University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: The University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona 85721

Web Site: www.arizona.edu



About University of Arizona:

Predating the state from which it takes its name, the University of Arizona is a leading research institution located in the city of Tucson. Funding for the university was allocated in 1885 – when Arizona was just a territory of the US, not a full state – in a step that was regarded as a poor deal by Tucson’s residents, who had hoped to receive the more lucrative appropriation to build a mental hospital instead. Amid this reluctance, finding land for the university was a challenge, until two professional gamblers and a saloon keeper were persuaded to donate a patch of desert; allowing construction to begin in 1887, and classes to begin in 1891. Since then, the university has expanded to cover more than 380 acres of central Tucson, with much of the campus having been designated as an arboretum because of the rare trees that it holds. Almost all of the university’s buildings are characterised by the use of red bricks, particularly in facades. The university is divided into a number of colleges, and boasts two medical schools, as well as the Banner-University Medical Center, which is rated as one of the best hospitals in the US. Among the colleges is the University of Arizona Honors College, which aims to provide an experience similar to a liberal arts college, with more than 4,500 students. The university is home to seven libraries and nine museums, including the Arizona State Museum and Biosphere 2, described as a “world under glass”, holding a living rainforest and an “ocean” in glass domes. The university is renowned for its research impact, and a particular research strength is space science, with the institution claiming to have been awarded more Nasa grants than any other university in the US. Overall, the university receives more than $580 million (£402 million) in research funding every year. In turn, through knowledge transfer and technology parks, the university estimates that it supports $8.3 billion of economic activity in Arizona every year. Sports teams and alumni of the university are known as “Wildcats”, and the institution’s motto is “Bear Down, Arizona” – the last words of revered American football quarterback John “Button” Salmon, in 1926. Notable alumni of the university include late US presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, Sesame Street co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney, and Nobel prizewinning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt. Alumni who have made a career in entertainment include actor Greg Kinnear, actress Kristen Wiig and reality television star Kourtney Kardashian.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 38 37 40 49 51 63 65 73 80 88 93 100

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 20 20 17 19 132 31 33 36 37 35 38
Engineering - 136 167 181 172 178 177 226 228 244 266 300
Life Sciences - 75 89 92 102 98 95 107 117 132 131 136
Clinical Medicine - 94 129 106 111 112 130 131 140 136 148 147
Natural Sciences - 20 18 28 30 38 30 36 44 58 48 60
Social Sciences - 54 51 38 68 55 58 72 65 77 70 73

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 106 132 101 119 141 188 176 140
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Chemistry - - - 199 192 250 251 - - - 351-400 351-400
Civil Engineering - - - 47 34 58 66 67 75 97 93 117
Computer Science - - - 102 104 100 107 136 138 161 160 166
Electrical Engineering - - - 132 130 114 140 157 173 191 218 236
Environment / Ecology - - - - 25 27 21 23 26 27 25 28
Geosciences - - - 13 16 17 21 20 25 28 20 24
Materials Science - - - 252 260 254 273 - - - 351-400 351-400
Mathematics - - - 211 192 225 202 219 232 260 256 255
Mechanical Engineering - - - 266 273 199 240 - - - - 301-350
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 49 56 77 116 134 149 172
Physics - - - 18 22 26 21 21 32 47 41 54
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 19 27 38 38 44 44 49 44