Governed by the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona (often shortened to UA) is a public university located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The first university in Arizona, UA was founded in 1885 or 27 years before the status of Arizona Territory was changed into a State. According to the U.S. News and World Report, UA is ranked as the 59th best public university in the United States.
Overall, UA has 334 majors and minors which are available for bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. The center of activity of the UA is located in central Tucson. A complex of educational buildings spread on a land of 380 acres. In this main campus only, the university has 179 buildings, including the Arizona State Museum, Centennial Hall, Libraries, Campuses, and many other students’ activity centers.
UA is one of three medical schools in the State of Arizona which grants MD for the students; all medical school activities are centered at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. The university’s Eller College of Management (with its numerous majors such as Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organization, and Management Information System) is at the top 25 of the U.S. News and World Report list.
Meanwhile, the Eller MBA program had received fine ranks from numerous associations such as becoming the top 50 in 11 consecutive years from the U.S. News and World Report, 33th on Forbes Magazine list, and 24th from the Wall Street Journal.
In sports, the University of Arizona opens a vast opportunity for students with different talents and skills. The Wildcats (nickname for the university’s athletic teams) receive high budget and have major activities around campus. Sports teams owned by the UA among others are men’s basketball, football.
Baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, as well as another team such as swimming and ice hockey. The university’s pair of anthropomorphized wildcat mascots, Wilbur and Wilma will be seen every time you attend the Wildcats’ games.
The UA is recorded to have 44 fraternity and sorority chapters. Since then the number of the chapters expand greatly. There are four councils which administer these chapters; Interfraternity Council regulates 25 fraternities, Panhellenic Association represents 20 sororities, National Pan-Hellenic Council regulates 6 historically African-
American fraternities and sororities, and United Sorority and Fraternity Council represent 10 multicultural and multi-interest Greek organizations. Since 2000, the University of Arizona established an Asian American sorority named Delta Chi Lambda. Besides the fraternities and sororities, the university also has other student clubs which are listed at the Center For Student Involvement and Leadership.