School Overview

Set in the heart of urban Tucson, Arizona, the University of Arizona is a public institution known for planetary science, scientific research, and two premier medical schools. With top-tier athletics and a wealth of student clubs and organizations, Arizona boasts an active community with enthusiastic involvement in Tucson life.

Founded in 1885, UArizona offers programs for students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. The school also features a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Classified as a Hispanic-serving institution, Arizona emphasizes the diversity of its student body.

Quick Facts

  • Location Tucson, AZ
  • Recieving Financial Aid 35%
  • School Type Public
  • Student-To-Faculty Ratio 15:1



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Popular Programs

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Arts in Library and Information Science

Notable Alumni

Arizona's notable alumni include scientists, Olympians, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers. The school lists six astronauts among its graduates, appropriate for an institution emphasizing research and science. Other notable alumni include entrepreneur and author Denise Austin and author Barbara Kingsolver.

About Tucson, AZ

Nestled among a trio of state and national parks, sunny Tucson offers outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, and a rich cultural environment. With nearby hiking in the Catalina mountains, students can explore natural wonders within reach of Arizona's second-largest city. Known for its bike-friendly streets, Tucson features frequent city events, including an annual All Souls Parade on Día de los Muertos and regular artisan-oriented street fairs.


With 6 available concentrations, Arizona's online MBA requires 28 credits in core business administration, plus 17 credits of elective credits to complete the concentration area. Core requirements include introduction to financial accounting, communication for managers, business strategy, leadership in organizations, and managing ethics in organizations. With 6 start times per year, students can finish the program in 14-30 months. Students can also elect to participate in an optional global experience trip.

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Online MBA Facts

  • Online MBA Programmatic Accreditation AACSB
  • Online MBA Credit Requirements 45 credits
  • Online MBA Program Length 2.5 years

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Student Life

Arizona features more than 600 clubs and organizations plus 50 Greek organizations. Online offerings include the MBA Student Association, and the Spoon Arizona blog. Greek life encompasses honor societies, on-campus chapter houses, and demographic-oriented groups including Jewish, Native American, African American, and LGBTQ+ communities.

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Athletic Association

Division I basketball, baseball, football

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Online Clubs and Organizations

  • Professional MBA Student Association
  • Spoon Arizona (food blog)
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success (on campus)
  • Alexander Hamilton Society (on campus)


In reviewing applications, Arizona's online MBA program prioritizes strong academic achievement, leadership potential as demonstrated through community involvement, and professional goals. Though the program requires no minimum GPA, the average undergraduate GPA for students in the program is 3.4. After an initial application review, program faculty require second-round applicants to interview via phone or video conference.

While the school requires GMAT scores, some students, including military veterans, Peace Corps volunteers, and high-achieving business school graduates, may qualify for a waiver.

Online MBA Admission

  • GMAT Required for Online MBA Yes
  • Online MBA Acceptance Rate 79%
  • Online MBA Application Deadline One month before each start date
  • Online MBA Application Fee $85

International Student Admission

  • TOEFL Required for Online MBA Yes
  • Application Fee $95

Cost & Financial Aid

All of Arizona's online students, including those in the online MBA program, pay the same per-credit tuition rate regardless of residency. Arizona emphasizes employer sponsorship, and 23% of online MBA students take advantage of tuition assistance from their place of work. Other possible assistance includes that offered to active and veteran military personnel, Native American students, and Peace Corps veterans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the University of Arizona?

Arizona makes its home in Tucson, Arizona.

How much is tuition at the University of Arizona?

Tuition rates vary by program, but online MBA students pay $1,145 per credit regardless of residency status.

What is the University of Arizona known for?

Arizona boasts a strong reputation for planetary science, healthcare, public research, and athletics.

How many students attend the University of Arizona?

Arizona enrolls a total of 45,918 students across all levels and locations, with 2,109 studying in online programs, and 345 students in the MBA program.

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