2017 Best Colleges in Arizona

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    Arizona State University

    • Tempe, AZ
    • 9,192 reviews
    College Junior:Arizona State is a fantastic university. I have has some of the best teachers I've ever had at this university, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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    University of Arizona

    • Tucson, AZ
    • 5,512 reviews
    College Senior:The only reason I would not choose the school again is because I am from Tucson and wanted a change of scenery. I find the school large and the classrooms sometimes too big to learn effectively.

    However, there are many opportunities and a lot of events at the UA- I feel safe being on campus.
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  3. 3
    College Sophomore:Small classes mean professors can really care about the individual students, and are more than willing to help you with any problem if you go them.
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  4. 4

    Grand Canyon University

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 7,690 reviews
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    Northern Arizona University

    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • 4,626 reviews
    College Sophomore:The school I chose is great so far. There are many people in my degree program who are active and involved with school activities. My favorite experience so far is probably just being able to live in such a beautiful area. I would definitely choose the school I chose again because of the beautiful scenery and all the wonderful people I've met here.
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    College Sophomore:My favorite attribute for Arizona State University West Campus is that West campus is a small campus while ASU as a whole is the largest University in the country. I get the feel and experience as a community college while simultaneously I have the resources of a large university.
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    Arizona Christian University

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 236 reviews
    College Junior:The Teachers are really great but we don't offer very many classes at very many times so its frustrating if you really need to take a class this semester and you can't. The workload honestly is easier than my high school though! The registration process is simple and the guidance counselors take you under their wings. There are many places to study such as the library, the sac, the dorms.
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    Dine College

    • Tsaile, AZ
    • 179 reviews
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    CollegeAmerica - Phoenix

    • Phoenix, AZ
    • 90 reviews