University of Arizona

#117 / #42
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States

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About University of Arizona

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

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

University of Arizona Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
43,540 85% 65% 1235 25

How Much Does University of Arizona Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$10,990 $1,394

How Much Do University of Arizona Graduates Make?

If you graduate from University of Arizona, then you can expect to earn an average of $56,000 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.

University of Arizona's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
39,421 33,699 5,722

Where is University of Arizona?

University of Arizona is located at 1401 E University, Tucson AZ 85721-0066

How Safe is University of Arizona?

University of Arizona has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is University of Arizona Known For?

University of Arizona is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Arizona's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Criminal Justice, and Earth Sciences. Here are some of University of Arizona's most famous alumni:

Henry Eyring
Henry Eyring
A Mexican-born American theoretical chemist .
Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera
An American attorney, journalist and talk show host.
David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace
An American fiction writer and essayist.
Clyde Snow
An American anthropologist .
Brian Schmidt
Brian Schmidt
An American-born Australian astrophysicist.
Clifford Stoll
An American astronomer.
Sherman Fairchild
An American businessman.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin
An American doctor of animal science, author, and autism activist.
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater
An American politician.
Van Jacobson
Van Jacobson
A Computer scientist and primary contributor to the TCP/IP protocol.
George H. Smith
An American philosopher.
Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver
An American author, poet and essayist.

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