Funding, Stats and Rankings


The University of Arizona is ranked #2 in the nation by the National Science Foundation in research expenditures in the Physical Sciences. Astronomy is ranked #1.

Being a top-ranked university in the National Science Foundation funding means more technology for license. It means attracting the brightest scientists and students to our state, a tech smart workforce and rich opportunities for commercial partners. Top-ranked means the UA is creating an economic ecosystem where innovation can thrive.

Graduate Program Rankings

Ranked in the Top 10 by US News & World Report (2015)

Geology (3)
Speech-Language Pathology (5)
Earth Science (7)
Geophysics and Seismology (8)
Analytical Chemistry (9)
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics (9)

Ranked in the Top 20 by the National Research Council (2010)

Applied Mathematics (3)
Astronomy (5)
Planetary Sciences (6)
Geosciences (7)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (8)
Atmospheric Sciences (11)
Hydrology (11)
Psychology (17)
Mathematics (20)
Neuroscience (20)

Distinguished Faculty

3 MacArthur Fellows
2 Royal Society Fellows
1 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
15 Guggenheim Fellows
12 National Academy of Science Members
7 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
45 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
36 UA Regents’ Professors