University of Arizona Reviews

  • 100 Reviews
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,800
90% of 100 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 100 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Diana
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
Leylah Hadrovic
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Madison Woodward
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2017
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Benjamin Cresswell
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2017
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
A Hoyt
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
Abinash Baral
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The University of Arizona is a public the states super land-grant public research university where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and all over the world. It receives the highest NASA grants. he University of Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities (an organization of North America's premier research institutions) and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group. Academics and 100% Engagement The UA has more than 100 majors to suit all interests, plus other academic offerings in the form of minors, double majors, double degrees, and dual degrees. It consistently produces some of the worlds most employable graduates and ranks No. 1 for undergraduate salary potential among Arizona public universities, according to 2016 ratings by PayScale.com. Students are able to earn their degrees with financial peace of mind thanks to the Universitys Guaranteed Tuition Plan, which provides a stable rate for tuition and mandatory fees for eight consecutive semesters. Through its 100% Engagement initiative, the UA guarantees every student the chance to apply their classroom knowledge in new settings before they graduate. Whether its internships, research projects, volunteering or other opportunities, UA students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them through enhanced learning opportunities, which are formally recognized on their official academic transcripts. Student Life The UAs palm tree-lined campus is located in Tucson, Arizona, where 300+ days of sunshine annually inspire year-round fun and outdoor activities. More than 33,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students attend the UA. Forty percent of undergraduate students are of a diverse ethnic background. More than 70% of first-year freshmen live on campus in one of the UAs 23 residence halls, residing within easy walking distance to many campus dining options and the UAs state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center. With 600+ student clubs and organizations, plus Greek life, there are limitless opportunities for students to get involved on campus, discover their passions, and make a difference. The UA is also home to ZonaZoo, one of the largest and loudest student cheering section in the Pac-12. The UA has 17 different NCAA Division I sports teams, some of which have repeated national titles. Students have access to a wide variety of support services across campus. From UA BookStores, where students can buy and sell textbooks, to the THINK TANK, which offers free and fee-based tutoring, theres no shortage of resources dedicated to helping students succeed throughout their college careers."
Jacob DeMartini
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Hi, my name is Jacob DeMartini and I am currently a freshman at the University of Arizona. My experience here is like no other. Coming from Huntington Beach, California to Tuscon, Arizona has been life changing. If you are person like me who wants to get out of their community bubble then the University of Arizona could be a great place for you. School spirit here is big. From the football field to the basketball court our division one teams will make you start saying bear down. I am a pre-business major and the eller program at the school is one of the best in the country. There is a lot of on campus free tutoring provided to the students. Thank you for taking time to read about my experience at the University of Arizona. Bear Down!"
Robert Mosqueda
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I am currently attending the U of Arizona as a sophomore transfer. I am pursuing a degree in Comm with a minor in Journalism and Sports Management. The campus here is beautiful and offer a lot of majors. The people here are fantastic and the greek life is amazing."
Sarah Ashburn
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"The veterinary science program at the University of Arizona is rigorous and difficult, but creates a great stepping stone for the future. It prepares you for veterinary school, and requires that you take most of the prerequisites for vet school before graduating. Study hard, form study groups, and make sure to attend office hours when you have questions. There are lots of places to find help for the challenging classes. Something else that I really liked about this program was the diversity of classes that are available, and most of the professors/ doctors in the program are amazing teachers and mentors. Overall this program was an amazing experience and prepared me to get into veterinary school."
Aiesha
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Going to school at University of Arizona, it brings many opportunities for the student to take part in. I am apart of the Rodeo team and it has helped me improve my social skills and meet other competitors from other colleges/universes. Even the tutors, they are nice and bring helpful information, games, and practice problems to help the students prepare for their exam. The academic advisors also help the students pick the right classes and help guide them to their major. It is a wonderful experience to be going to school at University of Arizona."
Robert
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Overall I would recommend this college to someone. There is a great network of faculty and advisers that work to make you successful in your academics as well as in your future career. I interacted much more with the professors of landscape architecture than the architecture professors but I will say that the landscape architecture professors are awesome. The architecture professors not so much. They do not value you as a student unless you are an architecture student. They will blatantly ignore you and treat you worse. But, the sustainable built environments faculty and the landscape architecture faculty are all incredibly supportive and make the school degree worth pursuing."
Kiana Shirley
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Arizona has a wonderful Rehabilitation program, I have learned so much in my time here at the UA. My classes were always fun and challenging, always wanting to make me learn more. The teachers I had were wonderful, always knew the material that they were teaching and were there to do more than just lecture. If you are thinking of a career in Special Education or Rehabilitation I would highly recommend the University of Arizona!"
Alexandria Gendreau
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I thoroughly enjoyed my education at the University of Arizona. As a dual major in both Journalism and Theatre Arts, I was able to experience a wide range of teachers, students, and classes. The theatre program at the school is bar none. You are required to work on many projects giving you a great experience in the professional theater world. There I got to collaborate with like minded student and faculty. There was also opportunities for me to do non credited theatre work which I partook in. As a journalism student, the professors helped be establish a solid voice and ethical code in my writing. As a student I also wrote for several newspapers as part of my instruction giving me real world application. I became heavily involved with several clubs on campus including- KAMP Student Radio, Arizona Daily Wildcat, UA Chapter of Vagina Monologues, and University Housing. All of these activities allowed me to interact with fellow students and get experience for later career choices."
Allie Berhost
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The psychology program in the College of Science program at the University of Arizona is a great experience. For one, all your professors and peers are undoubtedly supportive of your aspirations. The professors specifically have gone out of their way for me to ensure that I will be able to find a job right out of college that I love to do."
Jacob Kannel
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Arizona was a fantastic institution to complete my undergraduate degree at. Its large College of Science and immense Biology program helped mold me into a graduate ready student. The classes are well-thought out and insightful, and allow for the best to be brought out in the student. Whether it's analyzing scientific literature, or providing you with hands-on experience in the field of your choosing. the University of Arizona is a great scientific institution."
Rachael
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I believe the University of Arizona is a great school for students who would like to earn a degree in the sciences. Most of my teachers were incredibly knowledgeable, and always have office hours in case you need a bit of extra help (which is often necessary with college level science classes!). Though the teachers are great, it is the responsibility of the student to be sure they are on track. The UofA is still a large school, and it can be difficult to get the appropriate counseling on which classes to take which will be beneficial for your future goals, while also contributing towards getting your degree. Fortunately, there are many great clubs on campus, which is extremely helpful to build relations with students with similar goals as your own. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the UofA, and feel my classes, especially my upper division classes, have prepared me for moving on to Physician Assistant school."
Travis Perryman
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The University of Arizona has amazing professors that really care about the quality of education their students receive. Upon entering the university, I learned about the amount of research opportunities available to students and the amount academic advising available to guide students to their goals. I have a pre- med advisor and neuroscience advisor, which gives me the ability to not only plan my bachelor degree schedule out, but also to prepare for medical school by coordinating my bachelors degree classes with ones that will prepare me for graduate level work. With out all the resources that were available to me at the University of Arizona I think would be third year student with no idea about what I want to do and how to get there."
Anthony Canepa
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I have never had a negative experience with a single professor, teaching assistant, advisor, or administrator in the Geography department at the UofA. Every professor is genuinely interested in your academic achievement and will go out of their way to make sure you are comprehending the material."
Megan Szura
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Law & Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I am currently a junior enrolled at the University of Arizona in the bachelor law program. The University of Arizona is one of very few colleges who offer a B.A. in law. The program is designed to expose undergrad students interested in Law school, as well as criminal justice related careers, to material they will need to be successful at law school and in their future careers. I personally have enjoyed the program and the wide variety of classes offered by the University of Arizona. I have been able to customize my class schedule to target my overall goal of becoming a police officer. The University of Arizona, as well as many other colleges around the country, offer Criminal Justice majors, however, if you want a more interactive and rewarding experience in college the B.A. Law program is for you. Overall the program offers customizability, convenience, and tons of opportunities to form connections in your career field of Law. The University of Arizona is a top notch college and offers students all of the necessities they need to be successful. I would highly recommend the Bachelor Law Program at the University of Arizona to any student looking for a interesting degree with major payback."
Riah D.
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The sun could be the brightest thing about the University of Arizona. The campus and facilities are gorgeous. Nothing beats like cool 70 degree weather in January. And it truly is a fabulous school for so many areas of study like business and astronomy. However, if I were looking to study English, literature, and creative writing. I might seek another program. What the English programs had in knowledgeable instructors and engaging courses, it lacked in career guidance. There was no mentoring for the undergraduate. I had several internships throughout my undergraduate career but all I sought out myself. There is little in the way of alumni support in the English department as well. While I was able to manage to secure a "career" in my field, I wasn't able to initially. But perhaps, that is the nature of an English major."