College to Consider

The University of Arizona – Located in Tucson, Arizona

Fun Facts about the University of Arizona

  • The University of Arizona is a public research university and was the first university in the Arizona territory
  • Approximately 35,000 undergraduates
  • The most popular majors include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Social Sciences.
  • Famous alumni include: Kurt Busch (Racer); Jim Furyk (Golfer); Barry Goldwater (Senator); Savannah Guthrie (Today Show); John Hughes (Writer & Director); Kristin Wiig (Actor)
  • Hosts Spring Fling; the nation’s largest student carnival
  • School Motto: Bear Down; A motto. A feeling. A way of life.
  • Admitted student academic profile for Out of State Students: 1265 Avg SAT; 28 Avg ACT; 3.52 Avg GPA
  • Division I Athletics: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation; Nickname: Wildcats; Mascot: Wibur and Wilma
  • Multiple Merit Aid opportunities for Out-of-State Students
  • Tucson, Arizona, in southern Arizona, has a metropolitan population of approximately one million people. Thus, it has all the amenities of a moderate size American city. However, both the physical geography of the Sonoran Desert and the political geography of Tucson’s proximity to Mexico provide many unique opportunities.