See what students say:

Academics

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 campus, 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." "Research opportunities" abound across academic disciplines.

ASU students praise their "enthusiastic, supportive and engaged" professors. Undergrads report that most of the faculty is effective in incorporating "research interests and experiences" into coursework. "Most of my professors would bend over backwards 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

Undergrads 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 undergrads 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 undergrads 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." Undergrads 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. Frats 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."

Overview

Applicants
24,764
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 650

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 670

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22.9:1
Total Faculty
2,201
with Terminal Degree
1,929

1,326
Men
875
Women
577
Minority
98
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • 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 Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • 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
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

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

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Digital Arts
  • 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


Degrees

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

Notable Faculty


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
49%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$48,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$83,600

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$49,300

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$85,800

Percent High Job Meaning
53%

Percent STEM
12%


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 PayScale.com, the average post-graduation salary is $47,700; 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 PayScale.com that their work and careers "make the world a better place."

A recent ASU graduate sums it up succinctly: "Lots of students, but lots of opportunities to succeed." For especially motivated scholars looking for a more intimate university experience, there's the nationally-praised Barrett, The Honors College: "[Barrett] is a small, close-knit community, while ASU has all the perks of going to a large university," says a student who is studying psychology and philosophy. With more than 700 National Merit Scholars, Barrett is a powerhouse for students looking for a challenge—and for individually tailored coursework and seminars, job and internship opportunities, study abroad programs, and access to 1,800 Honors faculty across all ASU colleges. Barrett is recognized as one of the nation's top producers of prestigious Fulbright Scholars, and its students regularly progress to graduate programs at top-tier and Ivy League schools. Alumna, Kathy Duffy Ybarra says, "It is difficult to name just one valuable experience, but I believe it was a combination of the leadership and life experiences I was afforded at ASU. They gave me the confidence that I could do whatever I set my mind to." And 2000 political science grad, Danelle Kelling, who returned to ASU for her law degree, explains the career launching potential of participating in student organizations on campus: "Working with the Arizona Students Association and the ASU Student Government gave me the opportunity to see that students, working in collaboration with administrators and other stakeholders, could accomplish important changes in education, law and policy. I learned that I had a voice as a leader, that I could contribute and make a difference."

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,360

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,074

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,060

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,903

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,410

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,104
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$26,684
Required Fees
$688
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,125

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,622
Transportation for Commuters
$2,358

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,209
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
42,477
Foreign Countries Represented
111

Demographics

1.12%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
7.10%
Asian
3.84%
African-American
19.58%
Hispanic
50.81%
Caucasian
12.64%
International

43% female
57% male
26% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
21%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
72%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
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
852
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
28
Number of Religious Organizations
54

9% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

32% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sun Devils)
12 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
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.

98/99
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
14%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
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 Developed Bicycle Plan
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 March, 2017.

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
http://www.bkstr.com/arizonastatestore/shop/technology

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
Lizeth Hill
Coordinator of Campus Visits & Events

Address
Admissions Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-3305

Phone
480-727-4531

Email
visitasu@asu.edu

Experience College Life

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

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

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday (subject to change)

480-727-4531

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Go to visit.asu.edu for visit calendar information
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

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 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 services are available to Phoenix. Taxis can take you to each campus from the stations. Metro Light Rail and Valley Metro (valleymetro.org) buses also travel between Phoenix and the four campuses; call 602-262-7433 for information.

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.

Local Accommodations
www.tempetourism.com Please view the Tempe Visitor’s Center tempetourism.com for local attractions.


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