University of Arizona



Established in 1885, the University of Arizona produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities.

As a leading-edge public research university, we’re inspired to explore humanity’s most fundamental questions—about science, medicine, the arts, and business. Our faculty includes members of esteemed national academies, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, White House Champions of Change, and celebrated thought leaders in numerous disciplines. We are leading projects that will change how we see the world, such as the OSIRIS-REx mission, which will scoop samples from a near-Earth asteroid in 2020.

At the UA, 100 percent of our undergraduates will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and act on their dreams through internships, fieldwork, community service, student leadership, the developing of original works, and by collaborating within research opportunities. Our mission is to graduate students who are sought after by the best employers and postgraduate programs, and who are ready to embark on meaningful careers.

Equipped with skills, knowledge, experience and the entrepreneurial spirit they gain at the UA, our students become highly skilled members of society who lead with determination, innovate without limits, and create companies that generate more jobs, exponentially benefitting our state, our nation, and the world. Our alumni include astronauts and actors; Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winners; media stars; Olympic athletes; Fortune 500 CEOs; public servants; Nobel scientists; inventors, and best-selling authors.

University of Arizona has more than 40,000 students with almost 4,000 of them are international students.

The University of Arizona is a premier, public research university.

University of Arizona Ranking

The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 21st in research and development expenditures among US public universities and colleges and 34th among US public and private universities.

The NSF ranks the University of Arizona No. 1 in physical sciences research and No. 21 overall in research funding among U.S. public institutions.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UA among America’s best colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of the nation’s best universities. The UA ranks No. 73 in the world and No. 46 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings, and the UA is also one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars.

The University of Arizona is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada and the only AAU member in Arizona. Membership in AAU is by invitation and is based on the high quality of programs of academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, as well as general recognition that a university is outstanding by reason of the excellence of its research and education programs.

  • #161 in Times Higher Edu World University Ranking
  • #230 in QS World University ranking
  • #13 for Engineering – Mineral (QS World University Ranking)
  • #171-180 graduate employability ranking (QS World University Ranking)
  • #91-100 World Reputation Ranking (Times HE ranking)
  • #76 in Arts & Humanities in the world (Times HE ranking)
  • #73 in Business & Economics in the world (Times HE ranking)
  • #96 in Psychology in the world (Times HE ranking)
  • #62 in Physical Sciences in the world (Times HE ranking)
  • #101-125 for Social Sciences in the world (Times HE ranking)
  • 1% in the world for Clinical, pre-clinical & health, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences and Computer Science (Times HE ranking)

Notable Alumni

  • Kourtney Kadarshian
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Nicole Richie
  • Kristen Wiig
  • John Hughes
  • Luke Walton


  1. The University of Arizona South
    • University of Arizona Sierra Vista
      1140 N. Colombo Avenue
      Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
  2. The University of Arizona Pinal
    • Central Arizona College
      Signal Peak Campus
      University Bldg, T 102
      8470 North Overfield Road
      Coolidge, AZ 85128
  3. The University of Arizona Douglas
    • At Cochise College, Bldg. 700
      4190 W. Highway 80
      Douglas, AZ 85607-6190
  4. The University of Arizona
    • Tucson, Arizona, United States
  5. UA South at Pima CC East
    • 8181 E Irvington Rd, Bldg E4, Rm 406
      Tucson, AZ 85709
  6. University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
    • 9040 South Rita Road #2260
      Tucson, AZ 85747
  7. The University of Arizona Santa Cruz
    • UA Santa Cruz
      2021 N Grand Ave
      Nogales, AZ 85621
  8. UA Yuma
    • Arizona Western College
      Ag & Science Bldg. 137 & 138
      2020 S Avenue 8 E
      Yuma, AZ 85365



University of Arizona offers more than 100 programs and majors to choose from the College they have, such as:

College of Agriculture & Life Science

  1. Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agricultural Economics Emphasis
  2. Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agricultural Management Emphasis
  3. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Systems Management Emphasis
  4. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Animal Agriculture
  5. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Controlled Environment
  6. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Field Crop Production & Management
  7. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Ornamental Landscape / Horticulture
  8. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis: Turf Grass Management
  9. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Leadership & Communication Emphasis
  10. Agricultural Technology Management & Education: Teaching Emphasis
  11. Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis: Food Safety
  12. Animal Sciences: Animal Industry Emphasis: Production / Business Path
  13. Animal Sciences: Equine Emphasis
  14. Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Animal Management Path
  15. Animal Sciences: Race Track Industry Emphasis: Business Path
  16. Animal Sciences: Science & Pre-professional Emphasis: Equine Sciences Path
  17. Animal Sciences: Science & Pre-professional Emphasis: General Path
  18. Environmental & Water Resource Economics
  19. Environmental Science: Biology Emphasis
  20. Environmental Science: Land, Air, & Water Emphasis
  21. Environmental Science: Physics & Chemistry Emphasis
  22. Environmental Science: Society & Environment Emphasis
  23. Family Studies & Human Development
  24. Microbiology
  25. Natural Resources: Conservation Biology Emphasis
  26. Natural Resources: Ecology, Management & Restoration of Rangelands Emphasis
  27. Natural Resources: Fisheries Conservation & Management Emphasis
  28. Natural Resources: Global Change Ecology & Management Emphasis
  29. Natural Resources: Watershed Hydrology & Management Emphasis
  30. Natural Resources: Wildlife Conservation & Management Emphasis
  31. Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics Emphasis
  32. Nutritional Sciences: Nutrition Emphasis
  33. Plant Sciences
  34. Retailing & Consumer Science
  35. Sustainable Plant Systems: Agronomy
  36. Sustainable Plant Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture Emphasis
  37. Sustainable Plant Systems: Environmental Horticulture
  38. Veterinary Science

College of architecture, planning, & landscape architecture

  1. Architecture
  2. Sustainable Built Environments: General
  3. Sustainable Built Environments: Heritage Conservation Emphasis
  4. Sustainable Built Environments: Sustainable Buildings Emphasis
  5. Sustainable Built Environments: Sustainable Communities Emphasis
  6. Sustainable Built Environments: Sustainable Landscapes Emphasis

Eller College of management

  1. Accounting (Pre-Business)
  2. Business Administration (Pre-Business)
  3. Business Economics (Pre-Business)
  4. Business Management (Pre-Business)
  5. Entrepreneurship (Pre-Business)
  6. Finance (Pre-Business)
  7. Management Information Systems (Pre-Business)
  8. Marketing (Pre-Business)
  9. Operations Management (Pre-Business)

Colleges of letters, arts and science

  1. General Studies: Arts, Media & Entertainment Emphasis
  2. General Studies: Economy & Industry Emphasis
  3. General Studies: Global & Intercultural Understanding Emphasis
  4. General Studies: Science, Technology, Health & Society Emphasis
  5. General Studies: Social, Behavioral & Human Understanding Emphasis
  6. General Studies: Sports & Society Emphasis
  7. General Studies: Study of American Experience Emphasis
  8. Global Studies: Cultures, Literature, Film & the Arts Emphasis
  9. Global Studies: Global Health & Development Emphasis
  10. Global Studies: Global Institutions: State & Non-state Actors Emphasis
  11. Global Studies: Human Rights, Justice & Social Movements Emphasis
  12. Global Studies: Migration, Borders & Diasporas Emphasis
  13. Global Studies: Political Economy & Development Emphasis: Global Political Economy
  14. Global Studies: Political Economy & Development Emphasis: International Development

College of education

  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Elementary Education: Bilingual Emphasis
  3. Elementary Education: English as a Second Language Emphasis
  4. Elementary Education: General
  5. Literacy, Learning & Leadership
  6. Special Education & Rehabilitation: Deaf Studies Emphasis
  7. Special Education & Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Emphasis
  8. Special Education & Rehabilitation: Special Education Emphasis

College of engineering

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering: Biomaterials
  3. Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics
  4. Biomedical Engineering: Biosensors
  5. Biosystems Engineering
  6. Chemical Engineering
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering
  9. Electrical & Computer Engineering: Electrical Engineering
  10. Engineering Management
  11. Industrial Engineering
  12. Materials Science & Engineering
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Mining Engineering: Geomechanics
  15. Mining Engineering: Mine Operations
  16. Mining Engineering: Mineral Processing
  17. Mining Engineering: Sustainable Resource Dev
  18. Optical Sciences & Engineering: Optical Materials Track
  19. Optical Sciences & Engineering: Optical Mechanics Track
  20. Optical Sciences & Engineering: Optics Track
  21. Optical Sciences & Engineering: Opto-Electronics Track
  22. Systems Engineering

College of fine arts

  1. Art & Visual Culture Education: Community Museums Emphasis
  2. Art & Visual Culture Education: Teaching Emphasis
  3. Art History
  4. Dance
  5. Film & Television
  6. Film & Television
  7. Music Education: Instrumental Emphasis
  8. Music Education: Voice Emphasis
  9. Music: Instrumental Studies
  10. Music: Integrated Studies
  11. Music: Theory/History/Criticism
  12. Music: Vocal Studies
  13. Musical Theatre
  14. Performance: Bassoon Emphasis
  15. Performance: Cello Emphasis
  16. Performance: Clarinet Emphasis
  17. Performance: Composition Emphasis
  18. Performance: Euphonium Emphasis
  19. Performance: Flute Emphasis
  20. Performance: French Horn Emphasis
  21. Performance: Guitar Emphasis
  22. Performance: Harp Emphasis
  23. Performance: Harpsichord Emphasis
  24. Performance: Jazz Studies Emphasis
  25. Performance: Oboe Emphasis
  26. Performance: Organ Emphasis
  27. Performance: Percussion Emphasis
  28. Performance: Piano Emphasis
  29. Performance: Saxophone Emphasis
  30. Performance: String Bass Emphasis
  31. Performance: Trombone Emphasis
  32. Performance: Trumpet Emphasis
  33. Performance: Tuba Emphasis
  34. Performance: Viola Emphasis
  35. Performance: Violin Emphasis
  36. Performance: Voice Emphasis
  37. Studio Art
  38. Studio Art: 3D & Extended Media Emphasis
  39. Studio Art: Illustration & Design Emphasis
  40. Studio Art: Photography Emphasis
  41. Studio Art: Two-dimensional Emphasis
  42. Theatre Arts
  43. Theatre Production: Design & Technical Production Emphasis
  44. Theatre Production: History & Dramaturgy Emphasis
  45. Theatre Production: Professional Actors Training Program Emphasis

College of humanities

  1. Africana Studies
  2. Classics: Classical Civilization Emphasis
  3. Classics: Greek Emphasis
  4. Classics: Latin Emphasis
  5. East Asian Studies: Chinese Culture Intensive Emphasis
  6. East Asian Studies: Chinese Language Intensive Emphasis
  7. East Asian Studies: Japanese Culture Intensive Emphasis
  8. East Asian Studies: Japanese Language Intensive Emphasis
  9. French: French & Francophone Emphasis
  10. French: Language, Literature & Cultures Emphasis
  11. German Studies
  12. Italian: Italian Studies Emphasis
  13. Italian: Language & Literature Emphasis
  14. Religious Studies
  15. Russian: Culture Intensive Emphasis
  16. Russian: Heritage Learner Emphasis
  17. Russian: Language Intensive Emphasis
  18. Spanish: Spanish Linguistics
  19. Spanish: Spanish Literature
  20. Spanish: Spanish Portuguese
  21. Spanish: Spanish Translation

College of medicine

  1. Physiology

College of Nursing

  1. Nursing

Zuckerman College of public health

  1. Public Health

College of social and behavioral sciences

  1. American Indian Studies
  2. Anthropology
  3. Anthropology: Archaeological Sciences Emphasis
  4. Anthropology: Human Biology Emphasis
  5. Care, Health & Society
  6. Communication
  7. Creative Writing
  8. Criminal Justice Studies
  9. Economics
  10. English
  11. Environmental Studies
  12. Gender & Women’s Studies: Chicana & Latina Studies Emphasis
  13. Gender & Women’s Studies: General
  14. Gender & Women’s Studies: Queer, Trans & Sexuality Studies Emphasis
  15. Geography
  16. Geography: Geographic Information Science Emphasis
  17. Geography: Physical Geography Emphasis
  18. Geography: Water, Environment & Society Emphasis
  19. History
  20. Information Science & Arts
  21. Information Science & eSociety
  22. Information Science & Technology
  23. Journalism
  24. Judaic Studies
  25. Latin American Studies: General
  26. Latin American Studies: Translation & Interpretation Emphasis
  27. Law
  28. Linguistics
  29. Linguistics: Academic/Professional Linguistics Emphasis
  30. Linguistics: General Linguistics Emphasis
  31. Linguistics: Linguistics & Languages Emphasis
  32. Mexican American Studies: Culture, Community, & Identity Emphasis
  33. Mexican American Studies: Translation & Interpretation Emphasis
  34. Middle Eastern & North African Studies: Islamic & Middle Eastern Civ
  35. Middle Eastern & North African Studies: Language & Cultures
  36. Middle Eastern & North African Studies: Modern Middle East & N. Africa
  37. Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law
  38. Philosophy: Ethics Emphasis
  39. Philosophy: General
  40. Political Science: American Politics Emphasis
  41. Political Science: Comparative Politics Emphasis
  42. Political Science: Foreign Affairs Emphasis
  43. Political Science: General
  44. Political Science: Ideas & Methods Emphasis
  45. Political Science: International Relations Emphasis
  46. Political Science: Law & Public Policy Emphasis
  47. Public Management & Policy
  48. Sociology
  49. Urban & Regional Development

College of science

  1. Astronomy
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biology: Bioinformatics Emphasis
  5. Biology: Biomedical Sciences Emphasis
  6. Biology: Organismal Biology Emphasis
  7. Chemistry
  8. Chemistry
  9. Computer Science
  10. Computer Science
  11. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  12. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  13. Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources
  14. Geosciences: Earth Systems Science Emphasis
  15. Geosciences: Geology Emphasis
  16. Geosciences: Geophysics Emphasis
  17. Integrated Science
  18. Mathematics: Comprehensive Emphasis
  19. Mathematics: Comprehensive Emphasis
  20. Mathematics: Computer Science Emphasis
  21. Mathematics: Computer Science Emphasis
  22. Mathematics: Economics & Business Emphasis
  23. Mathematics: Economics & Business Emphasis
  24. Mathematics: Education Emphasis
  25. Mathematics: Education Emphasis
  26. Mathematics: General
  27. Mathematics: General
  28. Mathematics: Life Sciences Emphasis
  29. Mathematics: Life Sciences Emphasis
  30. Mathematics: Probability & Statistics Emphasis
  31. Mathematics: Probability & Statistics Emphasis
  32. Molecular & Cellular Biology
  33. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Cognition Emphasis
  34. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Computation Emphasis
  35. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Development & Aging Emphasis
  36. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Language & Communication Science Emphasis
  37. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Neurobiology Emphasis
  38. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Philosophy of Mind Emphasis
  39. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science: Thematic
  40. Physics
  41. Physics
  42. Psychological Science
  43. Psychology
  44. Psychology
  45. Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences


The main costs to attend the University of Arizona as an international student include tuition and fees, average living expenses (food, housing, books, transportation), and required health insurance.

Below is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2017-2018 school year in US dollars, followed by detailed costs for each category.

Tuition & Fees*                                            $ 35,816

Living Expenses                                            $ 16,150

Health Insurance                                         $   2,055

Total                                                              $ 53,393

Plus, One-Time Enrollment Fee               $       390



Living expenses include items like room and board, books for classes, and miscellaneous items like hygiene products and bus passes. International students can choose to live on or off campus.

On-campus housing can range from $5,980-$8,300 USD per academic year for a double-occupancy room.

Off-campus housing (apartments and houses) generally range from $3,500-$9,500 per academic year. Note that some off-campus housing may have additional fees for utilities.


Up to $24,000 based on merit

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