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College Program Highlight – University of Arizona

One of the largest public institutions in its state, the University of Arizona in Tucson offers students a wide range of activities and academic opportunities, including three levels of intramural sports and more than 30 fraternities and sororities, among many other student organizations. The Arizona Wildcats NCAA Division I teams compete in the Pac-12 Conference. As a research institution, both undergraduate and graduate students get involved in research projects at UA. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, although they make up about 80 percent of the residential campus community. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 has named the University of Arizona as one of the nation’s top values in higher education in its annual list of “Best Buy” schools. The Fiske Guide writes that the UA’s “large and highly regarded honors college attracts top students, as do excellent programs in the sciences, engineering, and business,” adding that the “vast majority of UA students are outgoing and openhearted.” Fiske also highlighted the UA’s 100% Engagement initiative, which “provides every interested student the opportunity to have a significant real-world learning experience.”

The University of Arizona Men’s Rugby program was founded in 1969 and is a varsity club playing in Division 1A, the highest level in the country. The program is made up of three teams, routinely finishing top ten in Fifteens and top three in Sevens in the country.

The University of Arizona Women’s Rugby Football Club was founded in the fall of 1997. The team began as part of the Southern California Rugby Union and became the SoCal Division II Champions for the first time in the spring of 2007. They have played in the USA Rugby National Tournament, where they were ranked fifth in 2007 and again in 2009. In 2012, the team committed to playing DI in the Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference in the 2013 season. In 2014 the team qualified for the PMRC Playoffs for the first time. In 2016 the team committed to playing DI in the Gold Coast Rugby Conference*. In 2017 the team won the GCRC title and qualified for for the USA Division I Playoffs.

To learn more about the University of Arizona campus, watch their campus tour video.

University of ArizonaTuition & Fees (In State):$11,644Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$32,449Room and Board:$11,300 Undergraduate Enrollment: 35,123 Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Acceptance Rate: 84% Admissions Deadline: May 1 Test Scores Due: May 1 Avg High School GPA: 3.42SAT Requirements: 1170-1290 ACT Requirements: 21-27

Rugby InformationMen’s Rugby Website:’s Contact:Sean Duffy – Women’s Rugby Website:’s Head Coach:Richard Wortman – arizonawrugby@gmail.comMen’s Rugby Facebook’s Rugby Twitter:’s Rugby Facebook:’s Rugby Twitter:

Information and images from University of Arizona Rugby.



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