University of Arizona Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Arizona Admissions Overview:

While the University of Arizona does not require test scores from the SAT or ACT for admission, students who are interested in applying for scholarships, or are interested in the Honors College, need to submit scores. With an acceptance rate of 75%, students with good grades have a decent shot of being admitted--of course, good grades alone are not an indication that a student will be accepted.

The school also looks at extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, and a student's writing ability.

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Admissions Data (2015):

University of Arizona Description:

The first classes at the University of Arizona met in Old Main, its only building at the time, in 1891. The historic building is still in use today. Now, however, the campus has about 180 buildings on its 380-acre campus in Tucson. On the academic front, the University of Arizona has numerous well-respected programs ranging from engineering to photography.

The university is a member of the Association of American Universities because of its strengths in research and education. In athletics, the Arizona Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Pac 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 42,595 (33,331 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,769 (in-state); $34,967 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $11,300
  • Other Expenses: $3,300
  • Total Cost: $27,169 (in-state); $50,367 (out-of-state)

University of Arizona Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,128
    • Loans: $6,673

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Swimming, Football, Golf, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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