University of Arizona Reviews

  • 100 Reviews
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,800
89% 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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Student & Graduate Reviews

Terrible University
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"
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 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."
  • 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."