Our Rankings

The University of Arizona is a Research I institution with a history that reflects excellence, service, and a strategy of always moving forward and upward.  The GIST programs are a part of the School of Geography Development and Environment, a department well known for their national rankings for our academics and research.

Ranked in the top ten among Geography Departments in the United States.


U.S. News ranks the University of Arizona among America’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review lists the UA as one of “The Best Western Colleges.”
The University of Arizona is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

The University of Arizona is ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the top research public universities in the United States.
The University of Arizona is accredited by the The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.