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Overview

Overview

The University of Arizona is a leading University in the USA, and was ranked in the top 50 public universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report 2019. What's more, Forbes has recognized it as being one of America's best colleges for value, rated as best value in Arizona and the Pacific 12 Conference Universities by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019. The university strives to be an inclusive learning centre which is rich in diversity, and welcomes students from all backgrounds, nationalities and beliefs.

As one of the most respected research universities in the United States, the University of Arizona provides more than just a world-class education. The university places in the top 100 institutions in the world, including number 85 for Best Global Universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 and number 69 by the Center for World University Rankings.

UA stands alone as the only top 100 University in the state of Arizona and faculty members include some of the brightest minds in the world, who prepare and push students to solve complex societal problems. Students have a wide range of top-ranked programs to choose from at the University of Arizona. With vast global connections and study abroad opportunities, students will establish a network of friends and future colleagues to last a lifetime.

Students interested in gaining a top 100 U.S. degree without travelling to the U.S. can choose to enroll into University of Arizona's Global online degree programs. The university has a long history of delivering online teaching and has been ranked number eleven in the U.S. for bachelor's degree programs. Students can choose to complete the full degree online, or transition to the University of Arizona's main campus if they are within the first two to four semesters of their program. UA's Global online degrees are taught by the same expert faculty as those delivered on-campus, and students receive specialist support to help them succeed.

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What's new

What's new

A University of Arizona degree program is now available to students wherever they are in the world. UA now provides a number of ways for students to undertake their studies offering a world of opportunity whether they choose to start their program online with UA Global at home or on campus. Students can complete part, or all of their degree program online, allowing them to earn a degree from a world top 100 university at an affordable cost.

To enhance the student experience, UA Global have developed over 650 Partnerships globally. These Partners, also known as Microcampuses, provide a range of services that students can choose to engage with in order to enhance their study experience.

Microcampus partners range from co-working spaces, to full university campuses which offer access to library and study spaces, as well as university housing providing students with the independence that comes from living away from home.

By providing a number of ways for students to undertake their studies, UA offers a world of opportunity whether students choose to start their program at home or on campus. Options include:

  • Students can complete a degree at the University of Arizona Campus and have access to university facilities and support.
  • Students can start and finish a university degree online, with the benefit of reduced tuition costs and a choice of an extensive range of subjects.
  • Students can enroll on a customized degree program, which allows them to start studying online and transition to campus at a later stage. Reduced tuition fees, extensive student support and in-country services (subject to availability) are the benefits of this approach.
  • Students can enroll with non-degree seeking status online to gain credits for full admission.
  • Students can undertake a ‘Study Arizona' semester, with online study combined with a single semester in the U.S.
  • Students can enroll for a graduate certificate to develop specific skills in a subject area.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The University of Arizona offers a wide variety of academic programs, many of which are considered the best in the world. That's why the UA is recognized as the premier research university in the southwestern United States. UA is a leader in engineering, environmental sciences, business, law and psychology. UA offers outstanding learning opportunities, no matter what path students choose to study. Students will have direct access to exceptional faculty members, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, and world-renowned experts in their fields.

At the University of Arizona, students will find themselves learning in new and dynamic ways as professors engage them through a mix of lectures, discussions, debates, lab work, and research. UA helps students discover opportunities by applying classroom learning into practice through their engagement learning approach called ‘100 percent engagement'.

These engaged learning experiences facilitate students to explore new possibilities for their learning purpose and develop the skills required to build a career. The University of Arizona allows undergraduate students studying on campus to earn Engaged Learning Experience notation on their academic transcript.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students can find the academic program options available at the University of Arizona by visiting the Undergraduate majors list, the Graduate Catalog, and program descriptions on the UA website. For those seeking to join an online program more information can be found on the UA Global website. Entry requirements vary between programs but there are general guidelines for admission.

Undergraduate

The University of Arizona admits students who have a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and/or a transfer GPA of 2.5. Students may be considered for admission based on improvement and academic potential if they do not meet these requirements.

UA is a test-optional institution and does not require standardized academic testing such as SAT or ACT scores for admission, though these may help to increase the value of a scholarship award.

Undergraduate students can apply for conditional admission if they meet all academic admission requirements except the minimum English proficiency. Students must provide proof of language proficiency at the required level in order to receive their I-20 and proceed with additional application steps such as housing selection.

Graduate

International students must meet all of the basic admission requirements for the Graduate College, including having earned a bachelor's degree or its equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a 4.00 scale, where 3.00 represents a B and 4.00 an A. Students are required to produce proof of English proficiency, proof of financial resources, and health insurance.

Students are encouraged to visit the university website for specific information about admission requirements and application deadlines, which vary by department. Graduate departments may recommend students for conditional admission if they meet all Graduate College requirements except the minimum English proficiency requirement, with the expectation of achieving the required level of English proficiency within one year.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Arizona offers substantial, multi-year scholarships to students who exhibit outstanding academic performance, including first year and transfer students from all over the world.

Whether students pursue a degree on campus, online, or a mix of both, the University of Arizona offers affordable tuition options to put a U.S. degree within reach. Students will be considered for main campus scholarships whether starting their degree in Tucson or starting online and transitioning to the main Tucson campus later. These scholarships reduce the cost of tuition for full time undergraduate study. Graduate scholarships vary by program of study.

Regardless of whether students start their degree online through a Customized Degree Path or complete their studies fully online, tuition will be priced by the credit hour, tailored to the country in which they will study. Students completing their full undergraduate degree online even have the option to spend a semester at main campus in Tucson at their online tuition rate.

The university also boast an internationally recognized scholarship portal and program that matches UA students with potential funding, as well as assisting students in the application process.

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Student support

Student support

UA provides support to students as they earn their degrees through academic and faculty advising, tutoring services, on campus housing and International Student Services (ISS), which offer a range of resources on and off campus. The service provides academic and personal support to students during their time at the university, including immigration and academic support, international student orientation, events to connect with other students, and leadership opportunities.

Additionally, students can learn leadership skills in over 600 student organizations, focus on wellness and fitness at the Student Recreation Center and Campus Health and cheer on student athletes as they compete in 21 NCAA Division One athletic programs. The University of Arizona is also dedicated to the safety of all students, not only including groups overseeing campus security, but services that provide safe transportation in and around campus.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

UA alumni are highly employable, thanks to the university's committment to ensuring that every student graduates with real-world experience to complement their list of accomplishments. In fact, recent graduates reported career outcomes with 60 days of graduation.

Through hands-on, practical experience, students launch their own businesses, collaborate on research, take on service learning projects and internships, and work in offices and laboratories on and off campus. Meanwhile, participation in faculty projects, leads to careers with top companies including Cisco Ernst & Young Adidas Nestle Tata Consulting Services Texas Instruments Sony Pictures Entertainment Google and many more. These rigorously immersive study programs have resulted in 89 percent of employers of UA graduates saying they exceed their peers in the workplace.

Many students who start their educational careers as first years at the University of Arizona choose to continue into full-time graduate study at UA or at other top universities around the world. Exceptional undergraduate students in select majors even have the option to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years through the accelerated master's programs.

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