Tucson, AZ 85721, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 24, University of Arizona In Arizona
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
The University of Arizona (also referred to as U of A or Arizona) is a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. UA was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885 (twenty-seven years before the Arizona Territory achieved statehood). The university includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which operates a medical center in Tucson, and a separate 4-year M.D. college in downtown Phoenix. As of the 2012-2013 calendar year, total enrollment was 40,223 students. The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The mission of the University of Arizona is, “To discover, educate, serve, and inspire.” Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities (an organization of North America’s premier research institutions) and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group.
Known as the Arizona Wildcats (often shortened to “Cats”), the athletic teams are members of the Pacific-12 Conference in theNCAA. UA athletes have won national titles in several sports, most notably men’s basketball, baseball, and softball. The official colors of the university and its athletic teams are Cardinal Red and Navy Blue.
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In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona as the 119th best national university in the United States. The Center for World University Rankings in 2013 ranked Arizona 78th in the world and 49th in the US. In 2013, the Eller MBA program was ranked 44th by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the Entrepreneurship specialization #11 and the MIS specialization #4. The Council for Aid to Education ranked the UA 12th among public universities and 24th overall in financial support and gifts.[not in citation given] Campaign Arizona, an effort to raise over $1 billion USD for the school, exceeded that goal by $200 million a year earlier than projected.
The James E. Rogers College of Law was ranked 38th nationally and the University of Arizona College of Medicine was ranked 44th nationally in primary care by U.S. News & World Report in for 2013. The College of Medicine was also ranked No. 7 among the nation’s medical schools for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business Magazine. The Systems and Industrial Engineering(SIE) Department is ranked 10th in the ‘America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009’ by US News and World Report. The applied mathematics program at UA is ranked 17th nationally by U.S. News & World Report (2011). The analytical chemistry program at UA is ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News & World Report (2010).
The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Department is ranked 16th nationally by U.S. News & World Report (2012). The Geology program is ranked 1st nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is ranked 9th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2008. The Photography program is ranked 9th nationally, also by U.S. News & World Report in 2008. The philosophy program is ranked 13th nationally by the Philosophical Gourmet Report, and No. 46 in Political Science. Internationally, the 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked University of Arizona 95th in the world and the 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked this university 183rd. In its May 2009 issue, Playboy magazine ranked UA the fifth best party school in the nation. In 2009, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture’s (CALA) undergraduate program in architecture was ranked 12th in the nation for all universities, public and private, as reported in Design Intelligence.
The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona is one of the most highly ranked area studies programs focusing on the Middle East in the United States. In addition to offering language training in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish (both Modern and Ottoman), it is collocated with the Middle East Studies Association.