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Uppers

Large diversity of programs and activities

Strong in research

Beautiful campus and friendly people

Downers

Not top ranked for B-school

Expensive (as most schools)

Lack of intellectual curiosity from many students

Comments

Focus your comparisons between UofA and other schools by looking into the specific department(s) that interest you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I just recomend anyone to expect the heavy amount of homework. My advice is to get tutoring, such as going to the think tank or to instructors' offices hours.

Quality of Life

Living on campus is expensive, that's why I live at home with my family. The library is easy to access and you do ot have to be a former U of A student to use the computers there.

Admissions

The application process is straight forward, the only thing an applicant may get stuck at is writing a good personal statement. Students get the opportunity of receiving financial aid and even the Arizona Assurance Scholarship which covers about everything a student needs.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I enjoyed my major classes the most. My classes were small because my major was small, it was a close community in which we could rely on each other and gain support from our teachers.

Quality of Life

I recommend living off campus at an apartment, that is not university owned because it is cheaper and there is more space.

Admissions

I made the decision for my major before i attended college, the problem was finding the right college that offered my major. To apply for a college, fill out the application and all that is required for admittance to the college.

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Professors are willing to help anybody with questions. They don't tolerate cheating.

Quality of Life

Nice environment, people are friendly and everything looks in good shape and clean.

Admissions

Upon applying to business school, you are required to submit a resume and a cover letter. A test is given about Business M ath and Accounting afterwards there is an interview of about two people asking questions about why you want to go to Business School. If you do well on both the test and the interview you get accepted or else they'll allow you to take the test a second chance and if still you do not pass it then that's it. You have to wait till next semester to reapply.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

essays, gre scores

Level

4

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

Campus is beautiful. Largest student union in nation, largest fitness center in nation. No crime. Great facilities for classrooms. Perfect year-round climate. Great community.

Admissions

Typical application with essay. No interview. No early decision

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Students are given a huge variety of general education classes to complete in addition to their major or minor classes. They group the classes very well and they have appropriate difficulty levels. The majority of the general education classes have a large number of students (my largest was 500 students) but it didn't bother me because I'm an attentive learner and sat in the front to make sure I didn't miss anything or was distracted. My adviser was very personable and patient with me, my teachers were all very easy to contact (all offer office hours and appointments) and the study abroad opportunities are one of the best parts of the school in my opinion. I studied abroad through another program because the one at my school fell through but Uof A offers many different programs in different cities and they ensure you get valuable credit in advancing your college career. I strongly urge everyone to study abroad and UofA does a fantastic job of promoting it.

Quality of Life

The UofA just built a few more dorms and already had a booming campus life. Many freshman or incoming students live on campus and are very close to dining halls, athletic fields and events, libraries, the theater on campus, Campus Health, etc. Everyone I know who lived on campus their freshman year say it was the best decision they ever made. You meet so many new people because you're constantly around students your age and who are going through the same challenges or experiences as you. The cost of living is decent and affordable, there are multiple libraries available and study rooms inside the dorms, there is a wide range of food and UofA is adding healthier options every year, and the campus is very safe 24 hours every day (they have their own police and emergency alerts throughout campus you can activate if you are ever in danger. I found that when students live on campus, they are happier because they are in the mix of the constant activities at the school. UofA offers so many different ways to get involved, events to attend, and activities to participate in. Even if you're not a sports fan, the football and basketball atmosphere is hard to avoid and not enjoy at this school. UofA members are passionate people who have a sincere appreciation and devotion to their school. The reason why I loved UofA so much was because of its true college atmosphere. Tucson is a small town and a lot of the focus goes to UofA.

Admissions

I don't really remember the application process or what was on it. I believe we made regular decisions, it was a common application and there were multiple financial aid/scholarship opportunities.

Graduation Year

2011

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

CALA is a great school because is ranked as one of the best in the nation.

Quality of Life

As of right now my housing is not that expensive. What is expensive is all the supplies and materials that I am required to buy for architecture projects. I would say that I am very happy with my profession.

Admissions

Admissions to the Pre-Arch year is less competitive than admissions to the professional phase. Pre-Arch year requirements are good SAT scores and a 3.0 GPA. On the other hand, admissions to the professional phase requires an exhibition of student's work throughout foundation studio for both semesters. A 3.0 GPA is required as well. Both grades for Arc 101 and Arc 102 are combined and are part of a percentage for admissions. Student's are quizzed on lecture readings. There are four important quizzes that count for 5% of admissions. Last but not least, students must complete english, math, and physics in order to apply for the professional phase.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2015

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

General requirements are exceptional at the U of A. Core classes not only get us closer to our degrees but also help us to learn things that aid us in our everyday lives. Class sizes ranged but never interrupted my learning in a negative way. All of my professors were extremely helpful and I got aid from them whenever I needed it.

Quality of Life

I am very happy with my new school. I do not live on campus but getting there by riding my bike is always safe. Mountain, which leads right to the school, has very good bike lanes and is always lit at night with street lights, making it safe at all hours of the day. There is a variety of dining options within the school as well as around it that make it easy to find healthy food as well as things like Burger King. The options are great and extremely helpful.

Admissions

The application process was very good. I was forced to submit it early on in my senior year which prevented me from procrastination which is very common for me.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2015

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

You have to take a set of general education courses before you start your major courses. Most of the faculty are great and always show to their office hours. In the general education courses, class sizes are very large. They have about 75-150 students.

Quality of Life

The U of A was a wonderful school. I enjoyed every moment of my time at the school. The campus is alive and always has something to do. Going to U of A sporting events was one of my favorite activities. The cost of living is reasonable and they are plenty of off-campus housing options.

Admissions

I had to write an essay to accompany my application.

Graduation Year

2009

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