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University of Arizona, Tucson
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Arizona's oldest university, University of Arizona features distinctive architecture and several public tours. For an overview, book a "Things to Do @ the U" tour that highlights important spots on campus. For history buffs, the alumni-led history tour tells the story of the university's founding in 1885, its development, and its traditions. On the public art tour, led by docents from the UA Museum of Art, you'll visit some of the campus' most important fountains, sculptures, and mosaics. Make sure to note the university's red-brick buildings designed by prominent Tucson architect, Roy Place. Tour reservations are recommended. Make University of Arizona a centerpiece of your Tucson vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tucson trip builder.
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  • My children and I cycled the University grounds while my husband was giving a guest lecture. Walking or cycling is the way to see this place. Cars are poorly tolerated (great) but you still need your ...  more »
  • It is a beautiful area tucked away from the bustle of the city, while being in the center of the city. 
  • I have traveled all over the country and visit various campuses. This is a beautiful campus, in a great location. Buildings are all well maintained, and the grounds are extremely visually appealing. L...  more »
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  • I'm from NY and I transferred here from asu a year and a half ago and it was the best decision I've ever made. This school offers a one of a kind college experience in an bona fide college city that is way more authentic feeling than asu and tempe. Plus the academics are much more challenging and engaging. Don't believe the fabricated comments by asu students who make fake accounts just because their school is the laughing stock of higher ed. Beardown!
  • Pretty campus, terrible math department. It's essentially a do-it-yourself learning process, and when it comes to calculus, one can't traditionally teach themselves a new subject per day, then complete the 8 pages of homework assigned daily. Being in class is a participation grade at best, since the teachers don't cover what is on the homework (which accounts for 100% of your grade except for exams). And to think I wasted my money to deal with this BS...
  • Pretty campus but annoying people. This place is full of rich liberal snobs and a million foreigners (which is fine but they're like talking to a wall sometimes). There's shootings and sexual assaults here quite a bit. Not mass shootings but there are shootings. You need an indestructible lock for every part on your bike. If you like getting drunk everyday and doing nothing else this may be the place for you.
  • I am an honor student who was trying to attend here. Ive visited this place a few times. First I saw a huge party, with drugs literally everywhere...not a good first impression. Then, I gave it a second chance where there were mostly rude kids (like some below commented)...ok, I can deal with that. However, I kept getting denied. Oh yes, I heard this place was discriminating...so, I enrolled to ASU where they don't discriminate.
  • I had a great education. Went to the John's Hopkins for my masters and truly believe I got a better education for the money here. A true educational treasure.