Welcome from Dr. Kasey Urquidez, Dean of Admissions

I know that you have many things to consider when deciding which college to attend. I want to share a few reasons why I think the University of Arizona is the school for you:

  • You will be impressed with our academics. Many of our degree programs are among the highest rated in the country. If you are interested in business, physical or life sciences, or liberal arts, your learning experience here will simply be outstanding.
  • You will enjoy an incredible sense of community. Our beautiful campus is centrally located in the heart of Tucson. I know it is a place where you will enjoy living, learning and making new friends.
  • The UA is invested in your academic success. Getting into college is one thing, staying and getting your degree is another. The UA has given a great deal of thought to helping you succeed academically. Programs like the Think Tank, New Start and Prodigy are all designed with your academic achievement, and graduation, in mind.
  • The UA is a community of global students. It is our student’s vast array of experiences, ideas and perspectives that help our learning community flourish.

Finally, I want you to know I am an alum of the UA. I know first-hand the many benefits of a UA education. Besides the educational experiences, I met people who I’ll know and remember for the rest of my life. Student life at UA is second-to-none and truly offers something for everyone. I’m confident you will find a place to thrive here.

We hope you will join the Wildcat Family. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact our office. Hope to see you soon!

Kasey Urquidez
Dean of Admissions
The University of Arizona