#T-85, overall score 51/100

Fun Fact:

UA receives more space-exploration grants from NASA than any other university.

Why should Jewish students attend the University of Arizona? The University of Arizona is a fabulous campus to be Jewish – there are many opportunities through the Hillel Foundation and the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies to engage, to learn, to explore many facets of the Jewish world. The university administration is welcoming and responsive to the community and supports Jewish life for Wildcats. — Michelle Blumenberg, executive director, University of Arizona Hillel Foundation


  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 23:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $10,872
  • Out-of-state tuition: $30,025
  • Room & board costs: $11,300
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $23,272


  • Location: Tucson, Ariz.
  • Region: West
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 33,372
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 3,000
  • Jewish population share: 9%
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Wildcats
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Sunburn, Scorch

ISRAEL Score: 15.33/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 25.67/40

  • Score: 25.67/40
  • Hillel: University of Arizona Hillel Foundation
  • Chabad: Chabad at the University of Arizona
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 2
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 80
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 5 (1 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Jewish students primarily come from the greater Phoenix area, then southern California, then the rest of the country.
  • Kosher food details: Kosher food is available through the café at the UA Hillel Foundation. It’s open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm serving a dairy/vegetarian menu. The CatCard may be used at the café. Kosher food is also found at local markets.
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