UArizona Highlights

The University of Arizona


The University of Arizona


It all starts with wonder. About what lies just beyond the imagination to reach the next levels of human potential. About being fueled by student success, spurring innovation that radically benefits society and lifting up diverse voices. Because at the University of Arizona, wonder makes us create an impact beyond our horizon.

Wonder Makes Us Student-Centric

The Student Success District is a large-scale integration of library and student services that is distinctive among higher education institutions and designed specifically around student success and retention, accessibility and community.

aerial shot of Bear Down gym on University of Arizona campus

"When students go for help, I think they actually feel they're a part of something. A lot of students might be going to college for the first time, they might be first-gen students, and I think finding that community is really helpful for them."

Gamaliel Jimenez, Personal and Family Financial Planning Major

"What we really tried to do is envision these buildings as one seamless experience with all kinds of different services, resources and spaces that students can choose from depending on their needs throughout any given day."

Shan Sutton, Dean, University of Arizona Libraries
Catalyst Studio in the UArizona Student Success District
Academic Advising Center in the UArizona Student Success District
Interior of the UArizona Student Success District

Launch date: April 13, 2022

After seven years of planning and development based on student input, Arizona Wildcats now have access to wellness and study resources, maker spaces packed with technology like laser cutters and 3D printers, academic tutoring and retention support services, and financial health and career development, all in one place.

Space is Wildcat Country

Bold. Daring. Trusted by NASA. Those are just a few words that describe our reputation in space tech innovation. One of our current endeavors, The James Webb Space Telescope holds the near-infrared Camera, NIRCamera, which is one of the most sensitive infrared cameras ever built and will serve as the telescope's primary imager.

James Webb Telescope in space

"I've always wanted to find the most distant galaxies and trace how galaxies changed from all the way down to the current times."

Marcia Rieke, Principal Investigator for NIRCam
James Webb Telescope rocket launch
Graphic of the James Webb Telescope lens
Tucson, Arizona desert sky at night, showing the milky way

Launch date: December 25, 2021

Astronomers at Arizona played key roles in designing and building the telescope's infrared "eyes" that will allow it to peer deeper into galaxies much closer to the Big Bang than ever before. This is the beginning of a new era for space observation.


The Future of Higher Education


Two robotics students at the University of Arizona

We Opportunities for All

Despite the pandemic, the university continues to experience record enrollment, welcoming more diverse and academically prepared students than ever in the history of the institution. In addition, nearly a third of incoming students are first-generation. As a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution, the university is committed to responsively meeting the educational needs of our vibrant and increasingly diverse communities of Arizona.

UArizona students rock climbing on Mount Lemmon

We Value...a Sustainable World

Our comprehensive Sustainability and Climate Action Plan not only aligns with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, but the University of Arizona is part of the largest utility/university bilateral agreement in North America, resulting in the mitigation of 100% of our Scope 2 emissions as of Spring 2021. As part of the extended plan, we aim to offset our Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions and offers a forward-looking path for addressing global and local challenges.

UArizona staff and faculty in a conference room

We Reimagine...Higher Education

Along with 38 other educational institutions and partner organizations, we launched the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity to combat challenges caused by income inequality, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent recession.

Achievements, Rankings & Facts


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Student Clubs & Organizations

Top 10

Best Recreation Centers

- Best Value Schools

Marcia Rieke outside the sky center on Mount Lemmon

Explore research at UArizona.

TOP 20

Public Research Instituition

No. 5

in NASA Funding


Total Research Expenditures

UArizona football game

Explore Arizona Athletics.


Member of the Conference of Champions


Student Athletes

Won 22

NCAA National Championships


Nobel Prize Winners


Faculty Members


Producer of Fulbright Scholars


Annual Days of Sunshine


First City of Gastronomy


Tucson Metro Population