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Admissions Guidelines

The guidelines below will help high school graduates apply through the UA application system for admission to the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering.

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Incoming Freshman

Fall 2016 Admissions Profile

Ranges are middle 50 percent of admitted students.

SAT: 1210-1410


ACT: 26-31


GPA: 3.5-3.9




The University of Arizona and the College of Engineering perform a comprehensive review of all students applying for admission. In particular, the following will be considered:

  • Math and composite scores for SAT or ACT (required)

  • Academic GPA (unweighted)

  • Math coursework and grades

  • Science coursework and grades

  • Class rank

  • Rigor of high school courses (AP, IB, honors, etc.)

  • Personal statement, senior year coursework and leadership experience (not required)


Application Process

  • Complete the University of Arizona online application, and indicate Engineering, No Major Selected as your intended major.

  • Submit your high school transcripts.

  • Submit your SAT or ACT test scores (required for admission to the College of Engineering)

You will receive your admission decision via email and a paper admissions packet.

Once you have been admitted to the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering, log in to the Next Steps Center and complete the following:

  • ALEKS math placement exam and, if needed, the writing and second language placement exams

  • Orientation section for the College of Engineering

  • Residence Life application and orientation registration

  • Submit your immunization records

Application Process
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Declaring Your Major

You will be enrolled as Engineering, No Major Selected, until you have met the requirements for Changing Your Major. If you are admitted to the Honors College and attain a score of 70 or higher on your ALEKS math placement exam, you may be given an opportunity prior to orientation to select one of the College’s 15 Engineering Majors.

Declaring a Major

Reapplying to the College

If you were not admitted to the College but were admitted to a second choice at the UA, you can reapply for admission to the College of Engineering, providing that new, qualifying academic information has been submitted to the Office of Admissions. You also have the option of Changing Your Major once you have met the coursework requirements.


Changing Major >

Reapplying to the College
contact For more information on UA College of Engineering incoming freshmen admissions, call 520.621.6032, or engr-admissions@email.arizona.edu.