University of Arizona Reviews

  • 256 Reviews
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,800
91% of 256 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 256 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

K Nettelman
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2023
  • Degree: Business
"My son was a 2020 high school graduate who went to a four year college. With Covid, that meant fully online for the first year from home. By the second year he was used to this and wanted to continue to go online for the flexibility it offered. Midway through his sophomore year he transferred out of state to UofA online as the four year college couldn't see him through to graduation online. UofA was great at first, very helpful with the application process and the first semester of counseling. And then the great advisor switched positions and he was left to a new advisor who was terrible. After 2 months of back and forth with her via email (and looping in the previous advisor after a month of this craziness) he still didn't have answers to very basic questions (which class to take to satisfy a particular requirement needed - she told him it changes each semester but not what it was for the current semester!- and being told spots were added for a class he needed but weren't there when he looked. She told him to go take it at a Phoenix community college instead!). Certain classes are only offered in the first or 2nd half of the semester (they run two 7 week sessions of classes per semester), which left him with a gap where he could only find 1 class to take for the first 7 weeks. They claimed he would get through just as fast as a 4 year school, but he lost almost 2 semesters worth of work when he transferred, and was only allowed to take a total of 4 classes each semester vs. 5 at a university. By our calculations it would take him 6 years (not going summers) to graduate after being in school already for 2.5 years. When faced with a $6K tuition to take only Spanish 101 the first 7 weeks, then Spanish 201 and another class the 2nd 7 weeks, we decided to go the community college route. That Spanish 101 class was not going to be worth $3K! We felt like it was more about stringing him along to get the tuition than helping him find his way. As a parent I am VERY disappointed. While this may be fine for working adults, they are not set up to help younger students looking for an online option. I would think twice about throwing your money away on this program."
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2022
"I'm currently enrolled in the online Digital Marketing Science Program, which upon academic success and completion awards you a Certificate from the U of AZ for the Program, as well as 3 additional Leading Industry Certifications (2 Google, and 1 HubSpot.) You do have to take each certification test and pass it. So this course technically falls under the U of AZ professional series programs, but it's part of the overall academic umbrella of U of AZ. The Instructor for this April-June Cohort, is Steph. She is an amazing instructor. I've had programs before at other facilities where the instructors aren't up to speed on current thoughts in the industry, but she really is highly-qualified to teach this program. We will have 2 more instructors - I believe a new one each month, and for that I'm a little apprehensive, but for now, the experience with her has been amazing. She is able to answer and communicate to the class technical information, and you know she is just not winging it. I'm submitting this review anonymously as well."
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2021
  • Degree: Teaching
"Overall I would say this school is ok. I had some professors that were quite helpful and engaging and others that seemed like they wanted their students to fail because the class expectations seemed quite unreasonable. I was in the honors college so I can say that from my experience. In terms of the other aspects the financial aid office was pretty helpful but my advisors were pretty worthless. I had to tell my advisors what was going on so that was frustrating. I also felt the books were ridiculously expensive so I would suggest trying to find somewhere else. I did actually enjoy the different extracurricular activities available so that is a plus. Overall I think it is not a bad school but it is not that good of one either."
Hannah Kestner
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I began my undergraduate career as an on-campus student. I found living in on-campus in Tucson wasn't really my sort of scene, so after I semester I moved back home. After becoming an online student, I did better academically than I had when I lived on-campus. Resources such as the ThinkTank can be very beneficial. I personally found advisers to be very wishy-washy. When I transitioned from on-campus to online, I met two amazing advisers who I only spoke with briefly. After I finished my transition my first adviser was fine, but during my third semester, my adviser changed and I there was absolutely no reciprocation in contact whatsoever. I tried multiple ways of contacting her, but ended up graduating with no contact at all. I am grateful, because it allowed me to find out a lot of information for myself. I do think it would be greatly disappointing if this happened for someone who needed more help than I did. As for my program, I found all of the classes to be very engaging. There are teachers who will bother you, but my biggest piece of advice would simply be to figure out what each teacher is looking for. Don't mind the low grades, you can still have a bad day, get a bad grade on a test or quiz, and pass the class with flying colors. I had a teacher who could not spell and tried to be viewed as cool by appealing to things that are popular today, such as memes or fortnite, and unfortunately many of the classes in my program were taught by this person. In this situation, I recommend looking for 7 week classes, or keeping in mind you are only in these classes for a while."
Ali Isenia
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2019
  • Degree: Health Education
"My degree was in health education and special education with the purpose becoming a headmaster of chancellor. It was a great university and the program of education was excellent. I liked the teachers and the student and the community. I did not live on campus but there was always something fun and exciting to do. The library was a great place to study. The advisors were really helpful and the teachers were understanding and supporting."
Julie Dwyer Gower
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2019
  • Degree: Architecture
"The University of Arizona Architecture program was a great fit for me because we as students were encouraged to create our own field of focus for our studies. My specific focus was a combination of Architecture and Behavioral Psychology. This exploration was further developed with a semester abroad in Denmark. The school was a unique place that encouraged students to find their individual path forward in a profession that can lead to so many careers. My one disappointment was that there were no female faculty members while I was there. However, that has completely changed."
Stephanie H.
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The College of Nursing at The University of Arizona was a great beginning to my career in Nursing. The professors were largely compassionate, experienced nurses themselves. I believe their combined experience and passion for nursing inspired me to be better. The practicals were easily arranged in various schedules to fit around work. The community health program encouraged our cohort to make a visible difference in people's lives. That being said, I felt a little shocked as a new graduate nurse and did not feel prepared practically for nursing. I am sure they have changed this by now, but learning how to do IV starts was on a unrealistic mannequin where the technique did not translate to an actual arm. The Professors who taught our clinicals were inspiring and the debriefs after our shifts greatly helped my understanding."
Stephanie H.
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The College of Nursing at The University of Arizona was a great beginning to my career in Nursing. The professors were largely compassionate, experienced nurses themselves. I believe their combined experience and passion for nursing inspired me to be better. The practicals were easily arranged in various schedules to fit around work. The community health program encouraged our cohort to make a visible difference in people's lives. That being said, I felt a little shocked as a new graduate nurse and did not feel prepared practically for nursing. I am sure they have changed this by now, but learning how to do IV starts was on a unrealistic mannequin where the technique did not translate to an actual arm. The Professors who taught our clinicals were inspiring and the debriefs after our shifts greatly helped my understanding."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2019
  • Degree: Journalism
"I loved the community at UA. Everyone was also very helpful and I had several mentors, people who took my under their wing to teach me and mentor me. Not only was the college community like family, but the Tucson community was amazing as well. I also believe that the financial aid office was amazing. They were always attentive to the students' needs and did everything to ensure that focusing on school, and not worrying about how to pay for things, was the priority. Even to this day, I believe that the financial aid office took really good care of me. I will always have a love for UA and the Tucson community."
Donna Salazar
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"I completed my Bachelor Degree at the University of Arizona several years ago. Therefore, on-site classes were the only types of classes available to me at that time. Unlike today, where online classes are growing in popularity. I lived off campus and commuted several days per week to attend classes. I found the advisers to be very helpful. When I attended, there was a high ethical standard and academic integrity was expected. The campus was easy to navigate; however, parking was an obstacle and expensive. However, that may have changed after all of these years. I found the professors to be knowledgeable and were able to incorporate their life experiences into the coursework. I felt the staff could have been more helpful in educating me about scholarship availability and the application processes. Overall, I am pleased with my experience at U of A and would recommend this university to others."
Deanne Nelson
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Arizona offers excellent opportunities in various studies pertaining to medicine and the medical field. They have a top-rated medical school, as well as prestigious pharmacy and nursing degree programs. The faculty are expertly trained and supportive. The success of the students is paramount in their teaching style and philosophy. The campus is easy to navigate and very user-friendly for students. There is a health science library that holds a wealth of resources and data to help students achieve their learning goals and potential. I would not hesitate to recommend the University of Arizona to any prospective student."
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2019
  • Degree: Social Psychology
"I was a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona from the years of 2013-2017. I majored in Social Behavior and Human Understanding. I spent my first year in the dorms, and my three subsequent years living off campus. I found the University of Arizona to be very helpful with tutoring centers, advising appointments, and found that I was always able to meet with my teacher if I ever needed clarification on anything. The math department, however, is one of the worst aspects of the University of Arizona. The school has been under investigation for quite some time surrounding the math department. Many of my colleagues had to retake several math courses due to the fact that they have graduate students teaching the courses. The atmosphere of the University, however, was one of the greatest aspects of going to school there. The town and school are heavily centered around football and the other sports offered at the University, and Friday nights and weekends were often dedicated to preparing for and attending the games at Bear Down stadium. The school and town have a great sense of pride for the University and the traditions will likely live on forever. The campus was beautiful, Tucson was beautiful, and the friends you will make during your time at the University of Arizona will be friends that you will likely have forever. I would recommend attending the University of Arizona to anyone who wants to further their career through the many connections being a student and alumni of the University of Arizona."
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"The instructors are very understanding, the labs teach scientific thinking as well as the concepts required in the course, and they have an on-campus health service. However, I know they advertise themselves as having "300 days of sunshine", but in Arizona that is not a good thing, the first and last month of the academic year the temperatures will be in the 90s or even reach triple digits."
Emily Walsh
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"U of A was a very opening and diverse community which I enjoyed from the start. There are a lot of different opportunities to get involved. Don't be afraid to try new things. As a result of this, I think that as an undergraduate student that clubs are a great way to start. As a freshman, it can be hard to feel plugged in right away especially if you attend a large school. I would encourage you to find people in your major who you can study with. As part of the college of public health at U of A, they often held study hours for students so that we could meet each other as well as get to know the faculty. They also host other fun events for engagement so I would encourage getting involved as a top resource. It also is good with networking once you leave."
Christian Shepperd
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"Arizona's business school, Eller, is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are invested in the students success in their classes and outside of the classes. Eller prides itself on catering hundreds of internship opportunities for each degree within Eller. They foster relationships with the top businesses around the world and hold career fairs to allow students to meet companies. Students can expect to be challenged and pushed every semester."
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Arizona is a great school to attend. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology and I am pretty pleased. There is a great sports program if you are interesting in participating or just observing. There are also numerous clubs. There is a wide variety ranging from religious clubs all the way to academic major based clubs. There is also a huge assortment of Greek life. I personally am not someone who was into Greek life so it was slightly annoying that they caused the university to get a "party school" reputation. The teachers were relatively fair. As with any school there are teachers that may not be the best, but overall the teachers were pretty good. There are some core science classes that I had issues with. For example, the program makes classes like Chemistry or Physiology that all science majors have to take extremely difficult to pass. This causes many students to lose confidence in themselves and even switch majors due to these "weed-out" classes. Some of the positive aspects of U of A is the great amenities. They have a great recreation center which features an amazing gym, outdoor swimming pools, and sports courts like racquetball. There are beautiful dorms which house a big number of the students on campus. They also have a ton of different options for food like Chick-fil-a, an amazing burrito place and a great ice cream shop! As with any university, there will be aspects that students do not like, but overall the University of Arizona is a great school."
Ciara Karsten
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"The last two years of this program are intense. It is a cohort model. Students are in cohorts of about 24 people off university campus in a real elementary or middle school setting. During this time you are expected to maintain an internship at a school and take classes about instruction. Most of these classes were useful in my future career (i.e. teaching social studies for social justice and curriculum and assessment) but some were not like P.E. and art (you don't become certified to teach these classes through the program). It felt like more than 18 credit hours of work, but I did feel prepared to teach my students."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The anthropology department at the University of Arizona was excellent. It offered a broad-based educational program with classes from several branches of anthropology, including culture, archaeology, linguistics, and human evolution. The classes were mostly small and provided a great deal of opportunity for discussion. I was also able to complete an internship with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology which gave me great experience doing cultural research with local Somali refugees. Overall it was a high-quality program and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in anthropology as a career."
Sarah Green
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2019
"I enjoyed my time at the University of Arizona and liked the wide range of courses offered. I was able to complete two degrees in just three and a half years. Most of the professors were very experienced in the criminal justice and psychology classes that I took. Many of them had actually worked in the field before teaching which gave them more merit. One thing that I wish I had known earlier in my college career was to apply for scholarships within your school/degree."
Anna S.
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The University of Arizona was a very pleasant school to attend. An oasis in the middle of the barren desert, it provided excelent facilities including housing, recreation, and a wide variety of dining opportunities for all budgets and diets. The University employees were always helpful and took student safety seriously. There was an atmosphere of open-mindedness and inclusiveness. I was also pleased to be able to find part-time employment opportunities to help fund my stay there. I only wish I had chosen a more useful major, but they cannot be faulted for that."