Arizona State University

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world rank  27

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University Overview

Established in 1885, Arizona State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Tempe (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Arizona. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Lake Havasu City. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Arizona State University (ASU Tempe) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Arizona State University (ASU Tempe) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 138 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ASU Tempe also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym ASU Tempe
Founded 1885
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address University Drive and Mill Avenue
85287 Arizona
United States
Tel +1 (480) 965 2100
Fax +1 (480) 965 3610
Other locations Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Lake Havasu City

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Box 870112
(480) 965 2688

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Arizona State University's Library
Arizona State University-Tempe's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,636,302 physical volumes, 1,035,082 physical media, 366,696 digital/electronic medium and 851 licensed digital/electronic databases. Arizona State University-Tempe's library has 8 branches.
Housing Yes
Arizona State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 15,779 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), Council on Accreditation

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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