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University of Arizona Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Arizona. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Arizona Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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

College Factual ranked Arizona as #353 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 18 colleges in Arizona, Arizona is ranked at #4.

See all of the rankings for University of Arizona.

Is It Hard to Get Into Arizona?

Acceptance Rate

University of Arizona has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about University of Arizona admissions.

University of Arizona Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Arizona, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Arizona enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about 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 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 Arizona

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,101 undergraduates at Arizona with 29,325 being full-time and 4,776 being part-time.

Arizona Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.12 out of 100, 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 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 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 Arizona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Arizona, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,262 a year. That adds up to $29,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at 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 Arizona Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Arizona with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,300 in their early years. This is good news for future 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

University of Arizona is a public institution situated in Tucson, Arizona. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of Arizona

Contact details for 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 158 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 Arizona

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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

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