Highlights and Rankings
U.S. News & World Report's 2014 graduate rankings placed the UA's Department of Management Information Systems in the Eller College of Management No. 7 in the nation. The same report ranked Eller's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at No. 11. The college's full-time Master of Business Administration program came in at No. 44 – the second consecutive year of upward movement for the program – while the part-time MBA program landed at No. 46.
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management placed No. 2 among public undergraduate programs and No. 4 among public graduate programs in an annual survey conducted by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Among all programs, public and private, McGuire was No. 7 and Eller was No. 9. McGuire also maintained its No. 2 ranking among public school programs in U.S. News & World Report’s "2013 America’s Best Colleges" issue, where it ranked No. 6 overall.
The UA is ranked No. 183 among the world's top 700 universities for 2012-1013 by QS World University Rankings based on research, student employability, teaching and internationalization. In addition, QS World University Rankings placed the UA No. 139 in natural sciences, No. 176 in arts and humanities, No. 200 in social sciences and management, No. 216 in engineering and technology and No. 233 in life sciences and medicine, based on academic reputation.
The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus ranked No. 9 overall in the areas of mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient-centeredness and efficiency, earning it a 2012 Quality Leadership Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium. The hospital also won the award in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona scored an A- in the 2012 list of Best Value Law Schools by the National Jurist magazine. The annual list identifies law schools where graduates have the best chance of passing the bar and landing a job in the legal field with a minimum amount of debt.
The College of Engineering undergraduate program was ranked No. 50 among schools in which the highest degree is a doctorate in the U.S. News & World Report issue "America's Best Colleges 2013." The special edition of the magazine also called the UA a leader in undergraduate research and creative projects in its "Programs to Look For" section.
The UA is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of 63 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.
The Eller College of Management's management information systems program was ranked No. 3 and the college itself was ranked No. 24 among undergraduate business programs at public and private national universities in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013. The undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 6 by the magazine in 2011.
With more than $600 million in federal funding, the UA is ranked No. 18 in research and development expenditures among public universities and colleges and No. 24 among all public and private universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list for 2012-2013 ranked The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus No. 33 out of roughly 5,000 U.S. hospitals for geriatrics, the care of older adults. Only hospitals ranked among the top 50 in one or more of 16 specialties measured by the magazine are considered "best hospitals." The list ranked 11 of UAMC’s other medical specialties as "high performing": cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology.
The following graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report in 2012: geology (No. 1), speech, language and hearing sciences (No. 5), management information systems (No. 5), analytical chemistry (No. 6), rehabilitation counseling (No. 6), Earth and environmental sciences (No. 7), atomic, molecular and optical physics (No. 7), entrepreneurship (No. 8), ecology and evolutionary biology (No. 9) pharmacy (No. 10) and geochemistry (No. 10).
The UA ranks 13th among all large U.S. universities in the number of alumni currently serving as volunteers in the Peace Corps. The University is Arizona’s top producer of Peace Corps volunteers.
The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law is one of only 19 law schools in the nation that had more than 75 percent of its 2011 graduates employed nine months after graduation in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage.
Eight graduate programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences were ranked in the top 25 in their respective disciplines by the National Research Council for 2011: anthropology (No. 3), sociology (No. 7), communication (No. 8), geography (No. 8), public administration (No. 11), philosophy (No. 13), linguistics (No. 14) and political science (No. 21).
The University of Arizona Cancer Center website, azcc.arizona.edu, earned a score of 8.4 to place No. 1 in a study in the Journal of Healthcare Management. The study measured each website’s accessibility, content, marketing reach, technology and overall performance, assigning the site an overall score on a 10-point scale.
The UA was ranked No. 3 by the National Science Foundation in funding for the physical sciences for fiscal year 2011.
The University of Arizona is the top-ranked research university for planetary exploration with regard to citations in the scientific literature, with UA planetary research articles quoted more than 10,000 times over the last 10 years, according to ScienceWatch.com.
The University of Arizona was the top producer of Peace Corps Fellows/USA program participants in 2011
The University of Arizona was the top producer of Peace Corps Fellows/USA program participants in 2011, with 58 students involved in the program.
The 2010 Financial Times ranks the Eller College of Management's doctoral degree programs as No. 19 in the world.
University Medical Center, the teaching hospital of the University of Arizona, is ranked No. 48 in pulmonology in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-2011 Best Hospitals edition.
The UA's department of philosophy is ranked No. 1 in the world in political philosophy and No. 2 in the philosophy of cognitive science in the 2009 issue of The Philosophical Gourmet Report. Overall, the department was ranked 13th in the world.
The Eller College of Management’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked No. 2 among public undergraduate programs and No. 3 among public graduate programs by Entrepreneur/Princeton Review. In "The 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010," USA Today and the Princeton Review called the McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of the University of Arizona.
The UA College of Medicine is the 9th best medical school in the nation for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business Magazine's annual ranking of graduate schools in 2009.
The UA was ranked in the top 100 institutions nationwide by the Washington Monthly in 2010. The UA earned the following rankings in specific areas: No. 31 for federal money spent on service, No. 21 for research expenditures, No. 26 for science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded, No. 42 for faculty who are members of national academies and No. 48 for faculty receiving significant awards.
The UA was named one of the country's best colleges by the Princeton Review in its 2010 edition of The Best 373 Colleges.