University of Arizona (UA)

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University of Arizona can be found in Tucson, AZ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Arizona number nearly 40,000 each year, and is one of the biggest universities in the state.

Most of the students accepted into University of Arizona earned an SAT score within the range of 1463 to 1820, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of Arizona (UA) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. Roughly 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at University of Arizona, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 37 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected University of Arizona (UA) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Arizona (UA) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arizona was reported as 76.9% in Fall 2012 with over 26,300 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UA SAT Scores: 1463 - 1820
  • UA ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UA Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Arizona?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UA is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Arizona has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 78.0%
  • 2009-2010: 75.4%
  • 2010-2011: 75.4%
  • 2011-2012: 71.4%
  • 2012-2013: 76.9%
  • Projected UA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.1%

How Does University of Arizona (UA) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UA is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arizona State University80.2%
Northern Arizona University91.4%
New Mexico State University-Main Campus85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Arizona (UA) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading483 - 600
Math500 - 630
Writing480 - 590
Total Score1463 - 1820
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score21 - 27
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