Western Universities Exchange Program

Students from the member states of the Western Universities Exchange Program can major in mining engineering at the University of Arizona at a greatly discounted tuition rate. If accepted, WUE participants pay 150 percent of resident tuition rather than full nonresident tuition.

Admissions Criteria

  • Must pursue a bachelor of science in mining engineering.
  • The applicant must be a resident of a qualifying WUE state.
  • WUE students must clearly mark on their application that they seek admission as a WUE student.
  • WUE applicants for freshman status must meet the admissions requirements of the University and the College of Engineering.
  • Applicants must submit test scores, a complete application, official high school transcript and a $65 application fee.
  • WUE applicants for transfer status must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and transferable Calculus I credit to be considered. Actual admission will be based upon the overall qualifications of the nonresident applicant pool. Applicants must meet the admissions requirements of the University and the College of Engineering.

Continuation Standards

  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and be a full-time (12 hours or more per semester) student.
  • Students may not change their state of residency while in the program.
  • A WUE student will lose WUE eligibility if the degree program is changed to a major that is not on the WUE program list.
  • WUE status is available for four years, or until completion of the degree program, whichever comes first.
  • Students must fill out a WUE continuation form each semester and submit their WUE forms to the MGE department for approval. 

University of Arizona College of Engineering