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November 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

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

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are basic and easy if you attend

Quality 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 GPA

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

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 letter

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

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 laptop

Quality of Life

No library

dining just snacks and hot dogs

lots of bike robberies

Admissions

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.

Application questions:

describe a time when you showed leadership in the workplace or school

How would someone describe you

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

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

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

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

1

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Application, Essay, Common App, Financial Aid

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Mathematics and physics are a disaster! All I hear from students, instructors and advisors is to avoid at all costs and complete at the JC level!

Quality of Life

I spend my time at school doing school work. Library is fine. Plenty of quite places or more active places.

Admissions

Very simple! Typical requirements posted online, application is straight forward and easy to complete. Process took about 30 days. $60 application fee, no further fees ( I applied at NAU and it required an additional $300 fee to be accepted)

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Each student is required to enroll and pass general requirements in order to declare a major. Some majors require a minor also. Class size depends on how advanced the student is in thier degree. Professors are always available through appointments. There are many opportunities for study abroad and work study. The workload is not heavy if the student knows how to manage thier time well.

Quality of Life

Housing is expensive. The facilities and library are available to the students regularily. There are many places on campus to eat. The campus is safe as is housing. And the neighborhood is friendly.

Admissions

The questions on the application are very straightforward. An essay is required along with letters of reccomendation from teachers. High school transcripts are also required. The decision whether a student is accepted depends on how early the student turns in the application. An application for student financial aid is also required for those students who are paying their tuition with financial aid. Scholarships are also given to students by the university.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General education requirements have large classes with a doable but tetious amount of coursework it is all about picking a suject you find interesting so you can keep up the whole semester. It is very competitive and easy to fall behind in the larger classes but when you get into your major coursework it is easier because the small class sizes and dedicated teachers make it easy to excel if you show passion for the subject. There are lots of study abroad opportunities which should be taken advantage of.

Quality of Life

Very nice and well worth the money.

Admissions

Write an essay and fill out a simple form

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

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