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University of Arizona

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The University of Arizona is a public, 4-year school located in Tucson, AZ. The school was founded in 1885 as the first university in the Arizona Territory and includes Banner University Medical Center Tucson which administers a separate 4-year MD program. The 380 acre campus features a blend of traditional brick and contemporary architecture with a southwestern touch. The campus is arrayed in blocks and boasts a long quad leading to Old Main building. The campus was also featured in such films as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “Eating Out.” Among many notable alumni are Children’s Television Workshop creator Joan Ganz Cooney and singer Linda Ronstadt.

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The University of Arizona is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees, post-masters Certificates and Doctorates in over 330 fields. The University also has a growing online degree program including over 25 Bachelor’s degrees and many Certificate and Master’s programs. The University is comprised of over 40 colleges and schools, each with their distinct administration and Mission statements. Specifically noted for Nursing, Art & Design, Music and Theatre, the largest programs on campus are in Business and Biology/Bio-Medical areas. The University is very engaged in the community at large, evidenced by their extensive Outreach and Extension program. Per the Mission Statement of one college, the University β€œis committed to building and maintaining working relationships with our students, faculty, recruiters, alumni, and volunteers predicated on mutual respect and responsibility. We strive to nurture student success through innovation and value-added personalized programs. The following core competencies are emphasized within our program: knowledge, skills, ethical behavior, positive attitude, and creativity.”

Student Life

There are over 33,300 undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Arizona, many of whom live on campus among the almost two dozen residence halls, suites and living communities. The University sponsors over 500 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the UA red and Arizona blue Wildcats, led by Wilbur and Wilma, field teams in 12 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. A strong rivalry exists between UA and Arizona State University, culminating with the football ‘Duel in the Desert’ for the Territorial Cup – the oldest rivalry trophy in the country. The annual calendar also features a Spring Fling – the largest student-run carnival in the nation. Also, the bell from the USS Arizona is rung monthly to honor the achievements of the school and its community. Students understand and agree to abide by the Code of Academic Integrity which states “Integrity and ethical behavior are expected of every student in all academic work. This Academic Integrity principle stands for honesty in all class work, and ethical conduct in all labs and clinical assignments.”

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