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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
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.
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 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 Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||21 - 28|
|ACT ® Math||23 - 28|
|ACT ® Composite Score||22 - 28|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into ASU
The chances of getting into ASU can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||17,465 (80%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||7,171 (41%)|
Arizona State University has a total student population of about 73,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 19% enrolling as graduate students and 81% 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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$9,573|
|Receiving Student Loans||44%||$5,658|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 9%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
ASU has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 57%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||32%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||19%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
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
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
- Art and Design Program
- Music Program (more info)
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)
- Swimming and Diving
- Water Polo
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Arizona State University.
- University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ (100 miles away)
- Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ (124 miles away)
- San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus in Calexico, CA (214 miles away)
- Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM (216 miles away)
- Nevada State College in Henderson, NV (246 miles away)
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