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Colleges / The University of Arizona

University of Arizona. Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Arizona., the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from University of Arizona. by September 1.

Applying Early to University of Arizona.?

The University of Arizona does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into The University of Arizona

Getting into University of Arizona. is moderately difficult. University of Arizona. evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Arizona. accepted 85% of all applicants., around 37,064 of the 43,540 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Arizona., accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Arizona.?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Arizona.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Arizona. Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Arizona. must submit the following items. Double check with University of Arizona.'s admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Arizona.?

Students admitted to University of Arizona. have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At University of Arizona. 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of Arizona, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%
3.75 and 3.99 22.1%
3.50 and 3.74 16.77%
3.25 and 3.49 15.33%
3.00 and 3.24 13.67%
2.50 and 2.9 18.11%
2.00 and 2.49 1.87%
University of Arizona. doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Arizona. does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to The University of Arizona

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Arizona..Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Arizona. during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

University of Arizona. Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Arizona.?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Arizona..

Does University of Arizona. accept transfer credits?

University of Arizona. accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Arizona. accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Arizona. accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Arizona. accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Arizona.?

University of Arizona.. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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University of Arizona. Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Arizona.? University of Arizona. is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Arizona. acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.



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University of Arizona. Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Arizona. is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Arizona. is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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University of Arizona. GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Arizona., the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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