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Arizona State University (ASU) is located in Tempe, a city in Arizona. The city is named after the Greek Tempe Valley (Vale of Tempe) and is part of the metropolitan area of Phoenix. Tempe is located in the eastern part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Phoenix and Scottsdale are both west of Tempe, Chandler and Mesa are to its south. Tempe is where Arizona State University's main campus is located. Tempe was the home of the Arizona Cardinals football team, who played from 1980 to 2007 in Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium.
According to 2013 statistics, the school has a total of 76,771 students, of which 81% are undergraduates and 19% are graduate students. ASU is divided into four campuses: the main campus Tempe, Phoenix campus in Downtown Phoenix, West Campus and the emerging Polytechnic Campus. The administration is divided into 16 colleges, including the prestigious Honors College. Tempe campus is located southwest of Phoenix in Tempe's city center. It is the oldest part of ASU. ASU began at Old Main, built in 1885. It is still serving teachers and students. Most of the school-wide activities, like the school's football field are adjacent to this campus.
The Downtown Phoenix campus is the newest of the four campuses on the north side of the center of Phoenix, about 10 miles from the main campus. The West campus is located 18 miles northwest of Phoenix, home to the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. It also has a division of business school students. It is worth mentioning that this campus is almost entirely powered by solar energy. There are more than 14,000 students on this campus.
Polytechnic campus was first known as the East Campus, the main college for science and technology innovation, undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus is located southeast of Mesa, 25 miles from the main campus. There are approximately 11,000 students on this campus.
In 2013, ASU enrolled 18,000 undergraduate freshman, with an approximately 90% acceptance rate. Although the threshold is relatively low, the school's the professional conditions are good, especially the Honors College. Honors College was named one of the most demanding faculties in public schools in the United States and the fifth overall in strength out of all public and private universities in the United States. In the past two years, the number of international students has rapidly expanded, accounting for the number of students rising. International undergraduate students are mainly in the business, engineering and design school, most graduate students choose the engineering college.
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