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The University of Arizona, a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was the first college in the Arizona territory, and was established in 1885. The school was founded after an initiative by the "Thieving Thirteenth" Legislature was passed. Today, the school sits on 380 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Bear Down, Arizona.” Notable alumni include TV personality Kourtney Kardashian, film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actress Kristen Wiig, author David Foster Wallace, actor Greg Kinnear, comedian Garry Shandling, Olympic swimmer and medalist Amanda Beard and screenwriter John Hughes. The school’s colors are cardinal red and navy blue, its mascots are Wilbur and Wilma and its teams are called the Wildcats. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I FBS – Pac-12 and MPSF, and varsity sports offered by the University of Arizona include men’s baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, football, swimming and diving and tennis, and women’s tennis, softball, soccer, golf, gymnastics and basketball. The school has been known for its excellent basketball program since head coach of the team, Lute Olson, assumed his role in 1983. For 25 years in a row, the team made it to the NCAA Tournament.
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area , with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, many on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school