The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, Arizona, was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885. It can also be referred to as UA or Arizona. It is ranked among the top 20 public research universities nationwide. It is a public flagship research university. Also a part of the University is the University of Arizona College of Medicine. It is one of only three medical schools in the state, and the only one that grants MD’s.
Known as the Arizona Wildcats, the athletic teams are part of the Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. Athletes from UA have won several national titles. Most of those have been in men’s basketball, baseball and softball. The official colors of the University are Cardinal Red and Navy Blue, and for all of you who are wondering, the school’s mascots are Wilbur and Wilma. It is a tradition at Arizona for the freshmen to repaint the “A” on “A” Mountain, and since 1914 the “A” remains a Tucson and Wildcat landmark. The “A” was painted red, white and blue after 9/11, and will not be painted white again until all troops in wars stemming from the attacks return home.
Tucson is the home of dozens of major employers such as Raytheon Missile Systems, UA Healthcare, Northwest Medical Center, IBM and GEICO to name a few. In 2013, UA was one of the largest public sector employers with 10,846 employees. UA is also near Reid Park which is the home of the Lee H. Brown Family Conservation Learning Center. The Randolph Municipal Golf Course is also not very far away. Some well-known alumni are Joan Ganz Cooney, creator of the TV series Sesame Street and founder of the Children’s Television Workshop, actor and TV personality Greg Kinnear and the well-known motion picture producer, Jerry Bruckheimer.
Students often find themselves in need of off campus self storage. There are a number of self storage facilities located near UA. For those not familiar with self storage, there are a variety of features to look for. As students may want 24 hour access, direct drive-up and a gated facility, it is important to shop around for these and other features at an affordable rent. You should be able to find plenty of self storage facilities near 85721.
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