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Parents & Family Members

HERE ARE 5 REASONS ARIZONA IS A UNIVERSITY LIKE NO OTHER:

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A UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DEGREE IS VALUED AND RESPECTED WORLDWIDE

UArizona is worth the investment. Your student will be part of an elite, global university recognized for outstanding academics and return on your tuition dollars.

Students should complete the application now to be automatically considered for the Global Wildcat Award! The Global Wildcat Award was created exclusively for our global families, to help make this life-changing experience affordable.

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A UNIQUE LOCATION IN THE UNITED STATES

The University is located near the heart of Tucson, a college town that blends the beauty of the Sonoran Desert with the amenities of a thriving city. Your student will live in affordable housing on or near campus, and will be close to restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and cultural activities, and won't even need a car!

Safety is important at the University of Arizona. There are many resources in place to ensure your student's safety and well-being, including dedicated campus security police, a UAlert mobile phone app, and safe transportation options for students around the clock. Students can easily and safely walk or bicycle to classes on sidewalks and designated bike paths.

With 350 sunny days per year, Tucson is a great place any season for healthy outdoor adventures such as hiking and biking.

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TOP EMPLOYERS AROUND THE GLOBE LOVE TO HIRE WILDCATS

Everywhere they go, 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. Upon graduation, your student will be part of an international network of alumni that will open doors and opportunities for making professional connections and finding internships and jobs.

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AN ALL-AMERICAN COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AT A GLOBALLY RESPECTED UNIVERSITY

The University of Arizona is ranked 69th in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. Arizona ranks in the top 150 in the 2019 QS World University Subject Rankings for a range of subjects. More recently, Arizona has been recognized as:

  • #1 in the United States for Astronomy, Graduate Geology, Communications Doctoral Programs, Political Philosophy
  • TOP 1% out of 20'000 schools, by the Center for World University Rankings
  • #38 in research activity among U.S. Public Institutions, by the National Science Foundation

At Arizona, your student will find an intellectual community of peers in his or her classes. By participating in any of the 600+ clubs and organizations on campus — including national and international associations related to professional fields of study — your student will have opportunities to learn leadership skills, to work on his or her career objectives, and to make connections to internship and research prospects.

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ARIZONA IS COMMITTED TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Our new Global Center is the focal point of campus activities for international students. In this welcoming center for students and faculty from across the globe, people gather, have fun, eat great food, and collaborate and learn from one another. Join a yoga class, attend monthly presentations and cultural events, and bi-weekly coffee hours that combine food, cultural entertainments, and an opportunity to socialize and network. Numerous student support services are here to help your student succeed.

  • The International Student Services team is here to help with travel and visa logistics, and to provide counseling and academic support.
  • In addition to College and Departmental academic advising support, a team of International Student Advisers and Peers at the Global Center can help plan a curriculum that keeps your student on track to meeting career goals.
  • THINK TANK academic support tutors are available every day to help with homework and developing English writing skills.
  • Advisers with the Engagement and Career Development team work with students to align their studies and interests with hands-on opportunities, often before they graduate, that might include an internship or job shadowing in their field of interest.
  • Career advising, interview coaching, and other job-search resources are always available.