"The University of Arizona is a great place to spend your year abroad. The courses were excellent with a wide range of subjects to choose from. The professors were all lovely and helpful and seem to really enjoy having an exchange student in their class. Tucson is a great city to live in particularly if you love the sun." - Emily (FTM)
The University of Arizona was founded in 1885 in the middle of the desert. A public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of UA is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages their students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship.
The original 40 acre Tucson campus has grown and the university now includes multiple campuses spanning Tucson, Sierra Vista and Phoenix. UA is ranked no. 18 by the National Science Foundation, and this creates great opportunities for students, from planetary science to medicine to the arts.
Location: Tucson, Arizona
City Population: 520,000
University Population: 40,600
Climate: Tucson has a desert climate with two major seasons, summer and winter; plus three minor seasons: fall, spring, and the monsoon.
Nearest Airport: Tucson International Airport
University website: www.arizona.edu/
Reasons to choose U of A
- Arizona is awarded more NASA grants for space exploration than any other US university
- Much of the main campus has been designated an arboretum where you can find plants from around the world
- Sports are a major activity on campus -Arizona's athletic teams are nicknamed the Wildcats
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