The University of Arizona
History and Objectives:
As a distinguished public research university, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. We aim to empower our graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona experience.
Highlights and Rankings:
The University of Arizona (UA) is a premier, public research university. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA No. 24 in research and development expenditures among public and private universities and colleges and No. 16 among public universities and colleges.
U.S. News ranks the UA among America’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best Western Colleges.” Globally, the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks the UA No. 77 in the world and No. 48 in the U.S. The UA is 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 63 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.
In areas as diverse as astronomy, medicine, optics, entrepreneurship and dance, UA faculty and programs are among the nation’s best.
The Internal Governance is led by the President and his Cabinet, the Faculty Senate, and the Provost’s Office, with advice from the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee.
External Governance is led by the Governor of Arizona, and the Arizona State Legislature and the Arizona Board of Regents.
Located on 380 acres in Tucson, Arizona.
Agreements with more than 70 countries all over the world, International grants (for Students, Faculty & Staff and Visiting Scholars) and International Sponsored Projects. 2,913 international students from 120 countries, 787 faculty visiting from 78 countries, 201 faculty working on 94 international sponsored projects, 1,932 students studying in 49 countries.
From August to May. Summer Session (June-August). Winter Session (December-January)
The university provides 108 undergraduate, 122 masters and 92 doctoral programs. Degrees include:
Agribusiness Economics and Management
Agricultural Systems Management - Yuma Only
Agricultural Technology Management and Education
Early Childhood Education
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Environmental and Water Resource Economics
Family Studies and Human Development
Gender and Women's Studies
General Business Administration
General Business Administration
Latin American Studies
Management Information Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Mexican American Studies
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Near Eastern Studies
Optical Sciences and Engineering
Public Management and Policy
Retailing and Consumer Science
Soil and Water Science
Special Education and Rehabilitation
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Theatre Arts Design and Technology
Theatre History and Dramaturgy
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