We know choosing a college can be overwhelming, and we are here to help guide you in this important decision. The information below will help you as you research your options.
Information for Student Athletes
We encourage student athletes to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse before their junior year to be eligible to participate in collegiate-level sports. Athletes should also consider the NAIA, which is made up of some smaller four-year colleges and less competitive college sports.
For the most up to date information regarding NCAA approved courses and activities, always reference the NCAA website directly.
Arizona Public University Admissions Requirements
Those students who meet the aptitude requirements will receive unconditional admission. They may enroll for freshman courses with no conditions placed on their enrollment. For unconditional admission, a student must meet at least one of the following general aptitudes:
- 3.0 or higher GPA (based on 16 core credits), or
- 22 ACT or 1120 SAT composite score, or
- top 25% class rank,
- and have no deficiencies in the required course work.
Those students whose GPA's fall between 2.50 and 2.99 will receive conditional admission and may be required to participate in academic assistance programs. Those admitted with deficiencies on one or two academic areas will be required to remove those deficiencies by the end of the freshman year. Students can receive conditional admission if they meet the following:
- 2.5-2.99 GPA (based on 16 core credits), or
- top 50% class rank,
- and have no more than one deficiency in any two subjects in the coursework requirements. Students with a combination math/science deficiency are not admissible. Conditionally admitted students may be required to participate in an academic assistance program.
Arizona State University
Founded in 1885, ASU has four locations throughout the Phoenix metro area and in Lake Havasu. Ranked #1 in AZ for most innovative, top scholars, and best qualified graduates, there is quite a lot of pride in being a Sun Devil.
ASU Helpful Links:
- Schedule a visit online.
- Search for programs by academic college or keyword.
- Consider transferring to ASU.
- Estimate your costs with the ASU Net Price Calculator.
- Search for scholarships, and sign into ASU’s scholarship portal.
- Learn about ASU Online for flexible undergraduate, transfer, and military options.
Northern Arizona University
Founded in 1899, NAU’s main campus is in Flagstaff offering 87 undergraduate degree programs and an average class size of 38. The lumberjack life is a vibrant experience.
The newest campus of NAU is NAU-Yavapai in Prescott Valley offering four degree programs that students can complete in 3 years including applied human behavior, community development & sustainability, entrepreneurship, and service industry management.
NAU Helpful Links:
- Schedule a visit or take a peek at campus maps.
- Search NAU’s degree programs.
- Transfer seamlessly from a local community college. (Coconino Community College even offers a transfer program including NAU on-campus living! See their website for more information)
- Investigate scholarships and estimate your cost with the NAU Net Price Calculators.
- NAU specifically offers a parent resource guide.
- More on NAU-Yavapai.
University of Arizona
Founded in 1885, UA is in Tucson, Arizona, and has 300 majors to offer its student body of more than 30,000 undergraduates. U.S. News ranks it the top public university in Arizona, but there are many other facts that give students Wildcat pride. See the website for yourself! Located just two miles from the city center and with more than 500 clubs and organizations, students can stay busy in this home away from home.
UA Helpful Links:
- Sign up for a visit to UA.
- Take advantage of UA’s interactive degree search.
- Learn about transfer pathways, especially UA Bridge.
- Estimate your costs with the UA Net Price Calculator.
- Search for scholarships using the university’s own Scholarship Universe.
Other Arizona College Links
Accredited Private State Colleges/Universities
- Coconino Community College
- Maricopa Community Colleges (Includes 10 community colleges in the Phoenix area & Maricopa Skills Center)
- Central Arizona College
- Cochise College
- Diné College
- Arizona Western College
- Eastern Arizona College
- Mohave Community College
- Northland Pioneer College
- Pima Community College
- Yavapai Community College