Best Medical Schools in Arizona

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Arizona best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Arizona that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

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Best Medical Schools in Arizona

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
78 University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Acceptance rate: N/A
MCAT composite score: N/A
Tuition: Full-time: $26,690 (in-state), Full-time: $44,532 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: N/A
Total medical school enrollment: 657
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions):University of Arizona Medical School


Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is Arizona ‘s most famous landmark and one of the most popular attractions in the United States.

Located in the north of the state, the Grand Canyon is a huge forked gorge with an extremely complex, unusual and picturesque landscape. The rock layers that form the walls of the canyon are well preserved and clearly illustrate the geological history of the North American continent.

  • The length of the Grand Canyon is 446 km
  • The width of the Grand Canyon at plateau level:
    • minimum – 180 m
    • medium – 16 km
    • maximum – 28.8 km
  • The depth of the Grand Canyon – up to 1.6 km
  • The average height of the Grand Canyon above sea level:
    • Southern slope – 2 100 m
    • Northern slope – 2400 m

The Grand Canyon is located on the territory of the national park of the same name, the area of which is 4,950 km 2.

The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River, which over an extremely long period of time (according to modern estimates – from five to six million years) gradually eroded the Colorado Plateau. Water cut its way through relatively soft rocks (limestones, sandstones and shales), gradually reaching hard granite. Today, the sand and rock-carrying waters at the bottom of the Grand Canyon continue to deepen the most famous canyon in the world, creating amazing stone structures in the process.

  • The length of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is 446 km
  • Width of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon:
    • minimum – 23 m
    • medium – 90 m
  • Depth of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon:
    • medium – 12 m
    • maximum – 25.5 m
  • The average level difference of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is 1.3 m / km

In the Grand Canyon, several streams flow into the Colorado River, forming numerous rapids and waterfalls. The most famous and popular among tourists are the picturesque waterfalls of Havasu Falls, Deer Creek Falls and Mooney Falls.

The Grand Canyon is so huge that even the weather, flora and fauna in it depend on the depth. It is hot at the bottom of the canyon, cacti and other desert vegetation grow here. As you climb, you can see deciduous trees, even higher – conifers. Almost one hundred species of animals, more than three hundred and seventy species of birds, about seventy species of fish, reptiles and amphibians live in the Grand Canyon.

For centuries (according to scientists – more than three millennia), the ancient Anasazi Indians (ancient pueblos) lived in the Grand Canyon region. This people lived in the ” Four Corners ” region and left behind such famous historical monuments as Mesa Verde. Here, in the Grand Canyon, the caves carved by the Pueblo Indians in the walls of the canyon, which were used to store grain, have survived to this day.

By the time Europeans appeared in Arizona, the Hualapai, Havasupai, Paiute, Navajo and others lived here. And today, many lands in the Grand Canyon area belong to Indian tribes, there are several reservations here.

The first Europeans to see the Grand Canyon in 1540 were members of the expedition of the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Coronado. Over the next three centuries, several more Spanish pioneers and missionaries visited the region.