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Arizona State University (ASU)

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Arizona State University is the largest research university in the US, with four campuses; the Tempe Campus being the original and the largest campus. It is located approximately eight miles from downtown Phoenix, in the heart of Tempe, Arizona.

History

The first building erected on the Tempe Campus was Old Main. It remains a part of the Tempe Campus today and was built in 1898. That was 14 years before Arizona officially became a state. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Tempe Campus includes several notable buildings, including Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, which was designed by American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Academics

There are several schools and colleges within the boundaries of the Tempe Campus. Examples include:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Herber Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
  • Sandy Day O' Conner College of Law

Courses and programs offered by other schools that are hosted by the Tempe Campus include:

  • Barrette, The Honors College
  • College of Teacher Education and Leadership

Campus Life

Danforth Meditation Chapel was built in 1947 and is a place where students can relax and meditate. It is located south of Hayden Library Entrance on Cady Mall. A large fountain adds to the atmosphere with the soothing sound of water.

There are more than 500 clubs where students can make friends, gain leadership skill and become involved in community activities. The Memorial Union is a community center for students, staff and guests. The building has four levels that offer programs, services and student involvement opportunities.

Sports and Recreation

Cheer the Sun Devils on to victory or participate in other activities and sports. If you enjoy working out, be sure to visit the weight rooms and cardio machines. Tempe Campus also offers an Introduction to Personal Training.

Support Services

There are a variety of support services for students at the Tempe Campus, including disability services, computer services, commuter services, a bookstore and Adult Learner Resources.

Community

Tempe is the seventh largest city in Arizona. Visit the Tempe Historical Museum to learn of the city's history or visit the University of Arizona's Art Museum. Admission to both of these attractions is free.

If you enjoy beating the heat, spend a day at Big Surf water park swimming. The water slides at Big Surf are popular with people of all ages.

Kiwanis Park offers a wide variety of activities including baseball, softball, racquetball, tennis, volleyball and an indoor wave pool.

Those who enjoy the great outdoors can hike up Tempe Butte. If you love shopping till you drop, check out Arizona Mills Mall, which as 175 stores, an IMAX theatre, restaurants and more.

Whether you enjoy the activities above or prefer golfing, the arts, concerts or festivals, there's always something to enjoy in Tempe, Arizona.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students ASU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into ASU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 27
ACT ® Math20 - 27
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into ASU

The chances of getting into ASU can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants29,771
Granted Admissions25,795 (87%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled9,544 (37%)

Student Enrollment

Arizona State University has a total student population of about 70,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 20% enrolling as graduate students and 80% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $9,200-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $22,000-$26,950
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $660-$790 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $940-$1,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Several professional schools of study are operated by Arizona State University. These schools may have differing tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Law School (Tuition: $26,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$9,573
Receiving Student Loans44%$5,658

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Arizona State University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

ASU has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 57%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years32%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix Campus

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2004)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2004)

Campus: Arizona State University

  • Law Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Arizona State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pac-10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Pac-10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pac-10 Conference)
  • Football (Pac-10 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B, C, M)
  • Global Studies (B, C)
  • Sustainability Studies (B, D, M)
  • Natural Sciences (M)
  • Museum Studies (C)
  • Gerontology (C)
  • Science, Technology and Society (B, M)
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies (C)

Psychology

  • Psychology (B, D, M)
  • Educational Psychology (D, M)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (D)
  • Applied Psychology (B, M)

Communications and Journalism

  • Communications (B, D, M)
  • Journalism (B, M)
  • Communication and Journalism (B, C)
  • Publishing (C)
  • Digital Communication and Media (M)
  • Media Studies (M)
  • Radio and Television (B)

Education

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Social Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, M)
  • Communication Disorders (B, D)
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (M)
  • Healthcare Administration (M)
  • Nursing Practice (D)
  • Music Therapy (B, M)
  • Health Services Administration (M)
  • Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse (C)
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology (D)
  • Nursing Education (C)
  • Health Preparatory Programs (B)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (C)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (D)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (D)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)
  • International Public Health, International Health (C)

Security and Protective Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B, D)
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness (B, C, D, M)
  • Parks and Recreation (B, D, M)
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies (C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family Resource Management Studies (B, M)
  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B, C, M)
  • Family and Community Services (M)
  • Child Development (M)
  • Adult Development and Aging (B, M)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B, M)
  • Design and Applied Arts (B, M)
  • Film, Video and Photographic Arts (B, C)
  • Drama (B, D, M)
  • Music Performance (B, M)
  • Graphic Design (B)
  • Music (B, D, M)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (B)
  • Dance (B, M)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B, M)
  • Arts Management (C)
  • Art History (D)

History

  • History (B, D, M)
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (C)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Legal Studies (B, D, M)
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (C, M)
  • Advanced Legal Research (M)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Engineering

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)
  • Computer Science (B, D, M)
  • Computer Systems Analysis (B, M)
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (B)
  • Computer Software and Media Applications (C)
  • Informatics (C)
  • Computer Networking (M)

Architecture

  • Urban Planning (B, C, M)
  • Architecture (B, D, M)
  • Real Estate Development (M)
  • Interior Architecture (B)
  • Landscape Architecture (B, M)
  • Environmental Design, Architecture (M)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B, D, M)
  • Statistics (C, D, M)
  • Computational Mathematics (B)
  • Mathematical Biology (M)
  • Applied Mathematics (B, D, M)

Science Technology

  • Science Technologies (B)

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Business and Management (B, M)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, D, M)
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • German Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Arabic Language and Literature (C)
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (C)
  • Linguistics (C)

Transportation and Materials Moving

Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technologies (M)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (B, M)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (B, M)
  • Nanotechnology (M)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (B)
  • Manufacturing Technology (B, M)
  • Engineering Management (M)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (M)
  • Industrial Technology (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy (B, D, M)
  • Religious Studies (B, C, D, M)
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General (B)
  • Ethics (C)
  • Applied and Professional Ethics (M)
  • Jewish Studies (C)

Physical Sciences

Communication Technology

  • Graphic Communications (B)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Chicano Studies (B)
  • Area Studies (C)
  • Native American Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (C)
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies (C)
  • Asian-American Studies (C)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (C, M)
  • United States Studies (B)
  • East Asian Studies (C)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (C)
  • Southeast Asian Studies (C)
  • Ethnic Studies (B, C)

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