Arizona is Discovery
I’m friends with mostly all my professors.
I want to major in MIS, which is ranked #1 publicly and #3 overall. I got into Carnegie Mellon, but I picked the UA because the price was right and there are lots of opportunities to network.
- Nidhi Arora,
UA Leads the Way through Discovery
The University of Arizona is deeply engaged with answering the biggest questions in our world: unlocking the origins of the universe and of life, ensuring the health of people and our planet, celebrating the tapestry of global cultures. We are developing answers to the world’s most crucial and complex challenges: safe and plentiful water; clean, sustainable and abundant energy; global commerce; an educated and eager citizenry; and disease prevention and cures.
The UA is ranked as one of the top 15 public research universities in the nation.
See how the UA leads the way in Research.
In spite of a global economic downturn and more than $100 million in state budget cuts, UA faculty continue to win grants to fund research and public outreach initiatives. "Despite current economic conditions, our faculty have brought home more research grants than ever before," said UA President Robert N. Shelton. "Our job now is to convert those dollars into economic activity, research-based improvements in the human condition and a unique learning environment for our students." Working at the cutting edges of technology and translating research into practical applications, the UA is a research partner to businesses of all types and sizes – from technology startups to the most demanding global industry partners.
The University of Arizona (UA) is a premier, public research university. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA No. 24 in research and development expenditures among public and private universities and colleges and No. 16 among public universities and colleges. Recent U.S. News and World Report rankings placed 14 of the school’s graduate programs among the top 20 in the nation. The UA is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of 62 leading U.S. Universities distinguished by the breadth and quality of their programs in research and graduate education. We know that excellent graduate research comes from quality undergraduates, thus we are invested in providing fine undergraduate research opportunities.