Arizona State University

Also known as ASU Tempe, ASU Main

University Drive and Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ

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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.


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.


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.


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.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students ASU Tempe, ASU Main accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Arizona State University has a total student population of about 52,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% 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 $12,900. 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 range estimates:
    • State Residents: $9,500-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,740
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $680-$810 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,000-$1,200 per credit unit

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 Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$11,002
Receiving Student Loans40%$6,425

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 Tempe, ASU Main has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 59%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years38%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology 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-12 Conference)
  • Basketball (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pac-12 Conference)
  • Football (Pac-12 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 (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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