Southwest University of Visual Arts' main campus is located in Tucson, Arizona, a city bordered by mountains. Students find Tucson a fun and active place to live while going to school. Shopping, dining, coffee houses, music and nightlife are all within a few miles of the school.
Arizona is a paradise for activities,recreation and Southwest culture. There are the mountains, the museums and the art & music scene. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose to hike, rock-climb or ski in Arizona's alpine country near Flagstaff or in the White Mountains. Water sports in one of many lakes are also popular with Arizonans, as is golf, cycling, horseback riding and outdoor adventuring.
Here in the high country of the Southwest is the cultural Albuquerque, New Mexico. Just 10 minutes from Southwest University of Visual Arts is Sandia Peak. Sandia Peak is in the Cibola National Forest and offers great recreational opportunities such as Tramway rides, camping with the aspens, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and other year-round fun. The world's greatest balloon fiesta is held in Albuquerque in October. Over 1,000 balloonists and millions of balloon enthusiasts come to join in the balloon antics. Old Town, a historic shopping area, is rich with culture and shopping and has a little something for everyone.