Arizona State University campus


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors


Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Construction Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family Resource Management Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Air Traffic Controller

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Students Say

Known as a research behemoth and one of the largest public universities in the United States, Arizona State University pairs world-renowned programs and “unlimited resources” with a high degree of expectation for student accomplishment. The school’s six locations offer “many different campus experiences with the resources of a monster university,” and its 66,700 undergraduates from 110 countries provide huge capital and a diverse environment. From among more than 300 academic programs to choose from (and students can also create their own interdisciplinary majors), the nursing school is “excellent,” and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is “the best of its kind.” Barrett, The Honors College is a highly regarded, “small, close-knit community,” and the size of the school actually leads to easier collaboration between disciplines because, as one student puts it, “we have more access.” The professors are all “titans of their respective industries and have been brought here because of their enthusiasm and qualification.” Most teachers are “available, helpful, and truly cared that I learned.” They “use their work experiences to teach students” and do not strictly follow the book; the entire academic system is built around practical education, although many admit that the “advising services are not good” and could use some work. “Ask a peer for help before you ask [advisers], especially if you want to switch your major from their college to another one,” says a student. Each of the six campuses has a different vibe or concentration: Tempe is “more of a party scene,” Downtown Phoenix is “very focused on public service,” Polytechnic is “techy, nerdy, and quiet,” and West is artsy. In general ASU is “a vast and diverse school” that is “about creating well-rounded individuals.”


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary

Median Mid-Career Salary

Alumni with High Job Meaning

Return on Education (ROE) rating

Students Say

ASU provides live online career advisement, and the school puts on events such as the Fall Career and Internship Fair. Students praise “companies offering internship opportunities” and note that they are “encouraged to get internships and are trained/treated as professionals in school to ensure they have the experience necessary to obtain top jobs and thrive in the work environment.” According to, the average post-graduation salary is $45,700; the most popular and most profitable careers include software engineer, mechanical engineer, marketing manager, and software developer. Fifty-four percent of ASU graduates report on that their work and careers “make the world a better place.”

Colleges that Create Futures

Service Learning

A core feature of ASU’s mission is empowering students to contribute to the public good—to shape their curiosity and education into a lifetime of civic service. Those contributions begin at Changemaker Central, a dedicated facility that matches students up with volunteer programs, community service projects, social entrepreneurship, and service learning that best suits their passions. Annually, Changemaker Central hosts Devils in Disguise, the largest day of service at ASU, put on by and for students. On this day, thousands of students make a difference in their communities—and have a blast doing it—at different volunteer sites. The center also acts as a gateway to socially minded career opportunities, such as AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America.
And for those students with exceptional track records of community service, there’s the Leadership Scholarship Program—a generous, four-year scholarship awarded to twenty-five incoming freshmen annually—and the Spirit of Service Scholars Program, which recognizes up-and-comers in the world of public service. Yesenia Barraza, founder of YB Company LLC, was a scholarship recipient at ASU. She tells us, “I knew I wanted to major in business. ASU has a top-rated business school, and it immediately attracted me to it. . . . I was fortunate to be part of the Leadership Scholarship Program that allowed me to be the first in my family to attend college.” After graduating from the Barrett, The Honors College and the W.P. Carey School of Business with a degree in accountancy (and a minor in Spanish), she returned to W.P. Carey for her master’s degree in taxation.

Innovation may be a buzzword these days, but ASU’s commitment to supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs is way more than a passing trend. Through the ASU Incubator, students can secure the mentorship, training, and even the office space necessary to grow the seeds of big ideas into full-fledged startups that create real economic, social, and environmental change. Projects with real legs progress to the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative program, which provides up to $20,000 in seed financing. The results? Over the past three years, Edson teams have raised more than $2 million in external funding, created 150 jobs, and filed more than thirty patents. Projects range from software that predicts how successful a medical procedure will be for a specific patient to a barrel that helps people transport and purify water—all meaningful, innovative contributions and excellent work experiences, too.
Likewise, over at the InnovationSpace students from the Fulton Schools of Engineering, the W.P. Carey School of Business, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the School of Sustainability link up in the same creative studio to develop products that are both useful and sustainable. Teams of students from these schools, who might be studying industrial design, visual communication design, business, engineering or sustainability, join together for a senior-year capstone project to complete a “real-world, development project.” Together they brainstorm, research, problem-solve, and ultimately produce a prototype. The school explains, “Put simply, we seek to create products that are progressive, possible and profitable. At the same time, they must have a meaningful impact on the daily lives of ordinary people.” Dr. Prasad Boradkar, the director of the program, says that some students launch their own ventures after graduation, and that “many have mentioned that their time in InnovationSpace was transformative for their careers.” The program’s primary goal, he says, “is to ensure that students leave not just with a set of skills, but also new ways of thinking about how their disciplines can help change the world. “
Faculty Mentors

Arizona State University’s faculty have some serious bragging rights. The teaching roster lists two Nobel laureates, four Pulitzer Prize winners, twenty-five Guggenheim fellows, one MacArthur fellow, thirteen members of the National Academy of Sciences, and sixty-six fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science—just to name a few. Noted faculty members include Donald Johanson, who discovered the 3-million-year-old fossil Lucy, and Gloria Feldt, women’s rights advocate and New York Times bestselling author.
Like the students, professors are drawn to the university’s immense offerings and commitment to practical, hands-on learning. “People come to ASU— whether as faculty or students—because we are passionate about pushing new frontiers: in cutting-edge sciences, in new ways of learning in and outside the classroom, in transforming our communities through service,” Dr. Amber Wutich of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change tells us. “We have the resources of an enormous university, but also enjoy close relationships built through collaboration, respect, and common work to achieve a shared vision.”
This enthusiastic commitment to learning doesn’t go unnoticed by the students. A nursing major tells us, “The professors at ASU are so knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields. Many have won numerous awards. The best part is … all of my professors have truly wanted me to succeed. They were available, helpful, and truly cared that I learned.” A student of computer information systems adds, “[My professors] bring the materials to life by sharing with us their personal experiences.”
Plus, ASU’s professors echo and admire the university’s inclusive charter: “There is little to no sense of entitlement but rather a strong work ethic among a large portion of our students, which makes ASU a rewarding place to work and collaborate with students on their educational journey,” notes Amy Ostrom, a professor of marketing in the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Alumni Network

ASU has a fascinating list of noted alumni—from news anchor Christine Devine to fashion designer Kate Spade, and from NFL pro Pat Tillman to former PepsiCo CEO and president Craig Weatherup. But its major merit is its scope: There are more than 350,000 active ASU alumni worldwide. That’s a lot of potential networking contacts! The school spirit extends well past graduation date, with an engaged alumni network that hosts events, provides resources for the job hunt, and upholds ASU’s traditions like “whitewashing the A” on Tempe Buttes, which has been going strong since the 1930s. Jeff Labelle, a professor in the Fulton School of Engineering, can easily rattle of the impressive accomplishments of his 200-plus Fulton Engineer mentees, including many MD/PhD candidates, interns with Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Whitaker, Fulbright, and Flinn Foundation award winners. He boasts, “Two have been College Researcher of the Year award recipients at ASU’s Barrett, the Honor’s College; and one was named to the Barrett Top 25 Alumni to Watch list.”
Alumni are connected by their love of all things ASU (including popular Sun Devil tailgating sessions), but also by a deep appreciation for the skills that their educations have provided them. As Yesenia Barraza puts it, “I became a member of the Alumni Association the very same time I bought my cap and gown.” “ASU did a wonderful job helping me gain access to people who have impacted my career in ways I could never have imagined,” reports Graham Rossini, Vice President of Special Projects for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In particular he credits a three-year internship as a Baseball Operations Intern with helping him to launch his career. He explains, “I was able to use this experience and transition into full-time employment as Director of Baseball Operations at ASU as soon as I graduated. The experience working for a nationally-ranked college baseball program allowed me to immediately apply the principles I was learning in my business classes.” A student of the engineering division chimes in: “I believe that students graduating from ASU are known for their can-do attitude, ability to learn anything, [and] their rigor.” Which just goes to say: ASU graduates are good company to be in.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Bottom Line

In-state tuition for Arizona residents is roughly $9,300 annually, with out of state students paying approximately $23,100 per year. 73 percent of freshmen live on campus, with that percentage dropping to 20 for all undergraduates. On-campus room and board fees average $9,340, with books, supplies, and fees adding an additional $1,500; an average in-state student pays roughly $20,600 per year versus $34,000 annually for out of state students. To help offset the fees, ASU provides general financial aid to 84 percent of undergraduates, with need-based aid averaging $10,000 for freshmen and $8,000 for other undergraduates. Students stress that ASU “provided enough financial aid for me to graduate without debt” and “offered me the most financial aid out of the universities I applied to.”

Bang For Your Buck

Financial aid plays an important role in students’ decisions to attend ASU, with one noting that the school “provided enough financial aid for me to graduate without debt” and while another said ASU “offered me the most financial aid out of the universities I applied to.” While ASU offers a number of scholarship opportunities, many come from the New American University Scholarship Program, which the school’s website emphasizes as targeted at that those students who are “highly accomplished, match the university’s quest for excellence and who would be ideal students to join ASU in meeting challenges that make a difference in the world.” ASU also offers the Barack Obama Scholars Program, which, according to the school’s website, “promote[s] equal access to education for all Arizonans.” For incoming freshmen looking to get an idea of available aid, the ASU website provides the Freshman Merit Scholarship Estimator, which takes into account factors like GPA, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


American Indian or Alaskan Native

44% female
56% male
24% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

So many people attend ASU that “it is impossible for the student population to not be incredibly diverse.” Most everyone “has a busy school schedule, a part-time job, and is involved in an organization.” Students are prone to “hang out with students in their same major” or on the same campus, and most people tend to be “studious yet involved in many other extracurricular activities.” “It seems that everyone finds their niche after a couple months or the first year,” says a philosophy major. “Between 67,700 students, you can find whatever community you want.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student

Students Say

Make no mistake, “the school is extremely large, and can be intimidating at first.” However, with so many different opportunities students say “you can very easily make the school seem small by integrating into club sports, academic pursuits, and various student groups.” In addition to opportunities related to “education, sports, clubs, everything and anything you want to be involved in” there are “always huge university-sanctioned events going on all over campus.” Swimming and sun bathing are also very popular (there is a pool at almost every campus housing complex and at the student rec center). However, parking can be a real problem here. The “party school” reputation that seems to follows ASU is mainly rebuked by students, who say that “if you look for the party, you can find it, but that is not the main focus for the majority of students.” The smaller campuses, especially, tend to be quieter and mainly alcohol-free. People enjoy hanging out on campus or on Mill Avenue (where the bars are located); sports are also “a big deal,” including playing intramurals, watching college and national games, and going to games at the stadiums. Students “also go up north to Sedona for hiking or Flagstaff for snowboarding.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resource Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Carol Takao

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
See Policy USI 701-03: Eligibility for Accommodations - Required Disability Documentation on the DRC website,

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Same as above

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

9% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

26% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sun Devils)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Sun Devils)
13 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo

Student Services

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


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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2015.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Admission Services
Jaime Rensel

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



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: Go to for visit calendar information
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



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 ( 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 ( 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 - and Tempe Visitor’s Center for lodging near the Tempe campus.