The University of Arizona

Our Impact

#3

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

National Research Council

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

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

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

Top25

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

Money

Top10

The UA's Astronomy & Astrophysics, Information Science & Library Science, Limnology and Water Resources programs are among the best in the world

Center for World University Rankings

A Best  

Students say the UA is one of the nation's best universities, especially for green initiatives, entrepreneurial programs and quality of life.

The Princeton Review

3 

The number of UA faculty members who have won Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation

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

21 st

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

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

#4

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

National Jurist Magazine

#& #3 
 

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

U.S. News & World Report

#2

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

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

#73

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

Center for World University Rankings

94%

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

Design Intelligence

$45M

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

College of Pharmacy

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

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

Top5 

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

College of Public Health

Top  

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

U.S. News & World Report

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

National Science Foundation

Leader  

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

College of Science

Top200 

Colleges that pay you back

The Princeton Review

Top25

The School of Sociology graduate program is in the top 25 nationally

U.S. News & World Report

#3

Among US graduate geology programs

U.S. News & World Report

1st

First and only accredited public health college in Arizona

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

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

Top25%

The UA offers one of the best online bachelor's programs in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

Top25

The Eller College ranks in the top 25 and top 50 nationally for its full- and part-time MBA programs

U.S. News & World Report

#28

The UA's graduate engineering program ranks 28th among public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

2M

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

Department of Entomology

Top100

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

Washington Monthly

#2

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report 

Excellence  

The UA was named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

#1

Largest optics program among US institutions

College of Optical Sciences

100 

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

College of Pharmacy

#1

The UA's Eller College of Management and WEST Center are Arizona's Innovators of the Year

The Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority

#3

The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship ranks third among public graduate programs

U.S. news & World Report

#1

Undergraduate salary potential among Arizona public universities

Payscale

#1

The University of Arizona’s Political Philosophy program is ranked #1 in the world.

Philosophical Gourmet

Top100

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Top20

The UA's doctorate of nursing practice is one of the nation's best 

U.S. News & World Report

112

The number of countries represented by international students attending the UA

The University of Arizona

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 Among the Top 100 in World Reputation Rankings

Times Higher Education

Leader  

The UA ranks #124 in the nation and #58 among public institutions, earning high marks for management information systems, entrepreneurship and engineering

U.S. News & World Report

Top20

The Eller College is ranked #12 for its undergraduate program in business among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

Top50

The UA ranks #30 among US public institutions and #43 nationally for its online graduate nursing program

U.S. News & World Report

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

#1

Largest mineral database in the world

Department of Geosciences

#1

Best college in Arizona

Forbes

#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

#5

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

U.S. News & World Report

Top20

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

The Outbound Collective

600+ 

Student clubs and organizations

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

Top  

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

National Cancer Institute

1st

Tree-ring research (dendrochronology) was invented here, where we also established the world's largest tree-ring research laboratory housing more than 2 million wood specimens

College of Science

#2

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

National Science 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

#1

Among US public undergraduate programs for management information systems

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

#2

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

Online Schools Center

#3

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

U.S. News & World Report

11

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

U.S. News & World Report

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

Leader  

The UA is a designated Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities

Best Value  

Named one of America's Best Value Colleges

Forbes

Top100

The UA is ranked one of the top 100 higher ed institutions in the world

Times Higher Ed

5th

The UA is the #5 university in NASA funding

National Science Foundation

52%

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

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

A- 

The James E. Rogers College of Law is a Best Value Law School

National Jurist Magazine

#1

The UA's Communications Doctorate Program is top-ranked

National Research Council

Top25

The UA's School of Information Resources and Library Science graduate program ranks among the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

Top50

The Eller College is ranked in the top 50 online MBA programs among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

Our Impact

1st

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

Bloomberg Law

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

Top50

The UA ranks #30 among US public institutions and #43 nationally for its online graduate nursing program

U.S. News & World Report

Top100

The UA is Among the Top 100 in World Reputation Rankings

Times Higher Education

#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

Top25

Undergraduate Architecture program

Design Intelligence

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

Best Value  

Named one of America's Best Value Colleges

Forbes

Top50

The Eller College is ranked in the top 50 online MBA programs among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

#1

The UA's Eller College of Management and WEST Center are Arizona's Innovators of the Year

The Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority

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

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

Excellence  

The UA was named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

#1

The University of Arizona’s Political Philosophy program is ranked #1 in the world.

Philosophical Gourmet

Leader  

The UA is a designated Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public & Land-Grant 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

94%

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

Design Intelligence

Top100

The UA is ranked one of the top 100 higher ed institutions in the world

Times Higher Ed

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

52%

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

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Top25%

The UA offers one of the best online bachelor's programs in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

#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

#73

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

Center for World University Rankings

Top25

The Eller College ranks in the top 25 and top 50 nationally for its full- and part-time MBA programs

U.S. News & World Report

#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

Top25

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

Money

Top25

The UA's School of Information Resources and Library Science graduate program ranks among the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

#2

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

Online Schools Center

A Best  

Students say the UA is one of the nation's best universities, especially for green initiatives, entrepreneurial programs and quality of life.

The Princeton Review

#1

Best college in Arizona

Forbes

Top20

The UA's doctorate of nursing practice is one of the nation's best 

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

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 UA's Astronomy & Astrophysics, Information Science & Library Science, Limnology and Water Resources programs are among the best in the world

Center for World University Rankings

Top25

The School of Sociology graduate program is in the top 25 nationally

U.S. News & World Report

#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

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

#3

The UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship ranks third among public graduate programs

U.S. news & World Report

#4

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

National Jurist Magazine

10 th

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

Association of American Universities

Leader  

The UA ranks #124 in the nation and #58 among public institutions, earning high marks for management information systems, entrepreneurship and engineering

U.S. News & World Report

Top20

The Eller College is ranked #12 for its undergraduate program in business among US public institutions

U.S. News & World Report

#28

The UA's graduate engineering program ranks 28th 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 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 is a Best Value Law School

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

Largest mineral database in the world

Department of Geosciences

#2

Among US public graduate programs in management information systems

U.S. News & World Report 

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

600+ 

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

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

#5

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

Tree-ring research (dendrochronology) was invented here, where we also established the world's largest tree-ring research laboratory housing more than 2 million wood specimens

College of Science

11

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

Recent News

October 11, 2017

Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, the UA's Dr. Vance G. Nielsen has published results showing that his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals.