Established in 1885, the University of Arizona (UA) is a public research university which situated in Tucson, Arizona. The university hosts the Arizona’s only MD-granting medical school. UA was the first university in the Arizona Territory. The university operates two famous medical schools, College of Medicine Tucson and College of Medicine Phoenix, and is affiliated with the region's only academic medical centers. The university is also home to the James E. Regers College of Law and various other ranked graduate and professional schools
The university comprises of 20 colleges and 11 schools. The students can choose from over 125 undergraduate and more than 135 graduate programs. The most popular majors at University of Arizona are: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology and Health Professions and Related Programs.
University of Arizona has a student population of more than 42,000 of which more than 33,000 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 22:1 and the acceptance rate of 76%. The University has a very well known space exploration program and has discovered about 50% of the known asteroids (near to Earth) and assisted NASA to launch a probe to intercept an asteroid and bring back samples. It is the fifth largest recipient of NASA funding.
UA is classified as a research university with Highest Research Activity, by the Carnegie Foundation of Advancement of Teaching.
Notable Alumni: Michael Biehn (Actor, Aliens, Terminator), Joseph M. Acaba (NASA astronaut), Daniel W. Bradley (Co-discoverer of Hepatitis C), David Chalmers (Philosopher specializing in philosophy of mind), Andrew Weil (Pioneer in integrative medicine), Nicolaas Bloembergen (Nobel Laureate in Physics)
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