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The University of Arizona was an amazing experience for my undergraduate studies. It is a community comprised of many different types of individuals and will encourage you to find your place. As a freshman from out of state, I felt immediately welcomed on campus by so many of the other students in my dorm. Also, the education and guidance that I received truly helped me on my way to medical school this upcoming fall. The only qualm I can think of is that it requires a greater amount of focus than many other schools. Because the University of Arizona is located in an amazing climate with constant sunshine, there is a tendency for a percentage of the student population to perform poorly academically and withdraw. If you are a dedicated student and are self-motivated, the University of Arizona is an incredible, large institution that will help to bolster your education and future career. BEAR DOWN!
The University of Arizona was definitely the college for me. As a kid, I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and always expected to go to Arizona State University, especially since that was where my father went. However, as soon as I stepped foot onto the University of Arizona campus, I knew that I was going to be going to school there. The atmosphere was so fresh and friendly; we took a tour of the entire school and it seemed endless. The campus just seemed like a vast pool of opportunity, adventure, and my future. I could really picture myself there. After 2 years at the U of A, I can definitely say that I chose the right school. My university has provided me many opportunities so I can achieve my career goal of becoming a Dietitian. They have put me on track to learning everything I need to know to prepare me for the next steps of my career path. I am confident that once I complete my last 2 years, I will be ready for the next steps, which is most likely Graduate School at the University of Arizona!
I was a transfer student to the University of Arizona. The guidance that I received at this university was above and beyond anything that I ever expected. My counselor helped determine what courses would transfer over and what courses that I still needed to take. He also assisted with helping me choose a major that would best help me reach my goals of pursuing my graduate degree. In addition to this, the campus gives you a sense of community. It is close-knit and is relatively easy to get around. There is always an event on campus. The intramurals are a great thing to be a part of if you are an active person. The off campus housing is nice for the area. The downtown life is amazing. I have met a majority of my close friends here as well. You will be set up for success if you attend this university. Plus having an amazing basketball program is always a bonus. Bear Down!
I received my undergrad degree in K-12 Special Education with an emphasis in Cross-Categorical teaching. My choice to attend the College of Education at the University of Arizona was based on the quality of education, diversity, flexibility for individuals with full-time careers or families at home, endless opportunities for hands-on learning and overall experience in the field before graduation. The College of Education houses immense intelligence in regards to professors, teaching faculty, teaching assistants and individuals in the community whom work continuously to guide students towards becoming highly effective learners and teachers for their future students and careers. My time in the College of Education at the University of Arizona prepared me with necessary tools, experience and a strong foundation of knowledge in order to make the often intimidating jump into my career with ease and peace of mind. Go Cats!
The University of Arizona is an overall good school with great programs and instructors. Though their downfall is location. Tucson is a very boring place, with not much to do outside of class. Still, the school itself has given me a great amount information with what I have learned. The cost is high for out of state students especially, but thankfully they have a scholarship program that helps you apply for various scholarships. School spirit is out of this world especially for football and basketball. Sporting events are amazing here.
I graduated from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. This department and my program are ranked amongst the best in the country. The Eller College and the university have provided the tools for me to be successful after graduation.
Are you interested in a teaching career and are a military spouse? Or are you planning on moving across the United States to teach once you graduate? From my personal experience, I can tell you that the University of Arizona's College of Education has prepared me well to educate elementary students across the nation. I married a member of our armed forces during college, so I started off at the University of Arizona (UoA) as a transfer student. The ladies and gentlemen in the finance and registrars office were friendly and so helpful when I needed to fill out paperwork and provide proper documentation to establish residency as a military spouse. The transfer process was relatively smooth with the exception of the difference in classes needed to fulfill my degree plan. At my previous university, I was on course to be certified in the middle grades 6-8 with a focus on Language Arts and Social Studies. Unfortunately UoA did not have a program that focused on the middle grades, and I was told that I needed to focus on Elementary or Secondary education. I chose Elementary Education and as a result a number of my courses would not apply, pushing my graduation date back 2 semesters. After obtaining my degree and entering the field I learned that if I wanted to work at the middle school level, I would have been better prepared going into their Secondary Education program, or majoring in the subject I wanted to teach along with a major in Education. I believe that you should research what local schools would prefer in addition to what the academic advisors recommend. Despite this, I was very pleased with the Elementary Education program overall. They have a methods portion of the program that allows you to take classes with your professors at a local elementary school. There you are also given opportunities to observe and work with a classroom teacher, work with students, teach lessons, and reflect on your practices in a professional way. This was a great part of the program because you had real classroom experience, before student teaching. The professors within the program at my methods location were very knowledgeable about the latest research and best practices, and had actual teaching experience in Elementary school classrooms. The insight they shared with us went beyond the textbooks, and the partnerships they formed with us were excellent examples of what could be had in our future classrooms to promote a positive and safe learning environment. Once I was in the student teaching portion I had a wonderful advisor that really networked on my behalf to place me in a middle school within the district that I wanted. She kept in touch with me and my cooperating teacher regularly, highlighted what I did well and gave constructive feedback on her visits, and told me about a wonderful opportunity at an amazing private school nearby that ended up being my first teaching position right after I graduated. I fully believe that the coursework, professors, and methods portion of the program prepared me to take the tests needed to obtain my teaching license in Arizona. I passed each of the tests on my first attempt and this was before I even graduated. I have continued to use many of the techniques and materials I obtained during my time at the University of Arizona, in Arizona, Virginia, and in Texas to help my students learn and progress . The Elementary Education program gave me a firm foundation of best practices, a network of educator friends and colleagues, and a degree that has given me the ability to have a fulfilling career wherever the military takes us.
I was very satisfied with my time spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona. The Sociology department offered quality mandatory classes as well as a variety of additional sociology classes in pursuit of this degree. One of the requirements for the Sociology Bachelor's is you must satisfy the requirements for a minor, any minor that you choose. I thought it very helpful to push myself with a demand of a minor, but did not feel confide as I was free to choose a minor that did not specifically coincide with my major. Combining my major and minor classes gave me the rigor and enjoyment of being a successful undergraduate student.
The University of Arizona is an active, passionate, and diverse campus. There is never a shortage of activities and the off-campus life is just as exciting. The college area in Tucson is a gastronomical hub surrounded by friendly, welcoming individuals with a strong sense of casual social interaction. For older students, the wine and micro-brew scene is very ripe with options and many unique brewers are entering the Tucson brew life. The Classics degree itself is extremely rigorous and one should be passionate about the subject in order to find satisfaction with it. There are many professors with a strong background in Classics and a noticeable devotion to their subject matter. The University of Arizona is a major worldwide participant in Classical archeology digs and has a considerably generous study abroad opportunity for Classics majors. The program is small and underrepresented, but this provides professors with much more time and attention to share with their students which they do so with zeal and vigor. The program is relatively unyielding and can be challenging, but the skills that a Classics student acquires from this kind of rigor are invaluable.
Attending the University of Arizona was the best decision I could have made for my education. UofA provided me with an incredible opportunity to study and learn from professors who were leaders in their field of study. This ensured that I learned from passionate, knowledgeable, and capable professors eager to spread their knowledge. UofA also offered dozens of clubs, Greek life sorority and fraternities, academic organizations, and sports teams. One of the most memorable things about attending University of Arizona was the community and unity surrounding our school. Tucson is a college town, which is was an important factor when picking my school. I was able to immediately be a part of the Wildcat family. I bleed red and blue now and its a unifying factor that connects people not just on campus but across the nation. Becoming a Wildcat was one of the best decisions of my life.