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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

#2

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2012

National Science Foundation

1st

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

College of Science

#1

Among U.S. graduate
geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

A 

The James E. Rogers College of Law was named a Best Value Law School in 2012.

National Jurist Magazine

1st

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

College of Science

2M

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

Department of Entomology

#1

The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with its own radio telescope

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

Top5 

In the number of American Indian and Hispanic graduates among U.S. public health schools.

College of Public Health

#2

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

Princeton Review

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

1 st

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

College of Science

19 th

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $650 million in federal funding

National Science Foundation

#4

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

U.S. News & World Report

$45M

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

College of Pharmacy

Top25

One of the top 25 producers of Fulbright awards in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

#1 

The UA's collection of children's and adolescent literature is the largest in the world.

College of Education

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

#1

Largest optics program among U.S. institutions

College of Optical Sciences

500 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

#2

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

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

#1

Among U.S. business schools in the amount of federal grant support attracted by college faculty

Eller College of Management

120

The number of countries represented by international students attending the UA.

The University of Arizona

#1

The ranking of the College of Science among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the U.S.

National Science Foundation

#1

Mineral database in the world

Department of Geosciences

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

10

The number of UA graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in 2013

U.S. News & World Report

70K 

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

College of Pharmacy

5M

The number of print volumes in the UA library system. There are also 600,000 e-books and 54,000 electronic journals.

The University of Arizona Libraries

Our Impact

#1

The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with its own radio telescope

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

#1

The ranking of the College of Science among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the U.S.

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 U.S. institutions

College of Optical Sciences

120

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 2012.

National Jurist Magazine

#4

The ranking of the School of Art MFA Photography program among 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 U.S. 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 U.S. dedicated solely to the science of water in 1966.

College of Science

5M

The number of print volumes in the UA library system. There are also 600,000 e-books and 54,000 electronic journals.

The University of Arizona Libraries

#1

Mineral database in the world

Department of Geosciences

#1

Among U.S. business schools in the amount of federal grant support attracted by college faculty

Eller College of Management

1 st

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

College of Science

19 th

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $650 million in federal funding

National Science Foundation

#1

Among U.S. graduate
geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

500 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

#1 

The UA's collection of children's and adolescent literature is the largest in the world.

College of Education

Top25

One of the top 25 producers of Fulbright awards in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

70K 

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

College of Pharmacy

#2

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

Princeton Review

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 pieces of wood.

College of Science

10

The number of UA graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in 2013

U.S. News & World Report

#2

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2012

National Science Foundation

Recent News

Students in Ellen McMahon's "Critical Issues in Design" course work on a mural of endangered animals in a coastal community in Mexico. McMahon tries to increase her students' environmental awareness by engaging them in cross-disciplinary projects at the UA and in the field.
October 22, 2014

Ellen McMahon grew up in a home where science and art often collided — and is both an artist and a biologist. Now she wants her UA students to be environmentally sensitive and to see the difference their work can make.