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Tucson, AZ 85721, United States

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Your College Town
Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city. The University of Arizona – Arizona’s first university and home of the Wildcats – is at the center of it all. Learn more about things to do in Tucson, our famous culinary scene, what the weather’s really like, and about the region’s culture and history.

Where to Hang Out (Near Campus)

  • Main Gate Square Just outside campus, Main Gate Square and University Boulevard is where Wildcats go to watch a game, grab a burrito, socialize, or all of the above.
  • Downtown From brunch spots to concerts, if it’s happening in Tucson, it’s happening downtown.
  • Fourth Avenue Tucson’s famous Fourth Avenue is home to eclectic shops, coffee spots, and restaurants.
  • Mercado District Explore open-air markets, restaurants, and boutiques in west-central Tucson.

Things To Do

Tucson is a globally-recognized food destination. Tucson is the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in North America; recognized for its history of culinary distinctiveness. Explore The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food, where you can eat tacos, the original chimichanga, and the Sonoran hot dog.

Attractions & Culture
Visit the white dove of the desert, the San Xavier Del Bac Mission. Get up-close to a mountain lion at the open-air Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Wander one the world’s largest aerospace museums: The Pima Air and Space Museum. Or, look to the stars from Kitt Peak National Observatory. See more of Tucson’s must-sees.

The Community
Many compare Tucson to Austin and Portland – it’s a little quirky, and has a lot of character. A college town through-and-through, Tucson welcomes and supports University of Arizona students. There are more than 1 million people who live in the Tucson metro area, and whether you’re a local or an out-of-state student, you’ll feel at home.

There are many annual events to look forward to in Tucson. Admire glittery jewels at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – the largest and oldest in the world. A beloved tradition is the Tucson Rodeo & Parade, which began in 1925. The All Souls Procession honors and remembers, and ends with an urn lit ablaze.

Tucson is cooler and wetter than Phoenix, thanks to its 2,643-foot elevation and the surrounding mountains. Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert; however, the University of Arizona is in the city’s metropolitan center. Tucson’s heat is at its peak from June through August; however, spectacular summer monsoons lower temperatures.

Opportunities abound when it comes to beginning your career in Tucson after graduation. In fact, about 40% of our most recent graduating class decided to stay here for work or school after completing their four years here.

Industries like aviation, space,Outdoors
Surrounded by five breathtaking mountain ranges, Tucson is an outdoor playground. Cycling is popular here – from cruising on campus to biking the 131-mile Loop. Wildcats love hiking Tumamoc Hill, near downtown; to the waterfalls of Seven Falls; and among the pine trees on Mount Lemmon. Also on Mount Lemmon: skiing and snowboarding. defense, health care, and a growing start-up scene make Tucson a hub for high demand jobs. Or, continue your education with graduate research opportunities at a Tier-1 Research Institution.

Top Reasons to Study in The University of Arizona

As a global and national top-100 university, the University of Arizona can make a difference in a student’s education and résumé. Students will learn from faculty who’ve received national and international awards. Our students’ research can reach for the moon via our long-term partnership with NASA. See how we can take you to the top. From our main campus in Tucson to our UA Global Direct options, we are dedicated to helping international students start their academic journey from wherever they choose to learn. No matter where or how students start their studies, we can help them turn their US degree into a fulfilling career.

University details

About The University of Arizona

University of Arizona International is redefining the global university experience. Through our worldwide network of partnerships and microcampus locations, we deliver high-quality education, ignite international projects, and expand access to intercultural experiences for the entire University community. We believe international engagement enriches the University of Arizona and positively impacts the world.

Our team provides regional expertise in managing and developing global partnerships, programs, and outreach in key strategic world regions. We are proud to serve as a central hub for international resources and the following functions/activities:

  • Global Center: Located on campus at 615 N. Park Ave., the Global Center is part of the Student Union network and is a collaborative space and focal point for events and activities, great food, and a one-stop-shop for University of Arizona International administration and services.
  • International Admissions(link is external): Recruiting and admission of international students to our Tucson campus, and to the global and online network of international locations.
  • International Affairs: Manages relationships with governments, universities and strategic partners around the world. Oversees administration of:
    • International Projects: Supports University efforts to secure and deliver development, training, educational, and applied research projects abroad.
    • International Compliance: Ensures compliance with university policies, and federal, state and local laws for international operations, locations, and activities.
    • Finance and International Operations: Provides operational and logistical support for the university’s worldwide activities and initiatives.
  • International Alumni: Provides engagement opportunities for and cultivates relationships with alumni in over 150 countries around the world.
  • International Education(link is external): Develops and manages microcampus, Global Direct online, and dual degree programs and partnerships. Oversees program articulation and delivery, and enrollment and student engagement.
  • International Faculty & Scholars: Provides immigration, visa, housing and travel support to 1,600+ international faculty and scholars, including J-1, H-1B, and Fulbright Program.
  • International Student Services: Provides holistic support for international students, from visa and immigration services to academic, social and personal support.
  • International Travel: Facilitates safe international travel by University of Arizona staff, faculty and students.
  • Microcampus Network(link is external): University of Arizona locations on the campuses of partner universities outside the U.S. where we deliver Arizona degrees and certificate programs, academic and faculty exchange, student exchange, and conduct collaborative research.
  • Office of Mexico Initiatives(link is external): Manages the unique strategic relationship between the University of Arizona and Mexico, including with federal and local governments, universities, and strategic partners.
  • Study Abroad: Arizona Abroad sites, faculty-led programs, exchange, service learning, and short-term programs.
  • Study Arizona(link is external): Provides short-term opportunities for international students to study abroad at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson for up to a semester.
  • UArizona Academy(link is external): The University of Arizona’s Early University Program provides general education courses in partnership with international high schools as a pathway to studying on our Tucson campus or a microcampus.
  • U.S. Passports Office: Provides U.S. passport services to the University and Tucson community.

Campus life

At the University of Arizona you’ll receive quality education while being part of a community that cares for your health and safety, and with a diverse student population that welcomes scholars from 112 countries and all 50 states in the US, you’ll never be short of friends. This diversity is also reflected in the breadth of clubs, organizations, and activities available across the campus. Meanwhile, recreational and dining facilities on campus cater to your needs to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy student life both in and out of the classroom.

Cheer for your team like a Wildcat
As a student at the University of Arizona you can take a part in or enjoy watching 18 different sports while on campus. Two of the more notable are the UA Wildcats football games, where you can join hundreds of spirited students cheering on the team, and the spirited basketball games that run throughout the year. UArizona is known for developing accomplished sportspersons, so you never know, you may be watching a future NFL player or olympian such as UA alum Abdi Abdirahman.

If you are looking to stay active, the two recreational centers on campus with state-of-the art facilities and fitness classes have something for you. You can practice rock climbing, cycling and an abundance of other pulse-raising activities, and since the UArizona campus is bike-friendly you are free to cycle anywhere within the the 1-mile campus radius – so you can always be on time for classes!

All faiths are welcome here
The University of Arizona is a multicultural community where different religions from around the world are both respected and represented. The University Religious Council compromises individuals from a diverse spectrum of religious and spiritual backgrounds, and all are actively welcomed by the University of Arizona.

With five religious centers located on campus you’ll be free to express your faith and explore a variety of belief systems in a safe and inclusive environment.

Enjoy your favourite cuisines on campus
Your on-campus dining experience at the University of Arizona includes national brands and restaurants that offer local flavors. The Student Union is centrally located on campus and is home to a variety of coffee shops and restaurants including Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Einstein Bros Bagels Starbucks, not to mention a plethora of health food options.

And the dining options don’t end there. Just outside of campus on University Boulevard you’ll find plenty of additional places to eat, drink and socialize.

Be happy and healthy
Your safety is of utmost importance while you’re studying at the University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona Police Department provides law enforcement and security services on campus with a liaison at each of the residence halls, and all student housing requires personalized entry code access.

Blue light telephones are located all over campus and easily available for students in case of an emergency, and a free Safe Ride service is offered to students in need of a ride on or around the main campus at night time.


What types of scholarship are available?

Tucson Undergraduate Freshman Scholarship (Wildcat Award)

You may be eligible for a Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship of varying values, depending on the program you are apply to.

  • Amounts range from $2,000 – $20,000
Maximum value  




To be considered for this award you must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA 3.25 (to be considered based on GPA only)


Tucson Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (Wildcat Award)

You may be eligible for an Undergraduate Transfer scholarship, depending on the program you are applying for. Amounts vary as follows:

  • $5,000 – $12,000
Maximum value  




To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 36 credit hours
  • GPA 3.5


Ranking & Accreditation of The University of Arizona

Highlights and rankings

  • #4 Management Information Systems
  • #16 Entrepreneurship
  • #31 Business Programs
  • #32 Management
  • #47 Accounting
  • #54 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Student Accommodation at The University of Arizona

Information about accommodation can be found on the University of Arizona’s website.

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Programs at The University of Arizona


  1. Environmental and Water Resource Economics (B.S.) Tucson
  2. Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (B.A.) Tucson
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  1. Applied Humanities: Fashion Studies Emphasis (B.A.) Tucson
  2. Applied Humanities: Spatial Organization and Design Thinking Emphasis (B.A.) Tucson
  3. Architectural Engineering (B.S.) Tucson*
  4. Art and Visual Culture Education: Community Museum Emphasis (B.F.A.) Tucson*
  5. Art and Visual Culture Education: Teaching Emphasis (B.F.A.) Tucson*
  6. Art History (B.A.) Tucson
  7. Dance (B.F.A.) Tucson
  8. Film and Television (B.A.) Tucson
  9. Music Education (B.M.) Tucson*
  10. Musical Theatre (B.F.A.) Tucson
  11. Studio Art (B.A.) Tucson
  12. Theatre Arts (B.A.) Tucson
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  1. Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) Tucson
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