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University of Arizona, Tucson

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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. Plan to visit University of Arizona and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tucson attractions using our Tucson trip planner.
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  • Beautiful buildings and well-kept common areas. There's a lot of history with this higher school of learning of which Arizonans should be proud. We learned (but unfortunately ran out of time to visit)...  more »
  • We went to a concert for the Leonard Bernstein Festival. Very well attended and performed. Some of the music and theater arts grad students performed and they were outstanding. Ate the food court of t...  more »
  • The U of A grounds are lovely and (on weekends at least) peaceful. The architecture is not overwhelming, but it is attractive. Worth a short walk on a lazy day.  more »
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  • I attended school here and loved it! The weather is awesome The basketball team rules. The campus is perfectly laid out; And the administration and staff seem to really care here. I earned my bachelors here, and would do it all over again. It was a great education.
  • Tucson, like all college towns, has its fair share of crime. It has grown on me in a good way, and I haven't had to wear a jacket once. It is a beautiful city with a lot of character that is directly reflected within the campus. The University does a great job with personalizing the experience. If you have an issue, you can contact someone and get help without going through a 10 person chain of command (like the one used at another state school not to be mentioned). Arizona gives students a few good options when choosing a University, and the U of A has many wonderful programs to choose from. The Chemical Engineering department is absolutely amazing, the professors will go above and beyond to help students learn the material, increase student involvement within the university, gain access to internship resources, overall, creating an environment for success. There are so many research opportunities presented by this school, it has opened my mind to possibilities I had not imagined. Since day 1, I felt welcomed with open arms.
  • U of AZ campus is a hodge-podge, so set your Google Talking Maps Directions on ‘walk’ and hold your phone screen in front of you like a compass. Great resource for civilians seeking culture and enlightenment, but right now you have the unique, completely unique, totally unique opportunity to visit the mirror lab! Campus is a never-ending source of entertainment, galleries, science events, museums, seminars. End of Winter Book Fair. Community events on campus and at Fox Tucson Theatre (some sponsored by U of A Hanson Film Institute). Near the Loft Cinema, and other off-campus venues. Campus Arboretum is a forest of shade on those rare warm and sunny Tucson days!
  • Great university with a lot of amenities. A big library with great learning tools and quite advanced in technology. Definitely recommend it!
  • Absolutely love the U of A! Beautiful campus, wonderful faculty, and fantastic sporting events! Bear Down!
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