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 45,000 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 1110 to 1360, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 29. 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 3.57 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 22 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected University of Arizona (UA) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Arizona (UA) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Arizona was reported as 84.6% in Fall 2020 with over 40,900 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 ACT Scores: 21 - 29
  • UA Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UA has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.6%
  • 2017-2018: 83.6%
  • 2018-2019: 84.4%
  • 2019-2020: 84.6%
  • Projected UA Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 77.7%

How Does University of Arizona (UA) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UA is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arizona State University86.5%
Northern Arizona University84.9%
New Mexico State University-Main Campus54.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Arizona (UA) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 670
Math550 - 690
Total Score1110 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math20 - 28
Composite Score21 - 29
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