University of Arizona Reviews

  • 253 Reviews
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,800
91% of 253 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 253 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Soumya Sundara Rajan
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The cancer biology is a very well laid out program with a very structured course program. Professors are very helpful and approachable and research s interesting."
john Gloss
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"Dedicated faculty, plenty of learning opportunities"
ROHAN BERI
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Business
"UofA is a great combination of academic and extra-curricular activities."
Lidens cheng
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"It's exactly what I expected out of grad school. It's very convenient that one can work with faculty in several related departments."
Fei Huang
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"The school has cutting edge research programs, but the salary for graduate students is relatively low and sometimes, if you work as a TA, the workload is too much."
Ulina Shakya
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"I like the environment of school with diversity in faculty and students. Professors are nice and helpful which plays important role for all student during academic life."
Ashoordin Ashoormaram
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"I hope all the faculty could spend descent amount of time for their graduate students."
Diana Villa-Guillen
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: The Cancer Biology PhD program is very versatile and you are able to choose your minor in any health-related field. Faculty has very high expertise. If you are unsure about the research area, you can do even four lab rotations before officially joining a lab. Cons: There is not enough diversity, as there are not so many international students in this particular program. If you are latino/hispanic, sometimes you can feel like an outcast. Moreover, if you are planning to stay in Tucson after graduation, it will be hard to find a job. Most of the people move to Phoenix, as there are not so many science-related jobs in Tucson."
Adam Martinez
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Good program that may need a little work on student career guidance."
Dominik Kardell
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The Department of Geosciences here at the U of A is one of the top-ranked programs in the country and in the world - for a reason! You'll work with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated professors and scientists in the field here. Tucson is a very diverse place. The great weather and cheap rent will do the rest to make your time here a priceless one."
Cecil Gomes
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Overall, U of A is a great school. The campus is beautiful and the weather is great. I am currently in my second year of the Cancer Biology PhD program, and I have enjoyed the curriculum thus far. The majority of the sciences here are centered around interdisciplinary learning, a method I have leared to appreciate. One of the cons would have to be the location. Tucson is a cool university town, but that sums it up in a nutshell."
Sarah Baxter
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"This is a highly competitive institution of higher learning. The Department of Geosciences has many highly respected professors in their field of expertise. I am glad I chose The University of Arizona for my graduate degree and I am honored to be a student."
Raquel De Horna Garcia
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Professors are the best, very helpful and explain everything in a very organized way. However, Tucson, out of campus, is awful but for two beautiful streets..."
Jean Bianchi
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great program, great support, challenging yet not overwhelming. Affordable living conditions and good stipends."
AJ Hilton
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Anthropology
"To be a nit-picker about using a Likert scale for these rankings, 10 stars for a "very reasonable" is rather backwards. A puny workload isn't necessarily doing anyone a service in grad school. You should expect to have an enormous amount of work, and you should get used to it if you plan on staying in academia. You will have to work hard at the UA and you will likely stress over whether and/or to what extent you will be funded, but you will be surrounded with super awesome colleagues and have opportunities to work with amazing faculty. I also like to think that by constantly RA/TAing as well as taking courses and doing our own research/research proposals, we are well-prepared for the realities of academic life. Plus, Tucson is awesome: mountains everywhere, Sonoran desert, cheap cost of living. And being able to work in an interdisciplinary manner with folks across such a huge research university is also a boon."
Rachel Baumann
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"One of the biggest pros is being able to teach classes all on my own the first semester in graduate school."
Danielle Schoon
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The School of Anthropology provides a supportive and collegial environment in which to pursue academic study. Faculty and staff are available and helpful. Courses are challenging, timely, and relevant. The are many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and synergies across the campus. The emphasis on medical and environmental anthropology prepares graduate students to be competitive on today's job market. The only challenges to succeeding as a graduate student in SOA right now is 1) lack of longterm funding and 2) lack of programs specifically geared toward preparing ABD students for the job market. However, faculty are aware of these issues and are working toward solutions. Tucson is a great place to live; big enough to have a lot of resources available, but with the feel of a smaller city. Great food, great music, great people!"
Hayley De Witt
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My program encourages critical thinking and pushes students to explore their interests, simultaneously preparing them for the future and potential careers."
Ashley Klahr
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The people are very supoortive, both the professors and the rest of the faculty and staff. The workload especially for the first year is a little heavy as we have both our own classes and teaching."
Sean Campbell
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Really I have very little bad to say about this program. The courses are good, professors are generally quite helpful and the whole experience has been a good one. As typically you have to look out for personality conflicts, and the requirements of the program are not always well laid out (although the program is changing to make this better). Teaching is also becoming more crowded with students, so expect to have a lot of work to do when TAing. Overall, however, a very good program."