See what students say:


Students report that Arizona State University’s focus on “innovation” and its “abundance of resources” are major factors in their school choice. ASU is a large university, yet manages to “personalize every student’s experience,” and offers “endless...opportunities for success.” The university has many strong academic departments and programs of study, and students are quick to brag that ASU has “one of the best journalism schools in the nation” as well as a “renowned business school” and “great engineering program.” Regardless of the academic discipline you choose, students suggest that you’ll find research opportunities.

ASU students praise their “enthusiastic, supportive, and engaged” professors. Undergraduates report that most of the faculty is effective in incorporating “research interests and experiences” into coursework. “Most of my professors would bend over backward to help me out—even when the issue wasn’t in their particular class,” reports one enthusiastic undergraduate. It’s “very easy to get help/make friends with professors.” Another student admiringly tells us, “I had a professor who worked for the UN, as well as [one who was] a skateboarding punk music journalist.”

Student Body

Undergraduates at ASU love the “diversity” of the student body and describe meeting peers “from all different backgrounds, locations and cultures.” There is a “large Greek life presence...along with a very serious academic body within Barrett, The Honors College, and a large section of international students.” No matter where they come from, ASU undergraduates appreciate the student body’s “unique blend of intelligence and fun.” They also tend to be “nice and welcoming.” One student sums it up: “Every person you meet has a smile on their face, ready to help with whatever problem there is.” A number of undergraduates here also report that their peers “are excellent at getting involved in community activities and speaking up for what they believe in...[as well as] spread[ing] awareness about important issues.” Thanks to the university’s large size, many students insist that “everyone who comes to ASU is absolutely able to find other people with the same interests, passions, beliefs, and world views, as well as countless others who see the world very differently. No matter who you are, you can find a community of peers.”

Campus Life

It’s virtually impossible to be bored on the ASU campuses, as students are incredibly active. “There are always people out at the pools, exercising in the gym, playing sports on the sand volleyball courts or soccer fields, or riding bikes or long boards.” If you prefer indoor sports, don’t worry: ASU has a “very strong gaming community.” Undergraduates can also enjoy “really interesting lectures” and participate in “fun clubs.” There is a “programming board which host[s] events every week, including free films and food.” Many students “have jobs and internships” as well. Additionally, Greek life is pretty popular at ASU. Students say that it’s “really fun [but] not as party-oriented as it used to be. Fraternities and sororities [now] get involved around campus, whether it be [through] community service, philanthropy, or intramural games.” Downtown Tempe offers plenty of excitement as well. For example, “there is a thriving alternative music and DIY scene in the Maple-Ash district just off campus with ties to the local arts communities, political activism, and house shows where local bands play.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Admissions Services
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ASU Memorial Union
College Avenue Commons
Sun Devil Fitness Complex
Hayden Library
Sparky's Den
ASU Gammage

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tempe Town Lake
"A" Mountain
Mill Avenue in Tempe
Downtown Phoenix
Camelback Mountain
Major-league sports, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo & Papago Park, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Salt River Tubing

Campus Tours

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

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Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Several public transportation options are available to ASU students, faculty and staff across all four ASU campuses. Sun Devils may purchase discounted transit passes to ride Valley Metro buses and light rail. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately 15 minutes from the Tempe campus, 10 minutes from the Downtown campus, and 30 minutes from the Polytechnic and West campuses.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Phoenix Sky Harbor International 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. To the Downtown Phoenix campus: take I-10 West to 7th St. Exit 7th St. and turn left. Drive south to Van Buren St. and turn right. Drive west on Van Buren St. to Central Ave. and turn right. To the Polytechnic campus: take I-10 east to 202 East. Drive east on 202, and exit Williams Field Rd. Drive east 6-7 miles to entrance. To the West campus: take I-10 West to I-17 North. Exit Thunderbird Rd. and turn left. Turn left onto 47th Ave.

Local Accommodations
Please view the Phoenix Visitors website, visitphoenix.com, and Tempe Visitor?s Center, tempetourism.com, for local attractions.


Applicants: 68,839
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Average HS GPA: 3.54



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