About the University of Arizona and Tucson
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The University of Arizona made one of the nation's biggest jumps in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking: UArizona is ranked No. 97 overall – up 20 spots from last year's ranking – and No. 40 among public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.
The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, with an additional biomedical campus located a short drive away in Phoenix. Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert and boasts beautiful weather, with an average 350 days of sunshine every year. With access to local national parks, a thriving city, local art and live music, and world-class museums, Tucson is a great place to live no matter your interests outside of class.