Search

UA campus header

University of Arizona

Ranked #97 US News World Rankings 2021

Founded
1885

Why 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.

97US News World Rankings 2021
268QS World University Rankings 2022
103US News US Rankings 2022

Campus and location

University of Arizona campuses

Loading...
Main campus
UA Campus

Tucson Campus

Tucson, home of the University of Arizona, is known for itsSouthwestern beauty. This region of the US is recognizable in films for its swirls of earthy orange rock formations and vivid candy-colored sunsets. Tourist destinations, like the Grand Canyon, are accessible by car in just over five hours.

Our campus has countless facilities to bring

Global Direct Campus

Why University of Arizona Global Direct

Study online. Transition to our Tucson campus. For ultimate flexibility, choose UA Global Direct. The University of Arizona Global Direct will take students' degrees and careers to the next level from wherever and however they choose to learn.

Our track record for top-tier programs in online education is all thanks to our career-focused programs, extraordinary faculty and personalized advising.

UA Global Direct is a great fit for a wide range of degree seekers and schedules. Students can complete their degree fully online or transition to our main campus in Tucson, Arizona for up to four semesters after they begin their program. Our online programs offer affordable cost-per-credit tuition fees. Earn a competitive, cost-effective degree from a top 100 global university and top 10 online bachelor’s program, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022.

The flexibility of our online options through UA Global Direct make space for enriching experiences. With UA Global Direct, student can travel, gain valuable internship experience or work in their industry all while studying.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at UA.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$2,650 - $45,000

Accommodation

$6,470 - $13,390

Meals

$2,150 - $6,510

Insurance

$175 - $2,725

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$11,445

-

$67,625

Scholarships

Undergraduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for UA are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: 3 (3.5 GPA required for Freshman Engineering 3.7 GPA required for Freshman Pre-nursing

English Language Requirements

IELTS: a minimum score of 6 (6.5 for competitive majors) TOEFL: a minimum score of 70 is required (79 for competive majors) Duolingo: 100 (105 for competitive majors) PTEA: a minimum score of 53 is required TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: Y Other Tests: ACT English 21, CEPT Full Academic Test 100, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 580 or higher, TOEFL Essentials Non-Competitive Majors Minimum Requirement 7.5, TOEFL Essentials Competitive Majors Minimum Requirement 8.5 Country Specific Country Specific Link(s): https://everywhere.arizona.edu/country-requirement

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at UA.

Academic year

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$2,650 - $45,000

Accommodation

$6,470 - $13,390

Meals

$2,150 - $6,510

Insurance

$175 - $2,725

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$11,445

-

$67,625

Scholarships

Graduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for UA are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: GPA 3.0 based on a 4.00 scale (3.5 GPA required for Freshman Engineering 3.7 GPA required for Freshman Pre-nursing

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 7.0 (with no subject test below 6.0) TOEFL: a minimum score of 79 is required Duolingo: Not accepted for GD programs PTEA: a minimum score of 60 is required TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: Y Other Tests: CEPT Full Academic Test 110, TOEFL Essentials Minimum 9.5 Country Specific Link(s): https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/intladmissionsreqs

Top Ranked Subjects

36

Graduate: Business - Part-time Mba

45

Graduate: Nursing - Master's

47

Graduate: Law

73

Graduate: Education

Accommodation

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

University accommodation pageThis link will open in a new tab

Services and facilities

Bring your ideas to life with UA facilities.

  • Five state-of-the-art libraries to engage in your studies including ones specializing in science, engineering and health sciences.

  • The STEM Learning Center which facilitates institutional partnerships and access to high quality STEM experiences, resources, tools, and expertise.

  • The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is designed to provide advising, resourcing and networking to startups with locations across the Southern Arizona region. By connecting startups to the University of Arizona, the UACI serves as a bridge between you and tech business leaders. The result of this relationship: high-paying jobs and fueling Southern Arizona’s economy.

  • UA’s Tech Launch Arizona turns the work of faculty, researchers and graduate students into commercial products. Tech Launch Arizona protects, analyzes and commercializes discoveries by directing them to licensing options, connecting researchers to industries and transforming inventions into intellectual property.

  • UA’s Tech Park partners with companies that specialize in advanced energy; arid lands agriculture and water; health and biosciences; defense and security; Intelligent transportation systems and smart vehicles; sustainable mining; and cross-cutting sectors of informatics, sustainability, and imaging.

  • The UA NASA space grant program is a fellowship that accepts six graduate students per year to promote space-related research to the public

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: August 2 Spring: TBC

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts: If you are currently in high school, the University of Arizona needs to see 9 11 grade work. If you have completed high school then Arizona needs to see 10 12 grade work. High School Diploma: If already completed high school English Test Score: https://everywhere.arizona.edu/english-proficiency Accounting Of Time: INTO AoC, Email, or University for required: All first-year students can apply through our Future Wildcat Application Portal, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application. University Transcript (transfer students): Have you attended any college or university outside of the United States during or post-high school? Unofficial transcripts from each institution you have attended are sufficient for initial evaluation.Have you attended any college or university inside the United States during or post-high school? You must submit official transcripts from each institution you have attended; send them electronically to REG-transcripts@email.arizona.edu Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. You may upload unofficial transcripts for initial admission evaluation. If a transcript is not in English, a certified literal English translation must accompany the transcript. Programs requiring additional applications: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/academics/bachelor-science-nursing-bsn/admission

Testing codes

TOEFL: 4832 SAT: 4832 ACT: 0096 GRE: 4832 GMAT: 483

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: July 15 Spring: December 15

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Register for Orientation: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://housing.arizona.edu/yourUAhome Airport Transfer Options Available: https://global.arizona.edu/international-students/new-students Complete Immunization and Health Forms: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Enroll in Student Health Insurance: https://health.arizona.edu/student-health-insurance Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores: Once formally admitted to the University of Arizona, official versions of transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended will be required. Pay Tuition and Fees

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://orientation.arizona.edu/international-student-orientation Register for Classes: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://bursar.arizona.edu/payment/options How to Pay: https://bursar.arizona.edu/payment/options Health Screening: https://health.arizona.edu/international-students

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: Varies by program Spring: Varies by program

Application documents required to receive an offer

English Test Score: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency Accounting Of Time: https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/users/login University Transcript Proof of Degree: Yes if already holds a degree GRE/GMAT: The University of Arizona Graduate College does not require entrance exams, such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). However, many academic departments may require GRE scores. Please refer to our Program Descriptions guide for program-specific requirements. Reference Letters: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admin/letters-recommendation Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. Applicants must upload unofficial pdf versions of all transcripts when submitting their application in our GradApp system.

Testing codes

TOEFL: 4832 SAT: 4832 ACT: 0096 GRE: 4832 GMAT: 483

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Register for Orientation: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://housing.arizona.edu/yourUAhome Airport Transfer Options Available: https://global.arizona.edu/international-students/new-students Complete Immunization and Health Forms: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Enroll in Student Health Insurance: https://health.arizona.edu/student-health-insurance Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Pay Tuition and Fees: https://bursar.arizona.edu/payment/options How to Pay: https://bursar.arizona.edu/payment/options

After arrival

Attend Orientation: https://orientation.arizona.edu/international-student-orientation Register for Classes: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier: https://nextsteps.arizona.edu/nextsteps Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://bursar.arizona.edu/payment/options Health Screening: https://health.arizona.edu/international-students

v0.1