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University of Arizona

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The University of Arizona is a place that never settles – always pushing boundaries to improve and enrich the lives of the people in Arizona and around the world. Founded in 1885 as Arizona's land-grant university, the UA is committed to advancing knowledge through innovation, engaging students in broad-based scholarship and building meaningful partnerships that positively impact the community.

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100 Percent Student Engagement

Located in sunny Tucson, the UA is known for its nationally ranked academics, prestigious faculty, cutting-edge research, and diverse and friendly student body, in addition to the outstanding weather. The UA's commitment to 100 percent engagement guarantees that every student will get real-world, hands-on experience outside of the classroom in preparation for life after graduation. One of just 34 public institutions belonging to the Association of American Universities, the UA has nationally recognized programs in a number of areas, including planetary, environmental and health sciences. The campus is an ideal place for academic and personal discovery.