The University of Arizona

Our Impact

Best 

The UA is named one of the best and most interesting schools in the US, Canada and the UK

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

 

1st

First design and planning program in Arizona, and the nation’s leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Top20

The UA ranks #14 among US public institutions and #23 nationally for its online graduate nursing program

U.S. News & World Report

1st

First in the country to offer a BA in Law

James E. Rogers College of Law and the UA School of Government & Public Policy

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

12

The number of UA graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally

U.S. News & World Report

10 th

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture ranked 10th in the nation for annual research generated

Association of American Universities

#3

The ranking of the Eller College of Management's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship among US public undergraduate programs

U.S. News & World Report

A- 

The James E. Rogers College of Law was named a Best Value Law School in 2015

National Jurist Magazine

Top100

The University of Arizona ranks in the top 100 universities in the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Top100

The UA is one of the "Best Bang for the Buck" universities in the nation

Washington Monthly

#3

Among US graduate geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

100 

The number of calls the UA's Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center receives each day

College of Pharmacy

#1

The UA's Communications Doctorate Program is top-ranked

National Research Council

#1

The ranking of the College of Science among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the US

National Science Foundation

#2

Best online school and resources in the nation for students with disabilities

Online Schools Center

#1

Best college in Arizona

Forbes

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

#3

The School of Anthropology is top-ranked according to the National Research Council's databased assessment of research doctorate programs

National Research Council

Top10

The School of Sociology graduate program is in the top 10 among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

8 th

UA's Master of Science in Planning is ranked 8th out of 34 Top Planning Programs in the nation without a PhD

Planetizen

#1

Public university in Arizona and #60 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

#1

Largest optics program among US institutions

College of Optical Sciences

8

The number of graduate programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences that were ranked in
the top 25 in 2011

National Research Council

Leader  

Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was the first of its kind in the world

College of Science

Top20

The University of Arizona's Campus Recreation is ranked No. 13 nationally for best college for outdoor adventures

The Outbound Collective

Top100

The UA ranks in the top 100 of all US four-year public institutions, based on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, and diversity

The Business Journals

30K 

The UA's collection of more than 30,000 children's books and adolescent literature is one of the world's largest

College of Education

#1

The UA is the only university in the continental US with not one, but two radio telescopes

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

#1

Mineral collection in the world

Department of Geosciences

500+ 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

12 th

UA's Master's of Science in Agricultural & Resource Economics is the top ranked agricultural program and ranks 12th among the nation's graduate econ programs

The Financial Engineer

#1

Among US public undergraduate programs for management information systems

U.S. News & World Report

Top50

The Eller College is ranked in the top 50 online MBA programs nationally

U.S. News & World Report

1st

The world's first laboratory dedicated to tree-ring research was established at the UA. It now houses more than 2 million wood specimens

College of Science

#2

Among U.S. institutions in enrollment of Peace Corps Fellows/USA program participants in 2013

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Top  

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center (the NCI's highest designation) headquartered in Arizona

National Cancer Institute

Leader  

The UA is a designated Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities

Top100

The UA is ranked one of the most innovative universities in the world, and #1 in Arizona

Reuters

$45M

The amount Arizona residents save each year thanks to the UA's Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

College of Pharmacy

A Best  

Students say the UA is one of the nation's best universities

The Princeton Review

6M

The number of print volumes in the UA library system. There are also 1M e-books and 74,000 electronic journals.

The University of Arizona Libraries

5th

The UA is the #5 university in NASA funding

National Science Foundation

#& #3 
 

Banner - University Medical Center in Phoenix and Tucson are two of the best hospitals in Arizona

U.S. News & World Report

#2

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2015
among US public institutions

National Science Foundation

1st

The James E. Rogers College of Law is the first law school ever to accept GRE applicants

Bloomberg Law

#3

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2017

21 st

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $606 million in total funding

National Science Foundation

112

The number of countries represented by international students attending the UA

The University of Arizona

#7

The James E. Rogers College of Law is one of the best schools for practical training

National Jurist Magazine

100%

Every student in the UA Landscape Architecture program believes he or she will be well-prepared for his or her profession upon graduation 

Design Intelligence

2M

The number of irreplaceable specimens in the UA's Insect Collection

Department of Entomology

Among the Best   

Students rank the UA among the best in the nation for student engagement and are more likely to recommend the UA to their peers

Times Higher Ed and The Wallstreet Journal

#1

Undergraduate salary potential among Arizona public universities

Payscale

1st

The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources became the first department in the US dedicated solely to the science of water in 1966

College of Science

#1

Tech Launch Arizona is Arizona's Innovator of the Year

The Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority

Top  

Banner - University Medical Center in Tucson ranks among the best in the nation for geriatrics and nephrology

U.S. News & World Report

52%

Over half of all known near-Earth asteroids and comets have been discovered by the University of Arizona

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

94%

of students in the UA Architecture program believes they will be well-prepared for their professions upon graduation

Design Intelligence

Leader  

The UA ranks #124 in the nation, #60 among public institutions and #1 in Arizona, earning high marks for business, management information systems and engineering

U.S. News & World Report

Top5 

In the number of American Indian and Hispanic graduates among US public health schools

College of Public Health

#73

The UA ranks No. 73 in the world and No. 46 nationally 

Center for World University Rankings

Top25

The UA ranks in the top 25 great, accessible institutions for aspiring STEM students

Money

Top10

UA ranks in the nation's top 10 producers of Fulbright scholars 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

#3

The ranking of the School of Art MFA Photography program among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

Top10

The Eller College is ranked #10 for its undergraduate program in business among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

Top200 

Colleges that pay you back

The Princeton Review

#1

The University of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom is #1 in the world in political philosophy

Philosophical Gourmet

Our Impact

52%

Over half of all known near-Earth asteroids and comets have been discovered by the University of Arizona

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Top100

The UA is ranked one of the most innovative universities in the world, and #1 in Arizona

Reuters

#1

The University of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom is #1 in the world in political philosophy

Philosophical Gourmet

Leader  

The UA is a designated Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities

#73

The UA ranks No. 73 in the world and No. 46 nationally 

Center for World University Rankings

100%

Every student in the UA Landscape Architecture program believes he or she will be well-prepared for his or her profession upon graduation 

Design Intelligence

Top20

The University of Arizona's Campus Recreation is ranked No. 13 nationally for best college for outdoor adventures

The Outbound Collective

Top  

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center (the NCI's highest designation) headquartered in Arizona

National Cancer Institute

Top25

The UA ranks in the top 25 great, accessible institutions for aspiring STEM students

Money

94%

of students in the UA Architecture program believes they will be well-prepared for their professions upon graduation

Design Intelligence

#3

The School of Anthropology is top-ranked according to the National Research Council's databased assessment of research doctorate programs

National Research Council

Top  

Banner - University Medical Center in Tucson ranks among the best in the nation for geriatrics and nephrology

U.S. News & World Report

Best 

The UA is named one of the best and most interesting schools in the US, Canada and the UK

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

 

#1

The UA's Communications Doctorate Program is top-ranked

National Research Council

5th

The UA is the #5 university in NASA funding

National Science Foundation

#1

Best college in Arizona

Forbes

#2

Best online school and resources in the nation for students with disabilities

Online Schools Center

#1

The UA is the only university in the continental US with not one, but two radio telescopes

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

A Best  

Students say the UA is one of the nation's best universities

The Princeton Review

#1

Public university in Arizona and #60 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

#& #3 
 

Banner - University Medical Center in Phoenix and Tucson are two of the best hospitals in Arizona

U.S. News & World Report

10 th

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture ranked 10th in the nation for annual research generated

Association of American Universities

Top100

The UA is one of the "Best Bang for the Buck" universities in the nation

Washington Monthly

Top200 

Colleges that pay you back

The Princeton Review

Top10

The School of Sociology graduate program is in the top 10 among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

8 th

UA's Master of Science in Planning is ranked 8th out of 34 Top Planning Programs in the nation without a PhD

Planetizen

1st

First in the country to offer a BA in Law

James E. Rogers College of Law and the UA School of Government & Public Policy

#1

Undergraduate salary potential among Arizona public universities

Payscale

#7

The James E. Rogers College of Law is one of the best schools for practical training

National Jurist Magazine

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

Leader  

The UA ranks #124 in the nation, #60 among public institutions and #1 in Arizona, earning high marks for business, management information systems and engineering

U.S. News & World Report

Top10

The Eller College is ranked #10 for its undergraduate program in business among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

1st

The James E. Rogers College of Law is the first law school ever to accept GRE applicants

Bloomberg Law

12 th

UA's Master's of Science in Agricultural & Resource Economics is the top ranked agricultural program and ranks 12th among the nation's graduate econ programs

The Financial Engineer

Top20

The UA ranks #14 among US public institutions and #23 nationally for its online graduate nursing program

U.S. News & World Report

#1

Among US public undergraduate programs for management information systems

U.S. News & World Report

Top100

The University of Arizona ranks in the top 100 universities in the world

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Top100

The UA ranks in the top 100 of all US four-year public institutions, based on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, and diversity

The Business Journals

Among the Best   

Students rank the UA among the best in the nation for student engagement and are more likely to recommend the UA to their peers

Times Higher Ed and The Wallstreet Journal

Top50

The Eller College is ranked in the top 50 online MBA programs nationally

U.S. News & World Report

#1

Tech Launch Arizona is Arizona's Innovator of the Year

The Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority

#1

The ranking of the College of Science among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the US

National Science Foundation

#2

Among U.S. institutions in enrollment of Peace Corps Fellows/USA program participants in 2013

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

#1

Largest optics program among US institutions

College of Optical Sciences

112

The number of countries represented by international students attending the UA

The University of Arizona

1st

First design and planning program in Arizona, and the nation’s leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

A- 

The James E. Rogers College of Law was named a Best Value Law School in 2015

National Jurist Magazine

#3

The ranking of the School of Art MFA Photography program among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Top5 

In the number of American Indian and Hispanic graduates among US public health schools

College of Public Health

2M

The number of irreplaceable specimens in the UA's Insect Collection

Department of Entomology

$45M

The amount Arizona residents save each year thanks to the UA's Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

College of Pharmacy

1st

The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources became the first department in the US dedicated solely to the science of water in 1966

College of Science

6M

The number of print volumes in the UA library system. There are also 1M e-books and 74,000 electronic journals.

The University of Arizona Libraries

#1

Mineral collection in the world

Department of Geosciences

#3

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2017

Leader  

Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was the first of its kind in the world

College of Science

21 st

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $606 million in total funding

National Science Foundation

#3

Among US graduate geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

500+ 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

30K 

The UA's collection of more than 30,000 children's books and adolescent literature is one of the world's largest

College of Education

Top10

UA ranks in the nation's top 10 producers of Fulbright scholars 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

100 

The number of calls the UA's Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center receives each day

College of Pharmacy

#3

The ranking of the Eller College of Management's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship among US public undergraduate programs

U.S. News & World Report

8

The number of graduate programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences that were ranked in
the top 25 in 2011

National Research Council

1st

The world's first laboratory dedicated to tree-ring research was established at the UA. It now houses more than 2 million wood specimens

College of Science

12

The number of UA graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally

U.S. News & World Report

#2

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2015
among US public institutions

National Science Foundation

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