University of Arizona Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 235 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 12 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 42,595 (33,331 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,048 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2019

I just love the College of Education! The quality of education is high and you can find work upon graduation.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall, U of A is a great school. The campus is beautiful and the weather is great. I am currently in my second year of the Cancer Biology PhD program, and I have enjoyed the curriculum thus far. The majority of the sciences here are centered around interdisciplinary learning, a method I have leared to appreciate. One of the cons would have to be the location. Tucson is a cool university town, but that sums it up in a nutshell.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a highly competitive institution of higher learning. The Department of Geosciences has many highly respected professors in their field of expertise. I am glad I chose The University of Arizona for my graduate degree and I am honored to be a student.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

I receive outside funding, so my answer on financial aid should be disregarded.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Professors are the best, very helpful and explain everything in a very organized way. However, Tucson, out of campus, is awful but for two beautiful streets...
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program, great support, challenging yet not overwhelming. Affordable living conditions and good stipends.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2020

To be a nit-picker about using a Likert scale for these rankings, 10 stars for a "very reasonable" is rather backwards. A puny workload isn't necessarily doing anyone a service in grad school. You should expect to have an enormous amount of work, and you should get used to it if you plan on staying in academia. You will have to work hard at the UA and you will likely stress over whether and/or to what extent you will be funded, but you will be surrounded with super awesome colleagues and have opportunities to work with amazing faculty. I also like to think that by constantly RA/TAing as well as taking courses and doing our own research/research proposals, we are well-prepared for the realities of academic life. Plus, Tucson is awesome: mountains everywhere, Sonoran desert, cheap cost of living. And being able to work in an interdisciplinary manner with folks across such a huge research university is also a boon.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the biggest pros is being able to teach classes all on my own the first semester in graduate school.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

The School of Anthropology provides a supportive and collegial environment in which to pursue academic study. Faculty and staff are available and helpful. Courses are challenging, timely, and relevant. The are many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and synergies across the campus. The emphasis on medical and environmental anthropology prepares graduate students to be competitive on today's job market. The only challenges to succeeding as a graduate student in SOA right now is 1) lack of longterm funding and 2) lack of programs specifically geared toward preparing ABD students for the job market. However, faculty are aware of these issues and are working toward solutions. Tucson is a great place to live; big enough to have a lot of resources available, but with the feel of a smaller city. Great food, great music, great people!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

My program encourages critical thinking and pushes students to explore their interests, simultaneously preparing them for the future and potential careers.
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