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The University of Arizona provided me with the best years of my life. The Education program is an amazing program to be a part of. The professors utilized stories from their professional pasts to help engage students in their teachings. Through this program I was able to work with my peers and form close knit relationships and learn from one another.
The University of Arizona is a school filled with wonder and excitement. If you're thinking of applying I highly recommend it to anyone who loves education and a great study body! My first day on campus was a one to remember. From the amazing food to the awesome teachers and courses, you'll never go bored or hungry ever again. Ha! Go Cats!
This University is a great basic University. If you want to do business this is a wonderful place o be. Being a Psychology major or any of the other less famous degree paths means you will have classes with around 300 people in it for your General Education classes. after that the classes are better sizes and there are many resources to focus in on what you want to do in the future.
I consider the University of Arizona my home. It is where I grew up the most as a person. In the four years, I met my life-long friends and discovered my passion for psychology. My degree led me to a career in nursing. My time in undergrad was eventful and positive overall. There was always a way to be involved on campus and off campus. I attended several sporting events, worked at the Union, and studied in multiple libraries all over campus. There is a lot of supplemental tutoring and office hours to attend if you are struggling in classes. Overall, I am very glad I attended the U of A.
The University of Arizona is a great school for people who want a good education. The opportunities and resources offered to students are unlimited. The U of A has a very accepting environment where you can be and do whatever you want to without a problem. Nothing is impossible at the University of Arizona.
FOR ANYONE VISITING OUT OF TOWN This campus makes it very clear visitors are not welcome!!!! I had the unfortunate experience of attending a conference here. I informed the conference sponsors just how horrible this campus is and how no one should attend this campus (it was poorly attended so I can imagine I didn't need to tell them much). I live here in this state, but my children will not be attending this institution. The campus is dirty, overcrowded, and in a dangerous part of town. The conference sponsors were great, however the people working at the campus were not. Navigating the campus is a nightmare, parking is another nightmare. The people that are employed at this campus are untrained, rude and incompetent and made it clear outsiders are not wanted there. I recently attended a meeting at NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY- WONDERFUL SCHOOL!!!! The campus is lovely, the people are friendly and accommodating to both locals and visitors. The professors are some of the best and brightest in their fields. They presented their research as teacher-scholars- no comparison to the U of A who relies on untrained part-timers to teach your children (think about what you are getting for the high cost of tuition). There are much higher quality institutions in this state, for much less!! Small class sizes taught by full-time faculty that know how to teach in a safe part of the state. I'm sure there are other decent schools in this state, but there is no way I would let my child attend UofA ever. As a side note, I work in a STEM field in this state for a company that has employed several grads from UofA to save money. They could not perform the job so out-of-state applicants are relocated at high expense (they are always the better candidate- its unfortunate, but they are better educated, better trained, better workers, and then would invariably leave because Tucson was an awful town and the candidate and their family couldn't stand it here). There's a whole new fresh world out there everyone! Don't be afraid to look elsewhere, even if its up north or out of state- the education is better and it will take you places- trust me!
Throughout my undergraduate experience at the University of Arizona. I socially and academically spread my wings like I never thought possible. After a bumpy first year trying to find my place in such a large public university, I learned to navigate and find my niche through the support of various school organizations such as Residence Life and the Office of Academic Success and Achievement. In my experience, the faculty at the University of Arizona additionally helped spread my wings by striving for each student to personally succeed and reach their academic endeavors. Many professors in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Global Studies did this through frequent face-to-face communication, quick email correspondence, and inspirational mentorship. The relationships I have made in various departments and through internship opportunities allowed me to experience and volunteer in the Tucson community, making my four years extremely valuable, even outside of the campus setting.The school provided me with all the resources I needed to achieve my goals. Overall, I feel as though I have not only had a high-quality education, but I also feel confident that I have had sufficient experience for the field I wish to work in.
The University of Arizona was overall a positive experience for me. My advisors were very accessible and helped me finish a semester early despite changing my major halfway through my college career. There were tons of clubs and organizations to be involved in and I even started my own organization because they make it appropriately convenient to do so. For the most part, I had good experiences with professors, nothing different than you would expect at other colleges. I actually felt the adjunct faculty were some of the most caring people I ever met in my life. My negatives would include the large greek life (it is more of a party school than I ever expected and it can make you feel left out), as well as some safety concerns and lack of diversity. Many minority students felt a lack of support from administration and administration did not attempt to remedy it, also there is a clear Caucasian majority and I would have liked a more diverse population. In terms of what I mention with safety, the school is slow to let students know about sexual assaults and certain crimes, but will update us via UAlert about other less serious matters. The campus is surprisingly beautiful and Tucson has more to offer than one may assume from first impressions. Overall, I recommend the U of A for its involvement opportunities, good faculty, and flexibility.
The University of Arizona was extremely welcome to students of all backgrounds and beliefs. I never felt in danger whenever I was walking around campus. The professors that I had were extremely knowledgeable and well learned in their fields. I learned all that I needed to know from them. The College of Education prepared me for my career as a teacher.
The History department at the University of Arizona has the possibility to provide you with an excellent educational experience. However, a careless or uninterested student could have a less satisfactory experience. Not every teacher has the best methodology or talent for quick thinking which makes for a superb class. However, all of the tenured professors I took classes from offered excellent presentation of material, consistency in following syllabi, and fairness in the grading process. The graduate students at the UA are most often top notch in terms of being well read in their area of study and producing excellent quality writing. If the student is sure to take classes from well established professors or meet with prospective professors before the start of each semester, obtaining a rewarding academic career in history is a piece of cake.