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University of Arizona Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Arizona, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Arizona Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Arizona was awarded 206 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

University of Arizona is ranked #353 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

University of Arizona is also ranked #4 out of 18 schools in Arizona.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Arizona?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Arizona is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that University of Arizona is a good fit for you.

Learn more about University of Arizona admissions.

University of Arizona Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Arizona is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Arizona is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arizona

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Arizona has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at University of Arizona for first-time, full-time students is 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Arizona.

Excellent Overall Diversity at University of Arizona

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,153 undergraduates at University of Arizona with 29,027 being full-time and 5,126 being part-time.

University of Arizona Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 98.12 out of 100, University of Arizona is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.12 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Arizona Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Arizona is $14,553. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Arizona

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,234 $11,307 $14,756 $19,862 $21,208

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Arizona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Arizona, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,744 a year. That adds up to $26,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do University of Arizona Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from University of Arizona make about $47,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future University of Arizona graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Arizona make the most money.

Location of University of Arizona

Located in Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona is a public institution. Tucson is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Arizona

Contact details for University of Arizona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
Phone: 520-621-2211

University of Arizona Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 142 majors graduated from University of Arizona. Of these students, 8,231 received undergraduate degrees and 3,064 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 472 $31,700
Interdisciplinary Studies 349 $33,200
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 294 $22,800
Communication & Media Studies 284 $38,900
Public Health 267 $31,300
Business Administration & Management 264 $44,800
Economics 244 $42,900
Management Information Systems 225 $58,100
Political Science & Government 211 $33,500
Finance & Financial Management 207 $56,900

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Arizona along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Arizona

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 16,943 students took at least one online class at University of Arizona. This is an increase from the 15,443 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 16,943 4,242
2016-2017 15,443 3,394
2015-2016 12,997 2,579
2014-2015 9,660 1,936
2013-2014 11,184 1,693

Learn more about online learning at University of Arizona.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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