What Makes the UA Unique
There are many reasons people are proud to be affiliated with the University of Arizona.
The Princeton Review has named the UA one of the best higher education institutions in the nation for undergraduate education, crediting the University for its sustainability initiatives, quality of life and financial aid offerings.
With numerous telemedicine sites throughout Arizona, the UA is expanding health care access and easing the effects of the physician shortage.
Tech Launch Arizona, in its first full fiscal year of operations, executed 39 exclusive licenses, aided faculty inventors in 188 invention disclosures and helped create 11 startup companies.
The University maintains 2 million valuable, irreplaceable insect specimens in its Insect Collection.
The UA is a leader in healing-oriented medicine with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
The UA has 20 athletic teams. Two took Pac-12 Championship titles during the 2014-2015 academic year – men's basketball and women's golf – while the football team clinched the Pac-12 South Division.
The School of Dance is rated as one of the best programs in the nation. Other top-ranked programs include those in management and information systems, entrepreneurship, optical sciences, retailing and consumer sciences, Latin American history, speech-language pathology and pharmacy.
The University also has the largest children's and adolescent literature collection in the world — Worlds of Words, housed in the College of Education.
And that's just the beginning of the list.