Arizona State University

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2014 Quick Stats
Tempe, AZ 85287

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Phone: (480) 965-2100
2013-2014 Tuition
$10,002
in-state
$23,654
out-of-state
Students
59,382
enrolled
50%
male /
50%
female
Admissions
87.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Universities

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Summary

Arizona State University is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 59,382, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,952 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arizona State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 142. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,002 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,654 (2013-14).

As the school with the largest undergraduate population—both in the state and the nation—Arizona State University offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular options. The university has four campuses throughout Phoenix, where, collectively, students have more than 275 major options and more than 500 clubs and organizations to check out. For time away from Arizona, students can choose from more than 300 study abroad options. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they commute from a parent’s home, are married, or fall under other exceptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly known for their baseball prowess.

Arizona State University also offers a wide range of highly ranked graduate programs through schools including the W. P. Carey School of Business, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law,  the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Among the scores of notable ASU graduates are actor David Spade, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, and baseball star Barry Bonds.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Arizona State University has created a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and access. ASU is visionary, scaling its commitment to a world that needs big ideas and bold action. It has the strength in numbers to achieve meaningful change, with four distinctive campuses in Metropolitan Phoenix serving more than 70,000 students from all fifty states and more than 120 nations across the globe. ASU transcends boundaries, with research inspired by real world application to address challenges facing Arizona, the nation and the world.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $500,667,000

Applying

Interested in applying to Arizona State University? The application fee at Arizona State University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.9%
Application deadline N/A
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Arizona State University is 23:1, and the school has 42.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Arizona State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Social Sciences 9%
Education 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 7%

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Student Life

Arizona State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 59,382, with a gender distribution of 49.7 percent male students and 50.3 percent female students. At this school, 19.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.3 percent of students live off campus. Arizona State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 73,378
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Arizona State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Arizona State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Arizona State University, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Arizona State University.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Arizona State University, 63.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,939.

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In-state tuition and fees $10,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $23,654 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,340 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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