The University of Arizona

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

#68

The UA ranks No. 68 in the world and No. 42 nationally 

Center for World University Rankings

#3

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

U.S. News & World Report

Top25

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

Money

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

30K 

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

College of Education

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

Top5 

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

College of Public Health

#3

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

U.S. News & World Report

2M

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

Department of Entomology

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

#1

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2014
among US public institutions

National Science Foundation

#1

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

National Science Foundation

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

Mineral collection in the world

Department of Geosciences

#2

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

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

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

500+ 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

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

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

$45M

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

College of Pharmacy

A- 

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

National Jurist Magazine

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

112

The number of countries represented by international students attending the UA

The University of Arizona

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

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

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

12

The number of UA graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in 2015

U.S. News & World Report

20 th

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $588 million in total funding

National Science Foundation

#3

Among US graduate geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

Top10

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

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

Leader  

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

College of Science

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

Largest optics program among US institutions

College of Optical Sciences

10 th

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

Association of American Universities

#1

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2016

Our Impact

Top25

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

Money

#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

10 th

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

Association of American Universities

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

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

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

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

52%

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

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

#68

The UA ranks No. 68 in the world and No. 42 nationally 

Center for World University Rankings

#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

#1

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2016

Leader  

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

College of Science

20 th

In research and development expenditures among public universities with $588 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 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 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 in 2015

U.S. News & World Report

#1

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2014
among US public institutions

National Science Foundation

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