Founded in 1885, The University of Arizona (UA) was the first university in the state of Arizona, ranked among the Top 100 National Universities in the country.
Ratings and Ranking Profile:
- Ranked 96th among Best National Universities in the US News & World Report 2009.
- 18th globally in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2008 (ranked 25th in 2009).
- 77th internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.
- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 224th in 2006, 134th in 2007 and 146th in 2008.
- 5th for Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (USNWR 2008 Edition).
- 4th for Information Systems programs, 9th for Audiology programs, 22nd among the Best Graduate Schools in Clinical Psychology, 5th for Speech-Language Pathology program, 36th in the rankings of best graduate schools in public affairs programs (US News 2009 Edition).
- 17th in the NRC Ranking of Top Geosciences Doctoral Programs in the US (1995).
- 5th for Anthropology Doctoral Programs, 7th for Astrophysics/Astronomy Doctoral Programs (NRC 1995).
- 21st for Pharmacology Doctoral Programs, 24th for Physiology, 56th for Cell Biology, 56th for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (NRC 2007).
- 5th in the Playboy’s List of Top 10 Party Schools (2009 Playboy ranking).
- Listed as a "Best Buy" in the 2008 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.
- 16th among public universities and 26th among all universities nationwide in research funding (National Science Foundation).
- 12th among public universities and 24th overall in financial support and gifts (The Council for Aid to Education).
- 46th in the ranking of Top Graduate Schools in History (US News 2006).
- 3rd for Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs, and 4th among the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation (Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review - Best Schools for Entrepreneurs 2008).
- 51st in the US News Graduate Engineering Rankings 2010.
- 43rd in Wuhan University Ranking 2007.
- The Eller MBA program is ranked 33rd overall for having the best Return on Investment (ROI) (Forbes Magazine 2005).
- The James E. Rogers College of Law is ranked 38th by U.S. News & World Report in 2008.
- Financial Times ranked Eller’s doctoral programs 31st in the world and 21st in the United States, its MBA program is placed 41st among full-time programs worldwide, and 19th among full-time U.S. programs (January 2009).
- The MBA program is rated 55th among graduate business schools in the U.S. News & World Report. Other Specializations ranked highly include: Management Information Systems (5th), Entrepreneurship (16th).
- University Medical Center at UA is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the country in the following medical specialties: Heart and heart surgery, Cancer, Geriatrics, and Respiratory disorders (U.S. News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals").
- Its undergraduate programs are ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report 2008 rankings: 4th for Management Information Systems, 6th for Entrepreneurship, 17th for Marketing, 20th for Management, 21st for Business, 25th for Accounting.
- The College of Engineering is placed among the top 50 engineering programs in the nation, ranked 48th in the US News Undergraduate Engineering Ranking 2008.
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