UA believes in Access
I’m Navajo, and I chose to stay in Arizona.
My counselors said it was the best school, and it helped that I had a full scholarship and a lot of support. Now I’m speaking at the First Year Scholars program dinner.
- Charlinda Haudley, Psychology
UA Leads the Way through Access
If your goal is a four-year degree, you simply can’t find an institution more committed to making this happen than the University of Arizona. We’re passionate about removing financial barriers, and are national leaders in making an investment in our students.
Over $65 million is distributed annually in merit- and need-based institutional aid to three-quarters of UA students. University of Arizona undergraduate students are winners when it comes to receiving private and external scholarships, accounting for over $27 million in 2009. Seventy-two percent of new freshmen receive gift aid.
Approximately 8,000 students are employed at the UA each year. This meaningful employment translates into real-world experience, while helping students contribute to the cost of their education. In addition to the nationally ranked academic curriculum, UA students are prepared for post-college job placement through a variety of practical, often professional, real life experiences.
During their UA careers, students experience a number of transitions: orientation, convocation, finding a support group of friends, goal-setting -- and ultimately graduation! It’s important that students are supported throughout, and Student Transitions fills that role. Summer bridge programs, goal-setting (academic and personal) programs, and student learning support help UA Wildcats all the way through.
Many Perspectives. One University.
The freshman class of 2009 represented the largest, most diverse, and most academically prepared ever. And UA students themselves tell us they value a diverse student population, as measured by the 2006 Campus Climate Survey.
Perhaps even more importantly, research shows that students have a better learning experience when their education takes place in a diverse setting.