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University of Arizona - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has a comprehensive review process for admission. The key components considered by the College are:
• Math and composite scores for SAT or ACT, or both
• Academic GPA
Math grades
Science grades
• Class rank
• Rigor of high school courses (AP, IB, Honors, etc)
• Personal essay
From this information we admit students who we believe will be successful in any of our engineering majors. Averages from our 2012 Freshman Profile are as follows:
SAT (Math & Verbal) 1243
ACT (Composite) 27.3
GPA 3.69

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

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Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants whose native language is not English must prove college-level English proficiency. You may satisfy this proficiency requirement by presenting a TOEFL score of 500 (PBT) or 173 (CBT) or 61 (iBT); or Official IELTS score with a minimum overall band score of 6.5; or by completing the English program at our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at level 80 proficiency. Deadline for Fall December 1; Spring June 1. See UA website:

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

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for international students and
for transfer students

Residency Requirements

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Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students apply for admission to the University, the College of Engineering and the desired engineering major using the UA application. Transfer students cannot choose "No Major Selected", they must select a degree program. The University of Arizona and the College of Engineering perform a comprehensive review of all students applying for admission. The College of Engineering will look at the following items in particular:

2.5 or higher transferrable GPA (GPA is determined by UA Office of Admissions)
Transferrable Calculus I credit (If Calculus I, II or III is C, higher grades are required in additional math, science and engineering transfer coursework)

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 132
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 26