Students Say

Arizona State University’s “greatest strength is the great depth of its faculty and wealth of opportunities offered to students.” Many students say they chose ASU because it “offers a huge range of classes and majors at a reasonable cost for in-state students.” Students also say the university provides “the best of both worlds: a large research university and an honors program tailored for individual needs.” The Honors College and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication stand out as notable programs that offer “targeted education.” A marketing management major says “Even though ASU is considered to be a ‘party school,’ it only is if...you choose.”

Overview

Applicants
21,770
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 620
SAT Math
520 - 650
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Arizona State University’s “greatest strength is the great depth of its faculty and wealth of opportunities offered to students.” Many students say they chose ASU because it “offers a huge range of classes and majors at a reasonable cost for in-state students.” Students also say the university provides “the best of both worlds: a large research university and an honors program tailored for individual needs.” The Honors College and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication stand out as notable programs that offer “targeted education.” A marketing management major says “Even though ASU is considered to be a ‘party school,’ it only is if...you choose.” Many ASU students agree, believing they get from the university what they put into it, reporting, “A large number of students truly care about the education they are receiving.” At ASU, “class size can range from 15 to 440 students,” while “for the most part, ASU is home to engaging professors that are genuinely concerned with the success of their students.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22.4:1
Total Faculty
2,134
with Terminal Degree
1,818

1,266
Men
868
Women
501
Minority
94
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Al Michaels
NBC Sports Commentator

Kate Spade
Designer, Owner of Kate Spade LLC

Craig Weatherup
Former CEO/President of PepsiCo

Phil Mickelson
Professional Golfer

Pat Tillman
Professional Football Player

Amanda Borden-Cochran
Captain, 1996 U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastic team

Christine Devine
Anchor, FOX 11, Los Angeles

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,236

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,371

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,208

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,137

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
54%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,388

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,343
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,136
Required Fees
$518
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,040

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,470
Transportation for Commuters
$2,358

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

With an enrollment of more than 50,000 undergraduates, “It’s hard to define typical” when it comes to describing the ASU student body. “Due to the huge student population size and plethora of social events and organizations, any student can find a niche and a group of people with similar interests.” Students are unconcerned about ASU’s historical reputation: “We are known as a party school everywhere else but here...if you spend time on campus you realize there are many more students that are all about getting involved and learning as much as they can than there are kids that just want to go to college to party.” Other students say, “Even the party kids care about their grades,” and the typical student is “laid-back but invested in their future.” One political science major jokes, “I would say the hardest part for students fitting in is dealing with the heat.” Most agree, “The ‘dry campus’ rules are far from followed, and even for those who don’t break those rules, there are places right across the street for students to drink at their leisure,” adding, “Tempe is great—if you’re in college,” and “Tempe has many fun activities both indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather! From hiking to biking, all kinds of sports, going downtown and being around the museums and history, to having a good time hanging out with friends on Mill Avenue.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
38,735
Out of State
23%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
105

Demographics

1.46%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
7.29%
Asian
4.29%
African-American
19.94%
Hispanic
61.99%
Caucasian
8.08%
International

44% female
56% male
23% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Students Say

At ASU, “there is always something happening on campus,” and students say, “ASU is all about diversity and open doors; there are a million distinct opportunities to get involved in whatever you’re passionate about.” Many rave, “Campus life is amazing. There is always something to do, someone to hang out with, or places to be,” adding, “The weather is nice enough to sit outside and study a lot.” A kinesiology major says, “The overall culture is very Southern California,” but “the west side of campus has more of a Portland feel, which is more individual and artsy. It all depends on where you decide to get plugged in.” Many students praise ASU’s dedication to “pursuing new ways to become more sustainable and encouraging ‘going green’ throughout campus, classrooms, and offices,” though some would like to see more parking and stronger technology infrastructure. Others complain that ASU needs to “improve in advising and the overall process of changing a major,” and say, “The red tape can be very frustrating, especially as a new student.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resource Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Carol Takao

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
See Policy USI 701-03: Eligibility for Accommodations - Required Disability Documentation on the DRC website, www.asu.edu/drs

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Same as above

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
673
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
25
Number of Religious Organizations
44

8% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

17% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sun Devils)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Sun Devils)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

At Arizona State University, the term “sun-baked” isn’t just a statement of fact, it’s an opportunity to harness the sun’s rays to power the campus. With more than 300 sunny days a year, ASU capitalizes on Phoenix’s exemplary weather with more than 24 megawatts of photovoltaic power in eighty-one installations on campus rooftops, parking structures, and over walkways. This goes a long way to produce energy for the campus, but that’s not enough for ASU—the university is in pursuit of complete climate neutrality. In 2011, ASU became a member of the Founding Circle of the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge,” demonstrating once again that it is not just participating in the sustainability movement, it is a leader. The school has invested over $4 million in energy conservation projects (a half dozen of which were student-proposed projects) that pay for themselves with utility savings. Thirty-five buildings on ASU's four campuses are LEED Silver, Gold, and even Platinum. As if all that weren’t enough, ASU has implemented Campus Harvest, a program through which oranges, lemons, grapefruit, kumquat, pecan, dates, and herbs are harvested from campus landscapes. ASU also subsidizes the U-Pass, which offers unlimited rides on area buses and light rail. And for those wary of public transport, ASU also sponsors a bicycle co-op. Interested students get maintenance and repair to their bicycles and purchase parts and accessories at a discount. All of the meals that students eat in four of ASU’s dining halls are Zero Waste meals, and the school diverts over 30 tons of food scraps from landfill to compost operations each month.

Green Rating
97
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
11%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
53

Average Number of PC's per Lab
38

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
gomobile.asu.edu

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admission Services

Address
Undergraduate Admissions Office
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

Phone
4807277013

Email
visitasu@asu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ASU Memorial Union
Grady Gammage Auditorium
Barrett Honors Complex
Hayden Library
Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tempe Town Lake
"A" Mountain
Tempe Marketplace
Mill Avenue
Downtown Phoenix
Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo & Papago Park, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
https://visit.asu.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
available on a limited basis

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix is approximately 15 minutes from the Tempe campus. Taxis, limousines, Valley Metro, and shared rides are available at the airport, or you can call a local taxi company or Super Shuttle (supershuttle.com or 800-331-3565 from outside Arizona or 602-244-9000 in Arizona). Amtrak train and bus service are available to Phoenix. Taxis can take you to the Tempe campus from the stations. Metro Light Rail and Valley Metro (valleymetro.org) buses also travel between Phoenix and the campus; call 602-262-7433 for information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Tempe Campus: take Loop 202 East to Scottsdale/Rural Road (Exit 7). Turn right onto Rural Road. Turn right (west) onto Apache Blvd. to Forest Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Forest Avenue. The Student Services Building is located on the northeast corner of Forest Avenue and Lemon Street (southwest corner of campus). Park in Visitor Parking in Apache Boulevard Parking Structure.

Local Accommodations
Please view the Phoenix Visitors website - www.visitphoenix.com/ and Tempe Visitor’s Center www.tempetourism.com for lodging near the Tempe campus.
Arizona State University campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

21,770
Applicants
38,735
Size
80%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists