The University of Arizona has earned several top rankings across a variety of disciplines and fields of study. University Marketing & Communications leverages these rankings to highlight the university's strengths.

University Rankings Official Resource

University Marketing & Communications and UAIR have developed a MarCom Rankings Dashboard that provides the most current information for overall and subject rankings for the University. 

Example of UArizona Rankings page

The above image is a snapshot of the rankings dashboard and may not represent current rankings.
The dashboard includes historical, comparative and peer ranking information. Cross-Campus Leadership has access to the dashboard to search and filter ranking data. Reach out to your leader or the MarCom Rankings Dashboard team below for detailed ranking information:

Frank Camp, Director, Marketing Strategy
Nick Prevenas, Director, Media Relations
Wendy Fish, UAIR Assistant Director, Institutional Reporting

Top University Ranking Sources

U.S. News & World Report Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report issues ranking reports four times each year:

January - Best Online Programs March/April - Best Graduate Schools September - Best National Universities October - Best Global Universities

HERD Ranking

The National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey annually ranks more than 900 colleges and universities and is considered the primary source of information on research and development expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, scores more than 4,000 global universities across 54 subjects in five categories (natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.)

Ranking Announcements

University ranking announcements happen throughout the year based on the source and subject. Find the latest ranking announcements on the University of Arizona News site. Need the latest information on the University’s top overall rankings? Contact Nick Prevenas

Communicating Rankings

Rankings may be reported as a news story. However, any promotional mention of a ranking (social media, print or digital advertising, billboards, and more) may incur a significant cost. Certain rankings require a badge to be purchased before any mention can be made promotionally. If you’re planning on using rankings in promotional communications, please email brand@arizona.edu to check the requirements of the ranking source.

Ranking Badges

University Marketing & Communications licenses top U.S. News & World Report ranking badges every September. Badges for Best National University, Best Public University and Best College for Veterans, as well as a handful of college-level programs and more are available for promotional use. You can request badges and detailed guidelines for use by emailing brand@arizona.edu.