University of Arizona

May 9, 2011

Located in Tucson, the University of Arizona’s 380-acre campus is surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert and Galiuro mountains.  The UA offers over 100 majors and is one of the country’s top research public universities.  The Eller School of Management’s entreprenuerial program is ranked

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6th and its information systems program is ranked 3rd by the US News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2011”.  Their Nursing and Pharmacy programs are also ranked in the top 5 in the country.  Other unique programs are Landscape Architecture and Sports Management.  The UA has the largest Optics program in the nation and is known for its telescope design and production.  The SALT (Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques) Center is one of the country’s best comprehensive learning disability programs.

The UA has over 30,000 undergraduates and admits 75% of its freshman applicants.  While standardized test scores are not required for admission, mid-50% SAT is 970 – 1230 (CR and Math only).  Mid 50% ACT composite is 21-27. Average GPA is 3.36.  28.6% of undergraduates are from out-of-state, most of whom are from California.  Freshman retention rate is 77% and 58% graduate in 6 years.  81% of freshmen live on campus.

The UA has a friendly and beautiful campus, at least 360 days a year of sunshine and warm weather, easy access to winter skiing at Mount Lemmon, a proud and vibrant college community and a faculty that is focused on teaching.  The Arizona Wildcats compete in 19 NCAA D1 sports in the PAC-10 conference, and have won 18 national team championships.  The ZonaZoo is the largest student cheer section in the PAC-10.

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