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Arizona Colleges and Universities

Arizona, the last of the continental states to be accepted into the Union, should be one of the first places you check out when exploring your education. Whether you want your studying backdrop to be a blanket of snow, or bright sunshine, Arizona colleges and universities offer the perfect fit.

Both public and private Arizona colleges provide a variety of concentrations, including theater, pharmacy, and accounting. Some Arizona colleges are even specialized, such as Embry/Riddle Aeronautical University, which could satiate any of those with an appetite for flight. Arizona State University is home to over 57,000 students who study on three campuses located throughout the state. No universities in Arizona would be complete without its own traditions and ASU has contests and fundraisers, including the Kiss the Pig Contest.

Arizona universities are located in Grand Canyon State, which boasts great natural beauty. One can take a tour of the area surrounding Arizona colleges by airplane or helicopter, rafting, or just walking. It's sure to provide a breathtaking view no matter how you try your hand at touring, not to mention that the student interested in archeological or environmental studies has an endless classroom located right in their backyard when they attend Arizona colleges.

Also, universities in Arizona have a culture that is rich with Native American traditions, sure to excite the student of anthropology. Reservations are present throughout the state and say much about Arizona's history. Tours are available and one can learn much not only about Arizona, but also about the West Coast of the United States, so even if you're interest isn't quite academic, you can still enjoy the history and sights as a weekend activity while attending Arizona colleges.

Number of Arizona Colleges and Universities: 77

Cool Events Abound at Universities in Arizona

  • ASU Cares annual event that is the largest community service project sponsored by the school
  • The Freshman Year Experience, a program for first-years to break out socially
  • Ceram-a-rama is a benefit fundraiser for the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center
  • Historic Quarter of the ASU Tempe campus. A faculty of 50 established and well-known writers will be holding workshops, readings, and book signings.
  • Students and communities come together at Arizona universities to participate in homecoming celebrations
    Financial Aid for Students at Arizona Colleges
    State Aid Agency: Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
    College Prepaid/Savings Program: Arizona Family College Savings Program

    Popular College Majors - Health and Allied Services, Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Commerce, and Engineering and Engineering Technology
    Source: College Bound Seniors 2005, The College Board

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