The University of Arizona


Top Tips for Instant Decision Day from Kasey Urquidez

During Instant Decision Days, students can meet with a college official and receive a same-day admission offer.

Kasey Urquidez, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Advancement, and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Arizona, offered her best tips for students preparing for Instant Decision Days in a recent article by U.S. News & World Report.

The UA offers about a dozen Instant Decision Days each year, according to Urquidez. But...

UA on Track to Gain HSI Designation

The University of Arizona is set to become one of only three AAU premier research institutions and one of 8 Carnegie R1’s to be named a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) are defined as colleges and universities where the enrollment of students of Hispanic ethnicity constitutes a minimum of 25 percent of total enrollment. 

The UA recently met this milestone and is expected to receive its formal designation as an HSI by the U.S. Department of...

UA Use Data to Up Student Retention

The University of Arizona is one of the leading institutions utilizing data to make real progress in student success and retention, according to a recent article by KJZZ.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, student retention at the UA reached an all-time high in school history at 83 percent. Strong retention rates indicate that greater numbers of students who enter the UA stay and eventually graduate.

A big part of this success can be attributed to the UA’s use of data and...