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UA Rankings, Highlights, & Awards

The University of Arizona is a premier, public research university.

  • The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 20th in research and development expenditures among US public universities and colleges and 33rd among US public and private universities.
  • The Center for World University Rankings has ranked the UA #73 in the world and #46 in the U.S.
  • UA is #1 in PhDs awarded to Native Americans
  • UA is #7 in PhDs awarded to Hispanics
  • UA ranks #25 of US instutitions in awarding PhDs
  • At 21%, UA has the most diverse gradaute enrollment of all public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.
  • 60% of UA doctoral research programs are ranked in the top 20

UA programs ranked in the Top 10 among America's Best Colleges by US News and World Report include:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Latin American History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Optical Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Social Psychology

UA programs ranked in the Top 10 by the National Research Council (NRC) include:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Math
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Communication
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Sociology

Explore more UA rankings, including highly prestigious national and international recognition of our faculty.

Last updated 5 Oct 2017