The University of Arizona is a leading, student-centered research institution. It was established in 1885 as the first university in the Arizona Territory and the state's only land grant institution. Today the UA has become one of the nation's top 20 public research institutions and is considered a Public Ivy.
The University is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities with exceptionally strong research and academic programs. With world-class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy, plant science, biomedical science, business, law, music and dance, The University of Arizona offers a rewarding educational experience to all who choose to focus on excellence.
The University of Arizona is the leading public research university in the American Southwest. It produces more than $530 million in annual research and is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our first-rate faculty create discoveries that advance the human condition and stimulate the state's economy. Our research enterprise provides undergraduate students with opportunities for hands-on experiences that can be found in few universities in the world.
The University of Arizona presents a wide range of academic programs – students can choose from more than 150 undergraduate and more than 200 graduate degree programs offered through 18 colleges and 12 schools on three campuses.
The University of Arizona offers online learning through the Outreach College, which provides exceptional credit and noncredit educational opportunities to people seeking university-level instruction and enrichment outside the scope of the traditional campus experience. Delivering the best in lifetime learning across the age spectrum, UA Outreach College offers courses and programs for professional, academic, and personal advancement that help strengthen and advance the outreach mission of The University of Arizona.
Many options are offered at the University of Arizona which continue your education, update your technical skills, and advance your career through distance learning. Choose from individual credit courses, professional certificate programs, degree programs, and professional development courses (non-credit).
UA Professional Development offers programs that train and prepare organizations and individuals in IT and professional development. Non-credit and Certificate courses last one to five days and are delivered on campus or in customized courses at a company or workplace.
The University of Arizona offers various types of aid programs: Scholarships, Loans, Grants, Federal Work-Study, Tribal Aid, Graduate Assistantship and Graduate Tuition Award, Special aid for Teachers, Special aid for Military Members.