University Rankings, Highlights & Awards

The University of Arizona is a premier, public research university. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 20th in research and development expenditures among US public universities and colleges and 33rd among US public and private universities.

The NSF also ranks the UA No. 1 in physical sciences research among US public institutions. U.S. News & World Report ranks the UA among America’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best Western Colleges.” The UA ranks No. 68 in the world and No. 42 nationally according to the Center for University World Rankings. The UA is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars.

The University of Arizona is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada and the only AAU member in Arizona. Membership in AAU is by invitation and is based on the high quality of programs of academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, as well as general recognition that a university is outstanding by reason of the excellence of its research and education programs.

In areas as diverse as astronomy, medicine, optics, entrepreneurship, and dance, UA faculty and programs are among the nation's best.

UA faculty are also globally recognized for their leadership, scholarship, and service by world-renowned academic societies and programs. Below is a listing of our national and international program awards, and our University of Arizona awards and honors recipients.

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National & International Awards

ProgramRecipient NameYear Received
American Academy of Arts and SciencesNicolaas Bloembergen1956
 Aden B. Meinel1959
 Peter A. Strittmatter1977
 W. David Arnett1985
 J. Roger P. Angel1990
 Julia E. Annas1992
 N. Scott Momaday1992
 Seymour Reichlin1992
 Margaret G. Kidwell1993
 Carol Marguerite Rose1994
 Jane H. Hill1998
 John G. Hildebrand2001
 Robert C. Kennicutt2001
 George H. Rieke2003
 Keith E. Lehrer2005
 Nancy A. Moran2006
 Marcia J. Rieke2007
 Roy R. Parker2010
American Association for the Advancement of Science FellowsAden B. Meinel1950
 H. V. Aposhian1958
 Elizabeth Roemer1958
 Arthur Jelinek1959
 William Longacre1969
 John Enemark1971
 B. Roy Frieden1971
 Victor Hruby1971
 John Kessler1971
 Thomas Lindell1971
 Everett Lindsay1971
 Neil Mendelson1971
 Cornelius Steelink1971
 Roald Wangsness1971
 Alice Schlegel1972
 Michael Brown1981
 Hyatt M. Gibbs1982
 Jane H. Hill1982
 Richard Glass1984
 Michael Schiffer1984
 Frances Ann Walker1984
 John G. Hildebrand1986
 Peter Chesson1987
 I. Glenn Sipes1987
 Jeffrey Dean1988
 Victor Baker1989
 Elden Braun1989
 Laurence H. Hurley1990
 Lynn Nadel1991
 C. Vance Haynes1992
 James F. Hays1992
 William Hoffman1992
 Margaret G. Kidwell1992
 D. M. Hunten1993
 Nancy Parezo1994
 Li-Zhi Fang1995
 Carl William Birky1997
 Robert Sloviter1998
 Marlys Hearst Witte1998
 William Dickinson1999
 David Arnett2000
 Michael A. Cusanovich2000
 Richard Green2001
 Nasser Peyghambarian2001
 David W. Galbraith2002
 Jonathan Lunine2002
 Merrill Garrett2002
 Charles Prewitt2002
 Gail Burd2003
 Lisa Graumlich2003
 William Hubbard2003
 Pierre Meystre2004
 Michael Nachman2005
 George Bowden2006
 Ian Pepper2006
 Hans VanEtten2006
 Carol Barnes2007
 Nancy A. Moran2007
 Feiyue Wang2007
 Jason X.-J. yuan2007
 Charles Gerba2008
 William Vélez2008
 Steven R. Archer2009
 David D. Breshears2009
 Robert T. Downs2009
 Christopher D. Impey2009
 Jonathan T. Overpeck2009
 Mary A. Peterson2009
 Bruce E. Tabashnik2009
 Mary J. Wirth2009
 Rod A. Wing2010
 Eugene G. Sander2011
 Alexander Badyaev2012
 Brian Enquist2012
 Yves Carriere2012
 Malcolm K. Hughes2013
 Katrina Marie Miranda2013
 Diana E. Wheeler2013
 Peter A. Franken2014
Fulbright Scholars—Council for International Exchange of ScholarsIrene S D'Almeida2005
 Kevin M. Fitzsimmons2005
 Ana Maria Merico-Stephens2005
 Richard E. Michod2005
 Dennis Larson2006
 Gary David Thompson2006
 George Burr2007
 Joseph Galaskiewicz2007
 Stephen Kobourov2007
 Barbara Kosta2007
 Anna Marie O'Leary2007
 Mary Adam2008
 David Chisholm2008
 Eniko Enikov2008
 Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez2008
 Ellen McMahon2008
 Beretta Smith-Shomade2008
 Gonda VanSteen2008
 Mary Beth Adam2009
 Emmanuel T. Akporiaye2009
 Stephanie J. Buechler2009
 Reid Fontaine2009
 Marie A. Griego-Jones2009
 Christopher K. Jones2009
 Donald Slack2009
 James T. Watson2009
 Maribel Alvarez2010
 Jeferey Burgess2010
 James Cunningham2010
 Reid G. Fontaine2010
 Barron J. Orr2010
 Rodney D. Adam2011
 Anne Browning-Aiken2011
 Lesley D. Frame2011
 Jeffrey J. O Sallaz2011
 Carol Bender2012
 William E. Boyd2012
 Michael M. Brescia2012
 Melissa A. Fitch2012
 Virginia Lebaron2012
 Avigdor Leftin2012
 Lesley P. Newman2012
 Supapann Seraphin2012
 Thomas DeGomez2013
 Grace Fielder2013
 Norma Gonzalez2013
 A. J. Timothy Jull2013
 Linda Lumsden2013
 Marcela Vazquez-Leon2013
 Alberto Arenas2014
 Wendell Ela2014
 Frank Gohlke2014
 Dale LaFleur2014
 Jenny Lee2014
 Sama Alshaibi2015
 Christopher Castro2015
 Benedict Colombi2015
 Roger Nichols2015
 Bane Vasic2015
 Richard Ziolkowski2015
Guggenheim Fellowship Award WinnersHenry Koffler1953
 William R. Dickinson1964
 Paul Schultz Martin1965
 N. Scott Momaday1966
 Harold Clark Fritts1968
 Charles Philip Sonnet1968
 John A. Mills1972
 Eliot S. Hearst1974
 Robert Porter Erickson1975
 Thomas G. Bever1976
 Alan C. Newell1976
 Douglas G. Stuart1976
 Jonathan Penner1977
 William H. Wing1980
 William G. Denver1981
 Michael Schaller1981
 Donald Robert Uhlmann1981
 Jonathan Beck1982
 Edgar A. Dryden1982
 Gerald C. Monsman1982
 Keith Lehrer1983
 Victor J. Hruby1984
 Hermann George Rebel1984
 William M. Schaffer1984
 Daniel Asia1986
 Alan E. Bernstein1987
 Arthur J. Jelinek1987
 Jane R. Miller1988
 Jerrold Edwin Hogle1989
 Harmony Hammond1991
 Nicholas James Strausfeld1994
 Steve Orlen1999
 Elizabeth Vierling2000
 Ellen B. Basso2002
 Craig Walsh2002
 Susan C. Karant-Nunn2003
 Steve Johnstone2004
 Jonathan T. Overpeck2005
 Xiaohui Fan2008
 Robin Stryker2008
 Jason X.-J. Yuan2008
 Ann Zabludoff2013
MacArthur Fellows Program—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationGary Paul Nabhan1990
 Nicholas James Strausfeld1995
 J. Roger P. Angel1996
 J. Roger P. Angel1997
 Nancy A. Moran1997
 Brackette F. Williams1997
 Ofelia Zepeda1999
 J. Roger P. Angel2000
 J. Roger P. Angel2001
 Oliver Guyon2012
National Academy of MedicineJ. Lyle Bootman1998
 M. Paul Capp2009
 Setsuko K. Chambers2009
 Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia2011
 Arthur B. Sanders2012
 Kenneth S. Ramos2015
National Academy of EducationLuis C. Moll1998
 Thomas L. Good2011
National Academy of EngineeringW. David Kingery1975
 Nicolaas Blowmbergen1984
 Peter W. Likins1984
 Ernest T. Smerdon1986
 Israel J. Wygnanski1989
 Shlomo P. Neuman1992
 Robert R. Shannon1992
 Donald R. Uhlmann1996
 J. Brent Hiskey1997
 Soroosh Sorooshian2003
 Kenneth A. Jackson2005
 Spencer R. Titley2005
 Thomas L. Koch2006
 James C. Wyant2007
 Larry Peterson2010
 Harrison H. Barrett2014
National Academy of SciencesWillis E. lamb, Jr.1954
 Nicolaas Bloembergen1959
 Frank J. Low1974
 Donald M. Hunten1981
 W. David Arnett1985
 C. Vance Haynes1990
 William Dickinson1992
 John H. Law1992
 William Bowers1994
 Margaret G. Kidwell1996
 Brian A. Larkins1996
 J. Roger P. Angel2000
 J. Randolph Jokipii2001
 Vicki L. Chandler2002
 H. Jay Melosh2003
 Nancy A. Moran2004
 Robert C. Kennicutt2006
 John G. Hildebrand2007
 Jonathan Lunine2010
 George H. Rieke2011
 Roy R. Parker2012
 Marcia J. Rieke2012
 Renu Malhotra2015
Nobel Prize WinnersWillis E. Lamb, Jr.1955
 Nicolaas Bloembergen1981
 Roy J. Glauber2005
Pulitzer Prize WinnersN. Scott Momaday1969
 Terry Wimmer1996
Poet LaureatesJuan Felipe Herrera2015

 

University Awards & Honors

Award NameRecipient NameYear Received
Distinguished Outreach FacultyCharles (Corky) Poster2004
 Jeanette L. Ryan 2004
 Timothy Dennehy2005
 Lay James Gibson2005
 Celestino Fernandez2007
 Diane Austin2008
 Russell Tronstad2008
 Francisco A.R. Garcia2009
 Sharon Megdal2010
 Carol Bender2011
 Edward F. Reid2011
 Todd V. Fletcher2012
 Sally Stevens2012
 Peder Cuneo2013
 Sally J. Reel2013
 Donald W. McCarthy2014
 Supapan Seraphin2014
 Frans Tax2015
 Henrietta "Etta" Kralovec2015
 Thomas Sheridan2016
 Cynthia Thomson2016
Distinguished ProfessorsChristopher Franklin Carroll1995
 Clifford M. Lytle1995
 James F. LaSalle1995
 Raymond E. White, Jr.1995
 Jerrold E. Hogle1996
 David O. Lomen1996
 William S. Bickel1997
 Richard A. Cosgrove1997
 Susan H. Aiken1998
 William Yslas Velez1998
 Richard A. Demers1999
 Delbert D. Phillips1999
 James W. Clarke2000
 Christopher D. Impey2000
 Robert F. Butler2002
 Harold W. Dixon2002
 Wanda H. Howell2002
 Robert H. Robichaux2002
 Gail D. Burd2003
 Albrecht Classen2004
 Dennis T. Ray2004
 George E. Gehrels2005
 Harold P. Larson2005
 John J.B. Allen2006
 William G. McCallum2006
 J. Jefferson Reid2007
 Carrol McLaughlin2008
 Paul Wilson2008
 Jerzy Rozenblit2009
 Mary Poulton2010
 Peter M. Beudert2011
 Avelino Eduardo Sáez2011
 Paul Blowers2012
 Judith Bronstein2012
 Charles Scruggs2013
 Eric A. Betterton2013
 Andrew S. Cohen2014
 Frederick P. Kiefer2014
 Vincente Talanquer2015
 Elliott Chen2016
 Alan Nighorn2016
Graduate & Professional Education Teaching & Mentoring AwardsRobert Bates2000
 Brian Crisp2000
 Arthur Andrews2001
 Yetta M. Goodman2001
 Samual H. Yalkowsky2001
 John Enemark2002
 Guy McPherson2002
 Herbert E. Pollock2003
 Mary Wildner-Bassett2003
 Barbara Atwood2004
 Thomas Holm2004
 John J.B. Allen2005
 Carrol McLaughlin2005
 Patricia Anders2006
 A. Edwardo Sáez2006
 Sallie Marston2006
 Russell Cropanzano2007
 Cindy Rankin2007
 Dennis Lichtenberger2008
 Meg Lota Brown2008
 Gary Thompson2008
 Thomas Mauet2009
 Chris Segrin2009
 Andrew Carnie2010
 Elizabeth Kennedy2010
 Katia da Costa Bezerra2011
 Heidi Harley2011
 Nancy J. Parezo2012
 Karen S. Schumaker2012
 Diana Archangelli2013
 David Christenson2013
 Susan Shaw2014
 Robin Stryker2014
 Jerry Gaus2015
 Hoshin Vijay Gupta2015
 Nader Chafoun2016
 Price Fishback2016
Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize in Public Service OutreachJill Guernsey de Zapien2002
 Michael A. Wells2003
 Alfred Kaszniak2004
 Sherry C. Betts2005
 Robert Williams, Jr.2006
 Joel Meister2007
 John Marchello2008
 Trent Teegerstrom2009
 Bruce Bayly2014
Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize in Research/Scholarship/Creative ActivityJ. Roger P. Angel2002
 Brian A. Larkins2003
 Pamela Decker2004
 George H. Rieke2005
 John G. Hildebrand2006
 Sumitendra Mazumdar2007
 Albrecht Classen2008
 Jane H. Hill2009
 Nicholas James Strausfeld2011
 Ida M. Moore2013
 Bruce Tabashnik2015
Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize in TeachingJoLaine Reierson Draugalis2002
 Christopher D. Impey2004
 Renate A. Schulz2005
 Richard W. Shelton2006
 Carrol McLaughlin2008
 Alexander Cronin2009
 Vicente A. Talanquer2012
 Ed Prather2016
Provost's General Education Teaching AwardJanice Dewey1997
 Gerald Swanson1997
 Kari McBride1998
 Homer Pettey1998
 Cindy Rankin1998
 Robert H. Robichaux1998
 Albrecht Classen1999
 Jennifer Jenkins1999
 Harold P. Larson1999
 John McCullen1999
 Thomas Fleming2000
 George Gehrels2000
 Helle Mathiasen2000
 Cecile McKee2000
 Felice Bedford2001
 V. Spike Peterson2001
 Richard Poss2001
 Dennis Ray2001
 Peter Foley2002
 Gregory Jackson2002
 James O'Brien2002
 Susan M. White2002
 Richard Cosgrove2003
 Suzanne Delaney2003
 Katherine Hirschboeck2003
 John Kupfer2004
 Melissa Fitch2004
 Ralph Price2004
 Timothy Swindle2004
 Beatriz Urrea2006
 J. Pat Willerton2004
 Edward E. Prather2007
 Elaine Marchello2009
 Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman2009
 James Riley2010
 Joellen Russell2010
 Stacey Oberly2011
 Laura G. Gutierrez2012
 Thomas B. Wilson2012
Regents ProfessorsVictor R. Baker1988
 Joel Feinberg1988
 Donald M. Hunten1988
 N. Scott Momaday1988
 Shlomo P. Neuman1988
 Heiko A. Oberman1988
 James R. Wait1988
 Chandrakant S. Desai1989
 John G. Hildebrand1989
 Travis W. Hirschi1989
 Victor J. Hruby1989
 Frank J. Low1989
 Sydney E. Salmon1989
 Arthur T. Winfree1989
 J. Roger P. Angel1990
 Harrison H. Barrett1990
 Robert H. Colescott1990
 Ralph E. Griswold1990
 Mark R. Haussler1990
 Willis E. Lamb, Jr.1990
 Keith E. Lehrer1990
 Charles P. Sonett1990
 Douglas G. Stuart1990
 Elizabeth A. Bernays1991
 Yetta M. Goodman1991
 C. Vance Haynes1991
 John H. Law1991
 Robert M. Netting1991
 Richard W. Shelton1991
 Dan B. Dobbs1992
 Donald R. Huffman1992
 W. David Kingery1992
 Barbara A. Babcock1993
 Allen S. Whiting1993
 J. Douglas Canfield1994
 Margaret G. Kidwell1994
 Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.1994
 Peter A. Strittmatter1994
 Julia E. Annas1995
 W. David Arnett1995
 Jane H. Hill1995
 H. David Soren1997
 J. Randolph Jokipii1997
 Gordon Tollin1997
 Henry I . Yamamura1997
 George H. Davis1998
 John H. Enemark1998
 Audrey L. Holland1998
 Nicholas James Strausfeld1998
 Oscar J. Martinez1999
 Therese A. Markow1999
 Barbara Timmermann1999
 Brian A. Larkins2000
 Nancy A. Moran2000
 Frances Ann Walker2000
 Pierre Meystre2002
 Roy R. Parker2002
 Michael Schaller2002
 Leslie P. Tolbert2002
 Michael A. Wells2002
 David S. Alberts2003
 Vicki L. Chandler2003
 Lynn Nadel2003
 Muriel R. Saville-Troike2003
 Alan C. Newell2004
 H. Jay Melosh2004
 John L. Pollock2004
 George H. Rieke2004
 Michael A. Cusanovich2005
 Michael J. Drake2005
 Paula Ya-Mei Fan2005
 John W. Olsen2005
 Jeanne E. Pemberton2005
 Farhang Shadman2005
 Vladimir E. Zakharov2005
 Carol A. Barnes2006
 Mary P. Koss2006
 Toni M. Massaro2006
 Mark A. Nichter2006
 Malcolm K. Hughes2007
 Michael W. Marcellin2007
 Ofelia Zepeda2007
 Howard Ochman2008
 Elizabeth Vierling2008
 Richard Wilkinson2008
 Fernando D. Matrtinez2009
 Susan C. Karant-Nunn2009
 W. James Shuttleworth2009
 S. James Anaya2010
 Edgar A. Dryden2010
 Marcia J. Rieke2010
 Thomas G. Bever2011
 Diana M. Liverman2011
 Robert J. Glennon2012
 Thomas W. Swetnam2012
 Neal R. Armstrong2013
 Hsinchun Chen2013
 Xiaohui Fan2013
 Jonathan Overpeck2014
 Mary C. Stiner2014
 Julia Clancy-Smith2015
 Bruce Tabashnik2015
 Ronald Breigen2016
 Frank Gohlke2016
 Renu Malhotra2016