The University of Arizona

Freshman Enrollment, Academic Preparedness Up Again in 2012-13

UANews | August 24, 2012
Once again, the UA is setting records for freshman enrollment, academic preparedness and ethnic diversity. This year's freshman class has about 7,450 students and an average GPA of 3.44, SAT of 1117 and ACT of 24. Over 39 percent of the class is of an ethnically diverse background.

Where to Find Deals on Campus

UANews | August 21, 2012
From free shows to bargain-priced meals to no-cost car repair, the UA offers a number of free and discounted goods and services for students on a budget. The University recently launched a new online coupon service to help students find even more on-campus deals.

Solidarity, Service Focus of UA Greek Community

UANews | August 16, 2012
At the UA, about 4,000 students are involved in a fraternity or sorority and, with the start of the academic year, they will return to volunteering in the community and raising money for organizations. During 2011-12, members of Greek organizations completed 22,837 hours of service and contributed about $260,000 to local and national philanthropies.

UA Dean of Students Offers Advice, Insights

UANews | August 15, 2012
UA Dean of Students Keith Humphrey offers encouragement to UA undergraduates and graduates as the new academic year opens. Also, Humphrey talks about UA traditions, how he and his staff hope to connect with students and his new role: a UA parent.

UA Greek Program Earns National Award for Alcohol Abuse Prevention

UANews | August 14, 2012
The UA has earned the TIPS Award of Excellence, an honor that goes to institutions that have successfully implemented the program designed to train and educate students about the misuse of alcohol. Four full-time staff members along with two graduate assistants in Fraternity and Sorority Programs are trained in TIPS and facilitate the program.

UBRP, a UA Success Story

UANews | August 9, 2012
According to the results of the nationwide Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences, students in the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program overwhelmingly believe the program results in strong personal and professional benefits. The good news comes just after Carol Bender, the program's director, authored a newly published book chapter about the program.