University of Arizona

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Tucson, AZ

$10,990

Avg in-state tuition

$33,273

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Arizona

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Located in Tucson, Arizona, the University of Arizona is a public university with an annual enrollment of more than 44,000 students. The Hispanic-serving institution accepts 85% of applicants and graduates 65% of its students. The school offers more than 300 undergraduate majors and over 250 graduate programs. UArizona is home to more than 100 research centers and institutes for aspiring researchers. The school also hosts hundreds of student clubs for learners looking for extracurricular involvement.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

85% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

65% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 21-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1090-1350

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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46k

Students enrolled

56%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

48%

Hispanic

26%

Non-U.S. Citizen

7%

Asian

6%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

4%

Black

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

55%

Socio-economic diversity

24% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

86

Total Online Enrollment

25,329

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

81% On-campus

19% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 24% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 18% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 30% online

Master's Check Bold 22% online

Doctorate Check Bold 3% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $10,990 $33,273
Graduate $11,938 $32,065

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $800
On-campus room and board $13,350
On-campus other expenses $3,550
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,800
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,550
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,550

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $28,690 $50,973
Off-campus without family $28,140 $50,423
Off-campus with family $15,340 $37,623

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

24%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

89%

Pell Grant

24%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,151
State Grant Aid $6,087
Institution Grant Aid $13,637
Pell Grant Aid $4,888

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.