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Location | Tucson
Population | 1,043,433
Enrollment | 51,134
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/19
Spring | 01/15-05/15

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

About This Campus

The University of Arizona is a student-oriented, R-1 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. UArizona is ranked 16th nationally in terms of research funding, and several of the University's academic programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Location Information

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 are a variety of off-campus housing options available near the university. The campus is large, but most buildings are centrally located and the campus is easy to navigate by walking or biking. There is also a lot of school spirit, including ZonaZoo, the largest student section in the Big-12.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Most Competitive
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Closed Business majors include: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management. **Other closed programs: Nursing, Retailing & Consumer Sciences

Some programs may require a portfolio or an audition before advanced coursework can be taken (e.g. Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Music, Dance, and Architecture). 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. Students applying for exchange in Computer Science should be aware that course availability is limited and UArizona Computer Science Majors and Minors have priority. Further, Computer Science will allow enrollment in a maximum of three CS classes; students should plan to take at least one class outside of the department to meet the required 12-credit minimum for exchange. Starting in Spring 2023, upper-division (300- and 400-level major classes) Film & Television courses are no longer available to exchange students. A brief list of Film & Television general education classes will remain open to students on a space available basis.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Anthropology - The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona has a long and proud tradition of scholarly excellence and leadership in the discipline and was ranked as one of the best Anthropology programs in the United States, according to the National Research Council.
  • Philosophy - Housed in our College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Philosophy program is a top ranked program in the U.S.
  • Astronomy - The University of Arizona's Astronomy program ranks #1 in the nation in research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation.
  • Architecture - The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the UA is the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. Our Bachelor of Architecture program is ranked top 25 in the nation.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences - Hands-on practical applications and full engagement in hydrology classes and research. Cutting-edge, relevant research with distinguished faculty. Partnerships with government agencies. Pursue specialties in areas such as weather forecasting, air pollution, remote sensing, and hydrometeorology. The HAS Department also has a close working relationship with the National Weather Service, which is co-located on campus.
  • Water Resources Programs - The University of Arizona has earned a place alongside the world's top academic research programs for water resources programs ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 8 globally. As issues surrounding water security, sustainability and climate resiliency continue to impact the world, our expertise across a full spectrum of academic disciplines will help bring about much need solutions.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, Agricultural Business... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/16/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $6800.00.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $200 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $250 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $700 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: *To view your UA tuition rates as part of the Guaranteed Tuition Program, please visit: https://tuitioncalculator.fso.arizona.edu/#!/selections *All students should be aware that parking fees range from $100 (off-campus park and ride) to $700 (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 $1,000 per semester.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/16/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200
  • Proximity to campus: .5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
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

Notes About Meal Plans
For more information about available meal plans: https://union.arizona.edu/mealplans/new-students.php


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/16/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1400 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
The University of Arizona requires proof of measles and mumps (MMR) vaccination for all students born after 12/31/56.
Student health insurance plan information: https://health.arizona.edu/student-health-insurance


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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