The University of Arizona Visit Report by willsmom
Visit to The University of Arizona in January 2007 by willsmom(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2007)
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Information Session: Yes - Visited as part of Nat'l Scholar group. Numerous information sessions, including dinner with faculty in the President's Skybox in the stadium!
Campus Tour: Yes - Had a very spirited tour guide. Impressed by the pride in U of A-- she even sang us the fight song. The library and available technology is amazing.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Son had the opportunity to sit in on a discussion of a Greek poet's work in the Classics department. He was enthusiastic.
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Campus Visit Notes for The University of Arizona
We had a great experience at U of A. Our son decided before we left that it was a perfect fit for him. The weather was mild, the students seemed friendly, the academic programs are well-respected, PLUS the sports teams are competitive. There is a feeling of pride all over the campus. They even play the fight song each day at noon over the loudspeaker!
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
El Charro was good, but we weren't overly impressed with their famous "carne seca"-- maybe it's an acquired taste. The Cactus Grill on campus had tasty wraps and burgers.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
The parking garages were convenient-- just remember to pay BEFORE you retrieve your car so you can get out.