2018 Best Colleges and Universities in Arizona
The Arizona climate is one of the best in the United States, especially if you like warmer weather, less rain or suffer from allergies. The state also offers an excellent climate for education.
Here are the top-ranked colleges and universities in Arizona.
Arizona Christian University – Ranked as one of the top regional west colleges, this accredited school integrates faith, fellowship and Christian service in a liberal arts program of study. Annual tuition is approximately $24,000/year.
Prescott College – If you prefer tiny classes in a small, liberal arts environment, look to Prescott College, where you’ll learn how to create life balance while learning and serving others. The student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Female students make up 60% of the student population, Expect to pay approximately $31,000/year in tuition and fees.
Arizona State University, Phoenix – Ranked #1 in the United States for innovation three years in a row, this school offers more than 100 degrees and professional certification programs of study. You’ll find students from all 50 states and 100 countries around the world, and the student population has a 1:1 female-male ratio. It’s also a great school for veterans. Annual tuition is under $12,000.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Located in Prescott, AZ, this college focuses exclusively on aeronautical and aviation studies and the business related to these pursuits. Embry-Riddle is ranked #1 in aeronautics among universities without a doctorate program, and it has a top-notch engineering program. Seventy-five percent of the student population is male. Tuition is approximately $35,000/year.
Northern Arizona University – With its main campus located in Flagstaff, this school challenges students to be creative and innovative in their studies, community service and approach to problem-solving. The school ranks among the top of Tier 2 colleges. In-state tuition is less than $12,000 annually.
Grand Canyon University – Located in Phoenix, this university is a private, non-denominational Christian School that offers degrees in broadly diverse areas of academics, including business, biology, and fine arts. Tuition and fees run $17,000/year.
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – Located at Wright’s Taliesin West, this school is included because of its uniqueness. The School of Architecture offers daily inspiration, project-based learning, and unique apprenticeship opportunities for graduate students seeking a master’s degree in architecture. Degree candidates immerse themselves in the physical and social requirements for designing and building homes. Tuition is approximately $40,000/year.
These universities are not only the best in Arizona; they also offer some of the most unique learning experiences in higher education in the United States.
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