University of Arizona Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
As a transfer student, I really struggled with the transition from community college to university life. The quality of instruction, nor the students were all that different, but the process itself was much more complex. Registration at the University of Arizona is absolutely awful. There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus. I began in the Sciences and found that although many of the professors were brilliant, they were highly disorganized, making their subjects unnecessarily complicated. I eventually transferred into the Eller College of Management and was thrilled at how helpful they were. They guide you not only through the classes, but through extracurricular activities, honors, the job search, and onward. I was impressed with the consistent responsiveness of the administrative staff. The University of Arizona is a great school overall, but with its large size, I would do my best to know your learning style best you can before arriving so you can navigate through the system with ease.
The problem with the University of Arizona is the sudden and disastrous increase in tuition over the last decade. College was once affordable at the University of Arizona, but it's become increasingly expensive and yet, the actual value of the education has remained steady.
Journalism is mostly a profession you learn about by doing. Having the degree was mostly a credential I needed to make myself "legitimate." Get as many internships under your belt before graduating. Hands on experience is priceless and will get you the job after school.
University of Arizona is a school that is known for its science. If one loves the science field, then this is the school for you. The medicine program here is also one of the top in the country. overall University of Arizona is a great school and the campus is just beautiful.
Semester at Sea was one of the greatest decisions I will make in my lifetime. The experiences, friendships, and knowledge I encountered on my 1-7 day voyage was remarkable. Ever country we traveled to I learned something new about the world or about myself. It was and will continue to be a life changing experience that I would recommend every make the effort to do. Semester at Sea is expensive, but their scholarships and grants are there for everyone, so if you put in the effort to make it happen, you will never regret it.
The French program is one of the largest in the nation, and they have the number one hydrology program in the nation as of 2014. Half of the classes exist as easy-to-pass classes just so the university can pump out students with degrees, but there are also some challenging majors/courses/professors that actively bring intellect and critical thinking into the system. The Financial Aid office is utterly unorganized and impossible to work with, but that doesn't seem to be unique to this university.
My college is the college of science which is most likely the largest college at the University of Arizona. My degree is Psychology and I plan on switching to a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience when I return for the fall semester. Overall, University of Arizona is a great school for those pursuing a degree/ career in science. They have top of the line professors and resources for science classes; my first Biology class taken at U of A was taught by a Nobel prize winner in genetics. Out of all the majors involving science, psychology is the one that is most easily accomplished; hence why I am trying out the double major or possibly switching over to neuroscience in general. The psychology classes offered at U of A are interesting and engaging and taught by personable professors who really do care about your learning. The advisers for the psychology major are attentive and very helpful in guiding students in the right direction. Personally, I've had a fantastic time with this program and would highly recommend this university. The University of Arizona has both it's strengths and weaknesses but for a student pursuing science, it's an excellent option.
The accounting program at the University of Arizona was a great experience and prepared me for the career ahead of me. The program really gives so many opportunities to be involved with the major as well as hosts job fairs and information sessions to truly understand and gain experience for your future.
After 5 years in undergrad and a few degrees, I have a well-rounded skill set that allows me to be an optimal choice for any industry. It would be my dream to work in intelligence and analytical for the Federal Government, but I have been prepared to work in both the private and public sectors. Although the school is not in a prominent location for my career path, I was able to learn and study both at the University and abroad with the guidance of intelligent and knowledgeable professors. I am working my way through my Masters degree currently and would not have changed my undergraduate experiences for anything. I am prepared for the "real world" in terms of education and preparation, now I just have to find a government job looking for my broad set of skills.
University of Arizona, like most other colleges, is intimidating upon first glance. However, once you become fully acquainted with your college--Humanities in my case-- and your academic advisors, you'll realize this is one of many great decisions you'll make while attending the U of A. Honestly, I did not believe that I would end up in the College of humanities studying English as I had originally started in the Physiology major; once I became more sure of what I wanted to accomplish during my college career, everything just clicked with English at the forefront of my interests.The professors have one goal in mind and that is making sure every student succeeds in this college; multiple professors even put in extra office hours for the more difficult assignments and exams. Although English is not for every one, the English program at the U of A will make you glad you sought to pursue this field of study and more comfortable with all of its aspects.