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University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
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  • Students
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Overview
Public
29,149 Undergraduates
79% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Arizona
1401 E University
Tucson, Arizona
85721-0066
(520) 621-2211
www.arizona.edu

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.

Location

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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Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1644

New Transfer Students

Admissions
79%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

36,166

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,466

Typical Cost

$35,307

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,877

In-State (published)

83%

Recieve Financial Aid

83%

Have Loans

$12,965

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

65

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

528

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

9

Faculty Awards

31

National Academy Members

451

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
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