3.5 out of 5 Stars
Great weather, some amazing professors and great options out of the medical business or engineering school.Downers
Outside of those colleges they don't offer much help to students in the job search.Comments
U of A is amazing, it's definitely got a superficial level to it, but if you find the right people you wont get sucked into it.Would You Recommend
Application, Essay, Common App, Financial AidLevel
The professors expect a lot out of the students in their classes, and will help those that need help the most only if those people come to them for help. they also have teaching assistants with them for the bigger classes which help a lot through the TA's experience and knowledge.Quality of Life
The dorms are surprisingly safe and comfortable from the RA's and the community director. the make it as comfortable as possible while keeping us safe. The cost of the dorm is far cheaper than living off campus, but is often referred to those who want a little more freedom. all in all the school life on campus is pretty good, by far.Admissions
They go by the GPA status of high school students, and use the entrance exams to determine if the student is eligible and where to put them on their admission to the University. Their financial aid helps those who don't have the funds to continue their studies as well as help from the staff themselves with tutoring and office hours.Level
Classes can get up to 300 students. Big classes like that will break out into discussion groups or labs once a week for more hands on learning. Professors all have office hours, so just because you have a big class doesn't mean you can't get help from your professor one on one. 98% of professors have the highest degree in their field, so you're being taught by the best of the best. Like any university, different majors require different general education classes. Some classes have curved grading scales, others work strictly on a point system. I've loved my teachers, and the interactions I've had with all of them.Quality of Life
Dorms were great here. Very fun and a good way to make lasting friendships. Tucson is a college town so there are a lot of houses and apartments near campus for student housing. The libraries on campus are pretty nice. They have a lot of study rooms to work in. Some have tables made of dry-erase boards so you don't have to get up to write on the board. Tucson is a big biking town, mount Lemon is a great place to hike, and the city is pretty artsy. Besides having tons of shops and places to eat, fourth avenue has a lot of fairs and festivals throughout the year. University Blvd is a fun place for students to hang out, especially for students living on/near campus because of its proximity. The union has an big arcade with a lot of billiard tables, and a lot of places to eat. Highland market, Park student union, and UMart are all cool places to hang out, buy living necessities, and get food near the dorms. Although the weight room is always full of frat bro's, the rec is new and super nice. It has TV's on treadmills, a bouldering wall, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a heated pool, and indoor mini-track. If you take a tour, definitely check it out.Admissions
The application was pretty simple. They took your high school GPA, extracurricular involvements, SAT or ACT test scores and based your admittance and scholarships based on that. They also have a scholarship website that is very helpful with applying for extra money.Level
Classes are not taught by TA's which means all your teachers will know the subject well and may answer any question.
Teachers are pretty accessible and respond to emails usually within a few hours to a day.
class sizes depend on the class. Some are small while others with hundreds of students.
Very hard classes.
You NEED a laptopQuality of Life
dining just snacks and hot dogs
lots of bike robberiesAdmissions
Your GPA and interview are the most important things. If your GPA is amazing but you still don't impress in the interview, you get rejected. You must not be a quiet shy person.
No essay to get in.
describe a time when you showed leadership in the workplace or school
How would someone describe youLevel
Several gen ed requirements, some daunting
Class sizes are generally very fair. Classes that need to be taught in smaller sizes are. Large lectures are taught in that fashion because smaller sizes wouldn't help.Admissions
Interview process, resume and cover letterLevel
Classes are basic and easy if you attendQuality of Life
Library is awesome and community is amazing. You truly feel apart of the school and the people are friendly.Admissions
SAT Scores/ACT Scores
High School GPALevel
So far, academics have been generaly pleasing at my school. I have been very happy with my Honors courses as the class sizes are reasonable and the teachers have been fantastic. I have taken one Gen. Ed. class and it was a bit harder, but I appreciated the organization and accessability of the teacher and his assistant. I'm a dance major and the requirements are very reasonable and will be completed with no foreseen problem. The dance program in particular is very competitive. But, for the most part, your experience is what you make of it as the tools and opportunities are available for your success.Quality of Life
I lived in the dorms last year, and that price was outrageously high. Most facilities on campus including the library are very well kept and welcoming. I was displeased with the price of dining as well. I plan on saving lots of money next year by skipping the meal plan and making most of my meals at home. Overall, I have been very pleased with my experience at this university and am prous to call it home.Admissions
The Univeresity of Arizona admissions process is fairly standard. I filled out an online application which included general information, answers to questions about what program I was interested in, and a chance to apply to the Honors College by writing an essay. My ACT scores really helped me here. I was able to test out of many classes and get accepted to the Honors College. The local branch of the Alumni Association as well as the university itself were able to offer me some scholarship, but it was a somewhat disappointingly low amount compared to the out-of-state tuition prices for me.Level
Overall, the academics are somewhat challenging. There are a wide variety of classes to choose from, all of which are exciting and worthwhile! The sizes of the classes vary though. There are plenty of resources available to use! The grading is based off the A,B,C,D,F scale but they do not have the +/- grading system, which is sort of a hassle.Quality of Life
The housing is amazing! The cost of living is normal. The campus is amazing! The facilities are very nice! The library is huge and cool! The food is good! The neighborhood is somewhat safe! The amount of security at this campus is good, however you do need to be somewhat careful. Overall I am happy!Admissions
The application process is normal. There is nothing really unique about the process to apply to this University!Level