The University of Arizona

Our Impact

120

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

The University of Arizona

$45M

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

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

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

#1

Mineral database in the world

Department of Geosciences

A 

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

National Jurist Magazine

10

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

U.S. News & World Report

Top25

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

The Chronicle of Higher Education

10 th

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

Association of American Universities

Top5 

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

College of Public Health

#1

Largest optics program among U.S. institutions

College of Optical Sciences

#1 

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

College of Education

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

#2

In funding for the physical
sciences in 2012

National Science Foundation

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

#1

Among U.S. public graduate programs in management information systems

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

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

19 th

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

National Science Foundation

#1

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

Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

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

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

#2

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

Princeton Review

1 st

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

College of Science

#4

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

U.S. News & World Report

#1

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

National Science Foundation

79th

UA named 79th out of 484 four-year public institutions, based on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability and diversity.

The Business Journals

2M

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

Department of Entomology

70K 

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

College of Pharmacy

#1

Among U.S. graduate
geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

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

11 th

UA's Masters of Science in Agricultural & Resource Economics is the top ranked agricultural program and ranks 11th among the nation's graduate econ programs

The Financial Engineer

Top20

Undergraduate Architecture program

America's Best Architecture Schools 2014

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

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

Top20

Undergraduate Architecture program

America's Best Architecture Schools 2014

11 th

UA's Masters of Science in Agricultural & Resource Economics is the top ranked agricultural program and ranks 11th among the nation's graduate econ programs

The Financial Engineer

79th

UA named 79th out of 484 four-year public institutions, based on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability and diversity.

The Business Journals

#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. public graduate programs in management information systems

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

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

The UA Poetry Center is a living archive, founded in 1960 to celebrate the spirit of poetry. (Photo: FJ Gaylor)
May 21, 2015

Funding will cover programming such as readings, lectures and school visits for 2015-2016 — and it comes at a critical time, said the center's director, Tyler Meier.

UA student Nicole Guillen gives a fluoride treatment to a child in Honduras. Guillen helped provide an educational workshop on dental hygiene as part of Global Dental Brigades. (Photo courtesy of Niam Ismail/UA Global Medical Brigades)
May 19, 2015

Students participating in Global Medical Brigades at the UA travel over spring and summer breaks to other countries to provide basic health care. The students come from a variety of backgrounds and majors.

A UA student overlooks the campus at sunset
May 19, 2015

Undergraduate researchers Alison Comrie, Travis Sawyer and Jeannie Wilkening have been named Goldwater Scholars. The nationally competitive scholarship was awarded to 260 students by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.