You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $5,894
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,650
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
The University of Arizona is a student-oriented, research university. Founded in 1885, the University is dedicated to preparing students for an increasingly diversified and technological world and to improving the quality of life for the people of Arizona. The UA is ranked 16th nationally in terms of research funding, and several of the University's academic programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally.
Campus Location - The University of Arizona is located in a unique geographical region, the Sonoran Desert, and situated in a southwestern, urban setting in close proximity to the U.S. border with Mexico. With a Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage, Tucson provides a fitting environment for a university dedicated to diversity. The city offers an abundance of cultural activities, while the mountains that surround the city provide phenomenal hiking, biking, and mountain climbing opportunities.
Helpful Information - There is affordable off-campus housing available with an easy commute. The campus is large, but most buildings are centrally located and the campus is easy to navigate by walking or bike. There is also a lot of school spirit, boasting ZonaZoo, the largest student section in the PAC-12.
We will NOT accept Business majors even if "needs major classes" is "no" on application. Closed Business majors include: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management. **Other closed programs: Nursing, Physiology, Animal Sciences (Race Track Industry Emphasis), Retailing & Consumer Sciences.Limitations
Only Plan A students will be admitted to the following programs: Biology/Chemistry, Communication, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Management and Policy, and Sociology. College of Fine Arts programs may require applicants to submit a portfolio, video, attend an audition or submit other documentation prior to course placement. Architecture requires a portfolio review. Engineering requires a review of pre-requisites (after the NSE Placement Conference) and approval from the College of Engineering. Engineering students should have Calculus 1 & 2 and Physics 1 & 2 already completed. Experience and high scores in Math and Science coursework will be required for Engineering admission.Notable Academic Programs
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Technology Management, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Equine Science, Horticulture, Land Resources, Life Sciences, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Area Studies: African Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Chinese Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Studies, Russian Studies, Slavic Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art
Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Wildlife Biology
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Electronic Media and Culture, Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences
Economics: Environmental Economics
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Instructional Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education
Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering, Systems Engineering
English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics
Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Range Management/Resources, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management
Food Science: Nutrition
Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Greek, Interpretation/Translation, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Language and Culture, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Physical Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Spatial Geographic Information Science
Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Public Health
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology
International Studies: International Studies
Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Naval ROTC
Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Geophysics, Materials Sciences, Physics
Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies
Psychology: Human Development, Psychology
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Figures are current as of 6/30/2016.
Important Notes: *All students should be aware that parking fees range from $200 (off-campus park and ride) to $650 (on-campus garage parking) for the academic year. *International Students should be aware of these additional fees: $100 international student fee per semester, $125 international student orientation fee, health insurance (required) fee is approximately $900 per semester.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Many off-campus housing options are located close (walking distance) to campus. Resources for assisting students in finding off-campus housing can be viewed at http://offcampus.arizona.edu/
Meal Plans Per Semester
With a Wildcat Meal Plan, you never pay state sales tax and you receive a 3%, 5%, or 7% discount off every purchase. There is also a Commuter Plan, where you can add to your account at any time and are exempt from the 6.1% state sales tax. For more information: https://union.arizona.edu/mealplans/