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Counselors and Advisors

Prepare Your Students for Success

University of Arizona graduates are building successful careers and making an impact. A recent study shows that Arizona alumni are happier, healthier, and more successful than peers nationally. Graduates are part of an international network of alumni that will open doors and opportunities for making professional connections and finding internships and jobs. The office of Student Engagement & Career Development offers career coaching, workshops, and other services that help students plan for meaningful and successful careers.

A U.S. Education is Affordable

We offer several pathways to a University of Arizona degree. Students can apply to our main campus in Tucson, Arizona, and attend in-person from day one, or they can start pursuing their degree online wherever they are and transition to our main campus when they are ready. We also offer very affordable, fully online degrees through our Global Direct Online pathway – an option for students who want or need to stay where they are.

We offer hybrid in-person/online programs, as well as elite Dual Degree majors, through prestigious Arizona Microcampus partner universities around the world. See the current list of degrees and locations here.

  Why UArizona?  

Rankings & Campus Facts

The University of Arizona has over 300 majors to choose from, 600+ student clubs and organizations, and is a 2021 Top 10 Best Value School. From top-ranked NCAA champion athletics teams to being a top producer of elite Fulbright Scholars, you can explore the facts and numbers here:

Rankings & Campus Facts

Student Life

As one of the top universities in the U.S., our academics remain a strong reason to join the University of Arizona community — but our campus life is another. From the historic red brick buildings and the smell of freshly cut grass on the Mall to the latest in high-tech resources and facilities, international students will experience a well-balanced student life that encourages them to thrive both personally and academically. Learn more about Life at Arizona:

Student Life

International Student Services

The University of Arizona has a wide range of student services designed to help our students feel at home in Tucson and successful in the classroom. Our ISS office supports all international students from enrollment through graduation, with immigration guidance, academic and tutoring resources, cultural connections, and social events. The ISS team hosts Global Orientation every semester for incoming students.

Explore the Global Center, the University’s focal point on campus for international activities and global engagement. The Global Center is the place to find international dining options, including a new Global Market that carries snacks and items that many students miss from home. It’s a relaxing spot to meet friends, get tutoring and advising help, and assistance from the ISS team.

International Student Services

  All-In-One Application  

Main Campus

When an international student applies to the University of Arizona's main campus, they are automatically considered for our merit-based scholarship, the Global Wildcat Award.

Learn About Main Campus Scholarships

Calculate the Cost of Attendance

Global Direct Online

When applying to a Global Direct Online degree program, tuition is tailored to the student’s location and calculated by credit hour.

Estimate Your Global Direct Online Tuition

  Admissions Requirements  

Admissions Processes are outlined in our application guides:

Review Application Guides

English Requirements

International Students must provide proof of English proficiency, submitted directly from the testing center to the University of Arizona. More information can be found on our FAQ page. For questions, please email international@arizona.edu.

Conditional Admission

When a student earns conditional admission, they will be asked to provide the required proof of English proficiency to enroll in coursework at the University of Arizona. All conditionally admitted students have until the application deadline for the term of admission to submit proof of proficiency via test score.

Students may also choose to attend the University of Arizona’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) U-Track Pathway to complete their English proficiency requirement. This program is a bridge to admission that features content-based curriculum specifically for conditionally-admitted students at the University of Arizona. New Undergraduate U-Track applicants must take the CEPT Full Academic Test. Depending on the student's score, additional ESL classes may be required. With CESL's English Language Endorsement, students in the U-Track Pathway can fulfill UA's minimum English language proficiency requirement without taking an additional TOEFL or IELTS exam.

Encourage your students to complete their application as soon as possible, to join the 5,400+ international students from around the world who choose the University of Arizona every year.

 

Additional Resources for Counselors

As a counselor, you play a crucial role in a student’s decision and their future success, and we want to make it easy for you to inform them about the University of Arizona. Here are some resources that will help you:

UA Safety Services

The security of our students is guarded by numerous University of Arizona safety teams, designed to provide a safe and inclusive atmosphere on campus.

Campus Amenities

Students have access to many campus amenities, including numerous entertainment venues, places to eat and recreation activities.

Athletics

The University of Arizona has some of the largest, and most spirited, college sporting events in the country.

Student Organizations

UA has over 20,000 registered members in over 600 recognized clubs and organizations. Clubs and organizations provide engaging opportunities for students to apply their coursework to real-world experiences.

Diversity

The University of Arizona is dedicated to providing diverse, accessible and engaging environments that inspire student success and inclusiveness.