#89 Overall Influence #605 Desirability Rank

University of Arizona

Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States
By James Barham, PhD

The University of Arizona (UA) was founded in 1885, when Arizona was still a territory (it entered the Union in 1912).

Because there were no high schools in the Arizona Territory, UA also offered college-preparatory classes for the first 23 years of its existence.

Today, UA operates 19 separate schools and colleges—including the James E. Rogers College of Law and the University of Arizona College of Medicine (with campuses in both Tucson and Phoenix)—in addition to numerous institutes and centers.

Among the latter, one of the most noteworthy is the cutting-edge Center for Consciousness Studies.

UA’s student body consists of approximately 46,000 souls.

Four UA-connected individuals have won the Nobel Prize, to wit:

  • Physicists, Willis Lamb, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Brian Schmidt
  • Economist, Vernon Smith

Other prominent UA-associated persons include the following:

  • Mathematicians, Charles Newman & Vladimir Zakharov
  • Philosophers, Keith Lehrer, David Chalmers, Shaun Nichols & Jenann Ismael
  • Astronomer, Gerard P. Kuiper
  • Physicists, Daniel L. Stein & Fang Lizhi
  • Theoretical biologist, Arthur Winfree
  • X-ray crystallographer, Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff
  • Neuroscientist, Stuart Hameroff
  • Linguist, Noam Chomsky
  • Psychologist, Harry Harlow
  • Archaeologist, Gordon Willey
  • Novelists, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Russo & David Foster Wallace
  • Popular singer, Linda Ronstadt
  • Actors, Don Knotts, Greg Kinnear & Gary Shandling
  • Film director, Ron Shelton
  • Film and TV producer, Jerry Bruckheimer
  • TV personalities, Geraldo Rivera & Savannah Guthrie
  • Former US Representatives, Morris K. Udall & Stewart Udall
  • Former US Senator and 1964 US Presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater
  • Former US Senators Jon Kyl, Dennis DeConcini, and Bob Dole

From Wikipedia

The University of Arizona is a public land-grant research university in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, the U of A was the first university in the Arizona Territory.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

43,540

Acceptance

85%

Graduation Rate

65%

Median SAT Score

1235

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,990

Fees (in-state)

$1,394

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$56,000

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

39K

Under-Grads

34K

Graduates

6K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1401 E University, Tucson AZ 85721-0066

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

17 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

What is University of Arizona known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#73 World Rank
Biology
#50 World Rank
Physics
#71 World Rank
Business
#73 World Rank
Medical
#102 World Rank
Literature
#63 World Rank
Computer Science
#95 World Rank
Philosophy
#91 World Rank
Engineering
#59 World Rank
Psychology
#44 World Rank
Communications
#83 World Rank
Education
#163 World Rank
Mathematics
#93 World Rank
Law
#85 World Rank
Political Science
#77 World Rank
History
#119 World Rank
Chemistry
#20 World Rank
Anthropology
#124 World Rank
Economics
#55 World Rank
Sociology
#53 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#45 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#279 World Rank
Religious Studies
#137 World Rank
Nursing
#172 World Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are University of Arizona's Most influential alumni?

University of Arizona 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Communications, and Criminal Justice

Kathy Hoffman

Kathy Hoffman

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction

Brian Garfield

American writer

Jeff Novitzky

American government agent

James Penton

Canadian historian

Kristen Visbal

American sculptor

Ross T. Christensen

American archaeologist

Robert A. Eckert

Thomas Tang

American judge

Dan Hicks

American sportscaster

Murray Leaf

American social and cultural anthropologist

George Hunt Williamson

George Hunt Williamson

American UFO writer

Russ Shafer-Landau

Russ Shafer-Landau

American philosopher