Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona is a 4-year public institution in Tucson and the first university established in the Arizona territory. Arizona features 21 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, Arizona is home to a Lunar and Planetary Laboratory that is the fourth largest recipient of NASA funding. The UA also provides easy access to downtown Tucson for events such as its nationally renowned Day of the Dead parade and cycling competition called El Tour de Tucson.
The University is a wonderful school because of its diverse student body, strong academics, and recreational facilities. There are so many great tutoring and advising resources available for me whenever they need help with certain classes. Also, I have met a lot of students from different cultural backgrounds that have introduced me to new ideas and perspectives related to school.
Maria from Tucson, AZ
The University that has it all- strong academics, strong athletics, and the whole college experience. With a beautiful campus that is well-planned and in the heart of Tucson, every social gathering and research project is within reach! Just remember to bring a hat and some water :)