Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, Arizona


#227 National Colleges

86.47% Admission Rate
Least Selective

44,038 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential
Arizona State University (Arizona State or ASU) is a public research university in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S.One of three universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents, ASU is a member of the Universities Research Association and classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity". ASU has nearly 150,000 students attending classes, with more than 38,000 students attending online, and 90,000 undergraduates and more nearly 20,000 postgraduates across its five campuses and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. ASU offers 350 degree options from its 17 colleges and more than 170 cross-discipline centers and institutes for undergraduates students, as well as more than 400 graduate degree and certificate programs. The Arizona State Sun Devils compete in 26 varsity-level sports in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and is home to over 1,100 registered student organizations.

ASU's charter, approved by the board of regents in 2014, is based on the New American University model created by ASU President Michael M. Crow upon his appointment as the institution's 16th president in 2002. It defines ASU as "a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The model is widely credited with boosting ASU's acceptance rate and increasing class size.

As of January, 2022, ASU reported that its faculty of more than 4,700 scholars included 5 Nobel laureates, 6 MacArthur Fellows, 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, 9 National Academy of Engineering members, 23 National Academy of Sciences members, 26 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, 40 Guggenheim fellows, 149 National Endowment for the Humanities fellows, and 270 Fulbright Program American Scholars.

"Arizona State University." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 16 February 2022,

Tempe, Arizona

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City: Midsize (population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 29.9%
Engineering 11.8%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 8.4%
Social Sciences 8.1%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5.9%
Visual And Performing Arts 5.5%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5.4%
Psychology 4.1%
Education 3.8%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2.6%
Architecture And Related Services 1.8%
English Language And Literature/Letters 1.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.5%
Health Professions And Related Programs 1.3%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1.2%
Physical Sciences 1.2%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.1%
Legal Professions And Studies 1.1%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.9%
History 0.8%
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services 0.6%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.5%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.4%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 0.4%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0.0%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.0%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1230 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 690 625 560
Verbal 670 615 560

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 28 25 22
English 29 25 21