Bachelor of Architecture Admissions & Cost

Who will design innovative spaces and places that endure? You will.

While prospective students are required to submit application materials through University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions, our goal is to help you through the process.

All students applying for Fall 2021 admission to the Bachelor of Architecture must meet the general admissions requirements of the University of Arizona and hold at least a 3.3 PGA (on a 4.0 scale) to enter the program. Students who fall below this criteria and hold at least a 2.9 GPA are still encouraged to apply, as they may be accepted into the program after a comprehensive review of the student's last 30 units' grade average, course rigor and subject relativity to the field of architecture.


Application Process

The University of Arizona application process varies based on whether you are a first-year student, international student or transfer student. Learn more:

Students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) from community colleges or non-NAAB accredited majors must complete all five years of the B Arch program due to its accredited curriculum. In most cases, prospective B Arch students who are planning to begin their studies at a community college or other local university should focus on taking general education courses, including math and English. Ideally, they will transfer after no more than one or two semesters elsewhere.

Students seeking to transfer from another NAAB-accredited B Arch program may apply for advanced standing starting at second year. To do so, they must submit 1) unofficial transcripts, 2) a portfolio of work and 3) syllabi for all architecture-related major courses, including studios. All materials will be reviewed by School of Architecture faculty members. Students are not granted advanced standing without the prior approval of Architecture faculty. Materials should be sent to Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator Luis Zozaya at zozaya@arizona.edu.

Join Us for an Information Session

We're hosting virtual information sessions throughout the summer. Learn more about the B Arch, BLA and BS Sustainable Built Environments from our recruiting and outreach coordinator. Visit our information session page to find a date that works for you and register:

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Connect with Student Ambassadors

Find out what it’s like to be a CAPLA student first-hand. Reach out to any of our student ambassadors, who are glad to answer your questions about studying at CAPLA, faculty interaction, student life, internships and more:

Anisa Hermosillo

Anisa Hermosillo

  • Bachelor of Architecture
    '22
Kaya Orona

Kaya Orona

  • Bachelor of Architecture
    '23
Lydia Roberts

Lydia Roberts

  • Bachelor of Architecture
    '22
Rafael Taiar

Rafael Taiar

  • Bachelor of Architecture
    '22
Vincent Yang

Vincent Yang

  • Bachelor of Architecture
    '22

Youre ready to design innovative spaces and place that endure.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Architecture by contacting Luis Zozaya, recruitment and outreach coordinator, or begin your application now:

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