much of campus).

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are UA Alerts on anything that could potentially harm any individual on campus. UAPD has a great relationship with UA students and responds immediately to any potential incident.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek Life organizations that will build leaders, community, service, unity, and connections throughout any member of the organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    The UA's Residence Hall Association is a student-led organization that builds leaders and communities. It gives students a chance to get involved and make a difference on campus. RHA helps to assist and advocate for what the students want in order to make the campus a better place. The National Residence Hall Honorary is the top 1 percent of leaders on campus, and gives students in the organization opportunities to lead, serve, recognize, and achieve their academic goals. There are many more clubs and organizations that give students a sense of purpose in life and in college.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arizona is great for any student that wants to make an impact on the world and wants to be a better leader. The numerous opportunities only lead to more opportunities. The education and professors are some of the highest rated professors in the country, so anyone who wants to learn and do well academically will succeed in doing so.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is the U of A one of the top academic universities in the nation, but also have amazing sports to watch and change students into Wildcats for life. The tuition is definitely reasonable compared to other Universities.

    What to do for fun

    There are many options for things to do on and around campus. Any student is able to attend programs put on by other students with free food and fun-filled activities. There are many dining options in the Student Union, Park Student Union, or Highland Market. Many people go to the UA Mall to play sports and soak in the amazing weather U of A has to offer. Also, U of A has one of the finest Recreational Centers to encourage staying fit and healthy, while enjoying your studies.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is exceptional, with plenty of varieties of choices. There are refillable water bottle stations to be more inclusive and sustainable. There are healthy food options and cheaper choices to preserve money.

    Dorm Life

    The Residence Halls on campus are very inclusive and sustainable. They give you the opportunity to do anything you want, such as getting involved or going to programs in different halls. There is more awareness of what is going on in the Residence Halls and on campus when you live in the halls, and are highly recommended.

    Academic Rigor

    The set of expectations for not only students, but everyone involved at the University of Arizona is extremely high. The requirements for classes are not hard necessarily, but U of A asks the students and professors to do the best of their ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    If are interested in coming to the U of A, get involved on your campus and in school. Participate in leadership opportunities, clubs, sports, extracurricular activities, etc. Do the best that you can possibly do academically. Do not procrastinate and get into the habit of being successful in time-management.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the best place for any student to get an education and an unbelievable experience that will greatly impact their lives. The U of A develops leaders with numerous opportunities for anyone to get involved. The campus is definitely a sight to see and everything about the U of A motivates students to use their full potential.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The university is helpful with pretty much everything from admissions to tutoring and cost of attending and much more. The instructors are good about helping those who want to be successful to be just that. There are a lot of opportunities to better your learning experience here.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department and I have felt safe every hour of the day on campus, including 3am walking from the library during finals. There is a blue light system on campus that you can use to call the police if you are in an emergency or are being followed on campus. It has never been used though as campus is very safe and protected.

    Greek Life

    Very big Greek Community! Fun if you have the money and don't need lots of time to study for your science major. Many people use it for meeting new friends and job connections, and quite frankly, to have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find anything you want at UA. There is a place and activity for everyone if you are willing to find it!

    Great for these types of students

    All students! Even the hard-core academics like myself as being apart of the Honors College puts your education up the next level!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Undie Run -Turtle Pond -Chemistry Magic Shows -Bear Down Ball -Zona Zoo -24/7 Coffee Shops -Sneaking to the roofs of building to seduce that special someone

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, college is expensive, but when you graduate from UA, you will have job offers! I have had 5 family members graduate and they are all successful professionals because UA prepared them for the adult world. There are many scholarships that you can apply for and student aid. UA is less money than many other schools but it is still high quality and that is why we have students from all 50 states and over 150 countries in the world!

    What to do for fun

    We can everything under the sun! There are over 300 clubs on campus and 3 different levels of competitive sports team to join. We have a rec center that features 50,000 sq.ft of weight lifting equipment and cardio machines. We have racket ball courts, volleyball indoor and sand, an indoor track, and an Olympic size pool with tanning lounge chairs surrounding. In addition, for $79 a semester, you can get a fitness pass to all the professionally taught classes at the Rec! It is a fun place! Also, there are outdoor groups that go snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and mountain climbing in the surrounding mountains. Also, many people like to go out to eat on the town and enjoy the artsy community of Tucson found on 4th avenue. Others like to join the robust Greek Life chapters at UA. Plus, there is a great nightlife scene of house parties for underclassmen and a hopping bar scene for upperclassmen. One thing that unites the entire school are our wild football and basketball games! They are great! Yet, if you like the coffee shop scene and hookah, you can find that as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UA is top-notch! We have over 30 restaurants and have anything from vegan and gluten free options to a BBQ-lovers dream! If you want to have fine dining, you can get a 3-course meal for $11 at The Mesa Room, which is a steal for the quality. There are eateries all over campus so you will never go hungry and there are kitchens in the dorms if you wish to make your own meals.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was great! They are mostly all very nice inside, except Babcock (stay away), so you will have nice living quarters and a great location. You do get what you pay for though, so understand that the more expensive dorms are priced because they are newer and offer larger rooms and amenities. Overall, everyone loves being in the dorms for the short walks to classes and the friends you will make. If you are a freshman, please live in the dorm! We have a great Residence Life program that puts on fun socials and events for the dorms. All the dorms are safe because of a card access system and front desk attendants, but still make sure you lock your room just in case!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is defined by your major, so I gave it a middle 3 stars. You might have an easy ride if you are a communications major and be able to take advantage of UA's party-school reputation. However, if you are a science major, be prepared, because U of A is a research university, so we have the best science programs and they are very challenging. Luckily, we have over 5 libraries and lots of rooms to rent out for private and group study! Also, if anyone needs help, there is free tutoring available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour U of A to really get the laid-back feel of the campus but also see the beauty of the brick buildings. Don't be afraid to enroll in Class Cats, where you go with a current student to class and really get to see what it is like. We have wonderful ambassadors, like myself, to give you tours and answer all the questions you might have honestly, because we are not paid! Also, meet with a potential adviser or email them to see what financial aid you can apply for and merit scholarships offered directly to the university. Apply early because you might not get the best housing if you don't!

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona was my top choice for college because of the overall quality it provided in academics, lifestyle, and affordability. U of A is large enough to give you opportunities like undergraduate research and internships, top professors, a social scene, and also provide more options to tailor your education because there is a lot of programs offered for majors, minors, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, UA has great sports programs and some of the highest ranked programs in medical degrees, the arts, and business.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very secure, they offer text message alerts and cart rides for people who don't want to walk at night.

    Greek Life

    Strong Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club you could imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Medical or science based.

    Bang for the buck

    Fun and cheap for the quality of education you get.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors, eating, drinking, mount lemon has plenty of hiking and skiing in the winter months. Two hour drive a phoenix and 6 hours to the grand canyon. There are tons of lakes and never a shortage of fun things to do in Arizona. Also 2 hours from mexico.

    Food and Dining

    Gained 15 pounds in the first year, amazing food. Everything is mom and pap shops.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of microbrews and 4th avenue and University is a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The college of pharmacy and general university is rigorous and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and never give up on your dreams. Develop short and long term goals and attain them through dedication and commitment to lifelong learning. Don't pick a major that will not produce a job.

    In three sentences

    Cutting edge in technology and at the forefront of academic and research in the country. The University of Arizona develops students of high academic and moral character.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's the recreation center with so many options of additional classes, a hookah bar, shopping, sand volleyball courts, and hanging out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    You'll never get bored with all of the food choices along with the convenience of a microwave in your dorm and a kitchen located somewhere in your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a small dorm can cut down on the noise that can be distracting from studying. There's always the library, but hauling all of your belongs there can get old. Keep your desk free of clutter, it allows for optimal studying space.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to come to class prepared, most of what you learn will be done outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take studying seriously, you have a choice to go out every night or limit yourself and hit the books. Take every opportunity to make friends in your classes, this leads to study groups that will boost your grade.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus, everything is in walking distance. This makes meeting new friends and getting to your classes easy. It is also very easy to set a routine for all your classes.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They update all students of any threats, strange persons, or even power outages on campus. They have police boxes everywhere, but overall pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    There is so much Greek life, you can't go anywhere without seeing someone from one sorority/ fraternity or another.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like the idea of Greek life. Science students. Education students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tree that was grown from seeds that were taken on one of the Apollo missions, brought back, and grown to a full size tree. I think it's very interesting and different.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting the education I am paying for, but I still wish I didn't have to pay for it.

    What to do for fun

    There's many clubs and sororities/fraternities that can make campus life a little more entertaining and there are plenty of places off campus to find stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    They give you quite a few options, but after a whole semester it doesn't feel like that many options anymore.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived on campus but I have heard great things.

    Academic Rigor

    I took an astrobiology class here and it was one of the toughest yet most satisfying courses I have ever taken.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have the AIMS merit scholarship and you go somewhere else first, YOU MUST USE IT WITHIN 2 SEMESTERS OF GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL. Just do the best you can and know that everyone is there for the same reason: to get a great education. If you transfer, take a transfer class from where you are transferring from, it will help a lot.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is a great school. I learned so much in one semester and I've really started to realize my potential there. They have an amazing space program there that I would even consider switching majors to because it's so good.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    every tuesday night an improv group performs at the student union and its for free! they are really funny.

    Food and Dining

    I recommend getting the second largest meal plan. the food is pretty good just as long as you mix it up and try different places. highland market had the best breakfast burritos.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is really awesome, I have meant some of my best friends from living in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are tough but there are really awesome teachers, as long as you come to class you can get through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend every class and lecture, you will be so glad you did when you are taking the test!

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed my time so far at U of A. There is so many things going on campus at all times you are never bored. The recreation center is brand new and I love going to work out there!

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights are all around campus. Police arrive promptly. Security is great.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a large part of the campus life. Not everyone is in greek life, but many are.

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds of clubs are available whether they be academic or just for fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition on campus is the ringing of the USS Arizona bell at a certain time of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers free museum entrance to students. Tutoring is free for students.

    What to do for fun

    The theater and movies are always having events. The mall always has events such as music or stands set up.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of options available. Students can eat healthy or very unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    Best experience I have had at the university. I made friends that I know will be with me forever. Clean and safe!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really easy. The sciences are tough, but that is a main focus at the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try new things. Have fun! Do not be afraid to be adventurous.

    In three sentences

    Amazing school for all types of students. Professors are great. Lots to do around campus.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I cant say that the campus is that safe since I rarely see any type of safety patrol around at night. There have been rapes and shootings; along with break ins, in the dorms. The only time I ever see the police is when they are trying to put a ticket on a car.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for almost anything for your liking. Unfortunately, there are not as many ethnic organization opportunities as some of their competing universities such as Arizona State University

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for students trying to major in Business, Architecture, and Dance. These programs rank best with some of the top schools in the nation, so you are guaranteed to be one of the best.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for what you get, meaning that the university in my perspective is overpriced in housing. So, unless your made of money for a relaxed stress free living, you will have to partake of the many not so pleasing options.

    What to do for fun

    There's always small events happening on campus giving you something to do. However, the rest of Tucson is a bore for the younger generation.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has lots of variety on food and at fairly decent prices. But since you would be in college there will always be some days that you starve.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet people, but if you are not able to stand the loud noise of drunk college students and horrible bathrooms and maintenance, i wouldn't suggest staying there.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is more challenging because of the lack of exceptional teachers; which in turn forces you to teach yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest taking many of the General Requirements before you enter the university in order to move you ahead in school faster. As well as, taking some of the language and math classes at a community college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is an exceptionally beautiful campus with many activities for their students. However, the university lacks in organization from good professor. Additionally, I wouldn't recommend taking any math classes here for the reason being, they need a significant improvement in the quality of their Math, Physics, and Psychology departments.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    with the UofA seal, you'll be sure to get recognition in any job area you want to pursue. Tuition is affordable, both on and off-campus is great (depending on where you stay), and the school offers plenty of events like an ice-skating rink in the winter.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes the best fun is the time spent with your friends watching movies or playing video games. Since there's nothing too extravagant other than the mall and a few other places it's a good place to connect with your close friends on a deeper level.

    Food and Dining

    There are a decent amount of restaurants inside the student union and around campus. The options are great if you're risk-taker into trying new foods or even if you like sticking to the good ol' american cheeseburger.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm, I actually met some pretty cool people whom I ended up becoming closer to. A dorm roof is better than roof!

    Academic Rigor

    It really ranges to be honest; if you're a science major you will probably have to be more academically involved in your studies than say a Humanities major. I'm not saying it's easy, just varies since the classes are so diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to delve into whatever majors you want to explore as much as possible. Some require more effort in areas such as math or second languages than most. If you know you aren't strong in subjects like those, I'd suggest adjusting what you want to focus on in your undergraduate years.

    In three sentences

    It's a decent campus; not much goes around the city but at least you stay focused. It's almost like the city of Tucson promotes graduating. If you're for a great Arizona school this is the place to explore.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety here is great there is always cops around if you need anything. The University of Arizona is great at keeping students safe cops patrol 24/7 and they will even provide you with a ride in case something happens. The safety is also great because you will never feel unsecured here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great there are about 50 different fraternities and sororities. There is also a lot of variety of fraternities and sororities. At the university you will see Greek life all over the place the individuals in it are great people who help the community and make your college experience a great one. New friends, involvement, and just a great way to meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a ton of clubs at the university which area great for all types of people. They can range from camping, horse back riding, helping the community,or other recreational clubs. One great thing about the clubs is the variety available you will never run out of fun it all about having a smile, open mind, and getting involved.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Arizona is great for students who are serious about their studies but also enjoy having a great time and creating long lasting memories and friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition here at the University of Arizona is the bonfire always fun and it also pumps up the students who get ready for the homecoming game.

    What to do for fun

    For fun< there is so much to do. As the football season starts there is the tailgates and the games which are really fun and you might also meet people and new friends. On the other hand if you do not enjoy sports well there is a ton of clubs which can range from arts and crafts to language and even camping. You can also go hiking to the movies or even shopping. Whether you like sports or just enjoy reading a book the University of Arizona has it all.

    Food and Dining

    The food here might be pricey yet if you go to the Cellar they have nice burgers and shakes. Overall the food is good and if you don't like meat they have plenty of choices for vegans.

    Dorm Life

    Although I do not stay in dorms the dorms I have been to are nice some newer some old. The newer the dorm the greater it is. The old dorms can get a little bit scary and annoying at times.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is in the middle I would say it all depends on your major and also what pre-requisites you do. Also the study habits can either make your GPA go up or in some cases down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest in math classes as they go by fast and are sometimes hard. Also attend lectures which are crucial for some classes and always go to office hours. By attending office hours and developing a relationship with a teacher this could help you in the near future.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is the best choice I could have made not only are academics some of the best but the whole atmosphere of the school is great. The teachers are helpful along with some TA's . Students here are friendly and they'll help you with anything friendly people and nice academics, great sports, what else could you ask for.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Although I am not in Greek life you can still be involved. Having friends in Greek life has made it easier to understand what kinds of things go on! It may not be for everyone, but if you do choose to be part of it you are going to have a lot of fun. Parties are great too!

    Bang for the buck

    Coming from out of state and even having scholarships it is pretty difficult to pay for school. Definitely was a reach because of financial issues but I believe I am getting my moneys worth of it here.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different choices here whether it be a salad to fast food they pretty much have it all. But by the time you have gotten used to everything and have pretty much eaten everywhere once things start to get repetitive. No complaints about the kinds of food though!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of fun but by the time second semester comes around you get excited to be moving out. The rules are pretty straight forward, if you screw up you will get in trouble but the RA's are pretty understanding when it comes to things like quiet hours. The community bathrooms really are not as bad as many people say as they are cleaned every day.

    Academic Rigor

    At the beginning things didn't seem that difficult but as time went on assignments got harder and papers were graded harder. Make sure you don't take classes that are in the upper 200's if you are a freshman, they are a lot harder than they may seem.

    Tips for prospective students

    College may seem like it isn't that different academically when you first start but as time goes on things get more and more difficult so be prepared for that. Also know that you should have fun but also make sure that you don't have TOO much fun.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona is such a great school because the academics are challenging but still reasonable, the people here are so friendly, and the weather is amazing. The environment is safe and it isn't all about academics because people here like to have fun and be college students . I wouldn't have chosen any other school.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    A wonderful way to meet new friends & gain academic support.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, service organization or sorority or fraternity!

    Academic Rigor

    Just as with other universities this varies by major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pick UA without first checking out the specific college you are interested in, some are better than others. The campus is big so it is a good idea to take the location of a dorm into consideration when selecting your dorm.

    In three sentences

    University of Arizona has a great selection of majors/colleges on a beautiful campus with a strong Greek system. There is a fantastic student recreation center. Orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and their parents are very helpful!

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure if unusual would be the correct term, but a portion of the campus is on the national register of historic places and it is quite a neat thing to see and learn about.

    Bang for the buck

    The department I'm under, social and behavioral sciences, or anthropology more specifically, is amazing. I can't say enough good things about it and all the opportunities it provides. Everyone wants to work with you and everyone loves to discuss their research.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, school related there are clubs just about for everything you can think of and volunteer events occur all the time. The surrounding area is a community in itself and there are hundreds of options of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The university has a diverse set of locations and cuisines to pick from all throughout the college, the main student union has many options for all food interests.

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak of this first hand so I've rated it as such, but from what I hear, the dorm life is exciting and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The college can be tough, but everyone wants you to succeed and plenty of help exists to those who seek it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have simple tips to any prospective students, work hard, do your work, and get to know your professors. The professors want to help their students and getting to know them is the best way to succeed and build relationships that could carry in to your professional career.

    In three sentences

    The University is a challenging and rewarding college. The anthropology department, in particular, is top-notch and the professors truly care about their students. Many opportunities arise to anyone determined to succeed at this university, and overall it is an outstanding place.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus does a great job of ensuring students safety on campus. At night, there is a service provided called safe ride which will drive you to where you need to be. Also, there are stations throughout the campus where you simply press a button and the police are notified that there is trouble and where the location is. This helps me feel so much better about walking around campus alone, especially at night.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at the University of Arizona. Activities going on in the grassy area outside the mall, shows, games, tailgates, parties, exhibits, and the rec center. No matter who you are or what you like to do, there is sure to be something fun for you to spend your free time doing.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Arizona has a wide variety of different foods and places to eat. The Student Union has a food court, which is just unbelievable. There are many choices like Panda Express, Chic-fil-a, Burger King, a Deli shop, frozen yogurt, and several sit down restaurants. You can purchase a meal plan at the beginning of the semester, and then you just use your student ID to purchase your food which is so nice!

    Dorm Life

    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 in my dorm. It is definitely the best way to meet new people. Roommates are interesting. It takes some getting used to living with someone you don't know. Hopefully you and your roommate become good friends. I highly recommend dorm life to incoming freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my professors and teachers are highly educated and have many cool experiences, like publishing books. I have enjoyed taking courses at the University of Arizona this semester. I have learned so much already and I still have 4 years left!

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly advise the University of Arizona if you're looking into it, go for it! Make sure you get all your applications in on time and are meeting the requirements to get into the University, then you're all set.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona has been all I've ever dreamed of so far! There is something for everyone, no matter who you are or what interests you have. It has been the perfect college experience and more.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The area is a bit seedy but the campus itself is extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge here, in fact i'd say it is one of the main intrigues of UofA.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not participated yet.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to have an active social life but can still keep up with homework it is a good place to be. Unfortunately due to location there isn't that much to do here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the football games students pull out their keys and shake them so that the whole stadium is filled with the sound of jangling keys.

    Bang for the buck

    Honors academics are hard but worth it. If you are paying out of state, i don't think it's is worth as much.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a big issue on campus. Everyone does their part to keep the campus safe and enjoyable for all. There are always services to aid in your safety wherever you are on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The university is all about school spirit. Attending alot of the sports events is fun way to be involved in the school, and to also meet new people. There are so many clubs and organizations to be involved with that always host fundraisers and events.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options to choose from on campus. You can have something different every day. The food is great. You have so many healthy choices and places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms gives you a chance to meet new people without leaving the comfort of your building. It is also so much easier to live right on campus. Dorm life was one of the best things that aided in a healthy academic standing.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is one of the top schools and they take academics very seriously. I believe it is a good place to educate and challenge yourself on a daily basis.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the University ready to learn something new everyday. Your professors and peers challenge you everyday and aid you if you ever need help. This college is great for social and academic experiences.

    In three sentences

    This college is a very good institute for higher education. The whole college experience is outstanding. The academics challenge you to challenge yourself.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Th U of A campus feels very safe, no matter what time of day. There are 'blue boxes' located all around campus that enable students to press a button to alert the UA Police.

    Greek Life

    I, personally, am a member of the Greek Life here at the University of Arizona. However, I am in a professional sorority, which is a bit different from most social sororities on campus. Professional sororities focus on academics whereas social sororities focus more on personalities. If a student is interested in going Greek Life, they are sure to find what they are looking for here.

    Clubs and Activities

    The U of A has an astounding amount of clubs. If you can think of it, the U of A has it. These clubs range from recreational to academic. The U of A also has a large number of inter mural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    The U of A is great for honors and high achieving students. Also, U of A has its own medical school for those students who are pursuing a career in the medical field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Something different about the U of A is the Stadium Dorm. This is where I live and I get some funny looks when I describe where it is to outsiders. The dorm is located IN the football stadium. Our room are oddly shaped do to the curvature of the stadium and the ceiling in our kitchen are slanted because the bleachers are rich above them!

    Bang for the buck

    The U of A, like any other public university, is pricey. However, a degree from the U of A is highly regarded and the university is good about letting the student know where their money is going.

    What to do for fun

    Th U of A always has programs going on. This is especially true if you live in a dorm. If not, there are hundreds of available clubs at the U of A and these will accommodate to whatever personality the student has. Home athletic events include tailgating and other functions.

    Food and Dining

    The Union offers a great variety of dining that ranges from pizza to Chinese food to home cooking. However, the U of A does not offer a cafeteria style dining hall! Students must choose from individual restaurants. If you ever get sick of the union, University Ave is right next to campus and is lined with a variety of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at the U of A is a great way to get involved on campus! However, the quality of the dorms depends on how much money the student is willing to pay out. Some are much newer and nicer than others.

    Academic Rigor

    This completely depends on what degree program a student is in and what classes they are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything early. If you think it might be too early to apply for college or dorms, check. The sign-up and cut-off dates are earlier than most students expect. Also, apply for as many scholarships as possible. Especially local ones! Though some scholarships may seem like an insignificant amount of money compared to college, they will add up.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, AZ. The U of A offers an incredible amount of degree programs and a large amount of graduate programs. The U of A offers a spirited and focused environment that encourages higher education.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe a majority of the time on campus. Tucson has a bad reputation of being a dirty, unsafe area, but every time I need to get somewhere at night, I know I can always call Saferide, which is a free service that acts as an inner-campus taxi system ran through the student government. There is also the blue light system, a series of blue-lit stations always within sight that you can push a button on that acts as an emergency response system if you feel a threat as you walk home at night. There is also a decent amount of security that is always hanging around, which gives me a lot of peace of mind.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a really big deal here at the University of Arizona. Some people see that as a bad thing and I share their opinions, but at the same time I love seeing so many people involved on campus and excited about school spirit. Not all fraternities and sororities are stereotypical, too. There are different types and there are so many opportunities to meet people through Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do on campus. If you like a sport, there's an intramural team for it. If you want to just get involved, there are always applications and flyers for committees, community service events, and clubs you can join and everyone is usually really nice when you show up. Meeting people is so easy too when you get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can find where they fit on campus because there is an enormous amount of clubs and social groups on campus. I would say, however, that the social butterflies and the people who really love music and art really thrive here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the Fridays before home football games, the Tucson community joins us for Beardown Friday on University Boulevard right next to the campus. The cute shops have sales, there is a marching band parade, there is face-painting and radio stations playing music. The proud and family-feel atmosphere carries into the next day with community tailgating all down the grass on the mall and the feeling of walking around with red and blue splashed everywhere is so memorable. It makes you so proud to be a wildcat.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition here is a lot higher than it used to be, but it is wonderful compared to California schools or private schools. If you look at how well-groomed the campus is and the amenities of the rec center, clean dorms, free laundry, study rooms, and study help, the cost of attending this institution really isn't bad at all. The professors here are so qualified and they get you going in the right direction in the professional world. I made the right financial choice by coming here.

    What to do for fun

    In Arizona, it can be really hard to find things to do for fun, but I have found that Tucson has an enormous amount of events and adorable downtown cultural centers with small clothing stores, galleries, concert venues, museums, and coffee/tea shops. Fourth Avenue is my favorite place to be if there isn't anything going on on campus. The community of Tucson appreciates art, culture, and support so much and I absolutely love the atmosphere off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The meal system at U of A is unique in that there is no cafeteria, but you load your Catcard (meal card) with money at the beginning of the year and you can use it at any restaurant that is on campus. Sometimes it can be a burden because you constantly feel like you're eating out so I find myself grocery shopping off campus and cooking my own food a lot, which is a bit costly.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love living on campus. Even the older dorms on this campus are adorable. My experience has been so great with my roommate and the kids living in my hall. We have study sessions and we quite frequently just hang out together in the hallway enjoying each others' presence. Living close to the hubub happening on campus is always fun because you feel like a community and a family rather than just a bunch of students.

    Academic Rigor

    Every one of my professors are people whom I have respect for and this is because they realize that the chapters they need to cover aren't always exciting and kids aren't going to put their best effort into an essay they have to write in a night. If you want to succeed in a class, it is all up to you. I have yet to have an unreasonable assignment, but I have been caught off guard due to procrastination. The classes I am taking are very possible to excel in. The effort is the only thing you have to worry about, which is all in your hands.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge any college by its mail-out pamphlets. There are so many facets to a college that you won't even know you were looking for but you find on campus only when you are actually there asking questions and finding your place. Study what you want to study because in college, you have the opportunity to meet outstanding professionals in any subject you want to pursue and if you are passionate about the topic and open to learning, classes will be something you look forward to.

    In three sentences

    I have been so impressed with my college experience so far and this campus already makes Tucson feel like home for me. There are so many different types of people here that are waiting to meet you for an old-fashioned conversation. While the school is very large and there is always so much going on, they really help cater to your needs as a student above all else.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From the very first day of the school orientation you will meet the police officer in charge of campus security and will be assured your college experience will be safe and worry-free. I live their promise because it is a university where I feel safe in at any time of day or night. Take it from me, here you feel right at home to the point where the only thing you fear is the upcoming exam!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs you can join on campus and you are welcome to join any of them. I personally did Swim Club and Spanish Club and I have no regrets. Here you'll meet even more incredible people to go out and have fun with as you compete in your club, or simply get together and have fun. Either way you will never get bored!

    Bang for the buck

    No one likes to pay for college and school tuition tends to go up every year so it's very important you come prepared. Apply for scholarships like crazy and look everywhere for all your financial options. The money is out there, we just gotta make sure to look thoroughly. Trust me, it will be very worth it when the first tuition bill comes through the mail.

    What to do for fun

    Everywhere you look people are doing something whether it's Frisbee on the grass, basketball, or simply hanging out with friends in the campus there. The city itself has many places like the mall, parks, and theme parks to have a good weekend in case there's the impossibility you find yourself with nothing to do on campus! Just make sure you and your friends try everything, every day will be a new experience.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is excellent and you have quite a variety anywhere you go. Remember that campus is huge so even though the Student Union is the main place to eat and socialize, it is only one place where you can eat some good food. I myself spiced things up every day so I never got tired of all the good food.

    Dorm Life

    I decided to room with my best friend in an apartment two minutes from campus, but my best friend stayed in the dorm and we would visit each other almost every day. The dorms are really nice and give you an opportunity to get to know even more people and find more things to do around campus. Though I had a good time at my place, I recommend the dorms for the first year of college at least.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can get pretty intense but all you have to do is make sure you get your homework done and study for tests. As long as you turn in all your assignments and take all your tests, I guarantee you will pass all your courses and maintain a good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have fun and meet as many people as you can, but without losing focus of the reason you came here in the first place. Take advantage of everything that goes on in the university, which is A LOT, but also keep in mind you'll have homework everyday. It's gonna get hard at times, but keep your head up, study with time, and enjoy this crucial stage of your life.

    In three sentences

    Coming to this university was perhaps the reason that I now enjoy this college stage of my life so much. The campus is incredible and the people around you are all students, so we all understand what we're going through. The resources the school has to offer make it all worthwhile, make sure to take advantage of every experience whether academic, athletic, or just an activity with friends.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The amount of money I am already in debt or have not yet paid to this institution is outrageous for the education I am currently receiving; enough said.

    What to do for fun

    There is drinking everywhere on any given night. I find that drinking is a major factor when it comes to fun. The recreation center at the U of A is amazing. They have a nice weight area set up, multiple basketball and volleyball courts, rock climbing, and a pool to cool yourself off in the triple digit heat.

    Food and Dining

    Food is expensive but they do have a variety of different restaurants and fast food establishments. I rarely eat on campus due to the money. I find it much more reasonable to go shopping for bread, peanut butter, and honey.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not amazing. The cost of living in the dorms is not pleasant. I also thought that living in the dorms would get me more involved in the school life, but the only thing you want to get involved with at the dorms is going out and partying.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very big on academics. As I stated earlier, the variety of majors is a major plus. The individual colleges at this institution are also very prestigious and set on trying to make sure all students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend University of Arizona to future students who already have residency in the state of Arizona. I would also recommend looking up your professor before choosing classes because there are definitely those professors here that should still be in school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Arizona is a well rounded institution. It has a wide variety of well known and prestigious institutions in a vast majority of academic majors. Overall, the school is amazing, however, the cost of attending this school is not an easy variable to take on.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school is very big on safety. I feel safe knowing there is always an officer roaming around and blue lights on every street way.

    Greek Life

    I don't know too much about Greek life but the people I have met that are in Greek life are nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities are just great. They are so involved with the students and are all very welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that is willing to work hard and put in the hours.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going to the hot spot, Highland Market, after football games with the almost the whole stadium.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is certainty worth all the money that is put into it. I have never regretted paying to go to school here. It is all very worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Swim at the student REC pool or hang out on campus with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. I do wish there were more options for fruit and veggies.

    Dorm Life

    It's a hard adjustment. But after the first couple days you start to make friends with the people in your dorm. And they dorm always has some sort of fun event every week.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors are great teachers. But to me there are a few that I feel would rather be somewhere else then in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have enough money before you start school. Otherwise you will be struggling very hard to get more money.

    In three sentences

    The University has a great environment and atmosphere. Everyone is just incredibly friendly and nice. It's a great place to meet people and learn incredible new things.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Dorming community is very nice and friendly. Great way to make friends. Also makes it easy to get to class.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some pretty tough classes. But if you go to class and do the reading/additional assignments, it isn't so bad.

    In three sentences

    Great diversity. Lots of different research opportunities. Beautiful campus.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Luckily I attend during the day. But I always feel safe - and they have the Blue light feature

    Clubs and Activities

    I know ther are a lot of options - I just have not had the time to really explore them

    Bang for the buck

    Its hard because I did not get a lot of scholarship money - so I am struggleing to pay tuition!

    What to do for fun

    football!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It is definatley a lot more homework than I ever had in high school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every sholarship possible!!! Now!!!

    In three sentences

    It has been an awesome experience! I love the campus, my classes and the atmosphere! I look forward to continuing my education at the U of A!

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that there really is something for everyone. Students can also form their own club.

    Great for these types of students