ASU

Arizona State University

1151 S Forest Ave, Tempe, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,971
  • Class Notes
    1,968
  • Textbook Notes
    218
  • Study Guides
    1,773
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,974
  • Previously Enrolled
    7,016

Overview of Arizona State University (ASU)

About this school

Arizona State University is a public, comprehensive university founded in 1885. ASU's multiple campus locations are located in the greater Phoenix metro area. Its 716-acre main campus is located near downtown Tempe.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:42,427
    • Men:24,061 (56.7%)
    • Women:18,366 (43.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (ASU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Arizona State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Tempe, AZ  85287
Phone
(480) 965-7788
Fax
(482) 965-1608
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
Additional requirements for Honors College and certain majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 24,127 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 11,500 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 12,627 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
8,961 (44%) of 20,302 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,028 (41%) of 9,807 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,933 (47%) of 10,495 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
620 average |560-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
612 average |560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ASU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,522|Out-of-state: $27,372
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - $1,125 (26.29733520336606%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,153 (73.70266479663394%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Arizona State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001081
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
6,648 (81.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
4,860 (73.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,860 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,072 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$16,638
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,795 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,926
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,457 (50.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,310
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 699 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,335 (28.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,329

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
25,918 (66.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
20,975 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
20,975 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,088 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$14,940
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 19,605 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,528
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,634 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,336
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,928 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
8,547 (22.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,329

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
48%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,237
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,470

Academics & Instruction (ASU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,135

Part-Time Faculty


148

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


84%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,001,674

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2421
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Arizona State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.4%

Programs & Majors (ASU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (89)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Informatics
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Taxation, Master of Physical Education, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Mass Communications, Master of Public Policy, Professional Master of Science, Master of Natural Science, Professional Science Master's, Master of Advanced Study, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Computer Science, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Design, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Global Management, Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, Master of Sports Law and Business, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Affairs, Master of Nonprofit Studies, Master of Healthcare Innovation

Master's Programs of Study (169)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Astrophysics
  • Aviation Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Ethics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (ASU)

Location & Geography

Population


166,842

Nearest Metropolitan Area


661 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Phoenix

Weather


Temperature
41.2 average low in January, 103.5 average high in September
Rain
36 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Phoenix
Nearest Bus Station
Phoenix
Nearest Train Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Phoenix

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sun Devils
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, sand volleyball, softball, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Arizona State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, sun devil ski club, residence hall association, alpha epsilon delta, american medical student association, software developers association

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


38,814

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
42,427
Women
18,366
Men
24,061

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.5% Asian
  • 4.3% Black/African-American
  • 23.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.9% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


12.6% from 116 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


8,737

Student Resources (ASU)