Funding, Stats and Rankings


#1 Nationwide in NSF Research Funding for Physical Sciences

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 (2013)

Geology (1)
Speech-Language Pathology (5)
Analytical Chemistry (6)
Earth Sciences (7)
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics (7)
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (9)
Geochemistry (10)

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

2 Nobel Prize Laureates
14 National Academy of Science members
7 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members
42 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
2 Royal Society Fellows
2 MacArthur Fellows
15 Guggenheim Fellows
33 UA Regents’ Professors